Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Immigration is a feature of a Market Economy not a bug. We need to get on the right side of this issue. Read here why I think so...

We need more immigrants, not fewer. The benefits, in my opinion, far outweigh the costs.  We just don't seem to be aware of (or acknowledge) the benefits as much as we do the costs. 

Shame on us for not measuring twice and cutting once. 

Please read this whole posting that the following excerpt comes from: Why The Red States Will Profit Most From More U.S. Immigration.

Most immigrants come to the US but they GO to work:
Over time, the immigrant impact may prove greatest in terms of economics. Immigrants, in a word, tend to be resilient, and opportunistic by nature. Although many immigrants and their offspring still lag behind economically, over time they appear to be integrating. Overall their rate of home ownership still lags that of native born Americans, but appears to have held up better since the recession. 
Nowhere is the impact greater than in the entrepreneurial sector. Between 1982 and 2007, the number of businesses owned by the primary immigrant groups, Asian Americans and Hispanics grew by 545% and 696% respectfully. In contrast businesses owned by whites grew by only 81%.

Perhaps more important still, even in the midst of the recession, newcomers continued to form businesses at a record rate, even as those by native-born entrepreneurs declined. The immigrant share of all new businesses, notes
Kauffman, more than doubled from from 13.4% in 1996 to 29.5% in 2010.

 
Where are these industrious immigrants moving to and which political party should benefit from their presence?:
(In addition to #1 Nashville)...Other cities are equally surprising, including #2 Birmingham, AL; #3 Indianapolis, IN; #4 Louisville, KY and#5 Charlotte, NC, all of which doubled their foreign born population between 2000 and 2011. Right behind them are #6 Richmond,VA, #7 Raleigh,NC , #8 Orlando, Fl, #9 Jacksonville,Fl and #10 Columbus, OH. All these states either voted for Mitt Romney last year or have state governments under Republican control. None easily fit the impression of liberally minded immigrant attracting bastions from only a decade ago. 
 The Republican Party has the biggest incentive to appeal to these immigrant groups, but fails to do so.  

You can't be pro-business and entrepreneurship and at the same time hold harm against those same people, who also share those values, because of their country of origin.

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