What do current immigration patterns indicate?
The effects of immigration patterns have been a controversial topic, especially in the recent times. In 2013, the then president of the United States noted that about eleven million undocumented immigrants were estimated to be residing in the nation; the nation of immigrants. He further observed that one out of four immigrants had actually set up innovative business ventures in the nation thus providing employment opportunities in the country and helping its economy to grow sustainably.
Despite the hash immigration policies imposed on immigrants, the prevalence of their labour force in the nation has been attracted by forces of supply and demand of the free trade economy. Powel argues that this increase in the availability of workforce in the market is the root cause of the multiplication of the US’s gross domestic product. Their interaction with the country’s system has increased the rate of production at usually cheaper prices. As a result, businesses that have engaged immigrants in their production processes have a competitive advantage over their rivals.
More immigrants from all over the world are being awarded scholarships to study in prestigious universities in the U.S. This is a clear indication of the productive cultural practices and systems in the U.S. that promote the advancement of technology thereby setting the pace for other countries. Likewise, it also means that the immigrant’s home countries are not offering a conducive environment to nature and grow the talents of those seeking opportunities to actualize their dreams.
Is the immigration a problem for the native-born U.S. residents?
Most native-born U.S. residents attribute their loss of jobs, increase in crime and deterioration of the education system to immigration. However, this is not the entire truth. Immigrants have, on the contrary, helped most of the American businesses to thrive.  In so doing, the economy of the nation has expanded tremendously thanks to the principle of specialisation; most of them specialize in the provision of casual labour. Furthermore, most immigrants are offered low payment packages and in extreme cases asked to work overtime without adequate compensation of their input. These have increased the margins of profits for the concerned businesses.
In addition, the coming of the immigrants has further resulted in an increase in the demand for goods and services. Consequently, new business ideas have been set up to meet their needs and want, thus creating more demand for workforce. Therefore, since the native-born citizens are considered to be more qualified professionally than the immigrants, they are better placed to come up with business ideas thanks to the government policies that restrict illegal immigrants from venturing into business.
Due to the contributions that some immigrants have made in the U.S., most native-born U.S. has been changing their attitudes towards them. There is equally a rising political and social will to embrace the incorporation of the immigrants into the society.  Therefore, immigration is not a problem for the citizens of U.S by birth since they have turned out to be more beneficial. The doubling of the nation’s economy has made it possible to enforce improved legislations relating to immigrants. In addition, cases of crime and terrorism have also been dealt with expeditiously thus providing a peaceful environment for economic development.
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