annually inIowa brought about byimmigration reorm.
additional earn-ings o immigrants
in Iowa over the nextdecade, who will pay an additional
in state and local taxes over thistime period.
Legalized Immigrants Have aBig Impact on Social Security and Medicare
Immigrants are more likely to be working-age. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, morethan 80 percent o the oreign-born population is between the ages o 18 and 64, including50 percent who are between the ages o 18 and 44. Among those who are native born, 60percent are between the ages o 18 and 64, including 35 percent between ages 18 and 44.By putting immigrants on a path to citizenship, we strengthen the fnancial status o SocialSecurity and Medicare through the contributions made by this larger, younger workorce.The impact o legalized immigrants over the next 36 years would be:
$1.2 trillion in contributions
to theSocial Security system.
in Social Security
$606.4 billion in net contribution
to theSocial Security system. This net contribu-tion would support 2.4 million Americanretirees over the next 36 years.
• A recent study from Harvard Medical
School ound that immigrants added a