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.
I know I personally, would rather invest it in my college education, an IRA, social security, or pay off bills we have accumulating. So, the amount of money being spent on illegal immigrants in the United States is a huge expense to the American citizens. These monies are being paid out of the taxes paid by the hard working citizens. Every year, billions of dollars are paid out for illegal immigrants in hospitals, public schools, food assistance programs, federal prison, court cost, and deportation. It is appalling to see the amount of help that illegal immigrants receive being “non-citizens.” This money could be put into unemployment, social security, health care, schools, or any other system that seems to be failing us.
Altogether it is estimated that illegal immigrants costs our nation a billion dollars every year! The “Center for Immigration Studies” reports that "If immigration continues at current levels, the nation's population will increase from 301 million today to 468 million in 2060 (a 56% increase)”. Sheer human population growth of any kind becomes significant to our criminal justice system. Mexico is currently in a state of distress as drug dealings, shootings and murders are becoming a daily occurrence, especially wit... ... middle of paper ... ...on a counterfeit card is only thirty dollars. In reality, there is no need for these cards, when legal immigrants have access to a U.S. Id card.
Among the fact that our crime rates are increasing as we speak with the help of illegal immigrants causes us Americans more money. The fact that among the United States more and more people loses their identity because of illegal immigrants, having to live with it for the rest of their lives. The fact that among United States alone the unemployment rate is at an all-time high it only adds the fuel to the fire when immigrants take jobs that can be in the hands of U.S. citizens. “Reality is we are all immigrants, but not illegal immigrants, and that we should not discriminate against or for any group of people because of their ethnicity, it’s just facts!” With the growth of immigrants at an all-time high, within the next 10 could ruin our society and economy for the worse. Are you willing to take a stand?
In the United States the estimated number of illegal immigrants has grown from 6 million in the 1990's, as stated in the US census (Woodrow, 1998), to over 13 million in 2009. The larger numbers of illegal immigrants entering the United States from these Latin American countries are Mexicans, who make up 59% of the group (Simpson, 2009). Illegal immigration as stated above occurs in two forms; immigrants can either cross the border or overstay their visa. They have common reasons of why they are trying to remain in the United States. The main reason is poverty in their countries of origin, which can include the amount of money people can make in those countries.
Y1 : Job opportunities; as more than 5% of the Us workforce is illegal immigrants, pressure on the job market for legal citizens increases. These immigrants also require lower wages. Y2: Ethnic bias; the US masses tend to feel negatively when made to realize the couple of thousand dollars they need to pay extra in taxes to bear the burden of non taxpaying illegal immigrants. Y3: GDP
Poor people, for example, fear that the refugees pouring in by the millions the past couple years will take jobs, increase demands on cheap housing, and decrease welfare that they themselves are currently receiving (Eitzen 61). Along those same lines, education and other public agencies do not have the financial stability to keep up with all of these people. Keep in mind we are dealing with people who technically aren�t supposed to be in America and speak minimal English. The communication barrier with illegal immigrants is often a problem, whether they are Mexican or Asian. Of the many states that have a high population of Mexicans, no state has a bigger issue than one of Mexico�s neighbors, California.
A significant part of the immigration issues in America condense down to jobs. Illegal immigration is mainly caused by global economic changes, ineffective employment settlements, and the increasing demand for cheaper labor. Illegal immigrants come to America for the opportunity of economic freedom that Americans receive every day. This influx stems from business owners because they will knowingly hire an illegal with fake documentation in the objective of receiving cheap labor ("Federation For American Immigration Reform"). Out of 11.2 million illegal aliens, eight million (71.4 percent) of the overall population is in the workforce.
With the dangers forced upon Americans, and the economic burden to the United States citizens, illegal immigrants hurt America. There are nearly twelve million illegal immigrants residing in America today and more than eight thousand entering daily, causing the population to increase at an alarming rate. The influx of illegal immigrants depresses wages and increases antagonism for low-skilled jobs. Steven A. Camarota states, “In 2006, the immigrant, or foreign-born population, reached about 38 million in the United States” (Camarota Immigration Is Hurting the U.S. Workers). Illegal immigrants cause Government provided free social services to be unlawfully used, burdening lawful taxpayers, and crime rates increased, endangering Americans.