employers’ reasoning for hiring illegal immigrants is wrong and unjust, as supported by the theories of Immanuel Kant and John Rawls. Looking past the immediate injustice of the issue, we can see that this hiring is wrong because it has a negative impact on America in many aspects. United States employers paying under-market wages and benefits to undocumented workers depresses wages for all American workers, and thus these greedy companies make huge profits at the expense of these illegals and the working citizens in the United States. Also, a report of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration in 2011 showed that illegal immigrants received $7.3 billion more from 2005 to 2010 from the IRS than they paid in federal income taxes (Schulkin 1). Our country is currently experiencing a massive debt, and I do not think it is appropriate solely looking at the issue in a factual manner that we allow illegal immigrants into our society or work place.
This situation is not one to rationalize about. It should not be tolerated. There are many factors involved in the negative economic impact of illegal immigrants. I and many others feel that they are a threat to America's economy. We are loosing jobs, paying for them to be here, and giving them free stuff.
Often, people are against increased immigration as a result of the influence of your opinion in government and society, creating an “anti-immigrant feeling” that has spread throughout the world and created “patterns of discrimination and criminalization” (Anderson). This has caused much of the blame for a poor economy or society to be put upon immigrants, whether it is their fault or not (Anderson). John Isbister, professor at Princeton University, is an excellent example of the portion of American citizens that carry such a mindset. He states that having too many immigrants lowers the standard of living because the increase in population creates an inverse relationship to the output per person. In addition, he states that some immigrants create a fiscal burden on local governments by using more city resources than they contribute to in revenue.
Finally opponents complain that legalizing undocumented immigrants would be very unjust for both, those that went through the long, legal process of receiving a visa, and for those that are still waiting to receive one. Comprehensive immigration reform is the solution to many of the problems of the current, broken US immigration system. The kind of immigration reform that the US needs is one that addresses the interests of both, undocumented immigrants, and those of the
Illegal Immigration in the United States Ryan Iden 161 Principles of Sociology Dr. Curtis Hosier IPFW Illegal Immigration in the United States occurs when someone who enters the United States does so without government permission and/or in violation of the United States Nationality Law or stayed beyond the termination date of their visa. We are a country that has welcomed many cultures from all over the world. The freedoms and opportunities that America provides and the promise of a better life is what has drawn people here. However, the staggering increase in the number of illegal immigrants is becoming a problem. Illegal immigration is a significant problem in the United States.
Advertisement, commonly viewed as a way to promote a product, is more than what it seems. In the present day, critics view advertisements as a propaganda that guides the audience the wrong direction. Mr. Schrank suggest that some people who watch advertisements are vulnerable to the “ad’s attacks.”(Doc. E) However, I disagree, advertisements are informative to our daily lives; without them our world would probably fall apart. They do just more than promote a product; an advertisement helps wage for jobs, educate people, and also explains how to make our lives better.
However, illegal immigrants are subject to institutional and societal prejudice for several reasons. First of all, they are perceived as taking jobs from citizens, as well as making use of educational and health services for which many people and the media accuse them of not paying taxes (although, as mentioned, they do). Davidson asserts that, “Illegal immigrants use very little in the way of public programs and contribute to economic microcosms through sales taxes received by local municipalities. If we were to legalize all workers, we could then pull from their income taxes as well. Problem solved.”(Davidson).
Anything that goes against what the corporate powers that be is demonized and twisted into a different form through their media outlets to create something that the ill-informed will swallow it no questions asked. Anyone that speaks out against what is obviously wrong with the system is turned into an enemy, while the one’s violating our rights and freedoms are treated like benevolent kings. Recently there have been many successful efforts to subjugate the poorer voters in this country. These measures have passed and it will become difficult for poorer and elderly people to vote in this country. The reason for this is simple, poor people and minorities are more likely to vote for Obama in the coming election and they have more numbers than those that will not.
Although the position against immigration has valid points with the economic issue, the issue itself only exists because of a lack of reform. It has been shown that these illegal immigrants have just as much right to pursue opporutunities that america has always prided itself on having for those with their circumstances. After all how can a country employ such a large number of people only to simultaniously condem them and try drive them after the contribution that they have
Drakulic explains that it is a flawed system because many of the goods in her own country are highly inflated and overpriced compared to the goods in Western Europe. This causes smuggling to become a reality that many of the Eastern European people have to succumb to in order to survive. She tells a story in the