According to the Census Bureau report, the number of immigrants arriving in the country has doubled. Mexicans constitute 58% of the illegal immigrants entering into the country while Latin Americans and Africans dominate the remaining fraction (Myers Web). This proportion is expected to remain constant for a couple of years due to the current economic problems in Mexico. Currently the country has a birth rate of 6.8, this is a significant figure compared to the current population and the country economic status.
The US is currently experiencing a housing shortage. The increased number of immigrants into the country has contributed to the problem. Immigrants are competing with the locals in property market and, this is positive to American real estate industry. Owning houses is essential for the integration of immigrants into the country. During this financial year Homeland security plans to invest $ 18 million in the real estate sector as an effort to increase the assimilation of immigrants (Myers Web). The department of labor is also expected to review it policies on employment to increase the employment of immigrants. America should therefore view the benefits of immigrants to the country as a possible solution to the problem.
Myers, Dowell. “The Next Immigration Challenge”. Nytimes. 2012. Web 29, February 2012.