I hear the argument that people who oppose
We are not at war with
“Make them enter the
Come on, let’s get real.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues H1B work visas designed to bring highly skilled foreign professionals into the
The USCIS requires H1B applicants to provide documents, including photos and brochures of the office, tax returns as well as the work orders, contracts and client letters from businesses they want to work for. H1B visas cost around $5,000 per person.
“They’re stealing our jobs!”
Immigrant workers "create almost as many" jobs as they occupy, "and maybe more," said Madeleine Sumption, policy analyst at the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute. "They often create the jobs they work in." In addition, "they buy things, and they make the economy bigger,"
The impact of immigration on a nation's economy remains small, for several reasons. Immigrants are not competitive in many types of jobs, and hence are not direct substitutes for natives. Local employers increase demand for low-skilled labor in areas that receive low-skilled immigrant inflows. Immigrants contribute to demand for goods and services that they consume, in turn increasing the demand for labor. And immigrants contribute to labor market efficiency and long-term economic growth.
“They drive down wages for
David Griswold, director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, wrote in Commentary magazine in December:
The addition of low-skilled immigrants expands the size of the overall economy, creating higher-wage openings for managers, craftsmen, accountants, and the like. The net result is a greater financial reward and relatively more opportunities for those Americans who finish high school.
In spite of what people want to believe these people pay taxes too. They are mostly hard working people who are only trying to support their families. They’re human beings and if you wouldn’t do the same for your family you don’t know what family means!
I also find it a bit strange that this has become a priority at a time when our economy has reduced illegal border crossings because there aren't any jobs. With all the truly important issues on our plate is this an attempt to polarize us with our fears and suspicions?