- E — Verify
Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of people hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must complete and file Form I-9 for each person they hire working in the United States. This includes citizens and non-citizen.
There has been some criticism concerning the E-Verify by some organization. America Civil Liberty Union (ACLU) argued that E-Verify would hurt ordinary people, and it can also be an obstacle for some people to get employed by some organization.
They also argued that the private information housed in the system could create security risks for companies. But the Number USA (a self-described immigration-reduction organization) supported the system. It concluded that E-Verify serves as a protection system for employers, and if employed by companies, it will reduce competition among workers from other countries.
As of 2009, CIS did a study on crime in the country, but there hasn’t been any definite conclusion. Some people believe that immigrants commit more crimes than native-born citizens, while other people think native-born citizens commit more crimes than Immigrants.
- Fiscal Impact
There hasn’t been a conclusion on the impact of immigrants in California and the USA in general. Some believe that the immigrants are a net gain to the country because they form a significant part of the labor force, pay taxes and provide goods and services. Others believe that immigrants are a net burden to the economy by using up welfare services, education, and healthcare.
- Government Budget
The Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is to reduce Immigrants in the country. As of 2013, they recorded that the federal government spent $29 billion on undocumented residents, and the states and local government spent $84 billion. California, which has the highest Immigrants, spent $21.7 billion on unofficial citizens.
The Institute of Taxation and Economy Policy (ITEP) focus on the tax policy of the federal, state and local government. They recorded that the unofficial citizens contributed over a billion dollars as their taxes every year. ITEP then confirmed that the money realized in taxes would increase if undocumented residents became citizens by registration.
The political analyst and scholars debated the economy issue of the country. Shikha Dalmia argued that open immigration would boost the economy of the country. If borders are also open, the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) will be doubled in a few years, eliminating poverty in the country.
George Harjas of Harvard University argued that immigration has both positive and negative impact on the economy. In terms of positive, it increases the country’s total wealth but might have a net burden on native-born citizens.
Demography is the science that studies the ever-changing human population, considering the quantitative (state) and qualitative (dynamic) areas, including past and present, to anticipate possible future variations. Demography can also mean the National budget, security, budget, education and many more.
- Number of Immigrants
In 2014, California had the highest population, with over 36 million. 73 percent of the citizens are native-born citizens, 12.9 percent were citizen by naturalization, and 14.1 percent are non-citizens.
- Race and Ethnicity
It was proven by the United States consensus bureau that the Hispanic ethnicity and racial identity are two different things, but they have things in common.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget defined Hispanic or Latino as “a person of Puerto Rican, Mexican, South or Central America origins. Among the native-born citizens in 2014, over 62 percent of citizens were white, while 38.2 are regarded as Hispanic.
Among the non-citizens, 48.2 percent were white, while 67 percent were regarded as Hispanic. Also, 43.2 percent of naturalized citizens were naturalized citizens, and 21.5 percent of naturalized citizens were considered Asians, even in California.
- Age and Sex
As of 2014, in California, 24 percent of the citizens are below age 18, while 64 percent are between the age of 18 and 64. 85 percent of non-citizen are between the age of 18 and 63 in California. Also, among the native citizens, 57 percent are between the age of 18 and 64.
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