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The Proposal The number of illegal immigrants in the United States is at 11 Million and has decreased but is still well over then what it should be. The calculations of illegal immigrants show that 56% are from Mexico. The United States has tried to decrease these numbers and try to make it much more safe then what it is now, but do not want to spend any more money then what we have already spent. The Government should conduct a plan to increase the security on the border, crack down on smugglers, and also decrease the amount of drugs coming in the U.S. “Illegal immigration, drug trafficking, gang violence, human smuggling and the compliance of Texas drivers' licenses with the Real ID Act of 2005
Immigration gives the United States an economic edge in the world economy. Immigrants bring innovative conceptions and entrepreneurial spirit to the U.S. economy. Immigrants bring about innovative conceptions and entrepreneurial spirit and apply these elements to the U.S. economy developing sufficient solutions to economic issues such as decreasing the unemployment percentage via immigrant-founded businesses. “They provide business contacts to other markets, enhancing America’s ability to trade and invest profitably in the global economy”. They keep our economy flexible, sanctioning U.S. producers to keep prices down and to respond to transmuting consumer demands.
8 Dec. 2009. Web. 13 May 2011. . Jefferson, Thomas. "U.S. Constitution - Amendment 18 - The U.S. Constitution Online – USConstitution.net."
It is influenced by many economies of both U.S and Mexico. As if U.S economy is doing well and the Mexican economy is doing bad then there is more incentive for Mexicans to immigrate to the U.S. Plus the cost of actually getting into the U.S since it has risen quite a bit. If illegal immigrants have to pay more to get a job but have less guarantee of finding a job it ruins the entire point of going to the U.S for economic reasons. However, if it is reversed then there isn’t any incentive for Mexicans to immigrate to the U.S. Another factor is safety as the trip to U.S is fairly dangerous especially those who are traveling through Mexico have to deal with drug cartels. Another large influence is crime as it becomes increasingly more dangerous to get to the U.S through Mexico because of drug cartels.
These areas affect American's standard of living which can cause great concern and discussion. Many Americans argue that illegal immigrants are taking all of their jobs leaving many unemployed. "…The more that illegal aliens are able to take jobs in a sector of the economy, the less attractive the sector becomes to U.S workers, and the greater appearance of validity to the lie that only illegal aliens are willing