How does immigration impact the economy? | CNBC Explains

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  • Published on:  Friday, December 21, 2018
  • It's an incredibly complicated topic, with political disagreement about how immigration affects a nation's economy. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi explains the data behind the debate.


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  • The Cube

    The Cube

     6 days ago +2

    Legal immigration is good , illegal immigration is bad . End of story

  • ahmad mushaffa

    ahmad mushaffa

     6 days ago

    how many indonesian immigrants in america? cn you give the number and data please thanks you. iam just curious

  • Happy Smilez

    Happy Smilez

     21 days ago

    I have been thinking and wondering something. If it TRULY is not harmful for a country to allow such a thing why is it that EVERY other country in the world makes it very difficult to immigrate to. If it makes the economy etc sooo much better then wouldn't every other country be opening it's borders as well! I have just never thought of it that way makes me wonder.

  • Gustavo Meza

    Gustavo Meza

     1 months ago

    saludos raza

  • Kitu's Junkyard

    Kitu's Junkyard

     1 months ago

    wow, this is not the civ game i want to play

  • NINJAotogi


     1 months ago

    accurate title: an immigrant virtue signals to immigrants.

  • Deepak Goswami

    Deepak Goswami

     1 months ago +1

    Those new businesses have been started overwhelmingly by the SKILLED migrants mostly coming from China, India and other such countries not by those coming down from the southern border. Nobody in his/her right mind opposing migration of skilled people. However, Democrats want those unskilled Latinos because they know they would vote for them.

  • Kulwinder Kuls

    Kulwinder Kuls

     1 months ago

    What about illegal immigration ?

  • gaming lovers

    gaming lovers

     1 months ago

    Good news for USA but bad news For INDIA
    India losses talent. 😠

  • Hugo Pulido

    Hugo Pulido

     1 months ago +1

    Build the wall....good fences make good neighbors.

  • Jarold Cabanillas

    Jarold Cabanillas

     1 months ago

    Skills worker inmigrant in the us equials to slavery of the capitalism in these days

  • joe doe-sedoe

    joe doe-sedoe

     2 months ago

    All propaganda by globalist using 3rd world to bring down developed countries ..if they were so great they wouldn’t be leaving shit hole countries ..dah! ..Shove it CNBC.. the proof is in the pudding not your Rothschild paymasters

  • Bubba Tao

    Bubba Tao

     2 months ago +3

    The obsession over "illegal" immigration is the con of the century.

    The narrative that immigrants take jobs and/or reduce wages for citizens, is a lie perpetuated by the very people who want to reduce worker's wages. Take a moment to think about it; If increasing population reduced jobs, wouldn't there now be 99%+ unemployment? The people who benefit from exploitation want to maintain the status quo in order to make immigrants easier to exploit (note how law enforcement rarely goes after the employers)

    Making immigrants easier to exploit, makes it easier to exploit you. By simply giving everyone entering the country a free ID and tax number, they will be much harder to exploit because they will be able to report employers who cheat workers without fear of deportation.

    Also, there is going to be a massive shortage of skilled trades people due to American's obsession with college. What better way to fill the void than with non-college educated workers from poor countries.

    The best way to end illegal immigration is to stop making immigration illegal. By any economic measure, immigration is a net plus. We need to stop putting up barriers, and give everyone who wants to enter a free ID and non-citizen taxpayer number so we can tax them to cover the costs of immigration. Once we stop wasting time and resources harassing good people, we can concentrate law enforcement on the really bad players.

    Don't but the lie.

  • A Mave

    A Mave

     2 months ago

    Why do they always mention Mexico 'for instance'? There are MILLIONS of ILLEGAL immigrants from another countries, Canada, Europe, Asia, South America, etc.

  • Al 72

    Al 72

     2 months ago

    Higher priority to merit based immigration! No citizenship unless a person speaks English. And not a joke of an exam administered now. That would solve all the negatives. And most Dreamers would qualify on a merit basis.

  • Mikko Lodeon

    Mikko Lodeon

     2 months ago +1

    FAKE NEWS SPOTTED!!! FYI, there are no Immigrants in Saudi and UAE they are called EXPATS or EXPATRIATES... Immigrants can live permanently while expatriates can not!!! You are SoOOOOOo WROOOOOONG to compare Saudi to USA... You should do your homework properly!!

  • Sunderland Bertram

    Sunderland Bertram

     2 months ago

    All hail Donald Trump 🇺🇲🇺🇸🇺🇸
    Kick all illegal immigrants
    ICE the best

  • 安室透


     2 months ago +1

    I think native Americans are also immigrants.

  • Walter 189

    Walter 189

     2 months ago +1

    USA is made from immigrants you can't say that they have more immigrants in the world

  • Martin A

    Martin A

     2 months ago +3

    Official statistics: 95 % of the immigrants who came to Sweden in 2015 are still unemployed! The consequences are catastrophic already. Imagine what happens during the coming economic downturn.