How Does Immigration Affect The Economy

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Economy of Immigration By Tiffany Gilliam Macroeconomics Mr. Toney Introduction United states immigration and nearly tripled since the 1990’s. Although the countries population has more than doubles, the total number of immigrants including illegal immigrants is about the same as or less than the number then. The foreign-born population of the United States concludes 8.5 percent of the total population, which is drastically lower than the percentage--13 percent or higher--during the period from 1860 to 1930. Immigrants fail to increase the rate of unemployment among Native Americans, even among minority, female, and low-skill workers. The effect of immigration on wages is negative for some of these special groups and positive for others. With that said, the effect on employment is remains low. Total per capita government expenditures on immigrants are much lower than those for US natives, no matter how immigrants are classified. Narrowly defined welfare…show more content…
Unemployment and non-work have risen throughout the country and among immigrants, but the number of new immigrants, both legal and illegal, entering the country continues to match the pace of the 1990s. Immigrants come to America for many reasons, and the demand for labor may be a relatively minor factor in determining the level of immigration. If there is no change in immigration policy, it is almost certain that at least 15 million new legal and illegal immigrants will settle in the United States in this decade alone, regardless of the performance of the U.S. economy. So although the consequences seem minimal now, immigration’s impact will continue to grow if current policies are left the
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