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.
This topic is of importance to the people of the United States because there are around 12 million illegal immigrants living and working in this nation. Though these people should not have come illegally into this country, nevertheless now that they are here our economy is more bountiful because of it. More than a third of all non-legal immigrants are working in just three cities; Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. This alone takes out a lot of the argument from people who think that illegal immigrants are stealing their jobs. Furthermore these immigrants are taking whatever jobs they can find, and because of this they are doing some of the most undesired jobs in the nation.
Can you still live the American dream? The immigration in the United States has become more and more illegal. People are being smuggled every day into the country, only to live at better life, and to start all over, but the success is very limited, since the immigrants live in fear of being deported every day, so they live their live with a low-profile: staying out of trouble and working many hours every day for very low paycheck. Is this really a dream come true? At the moment, there are estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, and it only seems impossible to deport each and every one of them, since it would cost too much, and the idea itself sounds impossible.
With hard economic times all over the world there are always people flocking to America for the chance at starting over and making something of themselves. The problem is the way that many of the immigrants choose to cross the borders. With an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants there is always going to be the debate on how to deal with the problem and if they are doing the economy good or destroying it. Illegal immigration affects all parts of the economy negativly. The three main parts of the economy that illegal immigration affect negatively are the education system, the healthcare system, and the justice system.
Illegal immigrants work the hard jobs in this country as they take the jobs that they can get. Now, I am not glorifying illegal immigrants on any account, I believe that they should have immigrated to the United States through legal means, I believe they should need to apply for green cards and pay taxes. The point I am trying to make is that, the illegal immigrants do difficult work in this country that nobody would take if it was offered (the stereotyped migrant work, factory jobs, etc. ), so why do people complain (“Illegal
Some debates talk about citizenship, border security, driver's license, mass deportations, threats, economic burdens, and higher crime rates. For example, in America, 72% of legal citizens oppose allowing illegal immigrants the ability to obtain a driver's license (Miller). Other problems create disadvantages towards American citizens and workers, such as the Southwest seeing an increase in mass murders, sexual assaults, kidnappings, shootings, armed robberies, burglaries, and more, most being tied to illegal immigration (Greenblatt). These problems further drain public budgets and intensify competition for jobs, social services, and low-cost affordable housing because of the congestion in cities and towns that involve minorities, the homeless, everyday citizens, and both legal and illegal immigrants. Throughout the current wave of immigration, polls have consistently found that the public, at large, favors curbing immigration.
Enforcement of immigration laws will require additional measures beyond a border fence should restrict the illegal entry. Many of the stakeholders are poorly educated, unskilled workers. They fill the sort of jobs that most native-born Americans will not take, at least not for the same price. List possible competing values and goals that could be at play? Competing values and goals: The illegal immigrants view the United States as
"Low skilled immigration greases the wheels of the U.S labor market," economist George Borjas accurately describes 21st Century America. Today, our country is a diverse nation filled and dependent upon immigrants, whether they are properly documented or not. The United States benefits from all immigrants, both legal and illegal, but there are Americans who object the idea of illegal immigration. There is a common perception that illegal immigrants are sucking up the benefits of the government and taking American's jobs, but the reality is that America is benefitting more from illegal immigrants because they are contributing immensely to society. Since illegal immigrants contribute to America by paying taxes, working hard- labor jobs, and restricting
José Gómez Rhetoric September 17, 2014 Illegal Mexican Immigration Illegal immigration is an issue that has been bothering the United States since the early 1900s. Since our countries’ past, racism towards minorities almost felt normal; our country has came a long way and people are finally starting to come around to the fact that minorities aren't going anywhere. The topic seems to be very easily debatable in our society because of the societal biased that comes with illegal immigrants. Some people say that illegal immigration could benefit the United States economy through additional tax revenue; they contend that immigrants have already imprinted
Some people have been looking for a job for a long time, and the illegal immigrants are taking them. Also some of these illegal immigrants are receiving health care in the US and they shouldn’t be getting that at all. They are leeches to our crumbling economy. Another problem that is caused by illegal immigration is drug trafficking. These drugs that are being