Comment: Immigrants Boost Housing Market
CNN reports that the influx of immigrants into the United States has boosted the American economy by driving the housing market recovery. US Census Data suggests that immigrants have contributed approximately $3.7 trillion to US housing. When there are more immigrants coming into the nation or a neighborhood, there is a higher demand for housing, which essentially renews local housing markets. When immigrants stimulate neighborhoods and it is evident that a local community is prospering, this then attracts US-born individuals to it as well. Because many immigrants look towards neighborhoods with low-cost housing, they are able to spur growth in once declining neighborhoods. Immigration is essential to the housing market recovery that all Americans are looking forward to. Share your thoughts by writing to

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