One of the major and the most conspicuous benefits of immigration is the fact that immigrants create jobs.Fitz and Wolgin (2012) state that immigrants are effective entrepreneurs and job creators.Americans have quite a specific view on this phenomenon.
Moreover, the evidence examined in this report and other research makes clear that immigrants make significant progress the longer they reside in the United States. Unfortunately, this progress still leaves them well behind natives in most measures of socio-economic status even after they have been in the United States for decades.
The share of adult immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years who are still in poverty or lacking health insurance is at least 50 percent higher than for adult natives.
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.
Selection criteria can be altered, as can the total number of people allowed into the country legally.
Moreover, the level of resources devoted to reducing illegal immigration can also be reduced or increased.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.Absent a change in policy, 12 to 15 million additional legal and illegal immigrants will likely settle in the United States in just the next 10 years.The latest data collected by the Census Bureau show that the last decade was the highest in terms of immigrant arrivals in American history.New immigration plus births to immigrants added more than 22 million people to the U. population in the last decade, equal to 80 percent of total population growth.Thus, immigration’s impact will continue to grow if current trends continue.Immigration is a complex issue that draws a lot of public attention in the USA.Moreover, in 2010, 18% of Fortune 500 businesses were owned by foreign-born people and researchers claim that recent companies that are on the Fortune 500 list are likely to be owned by an immigrant rather than a native-born (Fitz & Wolgin, 2012).Clearly, immigration is associated with a significant entrepreneurial capacity and it contributes greatly to the development of the US economy.S.-born, including three-fourths of janitors and two-thirds of construction laborers and meat processors.A central question for immigration policy is: Should we continue to allow in so many people with little education — increasing potential job competition for the poorest American workers and the population in need of government assistance?