One of America’s many problems is the rise of illegal immigration. While steps have already been taken to reduce the number of immigrants coming through unlawfully, many are still entering. Such passage brings forth numerous problems that must be dealt with accordingly. Therefore, I propose tighter border restrictions as well as ways to offer more legal immigration to those who wish to enter the United States for residential purposes. By doing so, our country will become safer and more secure.
In this second scenario, several issues, problems, and potential dangers arise. The two scenarios laid out are illustrations of immigration in the United States. The first scenario when the guests were expected and invited illustrates legal and legitimate immigration where immigrants take the proper and legal channels to be in the United States. The second scenario illustrates illegal immigration. This paper focuses on illegal immigration and discusses how illegal immigration is an expensive financial burden to the United States, and therefore instead of trying to find ways to legitimize the citizenship status of illegal immigrants, the government should have more stringent policies that discourage illegal immigration, strengthens border security, and improves the avenues required for lawful immigration.
In addition, illegal immigrants are viewed in certain quarters as takers in the sense that illegal immigrants benefit more from public resources than the american-born citizens of the U.S. However, the reality is that immigrants contribute positively to the U.S economy and pay significantly into the system compared to what they send back home. In addition, the contributions associated with undocumented immigrants involve sustaining the solvency of the SSTF (Social Security Trust Fund). In this sense, the use of cost benefit analysis by those supporting immigration restrictions are unfounded and do not reflect the facts on the ground (Nadadur 1037). The opponents of undocumented immigrants believe that having more undocumented immigrants in the U.S is costly; however, there are no solid reasons to prove that undocumented immigrants are a burden to the treasury.
While immigration for our country is good the ability to become a legal citizen has become insanely hard therefore leading immigrants to illegally cross our border, which negatively impacts our country. Immigration is positive for our country’s economics although illegal immigration is negatively impacting our country. Resolved to join the American way of life a large number of outsiders have ventured to this extraordinary land to have an existence based upon “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Determined to join the American lifestyle thousands of immigrants have journeyed to this great land to have a life based upon “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This country’s backbone is immigration and it started when this
Most importantly, illegal immigrants drain the American economy. The many costs of illegal immigration create an unmanageable debt for the American public. For example, legal Americans pay taxes to the government that help pay for various government programs and projects; however, illegal aliens in America typically do not pay taxes to the government but still use these programs. The costs of illegal alien’s use of these programs annually amounts to “more than 26.3 billion dollars” (Camarota), a debt that seriously hampers the United State’s economy’s ability to advance in the global market place. Although proponents of illegal immigration argue that amnesty of all illegal aliens will balance these expenses, studies have shown that illegal immigrants “tend to make very modest tax payments” (Camarota) once granted amnesty.
Illegal immigration is a major problem in the United States, as it causes economic problems and negatively affects homeland security. Illegal immigration causes population increase, which in turn, results in a decrease in job opportunities, increased pressure on the few available resources, and more cases of criminal activity in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to push for stringent policies and measures to enhance border security and prevent illegal immigration into the country. Illegal immigration into the United States leads to an unchecked and unplanned for increase in the country’s population. Population increase is not necessarily a problem, but it becomes an issue when too many people rely on the country’s limited resources such as food, education facilities, and health care, which are meant to help poor citizens who cannot manage to pay for them.
The Comprehensive Reform Act was brought out to offer illegal immigrants a way of becoming legalized in the United States through a hard-earned citizenship and an opportunity for the youth of undocumented immigrants to live the American dream, in addition to an effort to fix a broken immigration system, and thus help our economy on the long run (Menendez, Colleagues Re-introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform). Unfortunately, the Comprehensive Reform Act also requires investments of major money and time-consuming expenses to secure our borders before any type of legalization can occur (Menendez, Colleagues Re-introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform). Many people do not want to see the Comprehensive Reform Act take place, because of fear that once illegal immigrants become legalized the cost of the affordable Health Care Act will significantly increase. In spite of the dissenting opinions, the Comprehensive Reform Act should be adopted since it may substantially help our economic problems by creating new jobs to process illegal immigrants, by increasing the pool of taxpayers, and by possibly creating new successful entrepreneurs. Numerous illegal immigrants at this moment are working less than minimum wage or are working over time without any extra pay and do not pay taxes.
Illegal immigration is major issue concerning many Americans today. The overflow of illegal immigrants and lack of deportation can affects United States in a big way. Today, the solutions being proposed seem to be ineffective, but if all the solutions are put into effect together a difference can be made. Illegal immigration is an issue that can be solved and be beneficial for both U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants who enter the United
For years immigration has been a major problem in this country for instance , people just can't decide if Illegal Immigrants are good or bad for this country. I think illegal immigrants are good for this country, because to me it helps the country grow economically, by helping increase employment, attracting tourists and it helps to export products to other countries. But I also understand those who are against immigration, because I know how inconvenient it can be to see immigrants coming to your birth country, taking jobs that cud have been yours and getting access to public benefits and programs. But According to (BECERRA) Illegal Immigrants do contribute to the economy. That proves, Illegal Immigrants do help the U.S. grow economically infect the he states that Undocumented Immigrants tent to contribute more money in taxes than they consume in services it proves that the jobs illegal immigrants take is jobs that legal citizens do not want, because they are low-wage jobs.
Many issues have been risen toward immigrants not helping U.S economy since most of the immigran... ... middle of paper ... ...and maintains a stable and efficient economy. Immigrants are important part of our society and contribute to our economy in a great manner. They bring in new talent, jobs, and money into our economy thus maintain an efficient and structured economy. The issues about legalizing illegal immigrant have caused a great disrupt in today’s society since people mostly have a negative connotation about legalizing illegal immigrant. People need to look at the economy as a whole rather than from an individual viewpoint in order to understand the benefits of immigrants in our economy.