Immigration-Amnesty For Undocumented Immigrants

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Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants
Currently in the United States it is illegal for foreign nationals to enter and stay in the country without permission. In order to be a permanent resident immigrants need a green card. This allows the holders to travel freely to and from the United States and are considered permanent residents. However, it is being considered by President Barack Obama on whether or not to use discretion in the efforts to legalize millions of illegal immigrants. There are many reasons for there to be legal immigrants in the United States. There can be families that are granted permission through Family Immigration Program.
There is also the reason of employment based reasoning, which are based on the priority of the workers …show more content…

When illegal immigrates are legalized, this guarantees that they will have to pay taxes. Yes, they already pay taxes when they buy food and such, but this would require them to pay state and federal taxes as well. This would mean they no longer get paid “under the table” and they must be taxed on it. Without the fear of deportation this would encourage the newly legalized immigrants to fully participate in the United States economy. Illegal immigration workers also help fill the gap of low-income. The fact that illegal immigrants are more willing to clean houses and pick crops makes food cheaper with better services. Capitalist Pig Blog says that, “It’s not the immigrants, but the taxes, spending and entitlements (most of which immigrants don’t even receive) that have drained the economy dry.” …show more content…

I would like to close the opposing arguments from a Senator from Texas. He said, ““I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the millions of legal immigrants who waited years, if not decades, to come to America legally.” (Carioti) I believe he summed up the overall arguments of why we should not grant amnesty pretty

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