Professor Bailey Written Composition October 24, 2012 Illegal Immigrants Help More than they Hurt Going back in history you probably can recall that America was founded by illegal immigrants. Without them who know if we would even be. So why are we so hard on the illegal immigrants now? They made a change once who’s to say they can’t and won’t do it again but things can only happen by opportunity and availability. We have the availability we just need to give them the opportunity.
There are millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States, there impact on economy and the society can be perceived as negative impact on to the American people. In 2006, Congress estimated that 12 million undocumented immigrants are living in the USA and are trying to deal with proposals to regularize their status. Since 9/11, tougher laws and rules have governed the admission of students, refugees, and people from Muslim countries. United States spends billions of dollars every year to support needy illegal immigrants. Therefore, the United States has so many economic issues.
They argue that illegal aliens are criminals and social and economic burdens to law-abiding Americans. But for the most part those American citizens would never work or be satisfied with the dirty downgraded jobs those illegal immigrants come to happily take. “If illegal immigration came to a standstill, it would disrupt the economy,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Economy.com. “It would lead to higher prices for many goods and services, and some things literally would not get done. It would be a major adjustment for our economy, for
Finally, President Obama wants to prevent the exploitation of illegal immigrants by giving employers a dependable way to verify citizenship status (“Immigration Reform”). I am in favor of this reform because I do not believe people coming to this country in search of a better life should be punished because of our inadequate immigration
Throughout the current wave of immigration, polls have consistently found that the public, at large, favors curbing immigration. African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans believe the levels of immigration are too high, as well as 90% think that illegal immigration is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem in the U.S. today (Miller). Another main statistic is that 81% think it is unfair to grant rights to illegal immigrants while thousands wait to come to the U.S. legally. However, a focus on this problem
Immigration, damaging or helpful? Immigration has been a problem in the United States since before the country was established. Many citizens and politicians claim that illegal immigration is a hindrance to the country’s economy because immigrants take American jobs and that they don’t pay taxes. They also agree that our government spends too much money in keeping them out. People on the other side of this argument claim that immigrants help by taking unwanted jobs with very little pay, and in doing that they are helping keep the prices of domestic goods down across the country.
I live in a neighborhood that consists of illegal immigrants as well as other cultures. Our borders of the United States join other countries. Our United States are made up of immigrants coming from other countries to prosper and escape persecution from their native lands. Are we becoming too proud to open our doors to the people trying to better their lives or are we being closed minded to others who need our help. The illegal immigrants that are already here and have begun their lives here should be able to stay without persecution from our government and be offered immunity to stay here as an American citizen and live the life they choose to live.
If the immigrants would just follow instructions and do everything the correct way, we would not have to make laws and requirements against them. Overpopulation is another huge problem that involves illegal immigration and is only getting worse. A rise in human population can cause a number of issues in the United States such as poverty and pollution. Another huge risk is that the immigrant, no matter what age, may
For example, in the Heritage study, the low-income immigrant households became surrogates for illegal foreign households, which would cause the 38 percent of total federal expenditures on general public goods on illegal aliens (Martin & Ruark, 2010, p. 30). Government has to spend more on transportation services, administrative support services and other services to these people. Moreover, the government increases the spending for border security. According to the report of Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project, there were 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S., up from 11.5 million in 2011. In order to control this situation, the government has to strength the border security.
The United States is already drowning in debt, meanwhile we spend millions of dollars on immigration prevention. Immigrants could be the answer to increasing our yearly revenue, by collecting taxes every year, it would raise millions of dollars. As a country we are so focused on trying to prevent illegal immigrants that we are being blinded by the fact that we are living amongst them in our everyday lives. No matter how much money we spend, or how much security we build on our borders, this country was built on immigrants; they aren't going anywhere so we mine as well get used to them. The workforce is full of opportunities that even middle to low classed Americans do not want.