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What would happen to the UK and USA if ALL immigration stopped?

this is a reshape of a former question, i'm hoping to aquire less off topic responces from the rephrasing. Specificly what would happen to the socially on both a local and global scale. What would happen economically on a global and social scale.

Asked By: poo - 8/29/2007
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In both countries similar things would happen. In both countries, immigrants supply a huge fraction of the very low skill, low cost labor, and the very high skill, high cost labor... More
Answered By: Thomas M - 8/29/2007
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I'm not sure about the UK, but in the USA food would cost a lot more because farmers would have to pay enough to get non-immigrants to work on their farms. Also everyone would have to clean their own houses and cook their own hamburgers. On the positive side our schools and emergency rooms wouldn't be as crowded.
Answered By: Sjean - 8/29/2007
 
Nothing would "happen" for a while. Eventually there would be some economic effects due to the absence of cheaper labor. In the US we're almost at Zero Population Growth with the exception if immigrants.
Answered By: roadhazzards - 8/29/2007
 
This is a good question! I wish I had a better answer... More
Answered By: cvq3842 - 8/29/2007
 
it would mean that the best and brightest would try to go to other countries for opportunity like Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other European countries... I think English wouldnt be such a prominent language, not all immigrants are poor.
Answered By: Petey V3.0 - 8/29/2007
 
Depends. They already achieved their goal of an Hispanic majority in California. I might not reap the benefits unless I moved. However the rest of the country would not have to go through what i am and those who just don't get it will never have to. They will continue to have their jobs and benefits and as many... More
Answered By: Charmed - 8/29/2007
 
All......legal and illegal? I would say for the US....a much needed period of breathing and adjustment phase... More
Answered By: peanuthead - 8/29/2007
 
Immigration is like a food chain. For example if you mosquito's disappeared (not comparing Mexicans or immigrants as mosquito's) the food chain will suffer immensely. Slowly insects that depend on mosquito's will die off and it will be a repeat effect. What I am trying to say is without immigration, jobs will diminish... More
Answered By: William Z - 8/29/2007
 
emmigration would begin!
Answered By: Nic - 8/29/2007
 
Crime rates and terrorists would disappear
Answered By: ferengifighter - 8/29/2007
 
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