"Immigrants—documented and undocumented combined—make up 16 percent of the population of Long Island, and account for 17 percent of total economic output." - Fiscal Policy Institute, Oct. 2011 .
"Immigrants, those who are here legally and illegally, are important
contributors to the economy on Long Island and are a relatively affluent
group, according to a report to be released on Thursday. The
median income for a family with at least...