Immigration is a core contributor to the growth and development of the U.S. economy. Immigrants from various countries of the world are entrepreneurs, professionals in various fields, employers of labor, taxpayers, and consumers whose activities add immensely to the Gross Domestic Product and increase the buoyancy of the U.S. economy.
Despite the many advantages immigrants bring to the U.S. economy, there are threats from the recently introduced administration to devise policies that place restrictions on immigrants. These restrictions might impose fiscal costs on the taxpayers and negatively affect the immigrants, families and communities.
Some of these restrictive measures, including deportation and detention, will affect the immigrants in so many ways. It will cost taxpayers a fortune of dollars as well as separate immigrants from their families. It will also leave vulnerable immigrants with little or no choice but to go back to their homelands, where they either experienced or escaped sexual harassment, domestic assault and other forms of social, political or religious persecution.
We would talk about a few but essential facts about immigrants and immigration reform in current times. These facts would be dealt with extensively under the following subtopics:
- Current Population of Immigrant
- Population Distribution and Political Prowess
- The immigrants and how they affect the economy
- The border and interior enforcement
- Immigration laws
- The general view about immigration
Current Population Of Immigrants
Population of Foreign-Born
Statistics show that approximately 43.3 million foreign-born are residents in the United States.
Here is the breakdown of this wholesome population:
- Naturalized U.S. citizens – 20.7 million
- Non-Citizens – 22.6 million (which include 13. 1 million permanent residents, 11.1 million unauthorized migrants and 1.7 million with temporary visas).
Another interesting fact about the U.S. foreign-born population is that it has blown more than four times since 1965. By 2065, it is expected to reach 78 million individuals. It is interesting to see the trend of this population growth. As of 1965, with a population of just 9.6 million, the foreign-born individuals barely represented 5 percent of the U.S. population. This population grew to 13.5 percent by 2015 and has not exceeded its highest limit so far since 1890, when immigrants took about 14.8 percent of the U.S. populations.
It is also interesting that compared to the last 50 years, immigrants have come from diverse countries. The origin of these immigrants has been sparsely distributed across the world.
Neda Zaman Esq.
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