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Immigration as an essential part of the American fiber is beneficial to both the immigrant and the American society. However, many Americans have a visceral reaction to immigration based mostly on concern about the different ideas being introduced to the society and the cost of immigration to the country. “A comprehensive study of the economic impact of immigrants on American society conducted by the National Research Council concluded that immigration delivers a significant positive gain of $1 billion to $10 billion each year to native-born Americans (Smith and Edmonston 1997). According to the Institute on taxation and economic policies in a report released in February 2016, Immigrants and their businesses contribute $162 billion in tax revenue to U.S. federal, state, and local governments legally and illegals are estimated to have contributed $12 billion to the federal government in 2015, and at least $10.6 billion to state and local governments via income and payroll taxes. “President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors determined that 90% of the US-born population benefited economically from the presence of immigrants” (Executive Office of the President 2007). Using current studies, research, reports on the issue and results of a blind survey, the benefits of immigration to the average American will be outlined in this research project.