by Immigration Editor Samantha “Sami” Corkern.
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The United States admits nearly 1 million immigrants into the country each year under a variety of programs, however, the number of new immigrants each year is decreasing.
For every H1-B visa holder admitted into the country, 1.8 new jobs are created.
An additional 370,000 immigrants are needed each year to sustain social security by 2060.
Industries such as Agriculture, Logistics, and Hospitality rely heavily on an immigrant workforce. The Logistics industry alone is predicted to have a need for more than 1 million new employees from 2016 to 2026.
:: Conclusion ::
The United States depends on immigration for economic growth and security.
Individuals living in the United States under Temporary Protected Status alone contribute more than $4.5 billion to the economy pretax in addition to $6.9 billion to medicare and social security over 10 year period.
International students permitted in the United States, who do not have a direct path to citizenship, support more than 458,000 jobs.
Immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than native-born citizens, this is the case for property and violent crimes.
Individuals with Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) contributed $23.6 billion in 2015 without the benefit of receiving Federally funded programs, such as the CAREs Act stimulus checks in 2020.
:: Conclusion ::
Immigrants regularly contribute more to the United States economy than they receive, and commit crimes at lower rates than native born citizens.
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