Immigration And Immigration: The Problem With Immigration Laws

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The Problem with Immigration Laws The United States of America has always been a country with a lot immigrants. The country was founded on them. As time went on the United States made laws that people had to follow to get into the country because of how many people were coming over. The government made the laws more and more strict making it harder for people to enter the country. The reason people would enter the country is to find jobs that could support their families since their country didn’t have any or enough that they could do that. With the laws becoming stricter and having more requirements to get into the country people would be stuck in their countries not being able to support their families. So, people would sneak across the border…show more content…
The problem people have with illegal immigrants is that they are taking the jobs that legal citizens could be doing. There is a large amount of U.S. citizens that don’t have a job and are losing jobs while having a hard time finding new ones. People also believe that when the illegal immigrants get paid they don’t have to pay taxes. Since they aren’t registered to be a citizen people think it’s all under the table money, paid in cash so it doesn’t show up like normal works pay for the company and doesn’t have to be filed anywhere with the government, so they get paid without taxes being taken away from their pay check. These people also believe they are getting paid the same amount as a normal worker that has taxes taken out of their check. Also, People have a problem with the immigrants because they aren’t educated enough. They can’t speak fluent English or maybe can’t speak English at all which is the official language of America some people think. The United States has always had a problem with immigrants that are poor and uneducated. When they are educated, and get high paying jobs, like when we had a large number of…show more content…
citizens. What they think is even worse is that illegal immigrants don’t have taxes taken out of their paycheck when they get paid. They would be wrong though as Stevenson and Grant explain “Most immigrants have taxes taken from their paychecks to help pay for government services. They pay rent that in turn helps underwrite the cost of local services such as hospitals and schools” (3). The difference is that since they are illegal immigrants they worry about asking the government for help when they need it “If anything, their illegal status makes it less likely they will seek government services available to citizens” (Stevenson and Grant 3). Also, a professor at Cornell University lead a group study, that produced a 550-page report, on immigrants and found that the topic of immigrants making it harder for native born U.S. citizens to find jobs to be not necessarily true “We found little to no negative effects on overall employment of native-born workers in the long term” (qtd. in Preston). He has even gone to say, in that same report, that immigrants are necessary “The report called immigration “integral to the nation’s economic growth” because immigrants bring new ideas and add to an American labor force that would be shrinking without them, helping ensure continued growth into the future” (Preston) Some of the jobs immigrants take are the ones American workers don’t
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