However, how does a nation with a large population with immigrants do so? A proposition to issue visas for skilled-based immigrants will not only allow the nation to prosper economically, but also will reduce the inflow of illegal immigrants coming primarily for work. According to Immigration Statistics, 61 percent of unauthorized immigrants in the United States are young ranging from the ages of 25 to 44. Not only is this a significant amount, but having a population of younger individuals can allow for an improvement in our workforce if we allow those who are skillful to be citizens of the United States. Fellow international countries such as Sweden in 2008 have taken an initiative to impose a similar system that is specifically employer-based. As of a result, Sweden has been successful as its economy has benefited since its …show more content…
It’s inevitable that the United States will require a larger workforce in the coming years as this process is only going to continue at a constant rate. The establishment of a system that encourages the skilled worker allows America to pick itself up from it’s recent succession and insert itself into the market of global economic competition. As reported by the Department of Labor, it’s estimated that in the next 10 years, the United States will require 1.3 million additional workers each year (Immigration America). In Japan, 40 percent of its population will be over the age of 65 by 2040. There is an issue that pertains to this as only roughly 60 percent of the population are under 65 and even then many are too young to work (Immigration Statistics). Due to Japan’s geographical limitations, gaining more skilled individuals will be difficult, however, for the United States it’s an organic process as the country is attached to the borders of two neighboring nations. The institution of a system that supports the relationship between a worker and it’s country benefits not one, but both parties of the issue.
To get in a position where the United States benefits from immigration, the nation must overlook it’s current issues and address them in a format the guarantees logical satisfaction for both sides. Although