But recent immigrants accounted for a higher share of the population (4.6 percent) in counties with the lowest unemployment rates”. Furthermore, this counters the argument that Immigration lowers American job opportunities. Those who are coming into America are raised in different job markets, so the jobs they are going for aren’t even jobs that Americans are working in. If Immigration creates jobs, lowers unemployment, and apply for jobs natives aren’t currently working, then what is such the Controversy about the subject? All claims critics are saying are automatically disproved by simple statistics.
American is facing many issues like racial discrimination, terrorism, immigrants, poverty; unemployment etc. We all know that ignorance of main problems can cause a great lose of any one; so these problems should be solved by using different steps and policies. Although different policies and steps have already been taken by the present government to over these issues but different facts show that the steps taken by the government are insufficient to overcome these issues and problems. In order to increase economical growth of the country and overall growth of the country, there is a need of planning to solve these issues. According to my point of view, poverty, racial discrimination and unemployment are the main problems of United States.
In part immigration has caused a fiscal gain that help the U.S. government. “George Borjas, the nation’s leading immigration economist estimates that the presence of immigrant workers (legal or illegal) in the labor market makes the United States economy (GDP) an estimate 11 percent larger (1.6 trillion) each year” (Camarota). Those who come and work in the United States have to pay their fair share of taxes and with so many immigrants in this country, the economy has seen an increase over time in which they benefit. “undocumented immigrants nationwide pay on average an estimated eight percent of their income in state and local taxes… the top one percent of taxpayers pay an average nationwide effective tax rate of just 4.5 percent” (Ivanova). Illegal immigrants are not able to receive their taxes back from what they paid throughout the year because they are illegal and trying to retrieve it could lead them to being deported and they do not want to risk that.
He states by having so many of them taking up the low-skilled working jobs in America they are actually creating an increase in wage inequality. He states that by decreasing the numbers of low-skilled workers in America that it would actually reduce the wage inequality and strengthen the wages for people in those
Other reasons are that immigrants bring crime to the country and affect the economy. Immigrants are accused of stealing the jobs that belong to native-born citizens since taxpayers assume foreign-born subjects are blocking their success. "As of November, there were 1.5 million fewer native-born Americans working than in November 2007, while 2 million more immigrants (legal and
The highly debated topic of whether immigration is good or bad for the economy continues today. While one main argument claims that illegal workers are stealing jobs from native born, the caveat to this would be that immigrant workers occupy the jobs americans don’t want to fill. In the end however, it would be naive to claim that immigrants have no negative effects on the economy. When it comes down to it, immigration leads to a redistribution of wealth from the employee to the employer. As the supply of workers increases, the remuneration firms pay to hire said workers decreases ultimately returning the money to the employer.
They come to the U.S in order to flee from destruction and upheaval in their countries or just to work to support family back home. As they are willing to work for less than under minimum wage in the U.S as it is still higher than wage they received at home. As Hanson wrote in his report “The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration” in 2007, the influx of illegal workers resulted in increasing the supply of labor with low-wage, raising the productivity of resources that need a large number of laborers to be exploited more efficiently. For example, the employers who rent illegal aliens to work for them are able to cut costs, produce products at a cheaper rate so that they can provide their services or products in greater number to a wider market at more affordable prices. One more example is about perishable agriculture where most of the landlords in Arizona, Florida or California need to hire field hands to plan, harvest and process.
A report was done by the Research Center of Immigration Studies according to the report the RCOI found a correlation between the decline in American youth (16-24 years of age) employment and a significant increase in the amount of immigrant employment over the last decade. This means Illegal immigrants are taking jobs and there are no jobs left for the youth to take. The reason for this is the youth must then take wages lower than the immigrants to get the jobs which is little to none. Since most job immigrants take are unskilled, low end jobs these usually do not require a lot of experience. An example, usually jobs that don’t require a high school education, now guess who is an unskilled and doesn’t not have a high school diploma the youth of America.
Illegal immigration has been around ever since borders were created to divide the world. The reasons for illegal immigration, stretch from escaping unstable governments, seeking job opportunities, and making money. In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Wilson, Armstrong). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. Unfortunately, illegal immigrants cost the U.S. government around $11.4 billion to $20.2 billion each year due to the use of America’s goods without paying all their taxes (Amadeo).