(PresidentialWire.com)- The Biden White House is concerned about the state of the U.S. economy, according to Newsmax. The key to elongated prosperity is allowing more immigrants into the country and increasing funding of childcare, according to the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
The labor supply has been cut short in recent years given the aging working demographic and declining workforce participation in both men and women. The CEA wants to take steps to counter these diminishing forces and issued a report that calls for immigration reform and a balance between the home and work.
CEA Chair Cecilia Rouse said that failing to act on these would be trouble for the economy, but Republican control of the House is already ensuring some pushback from these ideas. However, Rouse argues that these issues are economic, not political.
The aging demographic will be counterbalanced by legalizing the status of 11 million undocumented workers, the report from the CEA states. The measure will allegedly not affect the employment of existing workers and citizens.
Beginning in 1965, with the passage of the Hart-Cellar Act, immigration was opened up to South American countries, Eastern Europeans, and Asians, according to American Pigeon. Preserving “American homogeneity” was seen as racist during the Civil Rights era and still is. At the end of 2020, with the election already behind the world and Joe Biden reportedly accepted as the winner, hope blanketed South Americans who believed that the southern border would once again be open to them.
From 2021 to 2022, Customs and Border Protection encountered 4,113,630 migrants, indicating an uptick of 80% since President Biden took office. In January, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador thanked Biden for not building “even one meter of wall.”
Since taking office, the foreign-born population that has been released into the U.S. is approaching two million, according to Fox News.