It is very difficult to find any evidence of a shortage of less-educated workers in the United States.
Some may argue that immigrants only do jobs that Americans do not want, but an analysis by occupations shows that the vast majority of workers in almost every job are U.
The latest data collected by the Census Bureau show that the last decade was the highest in terms of immigrant arrivals in American history.
New immigration plus births to immigrants added more than 22 million people to the U. population in the last decade, equal to 80 percent of total population growth.
Moreover, in 2010, 18% of Fortune 500 businesses were owned by foreign-born people and researchers claim that recent companies that are on the Fortune 500 list are likely to be owned by an immigrant rather than a native-born (Fitz & Wolgin, 2012).
Clearly, immigration is associated with a significant entrepreneurial capacity and it contributes greatly to the development of the US economy.Supporters of population growth point to the greater opportunities for businesses, workers, and consumers that it may create. It is equally clear that while immigration makes the U. population much larger, it does not make the population significantly younger.However one approaches population increase, it is clear that immigration has become the determinant factor in U. Whatever one’s view of immigration, it is critically important to understand that its effect on America represents a choice.Americans have quite a specific view on this phenomenon.Furchtgott-Roth (2013) states that Americans oppose immigration, as they fear that immigrants can take up their jobs.And the share of these long-time resident immigrant households using at least one welfare program is nearly twice that of native households.At the same time that immigration policy has significantly increased the number of less-educated immigrants, there has been a dramatic deterioration in the labor market position of less-educated natives.S.-born, including three-fourths of janitors and two-thirds of construction laborers and meat processors.A central question for immigration policy is: Should we continue to allow in so many people with little education — increasing potential job competition for the poorest American workers and the population in need of government assistance?Despite the fact that a large share of immigrants have few years of schooling and low incomes, most immigrants do work.In fact, the share of immigrant men holding a job is higher than that of native-born men.