1. Economic gains
Critics have claimed that immigrants take on jobs, lower down wages, and drain too much tax money because of social services. However, what they do not realize that the jobs immigrants take are the job most citizens in the host country do not take. Immigrants filling up these jobs lighten the load of producers and consumers, and results in gains in economic welfare. Immigrants are a source of low cost labor, but these cost reductions are eventually passed on to the consumer, so host country citizens benefit from this as well. The goods produced through the efforts of immigrant workers can also generate additional profits as the goods can be sold at lower price. 2. Increase in cultural diversity
Immigration increases product diversity.
Immigrants moving in means more ethnic restaurants to dine in, more cultural centers to enjoy. 3. Increase in standard of living in the part of immigrants
Immigration brings about change and development.
This benefit is usually not experienced by the host country, yet it is one of the most important benefits immigration provides. It brings immigrants better opportunities, better chances to fulfill their goals, and a better life overall. 4. A younger workforce
The ratio of retired people to workers is expected to dramatically increase in the coming decades Immigrants, with their children and younger relatives, will bring in more young workforce that can slow down the increase of this very important ratio. 5. Skilled workers in much needed sectors.
Immigrants usually arrive because of employment preference. This means that they offer skills that are very scarce in the country. This will bring about various advantages.
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Name: Cindy Winata
Student ID: 12413091
Professor: Vyas Utpal
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Is immigration an economic benefit to the host country? As the world globalizes, this issue has become a topic of a debate in recent years. The inflow of immigrants may bring a positive effect or negative effect to the destined country. However, in some countries like the United States, their economic development has become dependent on immigrants. As Marco Rubio once said, “Americans believe in the value of immigration”. Immigration has made and is making favorable contribution in term of economy to the host country. Immigrants have benefited the U.S economy by filling in less-skilled job vacancies, increasing native’s wages and labor productivity, and lastly driving innovation.
Immigrant Workers Fill the Growing Number of Job Vacancies
Immigration plays an important role in filling in the less-skilled jobs vacancies in United States. The main reason why the United States has become significantly reliant on immigrants is because of the growing shortage of workers that are willing to do the less-skilled jobs. In recent years, American worker’s educational level has improved dramatically, thus result in the growing number of less-skilled jobs in...
...Immigration in the United States
November 24, 2012
Immigration in the United States
Immigration is a complex phenomenon that has played a major role in the growth of the population in the United States. It is described as the entrance and long –term stay across the national border without receiving appropriate legal documentation. Illegal immigration in the U.S. has soared to a massive scale. As many as 14 million families live in the United States illegally in which at least one is head of household. Illegal immigrants can be deemed as illegal by entering the country without authorization or inspection, staying beyond an authorized period or after legal entry, or by violating the terms of legal entry. Why do people immigrate? Many people immigrate for a variety of reasons. Some relocate by force or fear, escape form prejudices and persecutions, and while others are primarily voluntary. Granted the move may be a necessity, it can be somewhat of a traumatic and challenging experience. Immigrants steal from the federal government, destroy private property, and hurt hard working U.S. citizens. Immigration should have stipulations because it would alleviate certain economic issues, reduce the criminal activity, and benefit the nation health wise.
Illegal immigrants who travel from Mexico and Central America usually come for economic reasons and even oppression from...
...the government of the United States to considerately review and pass laws regarding immigration to this country and provide a modern, safe and reasonable system for immigration.
A reason why America is affected and objects to immigration, is the population, it brings cheap labor and it lowers America's living standards. A long time ago, America had room for immigrants and welcomed foreign visitors, until about ninety years ago that changed. Congress passed a law limiting the numbers of immigrants. Since 1908 migrant labor has been part of America all along, doing America’s dirty work. America, even though one of the strongest country, cannot survive without Immigrants. There are more than 10 million undocumented workers in the United States. Most of these illegal workers are concentrated in the south border from California trough Texas, although their presence can be felt all over the country. About three quarters of these illegal immigrants come to the United States after crossing the border between the United States and Mexico.
Many of these illegal immigrants are hired by US employers as undocumented workers and this is done because they can be hired at a pay less than minimum wage. Most of these workers are hired to work in the agricultural, manufacturing, and construction industries, or even in backroom jobs. These workers are not given any kind of health care or any other benefits at all. These jobs are...
The benefits of immigration
Every year thousands of people choose to leave their home country and come to the United States to start a new life. They dream of freedom and endless possibilities that they would never have in their home countries. Unfortunately, there are those who chose to disregard the law and come to this country illegally. It is estimated that there are 20 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. today.
In today’s American society it is not uncommon for them to be families broken up by divorce or other domestic disturbances. However, immigrants seem to have much stronger family values. For many immigrants, family comes first over everything; for many of them family is all they have. This is especially true of traditional developing societies. Many of these newcomers have strong traditions and beliefs which are strict and are instilled in their children. By immigrants coming to America with these types of beliefs and strong traditions it sets good examples for our western civilization. By receiving new cultures to our society it is a chance to absorb their rules and respect they have for one another. This is ideal to help restore our family values.
It has been said that "immigration is a threat to our economy." This statement is so absurd. Immigration increases purchasing thereby, increases demand for labor. Immigration not only takes jobs, but also...
The Social and Economic Benefits of an Immigration Reform
AFR 125 – Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Dr. Carl Paris
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Immigration reform has been a cornerstone on the last three presidential campaigns, on Bush’s second term and on both of Obama’s. It has the power to turn around an election because it would automatically grant the Hispanic vote to the candidate that commits to the best plan. At this moment, an immigration reform would bring great improvement in the economic status of the United States bringing a bigger workforce and an increase in population that would mean bigger revenue for the government. Along with the economical capacity that approving an immigration reform, it also brings a wave a culture that would enrich the basis of the foundation of the United States, diversity. An immigration reform can open the doors for many professionals that could refresh the ideas of the United States and provide with a different perspective of the solutions out there for the problem we face.
An immigrant is defined as a person who leaves his home nation and goes to a foreign one, usually permanently, in search for an improvement. There are a lot of push and pull factors that encourage someone to leave their homeland. Economic difficulties, religious or ethnic persecution and political unrest are some factors that...
...Benefits of ImmigrationImmigration issues are discussed from very different viewpoints. Some people argue that immigration has nothing but huge costs. Expenses like ESL (English as a Second Language) costs, the increase in crime associated with foreign criminality and the insecurity after September 11 terrorist attack have made people to question if immigration should increase. In my opionion, immigration has a lot of benefits and is an asset to any country. It encourages economic growth and creates cultural diversity and understanding of different nations.
First, some people say that increased migration means higher unemployment rates. In fact, the majority of people come here to work, to start a new life. As statistics shows, the most immigrants are employed and work as they have to provide a living for themselves; They pay taxes and contribute to pension funds and income taxes. Against this argument, are also the migrants who open businesses and create new work places. Many investments and capital brought into Canada are by immigrants and foreign businessmen. Immigration helps Canada's economy to prosper. Indeed, immigrants represents a large labor force in the Canadian industry and they are doing the hard jobs from which Canadians are less disposed to do. Newcomers have the willingness to work hard, even if the job is not good paid. Immigrants are...
..."The People of Canada have worked hard to build a country that opens its doors to include all, regardless of their differences; a country that respects all, regardless of their differences; a country that demands equality for all, regardless of their differences." (Paul Martin). Immigration started in the mid 1700s and is still continuing today. It plays an important role in developing Canada's economy, as well as shaping the nation into a multicultural nation.Immigration has become a significant role in building Canada's economy, by providing continuous growth in the labour force, constructing a strong economy, and becoming a diverse nation.
Immigration provides constant growth in the labour force which is helps the Canadian labour market. As many immigrants come into Canada, there is an increase in taking up jobs in the Canadian labour force. Immigrants make up 70% of the Canadian labour force and this number is expected to increase higher; maybe even up to 100% in the future . A great portion of the labour force population is taken up by the immigrants who have provided their need in the Canadian labour market for growth and success. Immigrants who come into Canada are skilled workers, (entrepreneurs, investors, professionals, etc) or are unskilled workers (farmers, plumbers, electricians, labourers, etc.).
Figure 1: Contribution of new immigrants to Labour Force Growth
As it is proven in figure 1, Canada's...
...recent years, the United States has experienced a wave of immigration unsurpassed in size since the early 20th century. Discuss how immigration today is similar to and different from that which took place about 100 years ago. Among the factors to consider are: the national orgins and characteristics of the immigrants; the social and political environment acing immigrants upon their arrival; the fit between the job sills of immigrants and available economic opportunities; and the laws governing immigration.
When I first started taking this class I really didn’t understand the concept of immigration and what it all meant… Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. When the semester first begun when I would think of immigration I mostly thought of just illegal Mexicans being here, I never thought of the other nationalities that come here. Taking this immigration class has changed my opinion a lot like I said in my first paper. I know understand why people come here and it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to.
The motives of people coming to the United States illegally, or legally haven’t really changed over the years. Immigrants come here because they want to work, and the United States seems to have endless amounts of jobs. The amount of immigrants that came to the United States 100 years ago has changed dramatically...