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Knowledge is Power

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Advocates do more than volunteer they actively leverage their network and connections and speak-out, support, champion, promote, campaign and educate.

Immigrants are a vital part of our economy and Charlotte is an immigrant destination. Refugees and immigrants face unique education and socio-emotional challenges. ourBRIDGE for KIDS enables refugee and immigrant kids with impactful skills and capabilities. We need your help to increase understanding and increase the support for the cause and our organization.

Our goals are to increase the number of our active advocates, increase advocate understanding, knowledge and engagement and to generate new leads and sources for funding and support.

Please educate yourself and help others to understand some of the common myths, and the real facts below.


Myth #1

Immigrants drive down the wages of American workers.

Reality #1

Immigrants give a slight boost to the average wages of Americans by increasing their productivity and stimulating investment.

Myth #2

The sluggish U.S. economy doesn’t need more immigrant workers.

Reality #2

Immigrants will replenish the U.S. labor force as millions of Baby Boomers retire.

Myth #3

Undocumented immigrants do not pay taxes.

Reality #3

Undocumented immigrants pay billions of dollars in taxes each year.

Myth #4

Immigrants come to the United States for welfare benefits.

Reality #4

Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for federal public benefit programs, and even legal immigrants face stringent eligibility restrictions.

Myth #5

Immigrants are more likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.

Reality #5

Immigration does not cause crime rates to rise, and immigrants are actually less likely to commit crimes or be behind bars than native-born Americans.

Want to learn more about myths vs. reality?

More immigration myth facts