Illegal Immigrants In The United States

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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 do not think illegal immigrants should receive the benefits of US citizens. Illegal immigrants are like…show more content…
Illegal immigrants want to work but don’t want to pay the taxes that go along with being employed in the United States. According to a report published by the investment firm Bear Stearns between 4 and 6 million jobs have shifted to the underground economy created by the illegal alien population since 1990. Many claim that the jobs illegal immigrants do are those that regular American “won't do“, but the repot counter that it would be more accurate to say that they are actually jobs Americans used to do before the influx of illegal immigrants, such as picking the lettuce, mowing grass, flipping burgers, digging ditches, and cleaning hotel rooms. According to that same report the United States looses approximately $35 billion a year in income tax collections from 5 million illegal immigrant workers because they are being paid for doing work, but not then paying taxes on that…show more content…
Just because they are here in this country doesn’t automatically grant them the rights and privileges of an American. If illegal immigrants want Americans have, then they have to go though the proper channels and go though the immigration process legally. Only after they are paying taxes and health insurance premiums do they get to be entitled to share in the benefits that America has to offer. As a nation we have worked hard to afford the affluence that we have and illegal immigrants have no right to cross the border and steal what they have not earned. Illegal immigrants may be people, but until they become American people, they need to go back where they cam from. If they want to come back they can do so legally and they will be welcomed with open

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