Immigration Of The United States

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Camarota (2007, p.1), director of the Immigration Studies Center, reports there are 1.6 million documented and undocumented migrants take up residence in the United States every year. Camarota goes on to say that the immigrants occupy one-eighth of the total population who settled in the U.S. The flood of aliens, to a significant degree, hinders the development of the United States. Therefore, the issues which relate to immigration must not be neglected, and the government should keep the number of migrants from increasing since immigration reduces the work opportunity for citizens, increases the cost for the government, and leads to rising crime rates in the United States. Immigrants have limited job opportunity for residents.…show more content…
In other words, Americans lose their job because immigrants are favored by employers, which reduces the employment chance for citizens. The increasing presence of migrant labors is even preventing citizens from looking for a job. Megan (2015, p.2) points out that from 2000 to 2014, the number of local employment reduce by 5 percent, from 67 percent to 62 percent, whereas foreign workforce only dipped 5%, from 67 to 66 percent. While employment rate for native-born workers dropped quickly, it decreases relatively little for foreign-born. Immigration has led a decline in locals’ work opportunity to some extent. In short, there is a growing competitiveness in the labor market between migrants and citizens, which impairs the work opportunity for the Americas. Another consequence related to the increase of aliens is that it generates pressure on the public welfare. It is widely known that welfare is one of the critical factors to inspire aliens to immigrate. Borjas (2002, p.9) indicates that the foreign-born would not choose to migrate to the United States if there is no entitlements program. This can create significant stress to the government finances. 51 percent of migrants used at least one federal benefit, while only 30 percent of the locals use the government program (Richwine, 2016, p.1). With a rapidly rising immigrant population, it strains the social welfare system. Likewise, immigrants use the
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