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Busting the “immigrants as job takers” myth
Apr 15, 2024

Busting the “immigrants as job takers” myth

Immigrants are more likely to start new companies than U.S.-born citizens, and those businesses create jobs.

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What a budget boost can do

Happy Tax Day! Getting your taxes done is a pain, but if you’ve interacted with the Internal Revenue Service this year, it may have been slightly less painful. The Treasury Department says the IRS is much-improved after a budget increase, which has led to significantly shorter phone hold times.

How immigrant entrepreneurs help create jobs and boost the economy

Immigrants are much more likely to create a new business, studies show, and the knock-on effect is job creation.
"Immigrant entrepreneurs in the U.S. are associated with a net gain in jobs. Specifically, they're responsible for roughly one in four of all jobs in young firms," said Marketplace senior economics contributor Chris Farrell.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC