Does immigration expand or contract the welfare state?

Bryan Caplan reports:

If you look at the fifty United States, however, immigration has no detectable effect on TANF/AFCD, K-12 education, or Medicaid spending.  This is true for both per capita and total spending…

He is drawing on a new Cato study (pdf) by Zachary Gochenour and Alex Nowrasteh.


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