The population changes in Texas in the recent past and projected for the near future tend to mirror those in the United States in general. The purpose here is to analyze the socio-economic variables that are especially susceptible to changes in immigration and the number of foreigners born in the population. Alongside this, it is important to analyze the contribution of immigration to population growth, and the implications of the same for the state. United States has a lot of room to double the population.
Researches have indicated that there are no worries for the US even if the population is doubled as its density is still around 1/4th of England. In the recent past, the population of Texas was approximately 21. 5 million, while the 2005 census counted 22,859,968 souls in Texas. Between 2000 and 2005, over 500,000 legal immigrants settled in Texas. In addition, it is estimated that during that same period Texas received a net annual increase from illegal immigration of at least 30,000-50,000. Thus, immigration accounts directly for perhaps 25 percent of all the growth in that five-year period.
When children born to the immigrants are considered and counted as US citizens, immigration then accounts for at least 40 percent of the growth. The balance comes from natural increase (i. e. , births less deaths among the native born) and domestic migration, which currently is positive, in contrast to the late 1980s, when more left than entered Texas. Illegal immigration causes an enormous drain on public funds. The major difficulty arises in providing high quality education, health care, and retirement security for natives/locals if there is continuity in the arrival of numbers of poor and unskilled immigrants.
Additionally, job competition by waves of illegal immigrants willing to work at substandard wages and working conditions depresses the wages hitting hardest at minority workers and the ones without high school degrees/diplomas. Illegal immigration also contributes to the dramatic population growth overwhelming communities across the globe, crowding school classrooms, consuming already limited affordable housing, and straining precious natural resources like water, energy, and forestland.
Another huge impact of immigration and population growth is on crime and prisons; this additional expenditure must be added to the cost of operating schools, highways and other infrastructure and facilitations. Millions of US citizens believe that undocumented workers take jobs from unemployed and underemployed US citizens. It's an economic fact that low wages paid to undocumented workers serve to keep wage levels depressed for all American workers. Illegal Immigration
Illegal immigration is the movement across border in a way that violates the immigration laws of the target country; alongside these lines, an illegal immigrant leaves the country of origin in a manner that violates the laws of the country of origin as well. There are many reasons for illegal immigration most prominent being search of a better living. People tend to migrate to a desired country for job visits or so and then slip in to that economy. Sometimes the sponsor act strangely to them so in order to avoid the difficulties concerned they violate the laws and disappear into the mist of locals.
From those entering legally, more than half either dodge immigration officials altogether as they enter the country or only declare their intention to seek asylum at a later date. An unknown number of people slip into the country and permanently evade detection – but experts guess that the figure is not large. Another anticipated cause of such an act can be the lack of academic achievements and high school dropout rates which are mainly caused by the poor economic conditions of immigrants.
A report in Scientific American magazine (Indochinese Refugee Families and Academic Achievement, February, 1992) proved the fact that school dropouts are not caused by the prevailing poverty. The article showed that many refugees from Southeast Asia with large families arrived in the U. S. with little more than the clothes on their backs and with no exposure to Western culture or knowledge of the English language, yet their children display stunning scholastic achievement in American schools. In the U. S., the effect of poverty on education has been focused mainly on two ethnic groups.
Black and Hispanics. Ironically, these groups have the most representation by their "leaders" whose livings depend on bringing high visibility to the children's penurious conditions, instead of emphasis on the hard work it takes to succeed in academics. One more problem to be identified is the cost of not educating undocumented children, which is higher than the cost of educating them. This kind of statement is quite illogical.
It assumes that disallowing illegal alien children into schools and/or deporting them are not available options. The idea that undocumented children are being punished for the wrongdoing of their parents is illogical again as these undocumented children already has citizenship in another country that is responsible for their education. Illegal immigrants can be considered as assistive to the economy as they enhance productivity at highly reduced costs. Majority of the illegal immigrants do not receive a typical paycheck with tax deductions; they are paid in cash and do not pay taxes.
Even when they do pay taxes, their inadequate income is not enough to pay for their expenses including medication and children expenses. Illegal aliens have a good work ethics, though the idea of work ethics may vary. If the definition of work ethics includes allowing to be exploited than these people have better work ethics than anyone else. However, if it implies that a group of day laborers would be consciences in the assembly of precision built automobiles, it might get an argument. It might be considered that this argument is invalid (about work ethics) because they are working illegally.