Immigration in the 21st Century
Even the authors of the Scriptures had different opinions about immigration. Matthew and Paul are two New Testament authors who each discuss the topic of immigration in their writings.
immigration system, with more than one million cases pending in immigration courts.
Today, the United States is home to the largest immigrant populace in the world. This immigration has sparked debates in the United States with a section of the leaders terming it as illegal. Much of these debates are centered on culture as well as the economic effects. Furthermore, the labor force has also become a center of focus when it comes to immigration. The rough estimate from the department of immigration in the US stands at 44 million both legal and undocumented immigrants in the United States today (Borjas, 13). Immigration increases the supply of labor and consequently, keep the average wages from falling over a long-term. Due to immigration, the firms increase the investments due to increased labor supply. The increment in investment offsets any reduction in capital per working head. A research conducted by the US census bureau indicates that the immigrants are always considered imperfect substitutes for labor offered by the Native Americans in the labor markets. The implication is that they do not offer stiff competition to the Americas for the same jobs. As a result, there is a minimum pressure on the native wages (Ottaviano, 17).
America is “a nation that prides itself on fair treatment”, and it is useless to settle the society for anything less.
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