Immigrants Have Long-lasting Benefits to U.S. Cities

Immigrants comprise 13.5 percent of the U.S. population today, the highest share in 106 years. “In addition to starting a new life in a wealthy country, they play a pivotal role in the nation’s economy,” tells USAFIS Organization.

In the late 19th century, the absolute number of immigrants in the country rose from less than 2.5 million in 1850 to more than 13.5 million in 1910. What is fantastic is that places that took in more immigrants in the 19th century still benefit economically from it, reported NYC-based Quartz news portal.