Immigration And Its Effects On The Country 's Economy

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Immigration is what shaped America to what it is today. In fact, there would be no America if not for immigration because everyone in the country is an immigrant or is directly descended from one. America as we know today would not be called a “melting pot” if it was not for the rich culture immigrants brought with them such as style, food, worth ethics and entertainment. The oldest inhabitants, the Native Americans, emigrated from Asia. The rest of us come from all different ethnicity, background, culture, and places in the world. Countries and islands such as England, Jamaica, Haiti, Italy, Mexico, China, Ireland, Germany, and many others have all contributed to populate the United States. Immigration started with our nation’s beginning and had continued for every year since. Each wave of immigrant brings new ideas and cultures as the people integrate with other Americans who are immigrants themselves. Immigration, a necessity, can have a devastating effects on the country’s economy and population if uncontrolled. Therefore, immigration is only good, if it is limited immigration and is controlled. According to John Engler, “Immigration reform would improve economic growth. The Bipartisan Policy Center estimates that reform would boost gross domestic product by 4.8 percent and productivity by 1.0 percent over 20 years. Reform would also increase U.S. employment and raise wages. The Congressional Budget Office projects it would add 9 million workers to the labor force while

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