The Costs and Benefits of Immigration

Author
Darrell M. West
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
126
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2011
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
DARRELL M. WEST seeks to reframe the public debate over immigration policy by arguing that the benefits of immigration are much broader than popularly imagined and the costs more confined. He contends that in spite of legitimate fear and anxiety over illegal immigration, immigrants bring a “brain gain” of innovation and creativity that outweighs real or imagined costs.
Topic
Immigration