Despite national gains, immigration may be an economic burden or create unw... ... middle of paper ... ...ly. “In the United States, we may not like lawbreakers, but we often seek services and low-priced products made by people who come here illegally” (Schaefer 87) By hiring internationally, the United States is not encouraging our subordinate groups to enter desirable fields of employment and we are taking the best and brightest away from their native county (Schaefer 95). Immigration is a complicated and ever changing issue. Some regulations work and some don’t. Stereotypes abound so the immigrant is an easy scapegoat for our ills.
This paper focuses on illegal immigration and discusses how illegal immigration is an expensive financial burden to the United States, and therefore instead of trying to find ways to legitimize the citizenship status of illegal immigrants, the government should have more stringent policies that discourage illegal immigration, strengthens border security, and improves the avenues required for lawful immigration. Immigration is thoroughly ingrained in the history of the United States. Many immigrants offer the U.S. knowledge, advantages, and rich, new experiences culturally, academically, in business, and in many other arenas. It is not being argued here that immigration should be stopped and that the borders should be closed off to all non-citizens. That is a disservice to the country.
People need to look at the economy as a whole rather than from an individual viewpoint in order to understand the benefits of immigrants in our economy. We also need to understand that our ancestors were also immigrants in this country and if they had the right to live in this country, so do the people who are immigrants. Legalizing immigrants would cause a great disrupt in our society and economy, but it will surely be beneficial as a whole.
Second, if you are really concerned about inequality in the United States, there are many things you can do that would be better than blocking other people from coming to our country.(qtd. in Howley) In addition to that, deporting illegal aliens would have a negative effect on the economy and the resources that would be used to send back the millions of illegal immigrants(“ At Issue: Jobs for Immigrants”). It is a waste of time and money, why would we send back these people to poverty and distress? The Unites States could find better use of these resources than to just deport people back to their countries. That is why we should give illegal immigrants a chance to
Proclamations have been made in which have failed due to inner problems within political groups or financial matters of the State. Today, Obama has issued an immigration reform with a solution of putting an end and securing the increasing population of immigration. Furthermore, with the future creation of stricter policies in regards to the immigration population, there is prospect for effective solutions. Thus, illegal immigrants have more of a positive impact on the overall society than negative. They evidently bring diversity to the country, increase employment rates of US businesses, and facilitate in a stronger population and global connections.
I. You might have heard politicians in the news, talk about overhauling our tax system with a new fix-all idea, the flat-tax. This would simplify our overly complicated tax system and might seem appealing at first glance, however there are serious problems with it. II. Implementing a flat tax without significantly increasing the deficit is impossible without shifting the burden from the rich to the middle-class, instead our current progressive tax policy needs to be changed so that it is simpler and does not allow corporations to abuse the tax loopholes.
This essay will argue that the government should distribute subsidies for some people who are able to work, but cannot find a jobs to reduce economic problems, improve the standard of living of the unemployed, and even reduce crime. Unemployment basically means people who lack of seeking jobs. “The unemployed are people able, available and willing to work at the going wage rate but cannot find a job despite an active search for work” (Riley, 2012). Unemployment occurs when an expansion in demand rates, while the economic growth goes downward and layoff starts increasing because of a depression from the economy (Hardman, 1999). High rates of joblessness are the main obstacle that is damaging the social development as a whole.
Since the system does not have an efficient way of identifying and penalizing these employers, this has been an ongoing dilemma. As a result, the American economy suffers because illegal immigrants are not paying taxes like the rest of the legal citizens. Americans who are citizens consequently have difficulties finding jobs because employers would rather pay under the table so they can make higher profits. In my perspective, the employers are at fault here if they knowingly hire workers who are not eligible to work here. However, if the employer did not know about an immigrant’s illegal status than the immigrant is at fault for cheating the system.
Illegal immigration also leads to the reduction in job opportunities for American citizens. When the illegal immigrants come into the country, they need a means of survival. As a result, they compete with American citizens for the available job opportunities. Some illegal immigrants are relatively more qualified than American citizens; as a result, they are given first priority at the various companies in the country (Anderson, 2010). Similarly, some companies employ illegal immigrant workers to avoid following the legitimate employment procedure, which is longer and more expensive for the employer.
The Immigration and Job Loss Debate A debate that always seems to raise its ugly head when the issue of "foreign labor" is discussed concerns the types of jobs that immigrants take and whether they are actually taking these jobs away from American workers. I look at it as jobs they are "left with", not ones they are taking. The debate always shows an American family that has been displaced or lost their livelihood because they can no longer compete with cheaper labor. In reality the jobs that the immigrants get are the most undesirable, strenuous and dangerous ones. The only American workers that they compete with are the unskilled ones.