This is a massive transfer of wealth from America - essentially from America's displaced working poor - to Mexico" (Haughen 101). In the end, the illegals are not paying taxes, sending their money earned here to Mexico, and using our social services which they don't pay for. Works cited "Illegal Aliens taking U.S jobs". fairus.org, 2013, March. Web.
Jenna Taylor Emily Bayus Lindsay Shewmaker English 102 1 December 2013 Illegal Immigration: The problem and the Solution [INSERT INTRODUCTION HERE] In the United States of America, as of 2011, there are an estimated eleven million illegal immigrants from across the globe (mostly coming from Mexico). Illegal immigrants that come from around the world are simply looking for the good ole “American Dream”, and that’s what we have to offer, right? So why not just let them enter peacefully, so that they can fulfill this dream, and live happily ever after. I mean heck, the only reason that we, as Americans have any opposition over illegal immigration is because of racism, right? Wrong.
Illegal immigration is a problem that affects all Americans. Illegal immigration into the United States is a huge social and economical problem. It is not only unfair but a burden to both Americans and the home country of the illegal immigrant. People coming to the United States illegally cost the American tax payer, harms the American workforce, undermines legal immigrants, and affects every citizen in the United States. Illegal Immigration into America is not a group of people coming here to do good service and help our economy.
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.
Currently, in the United States there are over 12 million undocumented immigrants, making up 13% of the United States population (Huffington Post, 2013). The debate has been explicitly expressed in the political arena. Many of the immigrants escape countries that do not focus on the well-being of the citizens. Mexico serves as a good example of a country whose government forces the citizens to seek illegal immigration as a form of survival for themselves and their families. Many come to America to seek the American Dream.
Illegal immigrants become employed in “low skilled jobs” that no one else wants to work. These jobs can be from working in fast food to working on a farm. Many people have tried to take it into their own hands to try and stop immigrants from crossing the US and Mexican border but the most successful has been the Customs and Border Protection. The CBP falls under Homeland Security with the workforce of more than 42,000 sworn Federal Agents and
Running head: IMPACT AND RIGHTS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Impact and Rights of Illegal Immigrants Axia College Impact and Rights of Illegal Immigrants The effects of the political and economic climate of North Texas communities are adversely effected by the ethical treatment and trafficking of illegal immigrants. Introduction: With the vast amount of construction in the North Texas area, the desire for local contractor to use the services of day labor is at a swift increase when the labor is completely undocumented immigrants for across many borders. There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the illegal immigrants and where they live. It has even become a hotbed of political and social turmoil when the civil rights of the
It costs approximately $15 billion to provide welfare to illegal immigrants each year. “Most illegal immigrants are part of the working classes, and do not have any special skills or a good education. Many of these people live on government benefits even in Mexico.” (Kim, 2011) Many of these illegal immigrants are working in this country illegally, most of their earnings are sent back to Mexico to their families, keeping it out of the American economy. To patrol the U.S. border with Mexico it costs approximately $2.7 billion per year. Illegal immigration from Mexico is having a negative social impact on the United States as well.
Illegal immigration is a major issue in the U.S. There has always been a discussion on how to handle illegal immigrant such as should they be allowed to stay or should they be deported. Yet if we really want to solve this issue we have to ask what are the causes for illegal immigration. One major reason for illegal immigration is economic. In Mexico 50% of Mexicans are poor.
Engl 1301 November 23rd , 2013 Illegal Immigration No More The government’s illegal immigration is not benefiting America and the only proper way should be entirely to deport illegal immigrants. They are constantly dragging the government down by using the governments services such as welfare, food stamps and Medicaid. Rachel Alexander, immigration Attorney, says,“ Poor illegal immigrants increasingly use a large percentage of taxpayer dollars through reliance on government services and programs”(Illegal). The only way to solve this problem is if we completely deport all illegal immigrants, and have stricter laws when submitting immigrants into the country. With more than eleven million illegal immigrants