One of the most important reasons as to why I chose this topic therefore is to understand the dynamics behind the economic impact of immigrants on the economy. The reason why I m choosing this topic is based on the assumption that the flow of qualified, skilled as well as unskilled labor actually contribute towards the economic progress of any country. The typical topic of my paper therefore is to assess the impact of Mexican immigrants on the economy of US. One of the major sources in this regard is the work done by Robert J Shapiro on the impact of immigration on the wages of the American workers. Though this work is not specific to Mexican immigrants however, it provides a general overview of the impact of immigration on the economy. Empirical and Theoretical Evidence There are many studies which have either supported the role of immigrants in any economy or rejected their impact on the economy. Shapiro’s study suggest that less than 57% immigrants come from Mexico or Latin American countries therefore making Europe and Asia are the major areas from where the recent immigrants are migrant towards America. (Shapiro). It is however, important to note that the major influx of immigrants in American came during 1881 and 1924 when more than 25 millions people immigrated to America for better future and new prospects. However, this flow was restricted after that period and due to changes in the immigration laws, the new flow of immigrants started to emerge after 1965. Since the last decade of 20th century and in the first decade of 21st Century, America is believed to have received more than 1 million immigrants mostly from Mexico and other Latin American countries. (Bodvarsson and Berg) The evidence of the economic earning of the immigrants in US showed somewhat erratic results as during 1970s’ an ordinary immigrant, on average, earned 1 % more than the native citizens however, this trend shifted during 1990s when natives were earning almost 15% higher than the immigrants. This decline in the wage rates and earnings of the individuals therefore also reignited the long debate as to whether the immigrants should be allowed to enter into the country. This was owing to the fact that lower wages demanded by immigrants also lowered the wages for the native citizens. (Borjas) Some studies suggest that the immigrants tend to cluster themselves in certain geographical locations and live in groups. It was estimated that during 1990, more than 70% of the population of the immigrants lived only in six different States of US. This concentration of immigrants therefore also gives rise to the unique interpretation of the fact that immigrants tend to concentrate themselves in regions with most prospects to get jobs or related work. Studies however, also show that due to this concentration, the overall impact of the immigrants on the wage rates for the native citizens is relatively small. Though there is a strong correlation between the wage rates of both however, this correlation is showing relatively small differentials in the wage rates of the immigrants as well as the native citizens. (Borjas, 2001) There are also two important perceptions about the immigrants and their impact on the economy. The firms or producers view
Introduction Economics of immigration is one of the most interesting subjects giving its overall complexity as well breadth of the overall impact it can have on the national and international economy. Over the period of time, complexity of the immigration and its economic impacts has increased thus giving rise to significant political and cultural issues…
Immigration to US has been increasing steadily since the last quarter of Twentieth Century (Pollin, 2011). The immigration policy of United States of America has been very positive with regard to the accommodation of migrants from different countries.
Immigration is a prominent issue in many parts of the world nowadays. Around 3% of the world’s population lives outside their country of birth. Immigration is an economic phenomenon which is part of a process referred to as globalization.
As the report declares Mexican government established the general origins proportion system which is an allotment scheme that awarded travel VISAs on basis of national origin and economic contribution. Education levels among the citizens in the two countries are distinct in that the US government appreciates the value of technical training.
However, it is relatively high in the United States mainly through Mexico which is located south of the United States. A person becomes an illegal immigrant or alien in one of several ways. Unauthorized immigration includes two types of migration to the United States which qualify as illegal.
However, contrary to popular belief, these immigrants did not immediately settle in the area in and around southwest Michigan. These first waves of immigrants were almost invariably Lebanese in origin as political instability in and around Syria/Lebanon during this period was accentuated due to a shift rule from the Ottoman Empire.
that provides significantly more opportunities to gain employment with higher pay than in the home country. It is estimated that approximately 850,000 immigrants enter the United States each year, which is a 472 percent increase in volume from the 1980s (Gans 1).
Evidence of this can of course be seen in such diverse places as the United States Constitution, Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus”, and a litany of other places throughout the nation’s history, founding precepts, and determinant reality. As a function of the immigrant culture within the United States, new terminology has entered the nation’s lexicon; to include terminology such as “the great melting pot”, “multiculturalism”, and “diversity”.
The widespread differences between the education and level of wealth between the immigrants and the native population therefore created strong political conflicts within such economies. The current economic