Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) defended migrants’ presence on MSNBC’s “Alex Witt Reports” on Saturday, when Chicago and New York City see unprecedented migrant influxes. The Illinois Democrat said his economic argument would sway voters if an emotional plea failed to convince them to be more sympathetic to an influx of illegal immigration.
Quigley said he observed the demonstration firsthand with my New York City-based colleagues when attending the initial news conference. He said someone tried to intimidate him. He responded that he was from Chicago, “Good luck with that.”
He explained that migrants have a history of being the scapegoats, pariahs, and victims of blame in the United States. He asked where we would be if not for migrants.
Quigley said that we may have arrived in various boats, but now that we’re here, “we’re all in the same boat.” He attributed that line to his late friend, John Lewis.
“This economy, this labor market requires migrants,” Quigley proclaimed.” He said if he couldn’t appeal to one’s emotions by asking them to consider these kids and all of them as migrants in need of assistance, then he wanted to ask you to believe it intellectually.
He said migrants would be “potentially” a massive boon to the expansion of our economy.
According to a 2017 report, “Immigration has an overall beneficial impact on the long-run economic growth in the U.S.” Eventually.
The specifics of the breakdown matter.
According to the research, the government spends nearly $1,600 more yearly on first-generation immigrants than native-born Americans. However, the survey showed that immigrants with children born in the United States benefit the economy. They pay roughly $1,700 per year per capita. The average annual contribution from all other U.S. citizens is $1,300. This includes third-generation immigrants.
This analysis implies they probably have a net positive impact because they are younger and not eligible for public benefits like their legal counterparts.
It’s also worth noting that immigrants with lower levels of education tend to work harder than native-born Americans with the same degree of education.