Opponents of immigration emphasize the need to close borders and let the nation develop without newcomers.However, researchers state that immigration has a significant positive impact on the development of the US economy.The goal of this paper has been to provide information about the impact of immigration on American society to better inform the policy discussion about what kind of immigration policy should be adopted in the future.
Comparing data from the beginning of this decade shows a huge decline in the share of young and less-educated natives holding a job — from two-thirds to just under half.
The decline in work among young and less-educated natives began well before the Great Recession.
Immigration continues to be the subject of intense national debate.
The more than one million immigrants arriving each year have a very significant effect on many areas of American life.
Clearly, during the period of financial constraints, it can be beneficial for Americans to reconsider their attitude towards immigration as it can help them solve many issues.
It is possible to briefly analyze major benefits of immigration to understand that the USA needs it at the beginning of the 21st century.
Despite the fact that a large share of immigrants have few years of schooling and low incomes, most immigrants do work.
In fact, the share of immigrant men holding a job is higher than that of native-born men.
Thus, according to 2000 census, 12.5% of business owners were immigrants and, at the same time, immigrants made up 12.2% of the total labor force.
Importantly, it was found that immigrants made billion in revenue, which made up 12% of the total business income during the same period (Fitz & Wolgin, 2012).