Is The Border Secure Enough To Tackle The Immigration System? : NPR
Check out this story from NPR. After a decade of doubling and redoubling enforcement it is time to get people into a legal status.
~ My comment is
The American economy can only grow if there are workers/consumers here to make it happen. The total number of working age persons (20-64) is supposed to grow by 18 million people from 2010 to 2030. The total number of people 65+ is projected to grow by 32 million. Who is going to fill the extra 14 million jobs these retirees leave behind? Who is going to pay into social security and medicare to help cover them? The current answer -- nobody!
The US Economy will shrink (that means more recession) unless we bring working age people here to fill jobs, start businesses, buy houses, cars, insurance, furniture, i-pads, etc... Of course if you'd rather migrant workers went elsewhere to make their living that can be arranged. The USA will cease to be the world's largest economy and our national standard of living will likely continue to drop.