Immigration And The United States

1240 WordsMar 28, 20175 Pages
Today the United States is the home to the largest immigrant population in the world. Even though immigrants assimilate faster in the United States than any other developed nations, immigration policy is still a highly controversial issue. The steady increase in the immigrant population in America enrages the natives who think the immigrants take away jobs opportunities, benefit from government benefits unfairly, increase crime and terrorism in the country, and do not integrate into mainstream social and political life which threatens to erase this country’s culture and distinctive character. However, economic theory predicts and academic research confirms immigration has a net positive effect on the natives and the overall economy.…show more content…
border, one would think illegal immigration is on the rise, but in fact it isn’t. The number of people crossing illegally in to the United States have declined over the last nine years (Edwards, 2016). This is due to the reason that Mexico’s economy is getting better, and fewer Mexicans want to leave their country. Working with Mexico improve both country’s economy will be more beneficial than increasing border security. Giving Mexicans a reason to stay will be better for both countries in the long run. The immigrants who have recently arrived in the United States the most educated in history. The recent immigrants are more likely to have a university degree than the native-born counterpart (Zong, 2017). This is good for the employers because as workers they are going to be more productive and require less management. Being already educated, they are less likely to need on the job training which will cost the employer money. Immigrants being educated not only improves the labor market, but also helps improve the society’s health, promote citizenship and contain violence. The problem of competing for lower wage jobs against immigrants will decrease. In the past immigrants had negative wage effects for those native born Americans without a high school diploma, for these individuals, immigration caused a 1.1 percent drop in yearly wages. This

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