The Advantages of Family Based Immigration

Immigration Policy Center
Date of Publication: 
March, 2013
Source Organization: 
American Immigration Council

The contributions of family-based immigrants to the U.S. economy, local communities, and the national fabric are manifold. They account for a significant portion of domestic economic growth, contribute to the well-being of the current and future labor force, play a key role in business development and community improvement, and are among the most upwardly mobile segments of the labor force.  

This fact sheet "The Advantages of Family Based Immigration" provides an overview of the economic and social advantages associated with family-based immigration. It highlights the direct benefits resulting from the participation of family-based immigrants in the labor force, their contributions to the community, and the key—yet often underestimated—value of the unpaid care work provided by immigrant women. 

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Immigration Policy Center. (2013). "The Advantages of Family Based Immigration." Washington, D.C.: Immigration Policy Center. Retrieved from