The number of migrants in America has increased fourfold since 1965 and may get to 78 million in 2065. Roughly 43.3 million of the individuals residing in the U.S. are born outside the country, of which 20.7 million are naturalized while 22.6 million are non-citizens. 

As of 2015, most of the migrants are mainly from Mexico, occupying 26.9% of the settler’s populace, followed by Europe with 11.1%, China 2.7 million, India 2.4 million, Philippines 2 million, El Salvador 1.4 million, Vietnam 1.3 million, Cuba 1.2 million, Dominican Republic and South Korea 1.1 million each.  

Unlike the 1960s, more women are now relocating to the U.S. than men at a different rate of 51.4% and 48.6%, respectively. The LGBT immigrants’ populace is around 1 million in 2013, of which 904,000 are male and adults. According to Jacob Vigdor from Washington University, immigrants contribute $3.7 trillion to real estate markets than U.S. citizens.  

The populace of illegal migrants has reduced gradually and is now estimated at 11.1 million in 2014. Most of them are Mexicans at a rate of 5.8 million, and others from Canada and Brazil. These illegal residents are mostly the ones with an expired visa, almost 4.5 million in number.  

They have been long-term residents in mainly six states in the U.S. These are California 21%, Texas 15%, Florida 8%, New York 7%, New Jersey 5% and Illinois with 7%. The illegal immigrants are qualified to become legal citizens but can’t because the process may cause extensive re-entry bars of at least 3 years. 

Economic Impact of Immigrants In The United States 

The migration of foreigners and outcasts to the United States has always had a notable effect on the development of the nation’s economy. The migrants have today become business visionaries, employees, citizens and clients. Their economic significance can’t be overlooked as they contribute trillions to the nation’s GDP, which will continue to expand in coming years. As more migrants troop in, so will demand increase in the labor market too.  

The United States economy will continue to gain more advantages employing legal changes made to improve immigrants’ migration framework and grant them more legal nationality. 

The economic impact of immigrants has always been positive for the U.S. The migrants contribute an estimate of $2 trillion to the nation’s GDP as of 2016. They contribute more to the workforce of the U.S. in 2010, owned at least 204 companies and employed at least 10 million individuals.  

Research proves further that immigrants are more skilled than U.S. citizens. Regardless of these benefits, some of the governmental policies have not been favorable to immigrants. For instance, legal limitations may force monetary expenses on citizens and undermine foreigners with their relatives and societies all over the nation. Increasing confinements and evacuations will also affect the U.S. economy, break up relatives, and put survivors of abuse, like rape and domestic violence, who relocated to America at risk.  

Neda Zaman Esq.
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