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.And the share of these long-time resident immigrant households using at least one welfare program is nearly twice that of native households.
Immigrants and their young children (under 18) now account for more than one in five public school students, one-fourth of those in poverty, and nearly one-third of those without health insurance, creating enormous challenges for the nation’s schools, health care system, and physical infrastructure.
The large share of immigrants who arrive as adults with relatively few years of schooling is the primary reason so many live in poverty, use welfare programs, or lack health insurance, not their legal status or an unwillingness to work.
The Ellis Island immigrant-inspection station—through which flowed the ancestors of so many of today’s Americans—closed in 1954. To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm i Phone app.
Yet rather than fading into history, immigration has only been accelerating.
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It to overpopulation we to poorer, mass collapse needs the way.Selection criteria can be altered, as can the total number of people allowed into the country legally.Moreover, the level of resources devoted to reducing illegal immigration can also be reduced or increased.In the 60 years from 1915 until 1975, nearly a human lifetime, the United States admitted fewer immigrants than arrived, legally and illegally, in the single decade of the 1990s.If you grew up in the 1950s, the 1960s, or even the 1970s, heavy immigration seemed mostly a chapter from the American past, narrated to the nostalgic strains of The Godfather or Fiddler on the Roof.Setting aside the lower socio‑economic status of immigrants, no nation has ever attempted to incorporate 40 million newcomers into its society.Those concerned about population growth point to added sprawl, traffic, pollution, and overall impact on the quality of life that may come from causing so much population growth from one government policy — immigration.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.Immigration continues to be the subject of intense national debate.The more than one million immigrants arriving each year have a very significant effect on many areas of American life.