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Commission: Maryland Depends On Immigrants

February 12th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports the Commission to Study the Impact of Immigrants in Maryland has wrapped up its work and has offered several conclusions on the contributions…and costs…of immigration. 

The report, which follows months of study and discussions by a panel drawn from the academic community and government, concludes that Maryland's economy is dependent on immigrants.  Over a ten year period to 2010, the report points to immigrants as contributing more than half of the state's overall productivity.

The report also concludes that immigrants do not cause a drain on state and local governments

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