It is time for the government of United States to remember that the country has always been a nation of immigrants. Although the measures to restricting them have become increasingly complex, many undocumented immigrants have continued to contribute to the United States economy by working in the United States undocumented. It is time for these undocumented immigrants to be given the chance of a clear path to be active and legal citizens or residents of the United States.
Immigrants are people who move from one country to another to live and work. They may have moved due to insecurity, famine, war, or unemployment in their country of origin and left their country for another without authority and required State Documentation (Winders, J. 2016).
Immigrants often move for economic benefit, and in doing so, by filling crucial roles in the workforce, undocumented immigrants in the United States often contribute economically to the United States. These immigrants are flocking to the country in an interest of getting economic opportunities. Often considered among the most challenging issues to manage and control, immigration is undoubtedly important and should be evaluated. Due to their presence in the workforce and their provision of the labor supply, immigrants have developed a classical pattern of benefiting the economies in which they work. The immigrants have a positive benefit in increasing demands of the product and spurring investment. The labor industry, people are categorized according to higher paid and lower paid jobs. Americans tend to seek jobs mainly belonging to the former, and employers often find this challenging because workers of this category are costlier to train and hire, and Americans are often reluctant to take on jobs that are lower-paid. A workforce willing to fill these jobs is crucial for any economy because they are cheap to acquire and less costly in training. Immigrants are willing to take these jobs, and therein lies the theory of labor market. The shortage of labor force in this area makes the employers turn to the immigrants who are less costly in labor and in a less stable demand. Undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship in the United States of America for this reason – for decades they have filled otherwise difficult-to-fill roles in the country. It is also noteworthy that studies have demonstrated how lower-paid undocumented immigrants are often comparable in skill to legal immigrants or citizens, the only difference being their lack of proper experience in the labor market (Chart I.7. Immigration and economic growth in the United States, 1900-1988. n.d.). It seems reasonable on this front to conclude that these undocumented immigrants are no less valuable to the labor market than other workers.
There is a positive effect of undocumented immigrants to the economy of United States. Regardless of the estimated ratio of consumption of the nation’s resources by these immigrants, it is important to note their merit in the economy of the country. Most of the earnings of immigrants are spent inside the country, thus stimulating the economy and improving per capita incomes and profits for businesses in the United States (Stoll, D. 2009). It is important for the immigrants to be given a pathway to legalization in the United States, because since they are among the number of consumers in the country, they do create a market of demand for locally produced products and benefit a wide, free market.
The immigrants have a fiscal impact on the United States, and they are important in public services since they pay taxes too. They pose a cost to the government through the use of public schools and emergency services, but these taxes are automatically subtracted from the cost of goods they use, thus contributing to tax revenue within the country. The country lacks proper research on data accurately describing the tax contributions of undocumented immigrants.
Why they came
It is an extraordinary decision for the people of a specific country to make when intending to migrate. While, centuries ago, it was difficult to track waves of immigration and the reasons behind them, today proper communication provides the world with information of specific places and conditions that they face. The immigrants had some strategic reasons for coming to United States. Some came due to persecution in their country, political oppression, and economic hardship in their countries.
The search for freedom of worship has brought a huge number of people to United States. For example, persecution in Hitler’s Germany and anti-Semitic policies caused large numbers of Jews to flee to America.
Immigrants have also been running from their country because of political oppression. The United States, being a country conceived with a belief in liberty, have attracted immigrants who flock to a country they see as being respectful of basic rights. Whenever there is crisis in any part of Europe, Africa or Asia people look to migrate to the United States for freedom. Examples include the Russian Revolution, the terror of Hitler and the Castro regime in Cuba. (add citation with page # of the article) (good paragraph though)
Immigrants are allowing for increased innovation in the United States — they are sources of productivity in the economy and labor force. This productivity of the immigrants in return creates innovation of product processing. The new innovated products have improved agriculture and automobiles thus raising the national welfare of the United States of America. There was also research made on groups generating innovation supply, and it was clear that most of the students occupying topmost positions are foreign students. Universities in the United States with many foreign students are more often featured in academic publications and more often cited in research papers (Samson, F. L. 2014). Thus, skilled immigrants end up being productive and innovative within the country. It’s good for the government to give these immigrants a path to citizenship in the state. As a way of attracting these talented foreigners, the government awards visas after they graduate. These skilled immigrants do matter to the country due to their contribution to productivity growth.
The immigrants contribute to the labor market of the country. This improves the efficiency of the economy in United States, as citizens cost more in terms of their training and take less time on their field of career, unlike the immigrants who are less costly on labor maintaining, devote more time on their work but do profitable work. Thus, the government should give immigrants a path to citizenship in United States since they are more productive and grease the wheels of labor in the country’s market.
The undocumented immigrants are more flexible in employment than the Americans. They do work on the regulations of their employers thus maintaining their work quality and ensuring quality production. Thus, the government of the United States should consider a path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrants in the country (Nadadur, R. 2009).
The interconnection between the immigrants and the government spending is complicated but they are known for paying their taxes indirectly to the country. All employees are subjected to tax payment. The government enjoys the increase in tax revenue from a payroll of immigrants. The government should not feel burdened fiscally from the provision of education or health services to undocumented immigrants since they pay taxes too (Oberman, K. 2016). Americans enjoy the high production of resources from the labor of the “unskilled” immigrants while the debate on reducing their fiscal consumption continues.
Immigrants represent a beneficial market for capita welfare in United State — through the public services and finances the immigrants have created a dilution effect of capital. The immigrants are a supply of labor thus reducing capital on Americans increasing interest rates in the U.S. This has increased the gauge of labor capita, a measure more appropriately considered at the national level than in the locals.
Increase in the number of immigrants in the country has posed surplus capitalism to the wage earners. Immigrants have increased the wage inequality in the state thus enhancing stiff competition with the citizens in the segments of job opportunities in the labor market. This has also helped in improving product quality. Employers do face a wage pressure by citizens who consider themselves more educated than the immigrants but a less pressure on the immigrants since they are less skilled and do accept lower pay from the employers (Oberman, K. 2016).
Through a competition for wages, the role of immigrants has resulted in a change in the behavior of Americans; they can think of different structures of capital investment and be saving the money they earn. This changes results to different choices in expenditure resulting in endogenous growth in the country. This has resulted in an advantage in an equilibrium model of interdependencies of supply/demand, choices of the people on the product, and equilibrium prices. This gives the country an added advantage on per capita calculation.
In general, Americans are more educated than undocumented immigrants (Chojnicki, X., Docquier, F., & Ragot, L. 2009). This shows the government should try to improve the education sector of the immigrants who comprise the main source of labor in the market and industries. Health services should be made more accessible to undocumented immigrants to ensure there is no transmission of disease in the country.
The introduction of immigrants in a classroom will help students learn a lot from them. It is a rewarding approach, since it allows students to learn different ethnic histories and cultures in a classroom setting. There will be increased satisfaction with how immigrants connect to the culture and their new life in the United States and allow immigrants to better integrate into the society.
In conducting research, it has been important incorporating and representing undocumented immigrants in surveys of the population. It is, however, important to do so because they present the sessions of labor in the market, the problem of wages, and agricultural expansion; this provides important background on the challenge immigrants do face in the United States and the impact their presence has on the country (Chojnicki, X., Docquier, F., & Ragot, L. 2009). This research narrates the importance of the immigrants’ impact on the growth of the United States economy.
All United States Presidents focus on the millions of undocumented immigrants in the country, often forgetting their benefits to the state. Each year, immigrants pay over 15 billion dollars in local and federal taxes. The country enjoys the huge revenue but restricting the role of immigrants. The government should consider immigrants among the taxpayers in the country regardless of the undocumented policy of them being in the country. The department of Immigrants Union should recognize their importance. The government should not only consider their role on the provision of public services to the immigrants, but they should have a look at the labor and the market demand and consumption of commodities by undocumented immigrants.
Contrary to popular belief, undocumented immigrants do not play any major role on insecurity issues in the country, as most of them flee from their state precisely because of insecurity and are simply looking for a conducive place to put their lives in peace. These immigrants also believe that there are more job opportunities in United State than in their country – this is the reason they are often willing to take most jobs, and for any wages provided by the employers. The immigrants flee to United States to seek a better life. This is the reason most of the immigrants are readily willing to work in all conditions regardless of the amount of wages paid. They are committed and willing to endure challenging situations and undesirable jobs.
The immigrants flock to United States to acquire education and basic skills, in search of job opportunities. The government should be willing to spend resources to develop the skills of these immigrants, who, upon acquiring these skills, are prepared to apply them within the country on the innovation and production of quality goods.
When it comes to immigrants, both receiving and sending countries benefit. Most people who migrate in search of work are from developing countries; when they succeed in a new country, they often support their families back home, therefore providing opportunities to others in their native countries who may not otherwise have obtained them. Those who return to their native countries also bring back valuable education and skills.
The deportation of immigrants will harm the economy, especially because it depletes an essential source of labor. This will lead to cumulative GDP loss. It will also result in low wages to high skilled workers and the loss of jobs. Immigrants have been the foundation of American inventiveness and ingenuity, of the multiplicity of new enterprise, and of the success in achieving the highest standard of living anywhere in the world.
Deportation of immigrants from the United States will discourage talented foreign students from getting scholarships to study in United States universities or moving to work there. Since President Trump took office there was an increased debate on deportation of immigrants, and the building of a wall on the US-Mexico border to keep immigrants from illegally crossing into the United States. In addition, President Trump blocked immigrants from a list of seven high-risk, Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s efforts to restrict immigration have threatened the core of America’s innovative edge which is in turn an increasing threat to the economy (R. K., & C. 2015).
The undocumented immigrants have given rise to about 13 billion US dollars in a year from the total taxes. Some companies might drastically become non-functional without undocumented workers because in the 2016 report about 69 percent of the employees from the department of agriculture are from Mexico. Immigration is the backbone of the technology sector which brings a lot of innovation to the economy whereby almost half of the companies are being led by chief executives with roots from other countries which include firms such as Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Intel Sun microsystem and Apple.
Immigration has helped shape American politics and culture. Immigration not only provides labor for the growing economy but also gives the US a distinctive unique social and political culture, for example the urban political machine that helped to shape the American political system.
Immigration has a lot of benefits. It boosts demand for local consumer goods, the consumption of which by Latinos and Asians reach almost 1.6 billion US dollars a year. Immigration boosts earnings for American workers by 0.7 percent, according to a study done by the University of California (Chart I.7. Immigration and economic growth in the United States, 1900-1988. n.d.). The backbone of engineering, scientists and innovators are immigrants. A higher percentage of immigrants are computer scientists, tacticians, scientists, and physical scientists.
Immigrants have also created their own jobs because 7.5 percent of foreigners are self-employed. Immigrants also have started businesses. A research was done showing that immigrants are 30% more likely to start a business in the United States than non-immigrants and many small business owners are immigrants (M. M., & C. 2017).
Even if the government feels insecure because of the huge number of immigrants, they should develop a way of accepting them into the country. They should develop means of regulating their entrance into the country. By implementing simple reforms of monitoring their movement within their main interest, the country can continue to reap the benefits of immigrant contributions. They are productive and aid economic growth. This contribution is shared by undocumented immigrants as well, and they deserve to be given a pathway to permanent residency or citizenship in the United States.
Final notes: if you can add other paragraph instead of talking to much about economy. You can add a paragraph or two about how a working would be a good thing for some immigrants since actually don’t want to stay. Rather they want to save money to bring back to their country, which also plays a huge role in rural areas of countries like Mexico because the money the send back to Mexico is injected in the rural economy and it makes local business work and the demand and supply is at balance.
Also, you can add a paragraph or two on why it would be helpful to give them a legal status if they come to country due to political oppression like the people from Venezuela or siria or cuba. Maybe add some examples use some sources and that way you vary the points and not only talk about the economic part.
Make clear that the topic of the discussion is undocumented immigration and immigrants, not immigrants as a whole. Discussing the contributions and benefits of legal immigrants doesn’t provide enough of an argument.
Also, correct the inconsistencies with the taxation bit. Find out what illegal immigrants actually contribute in taxes (don’t confuse with contributions of the legal immigrant population as a whole).
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