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Digital and mobile citizenship are among the most recent innovations concerning Latino immigrants in the United States of America. It is a type of innovation that has been brought about to develop the idea of embracing foreign-born workers. Much doubt and constraining migration laws eliminated, this innovation will perhaps be among the main milestones in enhancing the economic scope of the United States. With most migrants being either illegal or undocumented for, this type of citizenship will ensure that the question moves from legality of migrants to their capability to be productive (Nager et al., 2016). This removes them from a liability ideology as highly seen with President Donald Trump views especially in a legal type of way to being a pillar of growth to the United States economy (Nager et al., 2016). Therefore this innovation is definitely worth the support and commitment from the company considering that it is bound to create more advantages than disadvantages for the United States and other willing investors.
This makes digital and mobile citizenship innovation a great area for the company to take part in considering its overwhelming capabilities of growth and development. First, regarding the evidence that the United States lacks a sufficient working-age population, the state will definitely need to rely on a new source of labor to fill this gap (Nager et al., 2016).
Increased number of digital citizenship for Latinos will change the constantly stagnant labor force growth which will, in turn, encourage development and productivity (Mossberger, Tolbert & Hamilton, 2012). This can, however, be successful if an increased number of immigrants can be viewed as a concept aimed at broadening and not necessarily diminishing opportunities for native-born Americans (Ellermann, 2013). This is because migrants tend to create complementary job opportunities in high shortage occupations such as catering, agriculture, and tourism that most natives do not venture into (Hirschman & Mogford, 2009).
Moreover, this innovation will increase the productivity of the United States by increasing the workforce. Immigrants that also get into Scientific, Technological, Engineering, and Math (STEM) carriers have also proven to constitute over Thirty-five percent of innovators in the United States (Mossberger, Tolbert & Hamilton, 2012). This is clear proof that more chances for immigration will be more beneficial to the United States. These individuals can further deepen the pool of potential innovators and entrepreneurs thereby can clearly be among the citizens that will generate future incomes and revenue for the states.
Problems of developing the innovation and solutions
The major problem facing the implementation of this innovation is definitely the current president Donald Trump’s ideologies that are constantly changing immigration policies (Nager et al., 2016). These policies clearly favor Native Americans at the expense of immigrants; it further discourages the numbers of immigrants entering the United States (Hirschman & Mogford, 2009). Secondly, digital apartheid in areas like Mexico has seen most Latinos not be able to access or find it really hard to access the internet. This access hardship makes it impossible for the digital citizenship becoming more than just an idea. This evident digital divide is definitely a hindrance to the faster development of digital citizenship (Nager et al., 2016).
Filling these gaps in national policies and digital development for both Native Americans and immigrants will be crucial in encouraging digital migration and the various advantages that come alongside it (Hirschman & Mogford, 2009). Finally, as contemporary internet comes alongside with civic value in terms of political knowledge and awareness civic responsibilities and changes by citizens, this development will be crucial for Latino immigrants.
The issue of digital citizenship has been massively debated on from both diplomatic and political capacities. This is because the concept itself is capable of changing diplomatic and political scopes in the states (Yilmaz, 2012). Other debates about this type of innovativeness concerning migrants arise from concerns about privacy and security of data given by citizens. These debates have over time seen a much aggressive debate against digital citizenship known as the Internet Policy Debate (Nager et al., 2016).
This policy sees an online ecosystem full of negative effects to national norms and sees the innovation as a means of nationalizing individual’s data and personal information which is an invasion of privacy. This debate claims that the state has enough problems already as it is protecting the data it has and that collecting more data will be just adding to the problem. This concern is, however, a reasonable one but to counter it, information that will be used for digital citizenship is similar information that the government already has. This makes it a debate that can be challenged by the higher number of advantages than risks involved therefore making digital citizenship a concept that can keep evolving and improving with time.
Finally is the most important of all debates, the immigration debate a debate that proposes that over seventy percent of citizens in California are Latino (Yilmaz, 2012). This creates proof that a huge number of citizens are immigrants. The ideology behind this debate is that immigration is inevitable even amidst strict immigration laws aimed at curbing the scope of rising migration (Ellermann, 2013). This debate aims at changing the talks from illegal migrants present in the country to how these migrants can be made legal in order for their support as migrants to be better felt by the state (Yilmaz, 2012). This will, therefore, need the cooperation of homeland security naturalization records to achieve in order for the United States to experience the benefits that come with digital citizenship.
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