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Immigration Counts

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Presentation by David Passmore and Rose Baker to Committee on Social Justice at Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Port Matilda, Pennsylvania on 20 October 2016.

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Immigration Counts

  1. 1. CHURCH OFTHE GOOD SHEPHERD SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE DAVID L. PASSMORE STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA ROSE M. BAKER DENTON,TEXAS
  2. 2. • Your personal belief • Your assessment of the mood of the country Your observations …
  3. 3. “Of course we couldn't all come over on the Mayflower .... Henry Ford standing in front of a ModelT in 1919
  4. 4. “Of course we couldn't all come over on the Mayflower .... But I got here as soon as I could.” Henry Ford standing in front of a ModelT in 1919
  5. 5. America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. ~ James Madison, 4th President of the United States
  6. 6. I will build a great wall—and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me…I will make Mexico pay for that wall. Mark my words. ~ DonaldTrump, Nominee of Republican Party for President America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. ~ James Madison, 4th President of the United States
  7. 7. Who is an immigrant?
  8. 8. Who is an immigrant? Your Definition?
  9. 9.  Birthright
  10. 10.  Birthright  Naturalization
  11. 11. …an immigrant as any alien in the United States. An alien is any person not a citizen or national of the United States.
  12. 12.  Permanent resident alien  Temporary alien  Undocumented alien (can be illegal)
  13. 13.  Family reunification
  14. 14.  Family reunification  Employment
  15. 15. How many immigrants?
  16. 16. How many immigrants? Your Annual Estimate? 10 million? 40 million? 80 million?
  17. 17. U.S. Population
  18. 18. U.S. Population Foreign Born
  19. 19. U.S. Population Foreign Born Immigrants
  20. 20. 42.4 million foreign born comprised 13.3% of 318.9 million U.S. population. 42.4, 13% 276.5, 87% U.S. Population in 2014
  21. 21. • Was 10% in 1850, 14.8% in 1890, 4.7% in 1970, 11.1% on 2000. 42.4, 13% 276.5, 87% U.S. Population in 201442.4 million foreign born comprised 13.3% of 318.9 million U.S. population.
  22. 22. • Was 10% in 1850, 14.8% in 1890, 4.7% in 1970, 11.1% on 2000. • Between 2013 and 2014, increased by 1 million, or 2.5% 42.4, 13% 276.5, 87% U.S. Population in 201442.4 million foreign born comprised 13.3% of 318.9 million U.S. population.
  23. 23.  Top states by number: California,Texas, New York, Florida, New Jersey.  Top states by % growth 2000-2014: Tennessee, Kentucky, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Carolina.
  24. 24. 20 million immigrants were naturalized citizens, — 47% of foreign born population, and — 6% of U.S. population.
  25. 25. Number of annual naturalizations has increased dramatically from 120,000 in 1950 to 701,000 in 2010.
  26. 26. Estimated 11.4 million in 2012; 11.5 million in 2011.
  27. 27. More than one-half in California,Texas, New York, and Florida.
  28. 28. Approximately 1/3 of immigrants are ≤18 years old, approximately 7% of U.S. child population, 80% of whom were citizens with an unauthorized parent.
  29. 29. 821,700 foreign born, or 6.4% of Pennsylvania population, in 2014.
  30. 30. Foreign born population grew from 3.1% in 1990 and 4.1% in 2000.
  31. 31. Population of native born Pennsylvanians grew by 1.6% between 2000 and 2014; foreign born by 61.7%.
  32. 32. Fertility rates of foreign born 21% higher than native born.
  33. 33. One-half of foreign born are naturalized.
  34. 34. 1% to 15% of Pennsylvania population is unauthorized (fuzzy number).
  35. 35. Country of origin of immigrants?
  36. 36. Country of origin of immigrants? Your guess: From what region? Africa? | South America? | Central America? | Asia? | Europe? | Oceania? | Caribbean?
  37. 37. Immigrants help or harm economy?
  38. 38. Immigrants help or harm economy? Your Assessment? Help? Harm? Help and Harm?
  39. 39. Rates of employment for immigrants and native born are similar. Native born workers in most occupations face relatively little competition from immigrants.
  40. 40. Immigrants and native born compete for low- skill jobs.
  41. 41. 49 % of maids, 47 % of taxi drivers and chauffeurs, 33 % of butchers and meat processors, and 35 % of construction laborers were foreign-born in 2014.
  42. 42. Unskilled immigrants compete with native born teenagers for jobs in, e.g., the fast food industry, driving wages down.
  43. 43. Immigrants contribute disproportionately to human capital development, scientific advancement, and innovation.
  44. 44. 60% of foreign graduate students are enrolled in STEM fields, and, if allowed to remain, play a disproportionate role in successful entrepreneurship. One-fourth of high tech startups involved at least one foreign born founder.
  45. 45. Immigrants have played a key role in small scale retailing, often revitalizing urban and rural areas. Immigrants have expanded nascent business sectors and lowered costs of goods and services (e.g., nail salons, child and elder care, lawn and gardening, and restaurants.
  46. 46. Generally speaking, foreign born have a positive fiscal impact on the federal government… …but a negative impact on state and local governments….this varies across states.
  47. 47. CHURCH OFTHE GOOD SHEPHERD SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE DAVID L. PASSMORE STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA ROSE M. BAKER DENTON,TEXAS

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