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This Week - The Silent Minority

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/rob_eshman/article/this_week_the_silent_minority_20060421

According to the Pew study, illegal immigrants add 700,000 new consumers to the economy every year, while legal immigrants account for 600,000. As these illegal immigrants move up economically -- 84 percent of them are ages 18 to 44, as compared to 60 percent of legal residents -- their spending on credit cards, loans and mortgages will help boost the economy.

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