May Day has become synonymous with the international labor movement, and on Wednesday, immigrants gathered across the country to push for immigration reform and celebrate their participation in the economy. Tens of thousands of people came out to celebrate in cities like San Francisco, New York, and even Bozeman, Montana.
Here’s a look at how immigrants affect the U.S. economy, and why that’s worth celebrating:
In remembering all of the great contributions that the immigrant diaspora has encouraged, May Day serves as a reminder that immigrant workers run the wheels of American society. Incorporating these immigrants into the system will vastly increase the economic prosperity of both native-born and immigrant populations.