- The Major Players: Who is involved? Why are they involved? DONE
- Important Facts: State relevant facts concerning the issue. Try to separate fact from opinion. Try not to show your own bias. Properly use APA citations
- Side One: Arguments; state briefly and cite your sources
- Side Two: Arguments; state briefly and cite your sources
- Your Opinion and Rationale: I believe that..., We should..., I feel that... Use supporting arguments and rationale. What arguments would you use to present to those who disagree with you? Cite all of your sources.
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Is immigration good or bad for America
Immigration evokes heated debates as it is seen to contribute to the erosion of American values. Immigrant often settle in ethnic enclaves, tend to speak their native languages, gravitate in their religion and social events to enable cultural continuity (Hirschman, 2014). The move poses as failure to integrate and assimilate American culture. Again, immigration is viewed to reduce wages for native workers. Since immigrants are often less skilled, they offer cheap labor introducing job competition pushing down wages and slowing the adoption of labor-saving technologies (Lewis, 2011). Arguments for immigration indicate that immigrants learn English to find employment and co-exist in the U.S (Hirschman, 2014). America is built on diversity which should be encouraged without discrimination. Other research shows that immigration has negligible effects of wages (Edo, Ragot, Rapoport, Sardoschau, & Steinmayr, 2018). Immigration brings in both skilled labor providing expertise and unskilled labor to take on low-paying jobs the natives discriminate balancing out the effects.
Due to the insufficient and opposing research on immigration, I feel that reviewing the topic through comprehensive evaluation on the net benefit and losses to the economic and social aspects will bring an end to the debate while providing reliable evidence for sustainable solutions.
Edo, A., Ragot, L., Rapoport, H., Sardoschau, S., & Steinmayr, A. (2018). The Effects of Immigration in Developed Countries: Insights from Recent Economic Research. CEPII research center. Retrieved from http://www.cepii.fr/PDF_PUB/pb/2018/pb2018-22.pdf
Hirschman, C. (2014). Immigration to the United States: Recent trends and future prospects. Malaysian Journal of economic studies: journal of the Malaysian Economic Association and the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 5(1), 69. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC43022...
Lewis, E. (2011). Immigration, skill mix, and capital skill complementarity. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126(2), 1029-1069.