Majority of Bronx residents say immigrants are beneficial to New York

As immigration becomes the forefront issue among politicians and business leaders, Bronx residents were asked how they feel about immigrants living in the city.

According to a poll conducted by The Daily News, 46 percent of those surveyed say they believe immigrants are beneficial to New York and help the economy. However, 37 percent say immigrants lower the standard of living by taking away competitive jobs and causing pay rates to decrease.

Congressional leaders plan to use the poll results as leverage in passing a bill that would grant citizenship to immigrants who live in the U.S., work for 10 years, pay taxes and learn English.

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