Legalizing immigrants would be a stimulus to the United States’ economy because legalized workers contribute to the economy through taxes. a. For the past decade, more than two thirds of these undocumented and illegal immigrants have contributed to the United States’ financial system and society (Fitz, 2011). b. Immigrants’ involvement in the workforces has engaged a key function in lengthening the ability to pay all just debts of the Social Security Trust Fund (Fitz et al., 2013). c. If the reform is passed for these immigrants, it will add major economic growth, earnings, tax revenues, and jobs (Lynch et al., 2013).
3/2/2011 Fixing America’s Immigration Issues The United States due to increasing economic concern needs to address our current immigration policies. An estimated 12 million illegal immigrants are in the United States and this number is increasing every year. In many areas illegal immigrants can receive public assistance including education, welfare and medical care without paying in taxes. Immigration reforms could help in reducing the national debt while allowing us to retain many of the current benefits given to American citizens. The American public in general realizes reform must take place, but the direction the policy reform should to take is still very much up in the air.
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.
In recent years, Australia’s population has increased significantly due to immigration. The growth rate of its population was 2.1% in 2010, which is higher than that of in China, US and Canada. It is predicted to reach 36 million in 2050. However, both positive and negative impacts come into being because of ‘Big Australia’. It impacts on environmental, social and economical issues in Australia.
By allowing illegal immigrants to obtain legal status to work and live in the U.S., they add a potential benefit to our economy by spending the money they work hard for and put back into our economy. In the near future it has been predicted that nearly more than half of all U.S. retail banking will come from new immigrants. This is an alarming number of illegal
Illegal Immigration and Social Security Are illegal immigrants helping or worsening our economy? Many people think that in fact illegal immigrants are helping our economy, especially in the financial health of Social Security. On the other hand, many think that illegal immigrants are taking the money away from legal citizens who have worked hard to deserve it. Illegal immigrants, should they be allowed to benefit from social security or not? Illegal Immigrants have been around for a long time.
Illegal immigration is a big problem In the United States. According to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States rose from 8.4 million in 2000 to 10.3 million in 2004. Illegal immigrants take advantage of the system put in place to assist natural born or naturalized Americans. Illegal immigrants use the educational and economic programs for their own ends at the cost to taxpayers and Americans who actually need them. Americans work hard too and it doesn’t seem right that illegal immigrants can come and use up all of the benefits that were supposed to go to hard working Americans.
A 25 year trend, 1979-2004 “The average after-tax income of the top one percent of the population nearly tripled…for a total increase of…176 percent. By contrast, the average after-tax income of the middle fifth of the population rose a relatively modest 21 percent… The average after-tax income of the poorest fifth of the population rose just 6 percent” (Aron-Dine). II. The bigger the income gap, the more crime, ect. III.
Reforming Immigration The issue of immigration has been a topic of contention since shortly after the inception of the United States. With over 10 million undocumented immigrants in the US (as of 2009), the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans. Some people say that illegal immigration benefits the US economy through additional tax revenue, expansion of the low-cost labor pool, and increased money in circulation. They contend that immigrants bring good values, have motivations consistent with the American dream, perform jobs that Americans won’t take, and that opposition to immigration stems from racism. Opponents of illegal immigration say that aliens who break the law by crossing the US border without proper documentation or by overstaying their visas should be deported and not rewarded with a path to citizenship and access to social services.
(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.