The Benefits Of Immigration

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Martin and Midgley state there are 31 million immigrants in the United States (as cited in Stewart and Jameson, 2013). Immigration is a process of traveling from one’s native country to another due to lack of job opportunities or disasters. According to Stewart & Jameson (2013), the U.S is considered to be a nation of immigrants. Some people think that immigration should be stopped since there are negative effects on the economy. However, immigration should be encouraged because there are obvious benefits to the economy of the host country in terms of state revenue, labor market, and country development.

Immigration helps the host country to develop revenue by increasing the gross domestic product (GDP), and through taxes because immigrants
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Indeed, mass deportation harms the economy of the host country by reducing the gross domestic product. Deportation reduces U.S. GDP by 1.46 percent yearly, equaling approximately $300 billion in lost economic output (Hinojosa-Ojeda, 2012). However, this argument fails to consider that illegal immigrants raise the output and the gross domestic product of the country. Hinojosa-Ojeda (2012) explains how undocumented immigrants increased the output by $106 billion in Los Angeles, $288 billion in California, and approximately $42 billion in Arizona. As a result, the revenue gained from the output of undocumented immigrants is covering the cost of deportation. Moreover, $59 billion in Los Angeles, $23.5 billion in Arizona, and $158 billion in California were added to the gross domestic product (Hinojosa-Ojeda, 2012). All in all, some people believe that mass deportation is an issue, but undocumented immigrants increase the gross domestic product, which raises the country’s position…show more content…
Immigration contributes critically to the economy of the host country, either positively or negatively. This paper has argued that immigration should be encouraged in order to improve the host country’s economy because there are obvious benefits to the economy of the host country in terms of state revenue, the labor market, and country development. Although, some might argue that immigration leads to mass deportation, and an increase on border-patrol budget as well as a decrease in the wages of native-born, high-skilled workers. As discussed before, immigration increases gross domestic product and provide cheap services, enabling high-skilled, indigenous workers to focus on their work more, rather than doing domestic jobs, such as house cleaning. Moreover, immigrants create innovations, such as Google, and they increase the number of scientist in the U.S. As a suggestion, the host country should inspire companies to employ workers depending on their experience, so immigrants have a great opportunity to compete with the natives. In addition, countries should therefore encourage immigrants by increasing job opportunities and by providing flexible visa rules to increase
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