Illegal immigration is a problem that affects all Americans. Illegal immigration into the United States is a huge social and economical problem. It is not only unfair but a burden to both Americans and the home country of the illegal immigrant. People coming to the United States illegally cost the American tax payer, harms the American workforce, undermines legal immigrants, and affects every citizen in the United States. Illegal Immigration into America is not a group of people coming here to do good service and help our economy.
People argue that immigrants occupy the jobs that most natives don’t want but they are actually in competition with each other. The United States is already over saturated with unskilled labor as it is, and it would be unfair to allow illegal aliens to supplant access of employers to legal workers. So supplying the flow of legal workers must be the first priority. The reason so many immigrants work these undesired jobs is because they don’t have much education under their belt. The government is allowing immigrants to enter the country with less than satisfactory education skills.
Immigrants obtain jobs that many Americans are too good to do such as lawn care, maintenance in the home or business, and farm work. Immigrants often get paid very little; they are very hard workers because they are usually very poor and come to America to make a better life for themselves and their families. The con’s of illegal immigrants is that they work off the books and do not contribute to social security or pay taxes. A majority of illegal immigrants rely on government assistance and this costs Americans a lot of money. New immigration reform laws have some good ways to gain control over illegal immigration; however, allowing more immigrants into the United States on top of the 11 million that are already here trying to obtain residency, is absurd.
Many immigrants try to come over from the borders and some succeed and some don’t. The ones that succeed come over and most the time can’t find work because they do not have papers, but can still get help from our government when it comes to the new health care plans and such from Obama. Also when it comes to smuggling there is always two people sometimes more that cause these illegal immigrants to pay them so that way they can show them a route to hopefully make it to the United States and if they don’t make it across then they don’t get their money back and will eventually pay these guys again and will probably not succeed so these guys who are smugglers make more money than probably half of America in which they are actually working for their money. Also a huge topic with illegal immigrants coming over is Terrorism. Many say if the government would come up with better ways to stop this then 9/11 may have never even occurred, and this event is one of the biggest tragedies in history and is still in issue across the seas in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
These areas affect American's standard of living which can cause great concern and discussion. Many Americans argue that illegal immigrants are taking all of their jobs leaving many unemployed. "…The more that illegal aliens are able to take jobs in a sector of the economy, the less attractive the sector becomes to U.S workers, and the greater appearance of validity to the lie that only illegal aliens are willing
Due to the fact that illegal immigrants don’t have a legal status in the country, their options of jobs aren’t much they have to settle for low paying jobs that others with a legal status wouldn’t do(Medrano). According to Lourdes Medrano in 2004 the movie “A day without a Mexican” made many people to their eyes of how effected the country would be if the people who performed all the farm work in out in the fields in the scorching sun would not return. Not only would it affect the employers who day after day relay on their work but it will effect the economy as the agricultural industry would decrease. After all , each individual is going to have their own opinion on whether illegal immigrants should be able to remain in the country or deported. While some argue that they should be deported others believe they shouldn’t.
Illegal immigrants become employed in “low skilled jobs” that no one else wants to work. These jobs can be from working in fast food to working on a farm. Many people have tried to take it into their own hands to try and stop immigrants from crossing the US and Mexican border but the most successful has been the Customs and Border Protection. The CBP falls under Homeland Security with the workforce of more than 42,000 sworn Federal Agents and
Among other things, employment law provides the opportunity for wage replacement of disability due to workplace injury and if possible, promotes return-to-work in the worker’s former job (Annarino & Hayden, 2006). It is also noted under the federal immigration law that undocumented or illegal aliens cannot lawfully work in the United States and employers cannot consciously employ them. However, insufficient enforcement of immigration laws had enabled the widespread hiring of undocumented workers in low-wage and labor-intensive sectors of the U.S. economy. An imposing question of this dilemma is whether illegal alien workers have the right to enforce state law
It costs approximately $15 billion to provide welfare to illegal immigrants each year. “Most illegal immigrants are part of the working classes, and do not have any special skills or a good education. Many of these people live on government benefits even in Mexico.” (Kim, 2011) Many of these illegal immigrants are working in this country illegally, most of their earnings are sent back to Mexico to their families, keeping it out of the American economy. To patrol the U.S. border with Mexico it costs approximately $2.7 billion per year. Illegal immigration from Mexico is having a negative social impact on the United States as well.
| Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration | | | | | English Composition I Thomas Buffington 04/21/2011 | Illegal immigration affects every citizen in the United States in a negative way by keeping our taxes high, stealing American jobs, and making our country unsafe. Although this country was founded by immigrants we are no longer trying to build a country. There are Americans here struggling to pay bills, find jobs and live free of danger. Government agencies have tried to crack down on these immigrants but have been unsuccessful in their efforts so far. The problem is continuing to get worse and will eventually cause a decline in the American way of life.