Birthplace Diversity And Economic Impact Of Immigration On The United States

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The creation of programs such as the American Green Card Lottery has also resulted in an increase in the number of foreigners in the USA. Individuals have moved to the USA in pursuit of higher education or employment opportunities. In their article, Birthplace Diversity and Economic Prosperity from the National Bureau of Economic Research, authors note that the number of students in the country is high compared to other nations. They also claim that the move can be attributed to the improved education and social structures (Alesina et al. 3). The emergence of globalization and improved relations with the U.S and other global partners has led to the increased movement of different citizens across the border. Individuals from Asia, Africa and Europe account for the highest number of immigrants. …show more content…

In the article The Fiscal and Economic Impact of Immigration on the United States from the Center for Immigration Studeis, Steven A. Camarota states, “George Borjas, the nation’s leading immigration economist estimates that the presence of immigrant workers (legal and illegal) in the labor market makes the U.S. economy (GDP) an estimated 11 percent larger ($1.6 trillion) each year” (Camarota 2). When compared to native individuals, immigrants produce patents double rate serving significant portion of the labor market. Similarly, the U.S is always in need of seasonal labor in agriculture and most of those folks who do the manual labor in picking, packing and harvesting fruits and vegetables. Tammy Gange

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