Hello and welcome to all of you, my name is Cecilie Wisholm. I'm a Boston University student studying American culture and history regularly.

I am delighted that the school has chosen me to deliver this speech about immigrants in the United States. First, I am going to talk about the major cuts of the Trump administration, then I will move on to an analysis of the influence of immigrants on the American economy.

And finally, I will try to discuss the influence of immigrants on the identity and culture of the United States, and in the end, sum up.

Based on this marked decline in GDP, we can take a closer look at my next point, which is the contribution of immigrants to the US economy.

More specifically, we can look at the general immigration effect and first- and second-generation immigrants. 2/3 of US economic growth since 2011 is directly attributed to migration, and this is due, for example, to the fact that immigrants affect productivity per capita.

work because immigrant competencies often strengthen the competencies of the existing population groups within work. In addition, immigrants have a positive impact on the US economy as they are 2-3 times more likely to start businesses and create innovations.

40% of Fortune 500 companies were started by immigrants, and 50% of all unicorns were also started by immigrants. 50 out of 91 unicorns had immigrant founders, and these 50 startups had a total value of $ 248 billion.

In addition, these companies employ an average of 1,200 people each . In addition to what the immigrants contribute, their impact on the government itself can be elucidated.

First-generation immigrants cost the government more money than the Native American population, and here one of the biggest costs is education.