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Nat. Academy of Sciences- each Immigrant costs $100K
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August 05, 2006, 11:30 AM
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According to a recent report:

"The National Academy of Sciences estimated that each immigrant will result in a $100,000 net annual cost to taxpayers."

What is interesting here: this is the same estimate I put on the value of a green card by analysis of Indian dowry markets and started early with my analysis of immigration as a form of corporate welfare. I wonder if the National Academy of Sciences reads VDARE.COM? If not, perhaps they should as part of their literature searches.

I suspect that the National Academy estimate is low and doesn`t include a range of other costs that aren`t obviously measured in taxation. Still, there is a lot to be said for the legitimacy and authority those folks bring to the analysis of the economics of immigration.