Think of the United States of America, the most powerful country in the whole world. Who was it founded by? Immigrants from England that were looking for a better life, and better opportunity. Today I am going to tell you why I think immigrants should be welcomed here in the United States and why I believe it should be an easier and faster process to become a United States citizen. Immigrating to the U.S. improves the standard of living, job opportunity, helps strengthen families and it is cost effective.
It will improve the United States standard of living by creating more jobs, by the skills immigrants are bringing to this country, and also an immigration reform would increase America’s GDP. A study shows that immigrants raise the overall standard of living of American workers by boosting wages and lowering prices. One reason is that immigrants and U.S. born workers generally do not compete for the same jobs, instead many immigrants complement the work of U.S. employees and increase their productivity. Another reason is that businesses adjust to new immigrants by opening stores, restaurants, or factories to take advantage of the added supply of workers; more workers translate into more business. Immigrants accounted for over half the growth in the nation's labor force the past decade, filling openings in factories, textile mills, restaurants and industries, according to a private analysis of government data.
Immigration has played an important role in American history, and the United States continues to have the most open immigration policy in the world. Before the era of rapid communications and transportation, America encouraged relatively open immigration to settle its empty lands. Over many years, the policies have changed and become more difficult for immigrants and their families. Too