Undocumented Immigrants And Illegal Immigrants

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Undocumented Immigrants Help Not Harm U.S 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. A large argument for why the illegal immigrants should be deported is the fact that they don’t have to pay taxes, and that they get benefits from the government. This in turn is taking away from our government’s resources. However, the US Internal Revenue Services (IRS) predicts that undocumented immigrants paid 12 billion dollars in Social Security Taxes in 2010 by using false or duplicative Social Security numbers(). Undocumented immigrants actually pay many types of taxes like state income, sales tax, property tax, and excise tax. In California alone, it is predicted that 280 million dollars were paid in state income taxes (). This information disproves the popular belief that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes, and it also proves that the undocumented immigrants are making a positive contribution to our economy and society as a whole. The fact that with the contributions the undocumented immigrants have made with little to no benefits from their efforts proves that we should at least give them a chance in the American society. One way that the undocumen... ... middle of paper ... ...ny because the managers are saving money from their workers and making money off the products. Undocumented immigrants make positive contribution to American society, especially in our economy. Deporting them would not be in the best interest of America for many other reasons other than, “the country was founded from immigrants.” President Barack Obama stated, “ What makes someone American isn’t blood or birth, but allegiance to our founding principles and faith in the idea that anyone-from anywhere- can write the next chapter of our story.” Our founding faiths, our constitution, and our freedom are what Americans pride themselves on. An early American belief is that anyone who wanted to be free from tierney, or just wanted to start over in a new land could come and be welcomed into the country. So why do Americans choose to change their beliefs and their ways now?

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