Immigration is a worldwide phenomenon. Better income, higher education and improved living standard are the goals of every immigrant searching for safety and stability. They move from their homeland leaving their jobs, homes and some also leave their families to search for a better job. There are advantages of immigration for the host country such as job vacancies that immigrants fill for minimum wages. Income growth that results from buying and saving money is another advantage.
Apart from being a worker, immigrants also play the roles of job creators, taxpayer and consumers. As a consumer, immigrants spend or invest their money in residence and daily necessity which in turn create new jobs and increase the demand for labor. On the other hand, the skills and experience of immigrants and foreigners are required in order to form an open, innovative, and exporting economy (Vince, 2014). Immigrants, who have various kinds of backgrounds and cultures, are beneficial assets for creating original and unique ideas. By establishing new jobs and starting new business, the rising demand of labor and a steady development in the economy could be expected.
Now in the 21st century america finds itself once again in a heated debate regarding immigration, mostly from southern and latin america. Immigrants have throughout history of US immigration contributed and helped form american culture from its core up, and each new wave brought new traditions, languages and religions with
Moreover, immigrants are actually benefiting the country more than harming it. Immigrants take on jobs that pay little that contribute to the society but Americans don’t see the importance of these jobs. Immigrants can also have skills that the Americans are not familiar with. They serve Americans after all by doing all the minimum wage jobs that benefit the Americans from like serving their food to cleaning after them, jobs that Americans wouldn’t
“From its earliest days, America has been a nation of immigrants, starting with its original inhabitants, who crossed the land bridge connecting Asia and North America tens of thousands of years ago.” According to History.com, meaning that the US has always been a nation of immigrants pretty much. A larger area of immigrants came to America seeking economic opportunities, and they benefit the economy too. Most immigrants during this time era came here looking for opportunities, which is one reason why they are coming here even today. During the mid-19th century, a lot of the immigrants experienced famine. About 5 million German immigrants came here and bought farm lands or congregated into cities such as Milwaukee, St. Louis and Cincinnati during the 19th century too.
Society’s connotation of Immigrants is that they are uneducated and illiterate, which is incorrect. The Immigrants that come from China, India, and even Mexico are willing to do the “dirty jobs” of America. When has a white privileged male wanted to scrub the toilets in the local grocery
The United States has had a long and troubled history with immigrants and the citizens’ reactions to immigrants. For many, pro-immigration equates to anti-economy. The popular belief that immigrants take jobs from citizens, drive down wages, and lead to the eventual recession of the economy has generated widespread anti-immigrant perceptions. Held to more scrutiny, though, the historical evidence points to immigration being beneficial to both the native population and the immigrant population. Even still, vocal hardline opponents of immigration in recent years has caused the US to adopt stricter immigration policies.
The ability to create diversity, enrich cultures, and create a sense of inclusion is what makes immigrants an important part of American society. What makes an immigrant? America is seen to be the land of opportunity. Immigrants are expected to come to this country
As far of the pro-immigrations argue that the United States was founded by immigrants and that immigration and freedom is what makes the United States a great nation. In addition, immigrants have a huge impact in our economy, like Bernie Sanders stated at the NALEO conference ‘’ It is no great secret that across the United States undocumented workers perform a critical role in our economy.’’ (latintimes.com). Another argument that pro-immigrant have is that people move to this country seeking the American dream, to be able to provide better life and future for their family. In the other hand, the anti-immigrants believe that illegal immigrants hurt our country. For example, many people think that immigrants reduce the job opportunities and wages for the low skilled American citizens.
But immigration has its positive impact also. Immigration raises the labour supply and boosts up production. With cheap abundant labour, the economy opens up for further investment and economic development. The immigrants are willing for any job that satisfies them to maintain the standard of living in host country. In the American context there are some unwanted jobs according to the native Americans, which are taken up by the immigrants as they are unskilled or not well educated.