- Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform by the Cato Institute.
- Summary: Low-wage undocumented immigration is a significant asset to the U.S. economy and raises the incomes of native-born households. Although immigrants may displace some low-skilled native-born workers, they also raise demand, which generates jobs that mostly replace the ones taken.
- CBO Cost Estimates for S. 744 (2013 immigration reform bill)
- Map the Impact of Immigration Across the Nation, a project of the Partnership for a New American Economy
- Combines both economic and demographic data with individual stories for all 50 states to show the myriad ways immigrants benefit state economies and create jobs.
- Arizona: Immigrants in Arizona: Fiscal and Economic Benefits by the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy of the University of Arizona
- Summary: Far from costing the state of Arizona, immigrants contribute a net $1 billion to the state government. The report also finds that Arizona immigrants generate many jobs, in addition to taking them, through raising demand.
- Maryland: The Impact of Immigrants in Maryland by the Commission to Study the Impacts of Immigrants in Maryland
- Summary: Immigrants, both high-skilled and low-skilled, complement the skills of native-born Americans and immigrants add significantly to the economy and enhance the labor market.
- California: The Economic Benefits of Immigration Authorization in California by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII)
- Summary: Because undocumented immigrants receive relatively low wages, raising their wages would likely result in increased spending and strengthen the already significant economic boost they bring to the state. A higher degree of legitimacy would also strengthen integration.
- Iowa: Undocumented Immigrants in Iowa: Estimated Tax Contributions and Fiscal Impact by The Iowa Policy Project
- Summary: Undocumented immigrants are ineligible for most state services and most likely contribute significantly more than they draw from state coffers.