The Negative Effects of Mass Immigration For decades immigrants to America were sure of two things. They came for the opportunity to build a better life for their families and they would not seek nor would they accept a handout. The drive and attitude of immigrants who came to America during the nineteen twenties through the nineteen sixties built strong work ethics that created our now famous American melting pot. But for the past thirty years a runaway welfare state has poisoned our good intentions. Well meaning but misguided entitlement programs gave billions of dollars in free handouts to a deluge of new immigrants as the floodgates opened and annual immigration levels more than tripled.
Immigration Needs to be Restricted in America Illegal immigration will cost the United States $280 billion dollars from 1995-2004. And that only counts for the immigrants that enter this country illegally. What of the legal immigrants that come to the United States and find it harder than they thought it would be? Most of these immigrants just go on welfare. Legal immigrants participate in 20.7 percent of all welfare programs while native citizens only participate in 14.1 percent (Borjas).
Walmart is the largest American corporation and the owners are among America’s richest families. Walmart corporation needs to raise their annual income to employees, lower their medical benefits costs and create a better work environment for their employees. Walmart takes away revenue that local businesses recieve and puts them out of business, this causes a larger loss of jobs than Walmart provides. For every job created by Walmart, two jobs are lost, it doesn’t create jobs in fact, it destroys local business and causes the smaller business to close up and locals lose jobs. They reduce local retail employment by 2.7% in every co... ... middle of paper ... ...ecessary income to support their families with good pay and benefits.
“The fact that tens of millions of workers will still be trapped in low-wage hell while a sliver of Americans live better than the kings of old will seem like a minor detail.” (David Callahan) Hard working individuals are treated unequally in retrospect to the little amount of income they receive compared to the 1% community and the limited amount of work they need to complete to be considered the 1%. Income inequality causes big businesses... ... middle of paper ... ...dangerous level, and the government has turned a blind eye to this issue. The government should step in and do more to fix this issue because income inequality is causing controversy and discrimination between the 1% of wealthy individuals and the not so much, poorer less fortunate 99% of America 's working class citizens. With income inequality on the rise, it is slowly but surely killing our country from the inside out. It is causing the middle class to slowly dissipate into a false reality with endless hope for recovery and modification.
Their paychecks reflect a simple increase of only ten dollars per week, after consumer inflation has been taken into account. On top of this, American’s save significantly less than in yester-years. All it takes is one hard hitting financial crisis, and the average American family is in a lot of trouble. The trade deficit is also a growing concern. As a nation, we consume far more ... ... middle of paper ... ...ther to fix the debt crisis, at both the federal and the household level.
As stated by someone who is Pro-Amnesty, “immigrants do jobs that natives won’t do.” (Immigrants do jobs natives won’t do) This statement is false, in-between 2008 – 2010 according to a review of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data, legal and illegal immigrants gained over a million additional jobs. During this same period of time Millions of American Citizens lost their jobs. The American economy is clearly damaged by illegal immigration, nevertheless it is not the only way it effects the U.S.
They help the economy by allowing the High skilled workers have more time for their job and increasing the productivity in High skilled jobs. Some people say that Illegal immigrants harm low wage workers, “High levels of immigration hurt U.S. citizens in the job market. Because the number of jobs available in this country is finite, every immigrant who takes a job is technically either throwing a native-born American out of work or blocking the hiring of an unemployed citizen. The effect of this is seen at all levels of American society, but most clearly among the poor. “(Currie 34).
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. Instead, the undocumented immigrants play an important role in boosting the economy and in particular by taking up jobs those citizens perceive as demeaning because the money they earn goes back to the economy through taxes resulting from consumer spending when they send money back home. The undocumented immigrants, also pay taxes and according to a study carried out in 2011 by the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy shows that the undocumented immigrants contributed approximately $ 11.2 billion in form of taxes. This is ... ... middle of paper ... ...unities for employment and income necessary to support their families. In this sense, U.S. should not be compared with what worked for the country a century ago since it is not favorable for the country at present.
citizens and illegal immigrants: The increase in the number of illegal immigrants in the country has resulted into a competition for jobs which leaves a significant number of American citizens jobless. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census Bureau data review (The Economic Collapse, 2011), legal as well as illegal immigrants have gained more than a million job opportunities between years 2008 and 2010 even while millions of U.S. citizens were losing their jobs within this similar time period. The U.S. citizens who have borne the heaviest consequence of illegal migration are the low-paid workers. This is as a result of the educational profile of the present-day illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants to the U.S. have in the recent past had a tendency of increasing the supply of low-skilled as well as low-wage labor in the United States labor market.
Facts from the Encarta Encyclopedia states, "Immigrants are frequently targets of criticism, especially when the new arrivals come from a different country, rather then to be already among the established community. The vast majority of immigrants coming to the USA have come in search of jobs and the chance to create a better life for themselves and their families. In all of American history, less than ten percent of immigrants have come for political or religious reasons" (Encarta Encyclopedia). American's do expect immigrants to absorb the benefits and standards of American society, but most of them do maintain some of there cultur... ... middle of paper ... ...about the value of immigration and the labors they provide to the USA" (U.S. Commissions Immigration Reform).