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Illegal immigration is a big problem In the United States. According to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States rose from 8.4 million in 2000 to 10.3 million in 2004. Illegal immigrants take advantage of the system put in place to assist natural born or naturalized Americans. Illegal immigrants use the educational and economic programs for their own ends at the cost to taxpayers and Americans who actually need them. Americans work hard too and it doesn’t seem right that illegal immigrants can come and use up all of the benefits that were supposed to go to hard working Americans.
I. Introduction a. Audience Hook: “Immigration law and policy cannot be divorced from issues of race, national origin, ethnicity and color” (Dobkin, 2009). b. Thesis Statement: Research will show that immigration policies are ineffective because of stereotyping, social profiling, and area economics. c. Preview of Main points: i. Stereotypes and racial profiling has shaped immigration policies in America.
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
Title: Welfare Fraud Artie Swift Kaplan University Professor: Patricia Vineski CM220-11 College Composition II 04/04/2012 The United State social welfare programs exist to help underprivileged individuals or families in desperate times of need obtain access to living needs such as housing and food for those who qualify for the programs. These social welfare programs are funded by taxpayers in order to keep them available, the benefits which include but are not limited to the following: unemployment benefits, temporary assistance for needy families, financial aid for education, and food stamps. Due to the high unemployment rates across the nation with an unclear certainty of when things will change for the better has caused some adverse effect on people who are trying to support their family. Many individuals are facing tough economic times and from their set backs and many make the illegal choice to alter their income on federal documents in order to obtain the maximum amount of welfare funds to support their families. Defrauding the government via
I believe the reason we are in an economic crisis, the reason our growth as a country has tapered off, and the reason so many poor people can’t picture good futures for themselves, as well as their children, is because of inequality in this country (Johnson). We’ve allowed a few very wealthy people to accumulate a massive amount of political and economic power in this country. We have unknowingly built a financial, economic, and political oligarchy here, and until we break from that oligarchy or put it behind us by “reforming the banking system and changing the way finances are organized in this country”, we're not going to have anything that we will feel is appropriate to call a dream (Johnson). Where is the dream for those living on the street and begging for food and spare change? Where is the dream for the child at school with no supplies?