Immigration Of The United States

1064 Words Aug 5th, 2016 5 Pages
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. Migrants work hard because nothing is free and they believe that working hard is an essential requirement to stay in the United States. Hence, their efforts gained the reputation for assiduous work and increasesd competitive pressure on the locals. According to Waldinger (as cited in Stansfield, 2013, p. 505), new arrivals are preferred by the boss due to their prestige of hard work, which raises their competitiveness over the low-income group. Immigrants who enthusiasm and diligent work are favored by employers. Therefore, it reduces the job offer for the locals. Camarota (2007, p.1) further states that the quantity of local unemployed workers rose by 2 million and up to 23 million from 2000 to 2005. However, in the meanwhile, the migrant…
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