Immigrants Said to Boost Pay of U.S. Workforce

The White House Council of Economic Advisers claims immigrants actually boost the income of native-born workers. They put a dollar value on that benefit: $30 billion. They released the study as President Bush struggles to keep the immigration bill alive in Congress.

The advisers conclude immigrants won't be a long-term drain on the nation's finances. But they admit that more immigration will not solve the problem of financing Social Security and Medicare.

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