Illegal Immigration Outline

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Illegal Immigration & The U.S. Economy By Dom Straub Honors English 11 Block One Ms. L. Harris 03 January 2012 Outline I. Introduction A. Statistics 1. Negative Impact 2. Positive Impact B. Thesis – “In general, illegal immigrants do more damage than they do good for the economy and create even more of a deficit to an already weakened U.S economy.” I. First Body A. Taxes B. National Debt C. Jobs II. Second Body A. Mexican Immigration is taking over this country. Mexicans are pouring into this country, many looking for job opportunities and many of them doing it illegally. There are nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in this country and that number is on the rise. The effect of this widespread movement into the U.S. is a weakening economy. The cost of these illegal immigrants is high and with the economic situation we’re currently in, we can’t afford any additional expenses. However, there is a slight benefit to illegal immigrants. They are still consumers and they consume U.S. goods and, contrary to many people’s ideas, most do pay…show more content…
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. This creates a net fiscal deficit of almost $10.4 billion, or $2,700 per illegal household” (Camarota), which is far higher than the average
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