origin of the immigrants. However, the migration act enabled them to surpass the European
There is a simplified view that the immigrants are taking jobs from the Americans which
is not very much true. In as much as the immigrants are contributing to the increase in the supply
of labor, yet they equally spend what they earn on food and other goods as well as services and
hence contributes to the expansion of the economy. The increased demands of these individuals,
in turn, leads to the guarantee of more jobs as a result of more food production and more services
demanded by these individuals. While the growth of the capital is kept on average from falling,
immigration equally in some ways affect the relative wages of the workers by influencing their
supplies (Margheritis, 2017). Therefore, it can be concluded that migration has resulted in raising
the amounts of those workers who are the least skilled. As a result, they feel better.
Immigrants effectively contribute to the productivity of the American nation. Economic
theory confirms this as it states that there is a direct connection between the skilled as well as the
innovative labor and positive growth of GDP. Above three-quarters of the development of the
United States can trace their development from innovation much of which is a significant
contribution by the immigrants. Immigrants in many ways are the significant contributors to the
federal budget in a nation. This impact has equally been experienced in the United States. There
are several characteristics of South American immigration such as the pattern of transnationalism
and downward assimilation (Margheritis, 2017). As a result of migration, there is an increased
rate of intermarriage between the natives and the immigrants.
Both of these articles agree in several aspects as both of them indicate that there are
benefits of immigration just as there are demerits which have been pointed out. The population
of the immigrants is what keeps the engine of development alive. What has been seen in the
developed nations is a decrease in the fertility rates and people increasingly have fewer children.
The economic contributions which are made by the immigrants are surprisingly so much
significant. As had been pointed out earlier, immigration has been the backbone of innovation
and entrepreneurship in the United States (Politis, 2015). The third benefit that the immigrants
have successfully contributed to the United States is the contribution to the social service. The
immigrants are the major contributors to the social taxes, and they make more gifts than the
benefits that they get in return. The immigrants are very quick to adapt and get assimilated to the
Economists agree to the fact that the effects of migration in the United States are much
positive. Immigrants are not so much likely to replace the workers who are the natives of a
nation. These immigrants in the recent times have started moving in the direction of keeping
America in a young state when compared to the other countries. They also help America reduce
the burden of financial retirement benefits for the population of the elderly which is growing at a
high-speed rate. The natives, however, have some costs upfront and they provide public services
to the immigrants and their families, and this is a shred of evidence which suggests that there is a
net positive return at the end of the day. Immigration has contributed immensely to the
development of the United States.
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