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Old 08-17-2012, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Immigrants work, start businesses, more than US-born
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[LEFT]immigrants are an even bigger proportion of small-business owners nationally -- accounting for 900,000 of the nation's 4.9 milllion owners, or almost 1/5 of the total, even though immigrants are just 1/8 of the U.S. population.

Immigrants are also more likely to work than Americans generally -- while they're only around 13% of the population, they are 16% of the U.S. workforce.



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Old 09-02-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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"Working" means they are legit with ALL of the tax requirements and laws that require real SS numbers, no fake IDs etc...I question this.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I wasn't aware there even was an "immigrants don't work" theory (but then I really pay little attention to the majority of the ignorant illegal immigrant babble and I'm guessing this is where that theory runs rampant). This really isn't news and the census results seem to be pretty much in line with others in the past while the conclusions make sense. Immigration for most is a long drawn out and expensive process so by nature isn't attractive to a sloth. For the majority it's an opportunity to grow and succeed.
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