Immigration In The United States 3 Immigration In The United States America is the land of opportunity, built by immigrants from all over the world. Many citizens feel as if “their” country is overrun and over populated by immigrants. The majority of the new comers are from Mexico who are willing to take low wage jobs. Recent attempts to slow the flow by passing strict law at the border have proven to be futile. People are willing to accept the hardship and punishment to come to America.
Immigration in the US In this day and time, life is a pure struggle for most Americans. So many people have immigrated to the United States because of job opportunities and to better their families lives, leaving the natives jobless, paying more taxes, and doing whatever is possible to stay afloat in today’s economy. “Over the past 20 years, two apparently contradictory changes have been taking place in the U.S. labor market: the quantity and quality of jobs available to low-skill workers have steadily declined, and the number of low-skill immigrants entering the country in search of employment has steadily increased” (Waldinger and Lichter). Immigration is one of the leading problems in the US today and something needs to be done about
No jobs equal no dreams to build In my opinion there are far too many immigrants that already occupy all areas of our industrial and mercantile business. What this does is limit the amount of hometown jobs for hometown people. One classic example is it is cheaper to pay an immigrant less per hour to pick produce than it is to pay a hometown individual that is associated with a union. I am not saying pay is a huge factor it is only one facet of the whole diamond. There are jobs such as picking produce that no hometown native would want to do because it is too dirty for them to perform so these jobs become appealing for the searching immigrant.
In fact, some people argue that these people help in driving important parts of the economy because they willingly accept and undertake the tedious and physical types of manual chores that most Americans would much rather avoid. Such labor boasting long strenuous working hours and cheap wages are positively not on the top of any American’s criteria when searching for employment. Some also report that hose illegal’s that are paying their taxes pay greater amounts than the ordinary American does, and this increase in amount of revenue is beneficial to the nation’s budget use to help improve on such provisions of services like, quality healthcare and Medicare, even though the number of those paying taxes is significantly less than the undocumented evaders. For example, a 2006 report by the Texas Office of the Comptroller found that the state's estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants contributed more in state revenues than they cost in state services during fiscal year 2005. The net gain for the state was $424.7 million, according to the report.
Un-harmful Immigration Immigrants were a fundamental part of this nation, as the United States arose as a country it brought several immigrants with it. Immigrants shaped the United States, these same immigrants fought for the equal rights said the United States to have. But why is it that today laws want to be and have been input to our nation which violate human rights such as the Arizona SB Bill 1070? Do immigrants in reality harm the U.S. as many believe? These immigrants in fact do not harm the United States unless they are criminals.
But the problem is that illegal immigrants are already taking the jobs of citizens. The benefit of giving these illegal immigrants amnesty is that since they are already working in the United States, there would be a tax increase by being able to receive income tax from them. By taxing them they will help pay for social security, and other government funds that will help the unemployed people find jobs and survive. Many illegal immigrants take jobs on farms and places that U.S. citizens don’t want to work, they do plenty of jobs that Americans wouldn’t want to do. So affecting the number of jobs in the United States is definitely a factor but it is not as significant as people think it is.
Many of the American public resent the Mexican immigrants, as they fear they will work their way up and eventually take better jobs, as they saw Asian immigrants do. Illegal immigrants are a particular problem, as they have no right to be in the country, but for this reason accept the lowest pay and an illegal immigrant can often find employment. Many Americans hold negative prejudices towards Mexican immigrants, based on their ethnicity, race, culture, poverty, and use of the Spanish language. Second generation Mexicans, who have been schooled in America, are already beginning to take better jobs than their immigrant parents. The US border patrol is in charge of keeping the illegal immigrants out.
One hot topic right now that could be classified as a social issue could be the rise of immigrants here in the United States. Immigrants come to america in search of freedom and work to provide for their families. But on the other hand, many people feel that the drop in the economy is due to the high number of illegal immigrants taking jobs here in america. A second somewhat major social issue is poverty and welfare here in america. As more and more families continue to fall below the official poverty line (which in 2005 was an estimated $19,971) the government feels a greater sense of urgency to fix this problem.
It is sad how the poor are getting poor and the middle class are barely holding on to their class and how the rich keep getting richer. I feel that inequality is increasing between the rich and poor and I feel that should not be happening so it is a good thing that the Occupy Wall Movement has taken a step toward it. The Movement has spread throughout the world because of how it supports the majority 99% person of people that are living in United States. I feel that it has spread more because of how the crisis have increased a lot which has become a major problem and the movement has about 20,000 person in support which is a good amount of number to make a
(Costa) Most Americans point out the bad and disadvantages that immigration brings, but immigration does bring benefits. When immigrants come to America they are not given or placed in high end jobs, they take whatever they can get. That shows how determined and desperate these people are in coming to this country and trying to start a new life. Immigration analyst Daniel Costa says immigrants are harder working then most of the average American because they make more of an effort to stay in this country and they see that by living here it is a privilege and not a right, which some Americans take for granite. (Costa) Immigrants contribute back to the U.S by expanding their culture and ethnic traits, which creates a more diverse America.