Illegal immigrants are able to accomplish this by working for lower wages and without some of the benefits demanded by American workers. The bulk of the impact illegal immigrants have on the economy happens mainly on labor force workers. The impact is more negative on the lower end of the wage scale because illegal immigrants can work for lower wages less than minimum wage. They work tax free as non-citizens. This works to steep the job market with cheaper and readily available labor.
These illegal aliens are not paying their dues to the country and, in turn, are hurting the economy, and they are taking advantage of the health and school systems. Immigration is not a bad thing. The United States was built on immigrants, but there needs to be stricter enforcements to protect US sovereignty.
Those with the issues are concerned about illegal immigrants taking Americans jobs and not paying taxes. Those without the issue are mostly business owners who hire them because most immigrants will work for a low wage and owners also do not have to claim them on their taxes. Therefore the American government must control the flow of illegal immigrants in to America by bettering some laws such as punishing employers, raising the number of visas and Medicare. Employment or the lack thereof, is one of the main reasons why illegal immigration is such a big issue in America. Immigrants that come to the United States are usually from poor countries, where there is not much employment.
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. And it also proves that undocumented immigrants consume more than legal citizens. But i Understand does who are against and say that illegal immigrants are actually hurting the U.S. economy instead of helping, because of their low-wages they pay less than a normal or high-wage person would pay for their taxes, so that don't do any difference to the economy. Yes I agree, but what they are forgetting is how many immigrants there is in the U.S. According to the "New York times" the number is around 11.7 million of illegal immigrants living in the United States and if the majority of this immigrants work on a low-wage job they do contribute to the economy.
Having illegal immigrants in the U.S. and how to deal with the productive and government fee-conflicting immigrants can cause much controversy on whether they hurt or help our economy. Pardoning the offense against our government to those who break the law and putting them on a path to become citizens of our law-based nation would be unfair; also it would just impose more unacceptable behavior and major... ... middle of paper ... ...e there are a great amount of Americans willing to do the jobs. (Ambrosek) The biggest problem about this situation is that not only are illegal immigrants taking these jobs but they are allowing the employers to keep the minimum wage low. If no one would allow the pay to be low, employers would be forced to raise the minimum wage to acquire workers thus benefiting those who would willingly take the jobs. (Ambrosek) As long as immigrants keep working high labor jobs and not complaining or taking a stand on the low pay it will remain the same.
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.
Arguably, this is because of their willingness to work for very low wages including those below the minimum wage. “Currently illegal immigrants are mostly doing jobs Americans do not want to do” (Desai 431). Despite a lack of legal documents, illegal immigrants have continued to work in public school systems, stable jobs, construction, fast food industry, hotel industry and restaurants (Corsi 108). The influx in the number of illegal immigrants has not only increased competition in the job market but also created low paying jobs. Furthermore, the jobs would pay more and in return become more attractive if illegal immigrants ... ... middle of paper ... ... Ed.
Immigration rights should be less strict because Immigrants work low income jobs, The U.S. benefits from immigrants, and they gain money. Illegal Immigrants take the low-paying jobs that most Americans don't want because of low wages. In the article Open Borders Improve the US Economy Gordon H Hanson, the director of the Center on emerging and Pacific Economies says that “Open border policies that encourage immigration promote economic growth. ... Low-skilled immigrants also contribute to productivity by performing domestic jobs that free up American workers to occupy high-skilled positions. The mobility of low-skilled immigrant workers also smoothes economic fluctuations in struggling communities.
The lack of enforcement of immigration policies will cause the greatest impact on America’s economy. One of the most controversial topics is how immigrants affect jobs and wages. Many argue that immigrants help the economy by working for the people that will not, but in reality they are taking Americans jobs and legal immigrants that have earned their rights. The main issue is wages: illegal immigrants are desperate for jobs and will do anything. Businessmen will take advantage of this and pay them significantly lower wages.
While this regulation may seem just to some, it has led to economic hardships among immigrants. PRWORA prevents immigrants from participating in welfare-to-work programs, such as CalWORKs, which helps unemployed adults obtain jobs by offering vocational training and adult education. When immigrants enter the United States, they often lack an extensive work history and a good education. Therefore, they tend to have low wage jobs, making them sensitive to the economy as the low earning jobs are the first affected by a receding or booming economy (Kalil and Ziol-Guest 13). Hence, new immigrants to the United States could largely benefit from CalWorks because they would be provided training which would allow them to seek job... ... middle of paper ... ...itizen Eligibility Restrictions, Vulnerable Immigrants, and the Social Service Providers."