Effects of increasing of immigration in US over the next 10 essays
Effects of increasing of immigration in US over the next 10 years
It is estimated that the United States will double its population in the next sixty years due in large part to increasing immigration (USCB). The doubling caused almost entirely by immigration is not a new occurrence as more than ninety percent of the population growth of the United States since 1970 has come from recent immigrants and their children born here (USCB). It is the intension of this essay to examine the causes and effects of this increasing of immigration in United States over the next ten years.
The increased rate of immigration that this country has experienced and will continue to experience over the next ten years has occurred in the middle of a world wide population explosion. It took until the 1800 for the world to reach one billion inhabitants (USCB).The pace of growth then quickened, and the world added two billion people over the next one hundred and sixty years (USCB). However, it took only forty additional years for Earth to again double its population from three billion in 1960 to six billion by the year 2000 (USCB). This rapid rate of growth has created tremendous external pressure on the United States from people mainly in the Third World desperate to better their lives by moving to a more advanced country.
Economists who study the economic effects of immigration take two different approaches. One school of thought views immigrants primarily as additional new workers in the labor force, and extra purchasers in the national market (NCPA). From this economic perspective, immigration can be valuable, if the labor it provides lessens an economic shortage and leads to faster economic growth by increasing the size of the market or available pool of talent, and thus results in a boost in productivity and investment (NCPA).
The other economic approach concentrates on the economic behavior of those who enter this country (NCPA). This econom…