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.
Most of the things these immigrants do in the U.S. is illegal; avoid taxes, work illegally, live illegally, etc. The biggest problem with them is that a majority of them do not pay taxes. Households with an illegal immigrant as the head of the house only pay 1/3 of the federal taxes, or ¼ as much as a legal household. The debt that illegal immigrants cause to the economy is far greater than the good they do. As Steven A. Camarota tells in The High Cost of Cheap Labor: Illegal Immigration and the Federal Budget, “Households headed by illegal aliens imposed more than $26.3 billion in costs on the federal government in 2002 and paid only $16 billion in taxes.
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.
The United States is getting desperate; they have already fallen short of recruiting goals which is raising the need for more people to join the military. Hence the military has eliminated almost all of the prior requirements to join. Don’t have a high school diploma… that is fine, a person does not even have to be an American citizen. That is correct the United States military is taking in illegals, the same people (United States government) who say that they are trying to deport and prevent illegals from being in America is doing the exact opposite it’s total hypocrisy. So what are people suppose to believe that illegal residents are taking jobs that American’s want?
economy? YES Undocumented immigrants contribute to our economy as workers, taxpayers, and consumers. They account for 5 percent of the total U.S. labor force, and at least a quarter of the workers in industries like construction, agriculture, groundskeeping, meat processing, and textile production. All undocumented immigrants pay sales and property taxes, and--contrary to popular belief--most pay federal and state income taxes as well, even though they're not eligible for Social Security, Medicare, or the many other programs their tax dollars help fund. Undocumented immigrants also spend billions of dollars each year, which supports our economy and helps create new jobs.
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
Several states in United States are trying to allow illegal immigrants to pay discounted instate tuition at public colleges-rates that are even unavailable to U.S. citizens that have a out-state status. In hosting America's largest population of illegal immigrants, California bears a huge cost to provide education to this fast growing and low income population. Data from the Federation for American Immigration Reform shows that about 6 billion dollars are spent on the education of illegal aliens each year. Even though public colleges in California are receiving significantly less in-state education funding under the nationwide budget shortfall, the population of illegal alien students is increasing by thirteen percent each year since 2006.
This type of business is currently illegal in the United States, except in certain parts of Nevada. This multi-billion dollar business has been a big problem in the United States. Besides the moral issues surrounding prostitution, many people see how some of the people controlling the business are sometime mobsters or criminals living off some of these women. These moral issues surrounding prostitution has made it difficult to come up with legislation in order to legalize prostitution.
Because of the 1982 United States Supreme Court decision of Plyler vs. Doe, states are required to provide illegal immigrant students with a free public school education. Thirteen years after this Court decision, public school systems in states with large illegal immigrant populations are going bankrupt (Grandrath 3). According Walsh, Public education has cost U.S. taxpayer an estimated $2 trillion since 1980 when President Jimmy Carter rewarded his supporters in the National Education Association (NEA), the teachers union, by creating the U.S. Department of Education (1). There are an estimated 1.5 million school-aged illegal immigrants in the United States public education system and the government spends an estimated $12 billion annually to educate them. The biggest chunks are spent by California ($7.7 billion) and Texas (3.9 billion), where the situation has become a public education crisis with no end in sight (Illegal Immigrants Cause Public School Crisis 1).
The impact of illegal immigrants in the United States can largely impact the economy in both beneficial and negative ways. This particular debate is very controversial and after doing some research I too, can see both sides this controversial issue has on our economy. One particular article I read on the New York Times was examining an illegal immigrant who came over from Guatemala to New York and was working on construction sites, as essentially, an assistant to the electricians and carpenters by transporting heavy equipment and cleaning up the work sites (Davidson, 2013). This job was earning Pedro Chan an estimated $25,000 a year income, which is considerably less than the average construction worker in New York, and unless Chan learned