New survey on Florida Immigrants says they give more than they receive

05/22/07 Mitch E. Perry
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 New Immigrants Study in Florida A new study on immigrants find that foreign-born Floridians are more entreprenurial than the native-born and they also receive fewer government handouts . The report comes Florida International University’s  Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy.    

It’s called “Immigrants in Florida: Characteristics and Contributions reports that immigrants have grown from 19% of the Florida labor force in 2000 to 23% in 2005. And it says, in short, that  immigrants contribute more to the Florida economy than they cost.

Emily Eisenhaur is a co-author of the report.  She told WMNF that census figures do not separate legal vs.illegal immigrants, and thus , neither does their study

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That’s Emily Eisenhaur, co author of the report, “Immigrants in Florida: Characteristics & Contributions”, written by Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy at Florida International University in Miami.


To read the report on your own, you can go to the internet, at


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