A recent economic report, Immigration and Entrepreneurship in the United States, finds that overall,
immigrants appear to “create jobs” (expand labor demand) more than they “take jobs” (expand labor supply) in the U.S. economy.
The report found that regardless of size of companies,
at each firm size, the frequency of immigrant-founded firms per immigrant in the population tends to be larger than the frequency of native-founded firms per native-born person in the population.
The report notes that immigrants are “disproportionately likely to hold STEM degrees” and that
firms with an immigrant founder are 35% more likely to have a patent than firms with no immigrant founders.
You can read the full report here.