Immigration and Social Security

Source: Paul N. Van de Water, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, November 20, 2008

Increases in immigration tend to improve the financial status of the Social Security program by a modest amount. Estimates by both the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Social Security actuaries belie contentions that legalizing some undocumented immigrants, or increasing immigration in general, would impair the solvency of Social Security

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