Tuesday, August 20, 2013

4 benefits of immigration reform

This commentary sums up what many of us have been saying for years.    - - Donna Poisl

By Diana Furchtgott-Roth 

Why immigration reform? That’s what people are asking their members of Congress in meetings around the country.

Here are four reasons.
1.   Immigration increases the efficiency of the U.S. economy

Immigrants make the economy more efficient by reducing bottlenecks caused by labor shortages, both in the high- and low-skill areas. This, in turn, creates more jobs for native-born Americans. Our immigration system is bureaucratic and time consuming, and needs reform.

Skills of native-born American workers are distributed in a bell-shaped curve. Many Americans have high school diplomas and some college education, but relatively few adults lack high school diplomas and even fewer have Ph.D.s in math and science. In contrast, immigrants’ skills are distributed in a U-shaped curve, with disproportionate shares of adults without high school diplomas who seek manual work and others with Ph.D.s in math and science.
Click on the HEADLINE above to read the rest of the reasons! This is only a small part of it.

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