Migration represents numerous possibilities and new opportunities for those who want changes in their lives. In the United States, immigrants perform essential functions, mainly in the sector services, food and beverages, agro and construction, essential for the US economy to stay, despite the pandemic.
Although Joe Biden’s government is applying a series of measures to encourage families to have more children, they aren’t enough to counteract the situation. What the United States needs to maintain its growing economy, analysts coincide, are more immigrants.
Why does the United States need more immigrants?
The population, in a developed country, determines its growth capabilities and its workforce.
Currently, the US population isn’t growing with the speed that is required to maintain its economic development. In the last decade, the growth was just 7.1%, the lowest since the 30s and the second lowest registered since the foundation of the country.
The reality is that labor in the country could scarce, as “Baby Boomers” reach retirement age. Currently, there aren’t enough young people to replace them in the labor market.
The solution to this problem is the same as other countries have applied for decades, such as Canada, Australia and New Zealand: Immigration, a timely measure to dynamize the workforce available to work.
Why reasons immigration is a population solution?
- Currently, immigration is the first population growth factor in the US.
- Immigrants are inclined to establish themselves in areas that have been lost population during recent years.
- The average age of an immigrant (31 years) is 7 years younger than the American average, which is why they can easily help replace the aging workforce.
- Immigrants have a high capacity of adaptation.
- Many immigrants are entrepreneurs or are used in essential areas such as health, transport and food.
- Immigrants in the United States have a higher employment rate than that of Americans and their children tend to have better educational level than children born in the country.
What are the prospects for a short-term solution?
According to experts, for the United States to receive more immigrants doesn’t imply making great reforms in their current immigration system, but rather increase the quotas in existing programs and visas.
Although there is no clear figure on how many immigrants he should receive the country to overcome his population problems and prevent a demographic deficit, the reception of immigrants should be increased by more than 1/3 with respect to the current one, which is 1 million Immigrants per year.
If migration stopped, what would be the consequences for the United States?
Immigrants are necessary. According to figures from the Department of National Security DHS, more than 1 million foreigners obtain permanent residence status each year.
It’s usual that it’s said that immigrants take jobs from Americans, but in reality, they also help create them by generating demand for goods and services such as food, beauty salons and people who work in homes. Many of the tasks that most people did before are now hiring because there is only one who performs those tasks.
Only in 2018, immigrants represented 17.4% of the US labor force and represent 28% of doctors, 24% of dentists and 38% of health attendees at home.
What can not continue to be postponed is to open the conversation about the need for immigration for US progress, a dialogue that during the last years has been affected by political polarization and bad propaganda that received the migratory issue during management of Donald Trump.
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