Pros And Cons Of Immigration Reform

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BCOMM 3304-900 Immigration Reform Lucila Mena 04/01/2013 Prosperous nations such as the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom will always attract immigrants that are in search for a better life. The problem is that many immigrants do not follow the proper immigration channels. The United States has an illegal immigration problem as immigrants enter the country illegally by crossing the border between the United States and Mexico, or they enter legally but overstayed their visas. The United States Immigration Reform is specifically targeting the problem of 12 to 20 million undocumented workers in the United States. The Immigration Reform is primarily focusing on the number of immigrants, both legal and illegal currently…show more content…
A lot of American citizens don't like the idea of this immigration reform because they think the United States its going to get worst and because the immigration reform is against their morals and the law. One of the cons is that less-skilled American citizens will earn less money and have fewer job opportunities because they must compete with immigrants in the job market. American citizens don't want the immigration reform because they think immigrants are going to take away their opportunity for jobs. The economy is bad right now with jobs. There is less opportunity of jobs than before. If immigrants become citizens it would mean more people looking for jobs. Despite the improving economy, we still have millions of citizens out of work. Whether it's lack of skills or lack of opportunities, many of those citizens will be forced to take the low-paying unskilled jobs. If you pump in millions of new workers seeking jobs, it decreases the amount of work available. Plus, the laws of economic supply and demand will push the wages down far from what they would be. Another con is that immigrants, especially the poorer ones, consume a high amount of government resources like health care, education, welfare, etc. without paying a corresponding high rate of taxes. Almost all immigrants will start out earning very low wages, and unless they get additional education or training, they will likely…show more content…
We have to make sure that every business and every worker in America is playing by the same set of rules. We have to bring this shadow economy into the light so that everybody is held accountable — businesses for who they hire, and immigrants for getting on the right side of the law. That’s common sense. And that’s why we need comprehensive immigration reform, said

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