The Negative Impact Of Immigrants

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“Immigrants create an engine of economic prosperity,” says the 43 Governor of Florida. While being only 13% of the population, Immigrants encompass 16% of the labor force, thus adding to our gross domestic product or GDP. Some People may think that immigration has a negative impact on our economy. These people believe that by Immigrants having a high employment rate, native-born citizens are being pushed out of jobs, but that’s not true. Skagit County is one of the largest and most diverse agricultural communities. With approximately 90,000 acres of land, local farmers produce crops, live stock and dairy products. By doing so they make about 300 million dollars worth of food. But all of this work isn’t just done by U.S citizens. In an Interview I had with the Founder and CEO of Pioneer potatoes, John Thulen said, “we couldn’t do our job without them. Potatoes wouldn’t get moved across the united states without …show more content…

The greatest misperception is how they benefit our economy. They are the labor for American employers, they are the entrepreneurs; creating businesses that make jobs for Americans. They aren’t taking anything away from us, so let's not push them away. Together we can help each other to do or be whatever we want. By immigrants coming here to chase their dreams, we all become one step closer to chasing ours. Sources: "Washington State University." Skagit County | Washington State University. Don McMoran, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017. Estrada, Cesar Maximiliano. "How Immigrants Positively Affect the Business Community and the U.S. Economy." Center for American Progress. N.p., 14 July 2016. Web. 14 Mar. 2017. "Benefits of Immigration Outweigh the Costs." Benefits of Immigration Outweigh the Costs. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017. "Facts About Immigration and the U.S. Economy: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions."Economic Policy Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar.

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