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Why America Needs Low-Skilled Immigrants

The Benefits of Low-Skilled Immigration

“Immigrants take away American jobs.” This statement is used by President Trump to justify his decision to reduce legal immigration to the US. But what President Trump and his administration fail to acknowledge is the necessity of low-skilled immigrants in the American workforce. Maintenance work, food preparation jobs, and personal care work are a few of the jobs that are expected to increase the most between 2014 – 2024. The baby boom generation is getting older, and the US needs to realize the importance of preserving these jobs because America’s future labor supply may decrease without a consistent influx of immigrant workers.

Economic analysis cannot go unnoticed by the Trump administration. The cheap labor offered by low-skilled immigrants increases economic output and decreases prices. Low-skilled immigrants’ role as consumers in the market of goods and services contributes to the flow of money in the consumer market. Additionally, their children actually end up having more skills than their parents. Has all of this been overlooked by the administration or is the administration perpetuating a self-serving agenda? Hopefully not.

According to The New York Times, “less-skilled immigration does not just knock less-educated Americans out of jobs. It often leads to the creation of news jobs—at better wages—for natives, too. ” The critical difference between Americans and low-skilled immigrants is apparent but often overlooked. Simply put, this difference is English.  This alone gives Americans an advantage over low-skilled immigrants because they instantly qualify for jobs that require communicating with customers. So, if immigrants obtain jobs as dish washers at restaurants, Americans may get bumped up the work ladder and secure jobs that require communication. In fact, employers will create more communication-related jobs for natives.

It’s no surprise that low-skilled immigrants sustain industries such as the horse-racing industry and the strawberry production industry. America needs low-skilled immigrants. This is the current reality facing the American economy, but President Trump has acted as if US immigration presents a threat to Americans. This narrative is false. Without a consistent flow of immigrants, the US economy may be significantly harmed. Other countries have suffered because of unbalanced demographics, but what has helped America as a country is the fact that various people have been dispersed across a wide net of jobs ranging from agriculture to engineering. There may be an employment hole that the US needs to fill in the future, and the only people who will be able to fill that hole are immigrants.

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Sources:
“The Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 8 Aug. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/business/economy/immigrants-skills-economy-jobs.html. Accessed 16 Aug. 2017.
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8 thoughts on “Why America Needs Low-Skilled Immigrants

  1. Md zohirul hoque

    Dear sir
    I am zohir from Bangladesh.I want to get unskilled job with eb3visa

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Zohir,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would be happy to help guide you through the visa application process, but would have to take a closer look at your case and history to help determine the best pathway for you. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  2. Dr. Nyorere Ogho

    How would someone with a PhD degree in Sociology of Education and presently lecture ring in a Nigeria university migrate to U.S or Canadian university?

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Dr. Ogho,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! With your professional and academic experience you may be eligible to obtain work in Canada, and apply through Express Entry for permanent residency. We would be happy to help guide you through the process. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. suzanne o'meara

    is it still essential to have a job of some sort to apply ? would a person who has just enough funds to live & not work as permanent resident – say with an EU passport as well ?or from south africa – do you feel as before this is not allowed as a category to be a non-worker or self-funded applicant, so on ? especially if they remove the Green Card Lotto draw – then what is another way to try to apply ? someone who has some college or university & their own money – so on ? & the same for someone who is a religious lay member .
    I was hoping that a new category would open in North America for those who are with EU passports , as in Europe .
    thank-you.

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Suzanne,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to take a closer look at your case to determine your eligibility to apply to immigrate to the US, as well as better understand your reasons for immigrating. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Chris

    That’s great! It’s perfect for my wife she is a food service supervisor and she worked for 2.5 years in Canada also on the gov.program but what about people like me – professionals (carpenter-scaffolder- foreman)??? Do i have any chances? Thank you very much. Sincerely CHRIS

    Reply
    1. Rachel

      Hi Chris,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! We would have to take a closer look at your case, but you also may be eligible to apply for work and a US work visa, along with your wife. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply

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