Part of what makes the United States unique is that it is populated by immigrants from all over the globe. There are few residents here whose ancestors did not emigrate from other countries at some point in the past.
The world has become a kind of global community, which is partially due to the internet. Still, there are millions who try to come to America. If you are one of them, you should be aware that diversity is vital to the American economy.
Is immigration under attack in the United States?
What hurts the American culture most is the myth that immigrants want to come to the United States to cause trouble, when that is not the case. Understanding how immigration actually benefits the United States is key to helping the public accept — and even welcome — new immigrants.
Many Americans already welcome those who wish to come to America for its freedoms and safety. Here are a few ways immigration benefits the country.
1. It encourages a steady population growth in America
While Americans are setting aside the chance to have families and focusing on their careers, there are gaps in the labor force and fewer births overall. Immigration helps fill those roles, helping boost the economy so that it keeps running smoothly.
2. Immigrants tend to be entrepreneurs
Immigrants are often entrepreneurs, opening businesses that then go on to employ other immigrants as well as people born here in America. One interesting fact is that over half of the billion-dollar businesses in America are actually businesses founded by immigrants. Around a fourth of all new businesses are built by immigrants.
It’s clear that immigration has the potential to be a positive force in America. Immigrants are sometimes treated unfairly, but they do have rights when they reach America’s shores, even if they are not there legally. On the whole, immigration is a positive factor in America, helping boost the economy, fill labor gaps and create new jobs. For this reason, anyone who comes to America should be treated with respect and not subjected to unfair treatment. Whether you’re a documented or an undocumented person, it’s your right to be treated with respect in the United States.