Trump border

President Donald Trump has not relented on the hardline immigration positions that served as the cornerstone of his presidential campaign.

Since his inauguration on January 20, the president has signed an executive order to bar entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days. That followed an executive order signed on January 25 to begin the construction of a concrete wall along the US southern border with Mexico. 

While many of the president’s supporters view his actions as a fulfillment of his campaign promises, some are concerned about the economic ramifications of a decline in immigration and a spike in deportation.

In light of these developments, WalletHub, the personal finance website, has released a report that shows certain states benefit from “foreign born populations” more than others.

“We determined which states benefit the most – and the least – from immigration using 18 key indicators, ranging from median household income of foreign-born population” to “jobs generated by immigrant-owned businesses as a share of total jobs,” they said. 

Based on their analysis, these states benefit the most from immigrants:

11. Maryland

Rank: 11

Score: 48.00

10. Hawaii

Rank: 10

Score: 50.37

9. Illinois

Rank: 9

Score: 52.58

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