New report: America should increase immigration numbers by more than 30% for socio-economic health
NEW DATA SHOWS IMMIGRANTS
DEFINE THE NATION'S ECONOMIC GROWTH
A report published in February 2021 by Ali Noorani and Danilo Zak of the National Immigration Forum finds that the United States is heading toward socio-economic decline if they do not increase their immigration numbers. As family sizes decrease across the nation every year and the aging population increases far above the younger generation's population, the United States must increase their immigration numbers to sustain economic growth into the future.
The report states:
"Based on U.S. Census Bureau data, the net migration rate, life-expectancy projections, and prospective Old Age Dependency Ratio projections, an approximate 37% increase in annual immigration levels is required to help maintain the current age dependency ratio by 2060 and reduce the ill effects associated with significant demographic decline. This 37% increase equates to approximately 370,000 additional immigrants each year."