As the US economy ushers in an era of labor shortages, immigrants who arrive between the ages of 18 and 35 can play a key role in helping firms fill critical talent gaps. Based on the cost of raising and educating children in the US, new immigrants provide a human capital contribution that can be valued at more than $300 billion per year. Contributions of individual immigrants vary by their educational attainment, choice of location, skills, and many other factors.
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