Native vs. Immigrants in the Labor Market

There is no doubt that in the labor market there are demographic changes which are being noted by authorizes. However, there are a number of factors that need to be cited and looked into for details. For example, there is this notion that immigrants are more likely to compete with the locals. This notion is not strong and the employers are not facing any significant difficulty on this ground because according to research, there is evidence that suggests that the competition between natives and immigrants is not very strong.

There are various reasons for this. Main reason is that the natives and immigrants work in different areas of market which itself is surety that immigration does not hold bad impact for the natives. Although it is right that there is strong feeling among the natives for immigrants that they are snatching their jobs, this is not so. This feeling has spread throughout the country which must be dealt with by sound policy making otherwise the positive impact that the immigrants carry with them for national economy may be jeopardized (Lewis, 2005).

6- Employers Reaching outside the U. S. There are also areas in which the employers have to reach outside the U. S. borders to operate to contribute to the economic development of the country. One solution that is presented to fight the growing population and the hazards of immigration arrival is to have other countries goods imported to the U. S. Experts state that this is somehow an alternative of immigrants and thus by this way immigration rate at least can be diminished. This is also a positive way toward increasing global productivity.

However, there are a number of issues in this area as well. For instance, it is always difficult to trade goods with the countries on the basis that suit the U. S. citizens’ common needs; moreover, conflicts in trade and other geo-political conditions can also come to mar the entire process of the trading and importing good which is not likely to happen if immigrants are well placed in the country and contributing by working in different areas of the market (Little, & Triest, 2002). Conclusion

Detailed analysis of all the situation with relation to immigration and legislation, this becomes clear that most of what is raised as concerned of protection and safeguarding activity for the natives’ economic and social status is but the word of mouth. Research suggests different findings. The arrival of immigrants is not harmful for the social or economical nurturing of the natives and the country as well. What in real is happening is the immigrants are contributing positively to the national growth.

Another important point is the recent legislation reforms by Congress in relation to increasing immigration to the country especially for specialized jobs. This legislation is more likely to prove fruitful for the country in the longer run. As such, there is need to do more on the side of legislation because there still are a number of hurdles that are keeping a number of talented people outside the U. S. borders and other countries are fishing them for their own good. Employers of the U. S. market are also shifting to offshoring because of lack of high-skilled workforce within U.

S. borders. Thus, it is immigration that can change the entire course of the country in less time than expected.


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