US & Canada Immigration News

Fill out our immigration assessment form and we will get back to you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility and immigration options.

Does the US Need More Immigrants?

Amidst talk of reforms that would diminish the number of immigrants allowed into the United States, many have debated their potential impacts on the economy. President of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Robert Kaplan, says that immigration should actually be increased in order to positively impact the economy. He argued in an interview with CNBC that due to the aging population, workforce growth has slowed and “the domestic economy has been stuck in a mediocre growth pattern.” Though he expects positive GDP growth, Kaplan also recognizes a prevalent “skills gap” throughout the country. With a stricter immigration policy being debated, business leaders and economists still call for a healthy flow of immigration to fill gaps in the American workforce. Kaplan commented that immigrants have contributed over half the workforce growth in the United States over the past 20 years. Thus, decreasing growth would weaken the economy.

The hospitality industry in particular is calling for an increase in immigration to the United States, rather than a decrease. Jobs in leisure and hospitality make up about 10 percent of employment throughout the Midwest, and are “disproportionately filled by immigrants.” A reduction in the number of immigrants coming to the US for work would hinder the growth of this industry. While some lawmakers argue that hiring immigrants to these positions takes away job opportunities from American workers, these jobs can be low-wage and low-skill, and are hard to fill by Americans who often seek higher-skill jobs. Additionally, as Kaplan mentioned, the US-born population is aging, and in some regions shrinking.

If economists and industry leaders are in opposition the proposed immigration reduction, it raises the question whether limiting immigration would prove beneficial to Texas, the Midwest, and elsewhere.

Do you want to immigrate to the US?

Fill out our FREE online immigration assessment, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! 
What do you think about low-skilled immigrants’ role in the American workforce?

Comment below, we want to hear your opinion hear your opinion!

It's only fair to share...Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

About Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

Read more

Vote for Our Blog! Our blog has been nominated for Best Legal Blog of 2017 by The Expert Institute.

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published.

 

The content and comments of this blog are not legal advise and and may not be accurate or complete. If you require legal advice, contact a licensed legal practitioner directly. If you post on this blog, you assume full responsibility for disclosing your identity to the public and VisaPlace nor its affiliates are not responsible for protecting your privacy nor your identity concerning your participation in our blog and you assume any risks in participating.

Associations