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.
Many people believe that is unfair that the illegal immigrants do not pay taxes and are getting and taking away jobs from other people. Others say that they are taking unwanted hard labor jobs so it does not matter. I learned that the solution of this problem is very complicated than I thought it would be. It is impossible for the pessimist to say to just deport all the illegal immigrants. It is also not fair just to let illegal immigrants just live the way as it is.
The government hopes to also gain the two hotels involved in the crime, sell them, and gain money for taxpayers (Barr). Unfortunately business owners aren’t the only citizens that neglect to report illegal immigrants, such as those in favor of illegal immigration. Those who disregard the law only undermine the policies set forth by the American government and ultimately hinder the enforcement of said laws. Here lies the biggest problem of present-day immigration, the United States government simply does not have the capacity to fully implement and uphold the current policies and laws that it has put in place. From massive borders to disobedient citizens, the United States government is unable to enforce their own policies of immigration.
The Undocumented in the U.S. Illegal Immigration has become a nationwide epidemic in the U.S. with an estimated 11.8 million undocumented immigrants in 2007 and accounting for 3 percent of the population. (Hoefer 1) Over the years the debate over whether or not to allow illegal immigrants to live and work in the United States has become a lengthy struggle for some that are trying to obtain citizenship legally. As an industrialized nation, the U.S. depends on these immigrants to provide a work for hire service for cheap during economic turmoil. There are several advantages that stem from illegal immigration that should be pointed out.
I. Opening the Case a. Overcrowding is a serious problem in our country and our land seems to be packed. Some people have entered the country legally through a visit visa, but then have stayed illegally and are working in various places; Immigrants are causing a lot of crowding in this country. These illegal and uninvited guests help themselves to jobs, education, welfare and unemployment compensation without paying taxes. More immigrants mean more opportunity for terrorists, drug dealers, and other criminals to enter the country.
Most of those illegal immigrants are uneducated; poor and they are intended to commit criminal activities. We can see those illegal immigrants are coming in U.S and utilizing the every government assistant programs available. Illegal immigrants didn’t works for the progress and development of the nation. Instead of doing benefit for the nations, they just think
The economy today is far worse off than it should be. Unemployment numbers are as high as they have ever been. The avoidance of taxes and loss of jobs to undocumented peoples is not helping our situation in the least bit. According an article by John B. Judis 92, percent of all illegal immigrants has a job of some sort (Judis 8). Over ten million jobs that are meant for Americans have been taken by undocumented people.
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
Many illegal immigrants get benefit from SS by using illegal social security cards. “But because of so many illegal workers who use bogus Social Security cards to get jobs, billions of dollars of Social Security deductions are made each year as well as employer payments into Social Security on behalf of those workers” (truthorfiction.com) Many think that illegal immigrants should not get any benefit from the social security money because even though they do pay taxes to the government as any other legal citizen do they think that’s the price they pay for working illegally in the United States. “[Illegal immigrants] paid into the system simply because that was the price to pay to get a in the United States.” (snopes.com) Also many believe that illegal immigrants get more benefits than what they deserve as "The average illegal immigrant family receives an average of $30,000 in governmental benefits! Yet they pay only about $9,000 in taxes per year. That creates a $21,000 shortfall that the American taxpayer has to make up.
At every point in the U.S. history large waves of immigrants have brought fear and uneasiness in the already established American population. At the country’s inception there was a well-established concept of the U.S. being a point of refuge for any immigrant seeking new opportunities or religious freedom. As more and more immigrants have poured into this beacon of democracy and financial stability it became obvious that this flow has to be controlled in some way. Although a concept not present in the U.S at its foundation, the term “illegal immigrant” has come to represent everything that can be seen as negative in the topic of immigration. Since most of the country are descendants of immigrants, there is more respect and tolerance to immigrants