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Jim Gilchrist, MBA, CPA, Founder and President of The Minuteman Project, in an Aug. 26, 2005 speech titled “The Crushing Economic Burden of Illegal Immigration” said, “I’ve tried to figure out the costs since I have this tax background. What is the cost to each of us as taxpayers to support 30 million illegal aliens, many of whom are working in the underground economy and not contributing to the tax system? And yet they’re using the system that bona fide taxpayers provide and pay for…” (Gilchrist) United States immigration policy has, with a wink and a nod, encouraged the growth of a low rate sector that is supplied to a large degree by unauthorized workers. Perhaps employers and consumers are benefitting, but as citizens, Americans are abetting the growth of an underprivileged class. Research shows that between 40 and 50 percent of wage loss among low skilled Americans is due to the immigration of low skilled workers.
Immigration: A Problem Increasing Every Year Immigration Immigration started back in 1492 with Columbus and the pilgrims when he wanted to discover more land. He was really looking for a quicker route East when he stopped on what is now called America, and people have migrated from that point on. So mostly everyone in America back then was an immigrant. But it wasn’t until the year of 1892, when more than 12 million immigrants made their first stop in America at the Ellis Island Immigration Station. As a matter of fact, more than 40 percent of Americans can trace their family history back to Ellis Island.
Crime and Delinquency, 43, 533-547. Guide to State and Local Census Geography (2011). U. S. Department of Commerce, http:// www.census.gov/geo/www/guidestloc/st72_pr.html Topalli, Volkan, (2006). the Seductive Nature of Autotelic Crime: How Neutralization Theory Serves as a Boundary Condition for Understanding Hardcore Street Offending. Sociological Inquiry, 76 (4), 475 - 501.
According to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS), the number of unauthorized immigrants resided in the United States as of March 2012 is estimated to be 11.6 million (Frequently Asked). As we all know, the more consumers spend their money, the more consumers help build the economy, helping businesses stay open and most importantly, help create jobs. One argument against illegal immigrants is that they are taking jobs that should belong to citizens. The truth is that the spending by illegal immigrants employs about 5% of the total workforce of the United States. Taking that into consideration, if the United States deported all illegal immigrants, the unemployment rate would rise from 8% to about 13%.
It has been stated enforcing SB 1070 is costing Arizona over 141 million dollars. Additionally, Arizona’s financial crisis must endure the boycotts, protests, uprisings, court litigations, and economic sanctions to repeal such a ridiculous law. According to Republican congressman Raul Grijalva, Arizona is in a bigger dark hole economically now than prior to the enforcement of SB 1070. Arizona has lost billions of dollars in trade retail sales, visitations, and tourism all from this law (Grijalva). In her research study conducted at the University of Arizona, Judith Gans concluded that the total fiscal cost of all immigrants was approximately $1.4 billion in 2004.
Motivation of Hate crimes: Characteristics and Laws Hate crimes pose serious social problems. In spite of the hate crime legislation, the rate of hate crimes is increasing. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) Program collects data for crimes motivated by biases against race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. According to the UCR Program’s Data, 7,722 reported hate crime incidents in 2006. Comparing to the last year’s result, 7,163, hate crime incidents increased by 7.2%.
America’s primary goal is national security and when thousands of illegal immigrants travel into the U.S. each year, any one of those illegal immigrants could have plans to wreak havoc on this country. Gang members could be affiliated with terrorist groups who have ill-intentions for America, jeopardizing public safety (I’d rather my pink Caddy not have bullet holes in it). Along with the violence, illegal immigrants take jobs away from legal residence (right about here is where I ran out of stuff to say so I B.S.-ed it to make it longer, just bein’ honest). It’s proven that illegal immigrants are more likely to do lower paying jobs that involve more labor than legal Americans, but in the long run those jobs would be filled by previously un-employed citizens. This would strengthen America’s economy in the long run and reduce how much the government pays out to
In the mid-2000s, when crime rates were declining fast, almost 70% of Americans wrongly said that crime rates had risen over the past year. Analysis: Why gun controls are off the agenda in America What force on earth could convince Americans that down is up? The most powerful force of all: television. TV news -- and especially local TV news -- is dominated by news of violent crime, the more spectacular and murderous the better. TV news creates a false picture of a country under attack by rampaging criminals, and especially nonwhite criminals.
Crime in the United States increased by 15 percent last year, and property crime was up by 12 percent according to a recently released government survey (Durden, 2013). According to a national survey conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), (2012), shows that between 2008 and 2011, the use of illicit drug use among Americans has increased from 8% to 9.1%. There are many reasons why an individual would commit such a crime; however, two issues of the underlying causes being addressed are homelessness and drug use and they relate to the crime rate in the United States. Although the examination into homelessness has been slowed down by practical and ethical concerns, an increase in research has provided a substantial amount of awareness into the needs of homeless persons (Vitelli, 2005). Homelessness results from a multifaceted set of circumstances that require people to choose between food, shelter, medication, and other basic necessities (Gelberg, Linn, & Leake, 1988).