But they didn’t compile the Data Dave , that came from the states own, self-reported figures for demographics and exports.
The only thing the study did was compare the two data sets, and spotted the trend.
I mean Dave, if you want to explain to me how having more immigrants is consistently tied to exporting more goods to their country of origin, I’m all ears.
But it seems to me the reasoning for why this works is pretty straight forward.
Having more immigrants means more human contacts into foreign economies.
Foreigners will consume our products while living here, developing a taste for them, and earning their income in dollars will mean they will disproportionately use them to buy American goods.
Because if you have a foreign currency, that’s what you tend to do with it: buy from where it comes from.
As to John, he already listed that source, and I already debunked it. So did CATO.
If you’re not controlling for mixed citizenship households, or comparing apples to apples of poor Americans to poor immigrants…
Then you’re not being serious.