Women over age 34 have decreased fertility. The increase in prime family age adults living like kids with their parents will be a decrease in the birth rate compared with the traditional arrangements. The Macro impact of a smaller future work force with increasing burdens from older generations will be devastating.
That’s why our government should spend as much effort on a skilled and unskilled labor immigration bill as they have on the chip subsidy and Medicare drug negotiability bills.
We desperately need educated and highly-skilled self-supporting immigrants willing to fill the thousands of technical jobs presently available. We also desperately need healthy, strong, able-bodied laborers to work in nursing homes, assisted living, childcare, hospital sanitation, waste management, landscape maintenance, painting, tile-laying, roofing, carpentry, HVAC, plumbing, car repair, vegetable produce, fruit picking, animal husbandry, slaughterhouses, food processing, freight loading, railway maintenance, quarrying, mining, water/sewer treatment, and an untold number of other muscular labor-dependent fields.
Based on the below-linked reported government figures, it appears that Southwest US Customs and Border Patrol officers have encountered 1,746,119 individuals coming across the border for dispersal across the nation during Fiscal Year 2022 (October-June). This figure does not, of course, include an unknown number of border-crossers who were able to pass unnoticed or successfully evade border enforcement officials.
Retirements, deaths, and falling birthrate numbers among current US citizens need not be alarming. Productive immigrants are absolutely essential to overcoming the negative workforce demographic trends you correctly identify. With program planning, funding, and implementation, the US might be able to welcome not just unskilled hordes, but also multimillion numbers of voluntarily immigrating technical college, math, science, and engineering graduates from around the world.
At the very least, all border-crossers should be fingerprinted, identified, quarantined, examined, vaccinated, tested for disease, DNA-swabbed, and interviewed to inventory for skills and assignment to potential employers or to one of the thousands of government, NGO, and charitable organizations for gradual integration into the working population.
We need a January 6th-style funded and focused commission dedicated 24/7 to developing and promoting intelligently-designed border practices. We can develop policies and practices based on maximizing immigrant productivity, minimizing economic dependency, and mandatory completion of practical English language coursework.
With sufficient effort in Washington, D.C., the United States could within a matter of years, not decades, achieve a level of economic development, immigration, and individual productivity that could overcome the problems caused by retiring and childless Americans.
It’s not impossible if we re-direct our attention from destroying each other politically to training and developing a productive workforce immigration process. We MUST focus our attention on growing a productive population if we are not to devolve into a melee of scavengers picking over the bones of a successful nation-state that our forebears built for us but we failed to maintain.