jobs, these jobs simply never existed before to be stolen. Jhoon Rhee, the “father” of American Tae Kwon Do brought this new sport and health system to the US, established first Tae Kwon Do schools here and, as of now, created a huge movement of hundreds of thousands of devoted followers. Many claim his input in health improvement in the US is far greater than that of many pharmaceutical companies, and that’s not taking into account the educational and self-disciplinary value of the sport. Even better examples come from science and research realms. Einstein brought a completely new technology to the US that had become a cornerstone of physics in the US.
Complementarily and New Directions:Extreme Examples•The population in the Silicon Valley, America’s high-tech and IT hub, is comprised of a disproportionately high number of immigrants, in particular people of Chinese, Indian, and Eastern European decent. •Most of them came (were invited) there because of their knowledge and skills. •The synergetic effect is obvious in the Silicon Valley: as in brain storming, two minds together produce more ideas than the sum of two minds working separately. Numerous completely new technologies and thousands of completely new jobs are evidence of the beneficial effect of immigrants on job creation and wage increase.
Consider this when you talk about effects of Immigration:Supply/Demand/Price/JobEffects of immigration on prices and employment/wages are largely determined by supply and demand. Immigrants also need food, a place to live and a shirt to put on. While immigrants take jobs (and reduce wages) by offering their heads and hands, they also create jobs (and increase wages) by creating demand for goods and services. Most cities have developed networks of ethnic food stores and service companies, jobs that were created almost exclusively to serve immigrants. Many Americans have jobs because immigrants too need food, housing, clothing, services. The overall net effect of immigration on prices and employment depends whether the demand for goods and services created by immigrants outweighs the supply of labor created by immigration. Ethnic food stores are a perfect example of jobs created exclusively because of immigrant presence. But immigrants also shop at other stores and use many other services, creating demand (jobs) for locals.
Labor Supply/Demand: Extreme ExamplesLabor Supply/Demand: Extreme ExamplesImmigrants that provide no supply of labor (take no jobs, don’t lower wages), but create demand (pay) for products and services and create jobs: –Tourists; international students; millionairesImmigrants that offer labor, but create no demand (have no money to pay for services and goods): –Refugees and other very poor immigrants (though indirectly they create demand by putting pressure on social agencies)Most are in between: take some jobs (supply labor) and create some demand for (buy) goods and services thereby creating jobs.