In this sense, U.S. should not be compared with what worked for the country a century ago since it is not favorable for the country at present. As such, it is important for U.S to restrict illegal immigration as a way of promoting the future economic growth of the country (Davidson Para. 3). While tangible reasons exists for the need to cut on undocumented immigration, the benefits that illegal immigrants bring to the U.S economy still surpass the arguments against providing undocumented immigrants with legal status. The undocumented immigrants are found in all sectors of the U.S economy and their input needs to be recognized by providing them with legal status to work and improve the economy.
Having illegal immigrants in the U.S. and how to deal with the productive and government fee-conflicting immigrants can cause much controversy on whether they hurt or help our economy. Pardoning the offense against our government to those who break the law and putting them on a path to become citizens of our law-based nation would be unfair; also it would just impose more unacceptable behavior and major... ... middle of paper ... ...e there are a great amount of Americans willing to do the jobs. (Ambrosek) The biggest problem about this situation is that not only are illegal immigrants taking these jobs but they are allowing the employers to keep the minimum wage low. If no one would allow the pay to be low, employers would be forced to raise the minimum wage to acquire workers thus benefiting those who would willingly take the jobs. (Ambrosek) As long as immigrants keep working high labor jobs and not complaining or taking a stand on the low pay it will remain the same.
The study shows that immigrants accounted for at least half the growth in the nations labor force in the past ten years. They filled openings in the manufacturing and service industries that otherwise would have remained unfilled. The lower level maintenance jobs that do not require special skills, such as, messenger, building laborers, plantation workers and factory workers. According to the report, without immigrants, male shortages would have become a daily economy reality and nightmare in many areas of the country. Also going through the Census Bureau data showing a 57% increase in the foreign born population during the 1990’s, to about 3.1 million.
America Needs More Immigrants America is sometimes referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our largely open-door policy toward accepting foreigners pursuing their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been a clamor by some politicians and citizens toward creating a predominantly closed-door policy on immigration, arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and encroaching on the "American way of life." While these arguments may seem valid to many, they are almost overwhelmingly false, and more than likely confused with the subject of illegal immigration. In fact, immigrants actually enhance American life by creating, not taking jobs, bolster social service funds through tax payments, and bring valuable technical knowledge and skills to our country. If we are to continue to excel as a nation, the traditionalists who fear an encroachment of foreign-born Americans must learn to accept that we achieved our greatness as a result of being "a nation of immigrants."
Illegal Immigration Growing on the U.S. In “Illegal Immigrants Do Not Harm America’s Economy,” Brian Grow and his colleagues, reporters for Business Week, argue that rather than damaging it, illegal immigrants actually help the economy by paying taxes and advancing general economic growth. The writers are responding to claims that illegal immigrants receive unwarranted negative attention for supposed drains on public services. They also address the fact that, despite possible legal ramifications, companies hire undocumented workers in higher numbers than ever before while the government seems to turn a blind eye. They speak of depressed wages, increased spending, and ambivalent government policies.
“The fact that tens of millions of workers will still be trapped in low-wage hell while a sliver of Americans live better than the kings of old will seem like a minor detail.” (David Callahan) Hard working individuals are treated unequally in retrospect to the little amount of income they receive compared to the 1% community and the limited amount of work they need to complete to be considered the 1%. Income inequality causes big businesses... ... middle of paper ... ...dangerous level, and the government has turned a blind eye to this issue. The government should step in and do more to fix this issue because income inequality is causing controversy and discrimination between the 1% of wealthy individuals and the not so much, poorer less fortunate 99% of America 's working class citizens. With income inequality on the rise, it is slowly but surely killing our country from the inside out. It is causing the middle class to slowly dissipate into a false reality with endless hope for recovery and modification.
The nation is in the grips of an employment deficit that has crippled the overall growth of the economy. While the effects of the Great Recession are starting to balance out, he overall job creation are still not where they need to be. Businesses, both small and big alike, have taken massive losses that resulted in several loss of jobs and workers who have saturated the unemployment lines from coast to coast. Highly skilled and qualified workers with several years of schooling and job training are having difficulty searching and attaining a well paying job. The amount of unemployed workers has steadily increased with only a fraction of the job growth being reported.
Immigration law enforcement in the United States remains ambivalent even now. The population of illegal migrants continues to threaten that of U.S. citizens and legal immigrants despite the federal government’s efforts: stricter border security, increased penalties, and different verification methods (“Illegal Immigrants”). The lack of reduction in their numbers has a major impact on the economy of America; it distorts conventional employment, distribution of wages and displacement of jobs in the labor market. However, illegal immigrants do not only affect the country’s economy and local workers; their unlawful decision ironically harms them as well. The large population may lead one to think being undocumented has more benefits than liabilities, but this notion is delusive and erroneous.
The lack of enforcement of immigration policies will cause the greatest impact on America’s economy. One of the most controversial topics is how immigrants affect jobs and wages. Many argue that immigrants help the economy by working for the people that will not, but in reality they are taking Americans jobs and legal immigrants that have earned their rights. The main issue is wages: illegal immigrants are desperate for jobs and will do anything. Businessmen will take advantage of this and pay them significantly lower wages.
With the vast number of uneducated illegal immigrants flooding the border they are not taking the good paying jobs everyone has been so worried about, but filling in the gaps of the low paying jobs in America. In a free market society, like here in America, wages for workers are set by supply and demand. If a business cannot attract the number of workers it needs, that company must raise its pay to bring in the employees. The problem is that you do not have to raise the pay if you have a flood of uneducated legal and illegal immigrants coming into the country that will work for low wages. Steven Camarota , the Director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies