Immigration continues to be a hot topic of debate among many European countries as they are now faced with complicated challenges to their social protection systems. Realistically, immigration alone is not enough to solve the problems of welfare states like Italy as widely believed but it can be a good source of economic and social benefits to the Italian system. Our aim is to produce a better understanding of how immigrants impact the Italian welfare system. We will examine their perceived effects on Italian society, the different welfare policy towards immigrants across Europe and look at the positive economic and social impacts that immigration has on the Italian state. Lastly, we will look at immigrant use of social services and compare it with their contributions. We hope to present a clearer picture of the positive impact of immigration in Italy and immigrants' significant role in sustaining the welfare state.