The Pros And Cons Of Immigrants In The United States

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According to the Current Population Survey (2016), immigrants account to 27 percent of the total population of the United States of America, which means that the number of immigrants living in the U.S is approximately 84.3 million people. Based on the data by Migration Policy Institute (2015), the number of immigrants in 1970 was approximately 9.6 million people and by 2010, the number had reached approximately 40 million. The number of immigrants keeps on rising, and is expected to continue to rise in the future. The astonishing amount is bound to have some effects on the host country, in this case the United States, in many things including the economy. Many experts and economists argue whether immigrants bring more benefits or disadvantages for the economy of the country they’re immigrating to. However, even though there are indeed some disadvantages, the benefits of immigration to the economy are more than enough to make up for the costs. Immigrants benefit the economy of the country they’re immigrating to in terms of increasing the gross domestic product, tax revenues, and contribution to innovation. Immigrants are affecting the economic growth in the United States of America. Immigrants come from many different places and as it causes cultural diversity,…show more content…
That being the case, immigrants are influencing the economy of their host country. There are many benefits of immigration for the economy, among them are increasing the economic growth of the country they’re immigrating to in terms of increase in GDP, increasing the country’s income by paying taxes, and their contribution to innovating technologies that can benefit their host country’s economy. In the end, immigrants play a crucial part in the economic well-being of the United States of America. Additionally, if many immigrants are given legal status or citizenship, there will be even more advantages that can be
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