The Immigration Of The United States

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The migration of immigrants to the U.S. has been a topic for many years now. American born citizens should become aware of the benefits of having immigrants in this nation because it can change a lot of prejudices between them. The U.S. Department of Agriculture states that, “about half of the hired workers employed in U.S. crop agriculture were unauthorized, with the overwhelming majority of these workers coming from Mexico.” The USDA has also warned that, “any potential immigration reform could have significant impacts on the U.S. fruit and vegetable industry” (“Illegal immigrants benefit the U.S. economy” 1). American citizens have had a mistaken belief that the rise of immigration in the country could bring about economic downfalls. Some of those downfalls are fear of job loss, fear of crime rising, and anxiety about changing ethnic and racial makeup of the country (Lu 1324). Although this mistaken belief might seem true for some, there is substantial evidence to prove that immigrants are actually beneficial to the economy here in America. The migration of immigrants to the United States is more beneficial to the economy by creating more jobs for Native-born citizens, by boosting earnings for American workers, and by developing cutting-edge technologies and companies. A survey conducted in 2007 showed that 1 out of 10 immigrants own a small business (“Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners” 1). Roughly 7.5 percent of Immigrants are self-employed due to the
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