"This Americas Society / Council of the Americas report shows how immigration has helped revitalize New York City since the mid-1970s by making communities safer, increasing public revenue, and boosting the city’s population.
The data shows...
"While there is considerable debate about whether increased immigration depresses wages on the low end of the pay scale, most experts say allowing more new immigrants and offering a more secure legal footing for workers who are currently in the country...
"Immigrants have helped stabilize New York City housing values over the past two decades and at the same time boosted property in once-troubled neighborhoods, according to a report to be released Thursday .
The report—sponsored by the Americas...
"New numbers from FPI's Immigration Research Institute show that immigrants
make up almost half of all small business owners in New York City. And,
immigrants in the labor force are somewhat more likely than U.S.-born workers