Immigrants in the United Staets are more likely to create jobs than to take them, according to a new study examining the role of immigrants in entrepreneurship.

Researchers found that immigrants not only expand labor supply as workers but also expand labor demand as founders of firms, and do so at much higher rates than their native-born counterparts. Existing research has shown that immigrants start businesses at higher rates than native-born individuals do but this paper expands on that researches are not simply starting small businesses, but that they are more likely to start more firms of every size.