With the globalization reaching its peak in our present world limits between different nations, various cultures are simply dissolving, making the whole planet one big family. Even though every country has the number of immigration laws that make it harder to enter the country, there is no stopping this process at this point. And it gradually turns into a problem of global scale.
The most important issue for contemporary society is the constant reduction of the indigenous population of the most developed countries. This process represents the main threat to the U.S., since it weakens the state and can end up with a gradual disappearance of the native settlers on that particular territory. In the rich and developed countries, where modernization, and the process of transition to a postmodern society are finished, the demographics of the native population has been steadily falling, with this process being only partially compensated by the presence of migration, which is easy to do due to high mobility of people caused by globalization. So the solution of the problem of native population decline in the U.S. is found in huge influx of immigrants from around the world and, especially from the poorest countries in Latin America, which makes it possible to maintain a positive demographic balance, despite a drop in the birth rate among Native Americans. This is as well accompanied by a rapid change of American identity that alarms prominent American political analysts. A similar situation can be traced in Europe also, where the population decline is offset by the influx of immigrants from the Muslim East and Africa.
Many people state that the process of global immigration brings mostly positive, giving a chance to all people to have equal living conditions, but, unfortunately, this question is not as easy as it seems. The melting pot of ethnicities and cultures leads to people losing their ethnical identity that can lead to a country without a culture. Moreover, it constantly causes serious social, cultural, and ethnic issues and conflicts between ethnic groups, between the native population and foreigners with a different religion, which might end up with conflicts on the state level.
Economic support from the state could become the needed answer for the growth of the birth rate of the native population, encouraging couples to have kids, without being too worried about the future, but as the experience of the developed modern and postmodern countries indicates the clear pattern between the economic aid and the birth rate, showing that richer, and more socially modernized society is likely to have less newborn children. This can be easily explained with individualism and selfishness of such society, which makes couples prefer personal comfort, easy life and the pursuit of the pleasures of their own, rather than taking care of children. On the contrary, high birth rates along with no demographical problems can be observed in quite poor societies, where the high amount of native settlers can be explained with traditions, primarily of a religious character.
Therefore, in order to solve the uprising problem, the immigration laws should be redone in order to regulate the number of immigrants coming to one particular country. And I am quite confident that it is better to put money into the development of poor countries so that each immigrant would prefer to stay at his home country, rather than going half the world seeking better life.
Huntington, Samuel P. Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2005. Print.