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Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Immigrants cost the health care system less than US-born Americans: Study

Health
Slightly over half of Americans — 52 percent — believe that immigrants are a financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system, and two thirds believe that undocumented immigrants should not be eligible for social services provided by state and local governments. A study published Thursday in the International Journal of Health Services finds that immigrants actually use far less healthcare resources than non-immigrants, and may actually subsidize the health care of U.S. citizens. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Tufts University assessed all peer-reviewed studies since 2000 related to healthcare costs by immigrants in the United States. The authors found that across all age groups, immigrants’ overall healthcare costs were one-half to two-thirds those of people ...
VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants

World
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed." Pence, in an interview with the AP from Jerusalem, said the president was intent on implementing a merit-based system that encourages immigration by those who will "contribute to a growing American economy and thriving communities." "I know the president's heart and I know that what President Trump wants to do is reform immigration to make our system one that puts the interests of America first," Pence said. He added that immigrants should be considered on their merits, "regardless of what country they come from...
Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

World
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has urged US President Donald Trump not to scrap an Obama-era programme that protects young undocumented immigrants.The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme provides temporary residency for children brought to the US illegally.It protects hundreds of thousands of so-called "Dreamers" from deportation and provides work and study permits. Mr Trump had previously said that he planned to "terminate" the programme.The White House now says Mr Trump will announce his decision on Tuesday. What is Congress proposing?Mr Ryan urged the president to allow Congress to "work" on the issue.He said that "conversations" had taken place "with the White House" and that Mr Trump also wanted to find "a humane solution to this problem". "There are people th...