The debate "Are immigrants a threat to American economy" was started by
September 12, 2019, 9:34 am.
By the way, Aiyaz is disagreeing with this statement.
19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 73 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
historybuff posted 3 arguments, jrardin12 posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
thabiso, ProDavid, Argueifucan, econt5 and 15 visitors agree.
historybuff, Aiyaz, MrShine, jrardin12, Ambassador_Chess, codyray16, Batman, Persephone, YEET, Nemiroff, sn0wman02, Priyan_shiii00, Shrivali_16 and 60 visitors disagree.
In a way
in addition to what history buff said regarding births, we also have an impending mass retirement of baby boomers that will 1. remove a ton of workers from the economy and 2. greatly increase the amount of elderly who will require more assistance and medical workers.
immigrants are absolutely vital to our nations future. unfortunately they make easy scapegoats and corrupt people use them as a tool for their short term goals, ignoring the long term threat.
Actually you can't. 2018 saw the smallest population growth (not including immigration) since the great depression. It was a .62% increase between 2017 and 2018. That is likely to get worse as you, like most western nations, have an aging population. Which means that the death rate will continue to rise (as baby boomers die) and the birth rate will decline as the percentage of your population that is too old to have children grows.
Immigration is absolutely essential to your growth. America should be ramping up immigration to try to combat this looming problem. But instead it is demonizing immigrants.
The US economy can grow fine without immigration. And, while I don't believe that most illegal immigrants are a danger, I do still believe that they should enter legally.
That being said, I do acknowledge that we need to make legal immigration immensely easier because it is much too difficult and tedious at the moment.
Even if they entered the country illegally, the answer would still be no. Are some cases a threat (rapists, murders etc), sure. But they are a tiny, tiny percentage of the immigrant population.
virtually everyone else is a positive addition.
if they are legal then no.
The real question should be "Are illegal immigrants a threat to our economy" then I would vote yes.
especially when the masters are themselves immigrants
This is like saying are workers a threat to the economy. Workers ARE the economy.
America needs immigrants. It cannot grow without them.