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Study finds Immigrants More Open to Receiving Public Assistance than Americans

Another great nugget from the Center for Immigration Studies [1]:

Immigrants are more willing to accept government assistance programs than U.S.-born citizens, according to a new online study [2].

Fifty-three percent of immigrants said they had already accepted welfare or were somewhat willing to accept it, while 48 percent of native-born citizens said the same.

“The [Survey of Income Program Participation] shows that households headed by immigrants use welfare at significantly higher rates than natives, even higher than indicated by other Census surveys,” said Steven Camarota, a director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies.