An Empirical Study of Economic and Social Effects of Immigration

With the significant rise in immigration to the United States in the past few decades, understanding the impact of immigration on crime, unemployment and migration is crucial to find out which direction the country is taking. As defined by the Census Bureau definition, immigrants are persons who were not United States citizens at birth. The aim of the thesis is to test whether immigrants have a positive or negative imprint on the host country. After analyzing data, it was concluded that immigrants do not affect crime rate. We also find that immigrants do not affect unemployment rate significantly. Finally, we find the key variable that plays a significant role in migration. This thesis helps identify the influence of immigration on the United States and worldwide.