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Economics of Immigratio Macro Econ Paper

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The Economics of Immigration
The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the United States inspiring hope and freedom within our great nation. Indeed, the inscription on the Statue of Liberty in New York's harbor reads “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free” welcoming all to embrace this young free land. This well-known symbol has clearly been established and validated, as America is arguably the largest melting pot in the world. With races from all over the world, America has become a nation of immigrants. Often confused for it’s meaning, Immigration is the relocation of one citizen in a country to another country after petitioning from residency into that country. Knowing what immigration is and how much it is incorporated in America today brings the question: is immigration a major underlying factor in our economy, or a disguise and blame for our own mistakes?
Immigration has recently been overwhelmingly flooding into the United States. Though I agree America is a melting pot built off immigrants, I also realize we are now in a new era. Our country is in an economic recession and immigration is playing a major role in that and will continue to get worse at this rate. With all the cheap labor immigrants provide, some come to think it helps get the same work done for a cheaper price resulting in building our economy; however, this is not the case. The cheap labor helps, but not our economy, it only helps the single business owner. In fact this cheap labor allows not only employees who are not citizens to often work tax-free but the business owner to get away with federal set wages, paying higher taxes, and continues to grow towards a scarcity in jobs, which I believe we already face.
“Together we can build a fair, effective and common sense immigration system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.” The President’s plan builds a smart, effective immigration system that advances efforts to secure...


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