A Hispanic Powerhouse: The Latino Contributions to New York
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For a long time now, economists and academics have supported the idea that immigration generates undeniable economic benefits: immigrants increase the labor force complementing the native-born population; they create jobs by establishing new businesses; and they foster innovation by developing new ideas and technologies.
Hispanics, being the largest immigrant group in the United States, are no exception. The effects of their contributions are visible in the economy at a macro level, but also in the social fabric of the many cities and States around America which they now call home.
New York is no stranger to this reality. As the historic entry point to the United States of people coming from all over the world, New York City is a testament of how immigrants make enormous contributions to the economic, cultural, social, and even political fabric of this country.
In the Tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, there are 5.5 million people of Hispanic origin, part
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