As each year passes, our country is being slowly smothered and choked to death by illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants who come into the United States without visas and proper documentation used this to their advantage; they get to apply for jobs and get to avoid paying government taxes. Whereas hardworking immigrants who go through the long process of being admitted to this country are being discriminated against because they are immigrants. As Frank Alfonso states in USA Today, “Coming into the USA illegally is similar to cutting in front of a long supermarket line. There are immigrants who wish to obey the law.
Illegal immigrants want to work but don’t want to pay the taxes that go along with being employed in the United States. According to a report published by the investment firm Bear Stearns between 4 and 6 million jobs have shifted to the underground economy created by the illegal alien population since 1990. Many claim that the jobs illegal immigrants do are those that regular American “won't do“, but the repot counter that it would be more accurate to say that they are actually jobs Americans used to do before the influx of illegal immigrants, such as picking the lettuce, mowing grass, flipping burgers, digging ditches, and cleaning hotel rooms. According to that same report the United States looses approximately $35 billion a year in income tax collections from 5 million illegal immigrant workers because they are being paid for doing work, but not then paying taxes on that
Amnesty The illegal immigrant issue in America is an ever increasing issue. Bills have been sent to be passed to the president and have been declined. The issue now is becoming more and more of a problem, when our borders go unprotected. The problems that illegal immigration causes to a society and a nation can be harmful. By granting these people amnesty, we can counter some of these problems and provide a system in which people can be treated fairly and not be forced to be paid less and soak up the benefits of living inside the United States without contributing.
They come to this country because they aren’t safe in their country and they have to live their country scare. Illegal immigrants come to spend because they buy things that they never have before so helps economic. Illegal immigrants help the economic by opening bank accounts that give interest and dividends to banks. If the illegal immigrants are legalized it can help the government know how many people are here. There are many illegal immigrants in this country but it is because they are in needed and this country also gets advantage of them.
The biggest discrepancy between the pro illegal immigration groups and the anti-immigration groups is that immigrants tend to take jobs away from Americans. In reality, immigrants only take jobs that Americans normally wouldn’t want to do themselves. The anti-immigration groups argue that illegal immigrants take away American jobs, but in reality this does not happen. (AILA 1) The majority of illegal immigrants work as a form of cheap labor building houses during natural disasters such as hurricane Katrina, cleaning houses and doing housework, or in childcare services. In addition, the service industry in the U.S. keeps employing large numbers of illegal immigrants simply because they are a kind of cheap labor source that stays around for many years due to their sturdy work.
That would be a false accusation. Illegal immigrants usually don’t get an education any higher than the 2nd grade so they don’t have any job skills. So the improvise and take up jobs such as waitressing, migrant working, cashiers and housekeeping. They accept low-wage job, back-breaking work that Americans don’t like to take because of all the work that the jobs require you to do. If all the illegal immigrants were to be shipped back to their home country most places in America would be left with no employees and a lot of businesses would close.
(Guzzardi, 2003). According to Guzzardi, if we want to reduce the cost of quality health care for U.S. citizen, then you can not provide it to every illegal alien in this country (Guzzardi, 2003). U.S. taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions on patients who do not have any legal papers or working status on medical care. The average cost the government is spending on illegal immigrants on medical care according to a research which surveyed 28 hospitals in Florida, found a total of $40 million in 2002 (Guzzardi, 2003). Again, that money can be spent on other useful costs for the nation, such as special education students or improving the community as a whole.
Many immigrants do not pay taxes, and they may receive welfare or other forms of government assistance which is extremely unfair to tax payers. Another negative impact is exposure to health risks which coincides with health care. Immigrants are often uninsured or underinsured, and forty-three percent of noncitizens under 65 have no health insurance. While entering in the U.S immigrants may carry diseases that have possibilities of never getting treated. In Madeleine Peiner Cosman (2005) her journal states “by default we grant health passes to illegal aliens, yet illegal aliens harbor fatal diseases that American medicine fought and vanquished long ago”.
By blatantly disregarding both the local and federal laws, illegal immigrants eliminate benefits such as jobs, schooling, and public services away from those of us who were born here or have gained these rights legally. ‘Immigrants and their children also account for nearly two thirds of the increase in the population lacking significant if any health care. This creates significant cost for taxpayers and it drives up the costs for insured Americans as providers pass along the costs of the treatment of those who are uninsured to paying customers” (Canarota, 561) Hospital administrators are pushing the legislation to help reimburse hospitals for the emergency care of these immigrants, providing them with $1.18 billion dollars a year. Today there is an increase in the population of school age children. This means more crowding and less supplies and resources for the students.
No healthcare can leave many lives lost and even ruined financially. Healthcare is unaffordable, in 2007, 62 percent of all bankruptcies were related to medical expenses and 78 percent of the bankruptcies were filed by people with no health insurance. America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) that its proposal will achieve universal coverage, curtail runaway healthcare spending, help consumers and purchasers, and improve quality of care. (Versely) In order for healthcare reform to be achieved it is going to take a lot of work politically, but with American’s speaking up it is possible. Over 45 million Americans who are uninsured speak volumes about the problems with our present healthcare system.