Macroeconomic Term Paper, Kenneth Lingenfelter

Investments are affected in the following manner

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Investments are affected in the following manner: Companies and shareholders enjoy cost reductions from lower wages, pass some to unaware consumers whom, in turn, pocket their share of the profits gained from the sweat of resident foreign laborers (Gordon, 2012). Government Purchases: On the local and state level immigrants contribute through property and sales taxes but, contrary to the federal windfall, they tend to absorb far more in services, benefits, and assistance. In the final accounting, the U.S. Treasury and Social Security both enjoy a huge surplus and leave state and local governments on their own to fund the overwhelmed regional services (Gordon, 2012). Net Exports: International trade transactions are a significant item in the national income accounting. Immigrants contribute to the goods and services that are made within the borders of the U.S. (Gordon, 2012). On the basis of the commentary, I believe that on balance, illegal immigrants contribute more to the U.S. economy than they take away from it. Most analysts, after considering all aspects, 4
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agree both legal and illegal immigrants produce a slight, yet positive, net gain of about one tenth of one percent in the gross domestic product. I feel that in this case, this statistic speaks for itself. I am in agreement with the commentary in the article which points out that: Foreign workers did not create the system nor are they responsible for the inequities within it. Immigrants pay taxes, consume products, and yearn for a better life (Rohan Poojaja, 2011). The Unites States is diverse and composed of immigrants as the majority, and gives opportunities to people with the potential to develop their talent and possibly improve economic growth. For the past ten years, the country has been obligated to close its borders to immigrants to prevent over population and limit the entrance to only qualified individuals with skills. However, illegal immigration exists, and after all the efforts of the government to control the transition of people in and out of the country, families still migrate without the awareness of the government. Of all immigrant groups in the Unites States, undocumented students are the ones that lose the most. It is not the fault of the child; it was their parents that brought them over as children for a better life. They grew up in the United States, loving and identifying themselves as Americans. These so-called immigrants, which are pursuing an education, should have the chance to fix their legal situation since they are working hard to make this country a better place by improving their education.
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