In 1968, Professor Paul Ehrlich predicted that the 1970s and 1980s would see the mass starvation of the world’s population. His works contributed in no small part to the planting of an idea within the American mind, namely the idea that a growing population is strictly negative. The resulting depopulation that our nation is undergoing is now leading to a host of problems.
In the last few weeks, we’ve explored the positive impact that legal immigration has on our social security crisis, as well as the reality of immigration population throughout history. Now, we’re taking a look at the H1B Visa and the incorrect claim that is an instrument to be used by foreign workers seeking to “steal” American jobs.
There are claims that illegal immigrants are entering the country in droves, finding ways to circumvent welfare policies, and cashing in on public assistance meant for the American people. Not only is that an inaccurate representation of the typical immigrant, but historically speaking, we are not at the high point of our immigrant population.
The continued economic growth and technological edge that we enjoy in America hinges on our willingness to accept talented, legal immigrants into our industries. Looming threats of immigration reform that raise the difficulty of working in the United States are decreasing our ability to stay ahead of the rest of the world in scientific, engineering, medical, and academic innovation.
Lack of access to healthcare, formal schooling, and basic necessities. Absence of voice in decision-making. Global poverty is about so much more than going to bed with an empty stomach. It affects every facet of the lives of people below the poverty line, from their ability to sustain their health to their access to basic resources.
The United States is in a social security crisis. As our working population ages and birth rates drop, we are soon going to contend with a boom of retirees and less social security money to aid them in their twilight years. Immigration reform is our best chance to change that.