Miscontative And Economic Influence Of Immigration In The United States

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Annually, immigrants from all around the globe, lawful and unlawful, come to the United States. These people have various inspirations for coming to America. Individuals leave for different reasons, some for money related circumstances and others because their country has a lack of occupations, overpopulated or is war-torn. A considerable amount of these individuals truly believes that the United States is the best place to go. This is what the United States wants immigrants to believe in order for this country to continue to have an innovative and economic advantage along with a culturally rich environment. American immigration policy as it currently stands are not just restrictive but are constantly changing in a way that makes it unnecessarily …show more content…
Although it is true that immigrants do utilize these resources they do not take more than their fair share. In fact, a study conducted by the NAS found that the average immigrant and their children will contribute $80,000 more in taxes than they collect in government services. The return increases to a whopping $198,000 in taxes for immigrants who obtained a college degree. In spite of the fact that immigrant and refugees who do not have a high skill set typically depend on welfare more than the average American citizen; the 1996 Welfare Reform Act makes it excessively troublesome for any newcomers to collect welfare (Source). As a direct result of this, immigrants collecting welfare has drastically decreased. Immigrants are contributing more to the country than they are soliciting from …show more content…
Immigrants start businesses and pay taxes that improve the nation. A immigrant from India with nothing but $200 in his pockets created Hotmail (Source). There are countless stories that are incredibly similar to this one in which an immigrant started a company that has certainly had positive effects on the country.The National Research Council conducted a immigration study that found the overall net gain immigration provides the United States. In an $8 trillion economy immigration contributes roughly $7 billion to $10 billion a year. There are those who argue that immigration is a financial burden on the country but this only holds truth on a small scale. There are a few local governments that feel a strain on their resources in a state with a large number of immigrants. This only occurs because large immigration populations are more likely to have a greater number of school-age children (source). When these immigrant children grow up however they will certainly contribute back to the country. Overall the results of immigration on the nation 's economy is extremely

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