Illegal immigrants are makers, not takers. Many American citizens see these approximate 11 million illegal immigrants in a negative view and don’t want them living in their communities. However, many of these American citizens don’t know why illegal immigrants come here and what good they actually do to this country. Illegal immigration should be allowed because their quality of life is improved, they help the economy, and they bring job growth. In their home country, illegal immigrants have a very poor quality of life and come to the United States to improve their livelihood. Thousands of Latin Americans try to enter the U.S. illegally for a shot at wealth and opportunity. Regardless of being in a low-paying job, they 'll be making much more …show more content…
dollars for his help. Many of us, mostly all young men, were driven in a van out into the desert. We carried a couple bottles of water and a few other things in our bags. We started walking. We walked and walked, following a man who said he knew where we were going. We walked all day and into the night. I finished my water, and I was very thirsty and weak. The man told us that we were crossing into America now, and we would be safe soon. Just when we started to believe we would make it, we heard the noise of a helicopter. Soon, we were flooded with light from above. The helicopter landed, and we were surrounded by men in uniforms, all speaking English very quickly. They gave us some water, and after an hour or two, they loaded us onto a bus that had come to take us away. It was horrible. They took us right back to Mexico and dropped us across the border. I don 't give up easily, though. After a few days of rest, I tried again. This time I made it and here I am! (qtd. in Limón) The travel that illegal immigrants have to come to the United States is as hard as their life back home, but as soon as they settle down, their quality of life will start to improve. Not only do immigrants come here for a better life, but they also happen to improve the economy in U.S. upon crossing …show more content…
Although the stereotypical complaint against illegal immigrants is that they take jobs away from people already living here, research suggests that immigration isn 't to blame for illegals taking legal citizen’s jobs away. Eddy Jerena, carpenter of Sicilian roots, says, “‘My brother, he has a business, and the Mexicans work hard for him, 12 hours a day, and they don’t complain. You get these American-born guys, they don’t work like that. This country was built by immigrants. The Mexicans deserve to be here’” (qtd. in Roberts and Glastris). As well as taking jobs, illegal immigrants also create jobs through the creation of Mexican restaurants or small clothing factories, or jobs abandoned when people left city areas and moved to suburbs. A U.S. Department of Labor study states that illegal immigrants taking jobs away from American workers is " 'the most persistent fallacy about immigration in popular thought '" (qtd. in Limón) because it is based on the mistaken assumption that there is only a fixed number of jobs. Many Americans don 't even want the jobs illegal immigrants want. Illegal immigrants benefit many U.S. employers who desperately need unskilled workers. Rev. Richard Ryscavage, Jesuit priest, says, “‘A heightened anti-immigration sentiment that is so discernible and identifiable that you can almost smell it. Most people calling for curtailed immigration would die if they didn’t
Whether you and I are for or against immigration in this country (Legal vs. Illegal), the fact to the matter is that illegal immigration is a problem. A problem that unfortunately involves human beings from all over the world coming to the United States in search of the American Dream. Most of the undocumented workers come from Latin America, countries like Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, are few of the more recognized. Jeffery S. Pacel and D'Vera Cohn reports that as many as "12 million illegal immigrants in the United States with 8 million unauthorized immigrants in the workforce": (Pacel and D'vera V. Workers), along that number, the report exposes that "illegal immigrants were filling 25 percent of all agricultural jobs, 17 percent of all office and house cleaning positions, 14 percent of construction jo...
Nowadays, United States is the country that has variety of cultures, races, etc. mixing together by having immigrants in their countries. However, they need to control these group of people also. More people out of country are trying to stay in the U.S. However, this is not an easy process to deal with. There is an immigrant policy that they have to go through. In the past, United States is wide open for people to settle down on this land. There is no process of immigrants. However, in the middle of 1840 to 1880, immigrants started to come in the U.S. such as Irish and Chinese because of demanding of unskilled and cheap labors. In the 1920, automation replaced unskilled labors as a result immigrant’s policy is limited quotas for immigrants
Many americans claim that illegal immigrants come into the u.s and take their jobs. In 2012 8.5 million jobs were taken by immigrants. (Passel, Jeffrey S. and D'Vera Cohn, Federation for American Immigration reform,p.2)Yes, many immigrants have jobs in the U.S but most of these jobs are all minimum wage. Facts actually show the types of jobs immigrants are taking. Most illegal immigrants work in hard, awful environment factories. They work extra hours just to have enough money to get by. People are mad at the fact that they have jobs here but truth is they wouldn't take those jobs anyways. If all immigrants workers leave, who would do these j...
Since a long time ago immigrant families have been coming to the U.S. to seek a better life. The idea of the American Dream becomes shattered once they start dealing with all the obstacles to get to the United States from South or Central America. People start facing discrimination and are taken advantage of. Since their journey starts, immigrants face discrimination from everywhere they go; the people who help them cross over to the U.S. charge high amounts of money to help them come over. Once they get to the United States immigrants continue in the same pattern of being abused, and taken advantage of. It is important to mention that if people are moving from their own country of origin it must be because the conditions they are living in are worse than the ones they are willing to live in, by moving. People that decide to make the move and explore new ways of living are often faced with discrimination, wage-theft and poor health conditions. “Wage theft is particularly prevalent among immigrant workers, and ―work-related exploitation appears to be growing along with the country’s immigrant population.” (James Pinkerton,
Many people have come to America for a better life and to get away from all the troubles of their homeland. These immigrants, like those throughout U.S. history, are generally hard workers and make important contributions to the economy through their productive labor and purchasing power. America is considered a melting pot of many diffrent ethinic group. Immigrants should be able to enter America with little if any resistance from any border patrol. Immigrants in america take the low paying, hard labor jobs that , unfortunately, some americans don't want.
The issue of undocumented immigrants has been a huge debate in the 2016 Presidential Debate. The increase in undocumented immigrants to the US has Americans scared that the increase is more like an invasion, but there are so many other reasons on why it is better to keep our undocumented immigrant population than deport them. The fact they better our economy, by taking low end jobs, or increasing our GDP per capita by 4% is a great place to start(). Most Americans say that deporting the undocumented immigrants is in America’s best interest, but in reality, the undocumented immigrants help America and even Americans themselves.
As of 2013, eleven million immigrants are living in the United States of America (Immigration); however, their reasons for coming to America vary. Abuse by the government, poverty, and drug crimes are all reasons illegal immigrants come to America. Illegal immigrants travel to America to achieve their dreams because in their native countries all these problems make it hard for them to achieve their dreams. Illegal immigrants want to be accepted here in the US so they can achieve their dreams just like Americans can achieve theirs. Immigrants who migrated over to the United States have spent years building a decent life here and deserve citizenship and most importantly, respect.
Immigration has quickly come to the surface as one of the United States’ major problems. More specifically, illegal immigration on the Mexican border. Everyday more and more people sneak across the border in hopes of a better life. Many Americans consider it to be a bad thing, but it is not. In some ways these people do improve our country. People of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds cross the border. Many are women and children looking to start over. About 175,900 immigrants enter the US every year from Mexico. Some things that come along with immigration are border militarization, amnesty, deportation, and the threat of terrorism.
For many Mexican immigrants, crossing the border into the land of freedom and the American dream is no easy task. Some immigrants come over illegally by means of hiding in cars to cross borders, using visitor visas to stay longer, marrying to become citizens, and having babies as ‘anchors’ to grant automatic citizenship. Other immigrants gain green cards and work visas and work their way into becoming US citizens legally and subsequently gaining citizenship through paperwork for their families back home. After escaping harsh living and working conditions in Mexico, immigrants come to America prepared to gain education, opportunity, and work. This American dream unfortunately does not come to pass for most.
Undocumented families face many hurdles in the United States. The simple fact that laws prohibit their presence here may be the most significant hurdle. There are other laws that contribute the list of hurdles, undocumented individuals are not allowed to get employment, apply for government public programs, higher education for their children, and the list continues. Although these laws prohibit undocumented families from being in the United States, they are still here trying to give their families a better living. In their struggle of providing, undocumented individuals are willing to work in jobs that others might not desire. As for undocumented children, they are given the opportunity to get a free education up until the end of high
With the recent Paris attacks and rumors of foreboding ISIS attacks, the topic of immigration comes up quite often in conversations. Topics such as how the immigrants should be dealt with, what exactly are the benefits and/or detriments of immigration, Donald Trump’s immigration plan, et cetera are usually discussed. With immigration gradually becoming a trending issue, various people have expressed their thoughts through means like social media and news sites. Joining this movement, this will be another text on the topic of immigration. The benefits of immigration will be presented, false information will be proven wrong, and why some people oppose immigration will be explained and discussed. Immigration should be widely accepted rather than
Immigration a highly debated issue here in the U.S. Many people say immigrants abuse the system especially illegal immigrants. The problem is that a lot of people do not realize that immigrants with green cards do work and pay for everything including taxes. People are just unaware of how much immigrants contribute to the U.S, and how hard making the decision to come here can be. Coming to the U.S is not cheap for some. For Amir and Baba, from The Kite Runner, it is physically difficult and finically difficult. Many come here with little to nothing and leave behind a lot,yet still people come. Most come here for two things: freedom and safety. The freedom to do what they want and including economically, and the safety to live in peace from wars or persecution. Most immigrants come to America for the American dream of freedom, and safety which comes at a price.
This people came to the USA to join other members of their family. Having a family member here can make coming easier. Often the father came first, found a job and sent for his family later. When immigrants cross the border they are already part of this country, but most of them have far less access to education and opportunities than American citizens. Americans have more job opportunities than immigrants it may be because they speak English.
“...To immigrate is to make an entrepreneurial act. It’s to uproot yourself and perhaps your family and take a risk.” Thousands of people immigrate to America yearly, each with their own stories to tell. Many come for different reasons and most hope for a better life when they get there. Majority has struggled getting their way through life in a new country. My mom was one of those thousands of immigrants who struggled and fought hard to not give up. She came for a better life and risked everything for a stronger future for her family.
According to people that support illegal immigration say that undocumented immigrants work for cheaper labor and they are also hardworking because they like to save up so they can bring their families to the U. S. Also, illegal immigrants try to always keep their jobs because it’s really hard for them to get another one since they are undocumented. Because most of the time they do not speak English they cannot get a normal job due to the fact that they don’t have the proper forms of identification. Illegal immigrants make up a large part of the manual labor job force in the country. Whether it be construction, landscaping, or other forms of housework, illegal immigrants provide a labor force at much cheaper prices. So they work more and they get paid less. Undocumented aliens are willing to take all kinds of jobs. Americans don 't take those jobs so illegal immigrants take care of those jobs. Illegal immigrants who work also pay taxes and that money helps the U.S economy. “Legalizing the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States would boost the nation’s economy. It would add a cumulative $1.5 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product — the largest measure of economic growth — over 10 years,” according to Amanda Peterson