The United States is a diverse country and has people from all over the world making the country their home. And that is why the country is known as the “melting pot”. Talented individuals in various fields move to the country in search of better opportunities and prospects or the American Dream. Such inflow of talents provides the United States with many economic benefits.
Why the U.S needs immigration?
Immigration opens the door to highly skilled workers to come into the country and provide a boost to the economy. The immigrant population makes for 13% of the overall U.S population, and provide for 15% of the nation’s economic output, which is a representation of their contribution to the country they have made home. Immigrants working in the labor force also contribute to increased wages for all and job opportunities for U.S citizens as well.
Positive Economic Effects
Immigrants are willing to work in low paying jobs that most Americans do not want to take up. This contributes to cheap labor, and boosts the domestic economy. On the other end of the spectrum, immigrants tend to be entrepreneurs who establish companies, businesses and provide jobs to others as well. The technology companies employs highly skilled engineers and are responsible for many patents filed, thus driving innovation to the next level.
Immigrants from different countries bring in diverse cultural benefits and challenges to the country. Multiple ethnic and racial groups of immigrants open Americans to different ways of life - different cuisines, different languages, different religions. Getting used to such diversity takes time, but with prolonged contact over time, sometimes generations, conflict is reduced and the benefits of cultural diversity shines through.
Innovative, Flexible Economy
Taxpayers in the United States can heave a sigh of relief when more immigrants take up jobs, as they pay more in taxes than they take in benefits. They pay both state and federal taxes, but cannot reap the benefits of the government programs because they are not citizens of the country. This reduces the burden of an average tax paying American citizen.
Immigrant population in the United States has kept the economic growth moving forward, and keeps the innovative spirit of the country strong and provides a competitive edge to the rest of the world.