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Analysis of the U.S. Immigration Issues

Who benefit from illegal immigration/immigrants? Are all immigrants considered cheap labor?
Who benefits most from the work/jobs provided by the illegal immigrants, and which U.S. workers lose out as a result of the added competition for those low-wage jobs?
Do we need more immigrants because of low U.S. birth rate? And why does America allow so many immigrants to come to the U.S.?
Are there any differences between the last century's immigration policies and today's immigration policies? What is the immigration trend in U.S?
What are the true costs and benefits of illegal immigration around the world?
Please include examples, charts/graphs, and all references and sources.

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Who benefits from illegal immigration/immigrants? Are all immigrants considered cheap labor? Who benefits most from the work/jobs provided by the illegal immigrants, and which U.S. workers lose out as a result of the added competition for those low-wage jobs?

Suggested discussion:

Employers benefit from illegal immigration/immigrants because of low wage rates. Since the illegal nature of their stay, illegal immigrants can afford to accept below minimum wage rates. They are also known not to contest worst working conditions in the workplace.
Employers of illegal aliens, according to Wooldridge (n.d.) rake-in billions of dollars.

"Immigrants are poorer, pay less tax, and are more likely to receive public benefits than American citizens," (Wooldridge, n.d.).

Do we need more immigrants because of low U.S. birth rate?

Suggested discussion:

U.S. average migration rate from 1910 to 2011 is 6% or at 247,343 while the U.S. average birth rate from 1910 to 1999 is 19.12% with an equivalent of 3,655,711 persons. This means that the birth rate alone of the U.S. can suffice the need for labor.

(Please see attached files for the data and graphs.)

Why does America allow so many immigrants to come to the U.S.?

Suggested discussion:

Immigrants were key in the founding of Proctor & Gamble in 1837, Pfizer in 1849 and U.S. Steel in 1901- as well as more recently Ebay, Google and Brightstar. Twenty-five percent of high tech companies founded between 1995 and 2005 that had at least one immigrant founder (Lenzner, 2013).

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Solution Summary

The solution identifies those who benefits from illegal immigration/immigrants. It also answer the reasons why the U.S. continues to accept immigrants despite of the fact that that the U.S. birth rate alone can suffice the need for labor.

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