Which Would Benefit The U.S A Lot More, Granting U.S Citizenship To 12 Million Japanese Or 12 Million Mexicans?

Which of those 2 ethnic groups would bring the least amount of crime and poverty to the U.S ?

4 Answers

  • David
    Lv 4
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Statistically speaking, the Japanese, even if randomly chosen, would have higher education levels and occupational experience than the Mexicans. They would also have far higher expectations of workpay. In the United States, we already set our young people on educational paths that lead them to skilled jobs rather than labor. Those jobs tend to be more financially and socially rewarding. This is why many American citizens do not want to engage in agricultural labor or low-paying jobs such as fast food, hired help, handymen, etc. and also why those jobs are disproportionately held by undocumented (often Mexican) workers.

    The thing is, we actually need people willing to work for less in this country, otherwise certain jobs would not get done, and entire economic sectors would become unprofitable. Backbreaking labor in the fields probably should be higher-paid, but in the U.S., we look at education and experience as more worthy of higher pay.

    So I think 12 million Mexicans would benefit the U.S. much more. They would take jobs in sectors more desperate for employment, while the Japanese would be far more competitive in finding work with the average American.

    Your main question is different then your second question. You literally speak as if a population, by the nature of their nationality is more apt to engage in criminal behavior. That is flawed and wrong; Mexicans do make up a higher proportion of those sentenced and incarcerated for crimes in the U.S.; but Mexicans are also disproportionately poor and historically and currently lack the same opportunities and privileges as the white majority; the same could be argued for African-Americans; who, despite their obvious advances into all socioeconomic sectors in the U.S., as a group tend to be poorer than the majority and are extremely overrepresented in the criminal system; part of this is institutional discrimination, but most of it comes down to poverty. Poor people of any race are more likely to engage in certain criminal acts than wealthier people.

    Your example of Japan is a very inadequate example for many reasons. First, how interesting that you choose an immigrant group from a country with relativel low crime. Japan is a rapidly aging and shrinking society; although historically Japanese immigrated to various parts of the world, most notably the U.S. and Brazil, today, many people of Japanese sense are actually emigrating and moving back to Japan. In terms of numbers, Japanese immigration to the U.S. is far more outpaced by many other countries around the world. Japan would certainly have a huge problem if 12 million Japanese left their country at a time when they seriously need to be opening up and accepting more immigration. They would give any incentives they could to keep young, money-making people in Japan. If the 12 million all happen to be elderly, which they disproportionately would be, this would cause even further aggravation on the U.S. health sector, which is significantly lacking jobs, as is the case around the developed world. Another reason why Mexicans would be better for the U.S., is that we could offer those legal immigrants incentives to work in healthcare professions that so desperately need workers. Your typical Japanese immigrant does not come to the U.S. to be a health-care worker or a nurse, as those jobs are not particularly well-paying or glamorous.

    Again, economically speaking, it would be more beneficial to the U.S. to grant citizenship to Mexican immigrants, and offer them incentives to take jobs that actually need workers, e.g. healthcare, agriculture, labor, etc. I mean what do you expect in terms of criminal statistics when you let in a million well-educated, English-knowing immigrants from one place and a million less-educated, less-fluent in English immigrants from somewhere else; which group do you think will be more successful, and does it reall have much to do with their nationality or their socioeconomic status?

    Japanese people are statistically among the most successful immigrant groups in the U.S., they are increasingly integrated and many are third, or fourth generation - they've been here as long as many white people. So I think your comparison of the exceptional case of Japan to Mexico is a bit farfetch'd.

    Let's be real here. Japanese people aren't moving to the U.S. anymore because we aren't the best place in the world to live. Same reason why flocks of Swedes and Germans are not longer heading over here. Mexico is a different story; American offers more to the average Mexican than Mexico does. We can keep building walls and scapegoating Mexicans for all our problems, or we can realize that maybe we a symbiotic relationship with our neighbors to the South wouldn't be so bad. We have something they need, but they have something we need too.

  • mcken
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    No brainer: the eastern. as quickly as we imprisoned each of those on the west coast, they did no longer insurrection interior the streets or moan or protest or have butt harm for something of their existence. No, they went directly to strengthen into between the optimal adorned unit in WWII. the result? The loyalty of eastern individuals became in no way puzzled back. Ever. on the different hand, Mexico has been a topic and eyesore for us via fact the Mexican-American conflict. Their electorate have broken into our usa and then disrespect our language and flag.

  • Julio
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    12 million Mexicans because the US needs the labour, and there is no reason why 12 million Japanese people would want to move to the US work there.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Japanese people are wealtheir than Americans.... why would they do that?? LOL

    Source(s): Japanese wouldnt want to come here.
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