Doom for the Baby Boom? How Immigrants are Crucial to Assisting the Growing Elder Population
Most citizens are focused on the problem of and possible solutions to America’s current deficit. However, it is imperative that we broaden our focus and consider issues that are likely to outlive America’s financial fiasco.
While the number of births in America is declining, the Baby Boomer population (which consists of adults ages 65 and older) is likely to grow to twice its current size over the next fifty years. Demographer Dowell Myers asserts that immigrants are necessary to join the American work force to counter-balance the large number of retirees who will stop working at around the same time. The United States will require a greater number of taxpayers to financially support Medicare and Social Security programs. And with more senior citizens, the United States will require more employees in health-related occupations.
Current immigration quotas and visa eligibility requirements restrict the number of immigrants who can live the American dream. However, for the sake of the rising elder population and America’s future prosperity, we must begin to acknowledge the difficulties that the elder population will bring and welcome new immigrants to assist us in overcoming them.
Please visit The McKellar Law Firm’s website to learn if you are eligible to obtain a spousal visa or employment-based immigrant or nonimmigrant visa.