are likely to earn more than they spend contributing to the growth of the local or regional economy. It is not the fault of the border patrol guards, but the fault of the.S. Mexico was the most common country that they came from, accounting for 14 of the total. The number of legal immigrants should definitely be lowered to a much more reasonable number. In contrast, studies find that immigration has actually raised average wages of native-born workers during the last few decades. A 2011 survey of the top fifty venture capital funded companies found that half had at least one immigrant founder and three quarters had immigrants in top management or research positions.
Estimates of the Long-Run Wage Impact of Immigration Percent change in hours worked due to immigration Estimated wage impact (percent) Ottaviano and Peri (2012) 5 Borjas (2014) Native-born Foreign-born Native-born Foreign-born No degree.9.7 -8.1 -1.7 -5.3 High school degree.4.6 -12.6.9. In addition, the presence of immigrants often creates opportunities for less-skilled native workers to become more specialized in their work, thereby increasing their productivity. Entrepreneurship supporters of a more relaxed approach to migration claim that many of the migrants are younger and have the potential to be entrepreneurial in their approach another potential supply-side gain for the economy. Defenders of immigration argue that the government receives tax receipts from immigrants and that the benefits paid to them are usually low; for example, most immigrants return home and do not retire in the US, and so do not receive pensions. They can laugh about being caught because nothing can be done and since there are so few guards there is little risk of getting caught.