Originally posted by AP News and written by Nicholas Riccardi. Summary provided by McEntee Law Group.
Immigration rates have gone down significantly. This is due to both the Trump administration’s policies limiting immigration as well as the pandemic. The lower immigration rates are now contributing to a labor shortage in the country.
The labor shortage is also one reason the country is seeing the highest inflation rates in 40 years.
Researchers say immigration is rapidly returning to its normal rates in the U.S. However, the U.S. would still need rates to significantly increase for the shortage to be met.
The labor shortage comes as Democrats are split on immigration issues. Worries about illegal immigration are also the highest they’ve been in decades.
In certain states such as Texas, there’s a divide on immigration. Some legislators are attempting to enforce the border at a stricter pace. However, Texas business owners feel immigration is important for their workforce.
From restaurant owners to farmers and homebuilders, Americans continue to share their stories about how the immigrant labor shortage is affecting their lives and businesses.