We have been duplicating a immigration policies of continental European –countries similar to France as good as Germany – which have utterly unsuccessful to confederate as good as cushion their populations
America is still distant forward of a rest of a world. We still do immigration improved than a lot of a rest of a world. But if America will not start changing the way we look at Immigration and Immigrants, how we welcome them and embrace their skills, we will loose big time.
Fareed Zakaria put it nicely in his latest article on CNN:
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how the United States is different from Greece. One of the biggest differences that sets the United States apart from every other rich country in the world is that America is demographically vibrant.
Almost every rich country in the world faces problems of the welfare state which are technically fixable by reducing entitlements, raising retirement ages and working healthcare costs. But the one thing you can’t change is demographics.
Almost every rich country in the world is going to get older and older and older.
All these older people are going to have to draw benefits and pensions. Even more importantly, this means fewer young workers will be on hand to pay taxes.
At the end of the day, this is why the Japanese system has found it so difficult to get growth back. It is the first major country in the world that is experiencing actual population decline. Italy is next on that list. Germany is not far behind. Even China is going to face a demographic challenge.
The United Nations just released a report, which said that in the next 30 to 40 years, China is going to lose 100 million people. No country has ever been able to be a vibrant, great power without being demographically vibrant.
The United States is the huge exception to the rule of rich countries shrinking. The U.S. is going to be growing in population for the foreseeable future. By 2050, the U.S. will have 400 million people.
American demographics remain very healthy. While all the other countries go through this ageing cycle when they grow rich, America is the exception.
It’s entirely because of immigration.
There are two things that set the U.S. apart:
One is we still take in more immigrants legally than the rest of the world put together.
Two is that our immigrant population tends to reproduce at a slightly higher rate (they are still somewhat old-fashioned, if you will).
So those two things mean that our country is going to be demographically vibrant.