Since the founding of the U.S. more than 200 years ago, people have come here from every
country on earth. Whether it be escaping an oppressive government, or just to find a general
better way of life, people immigrate to the United States. Some people say that when an
immigrant comes here, they are not used to our way of life, and therefore throw off our way of
life and economy. They say that they cause more harm to the stable, tax-paying citizens of the
U.S. then they do good. I disagree with these people for a few reasons. Although immigrants may
cause a few problems, and might not want to immediately comply with our standards and laws,
most in time do. Except for a few short-term problems, such as not paying their taxes, drawing on
welfare, and increasing an already crowded society, immigrants eventually do more good for our
society and economy than bad.
First off, the government is losing money on immigrants, especially ones who enter
illegally. They either do not pay their taxes at all, or pay them incorrectly. This is a problem that
affects everyone, not just immigrants. They might not pay those taxes, and receive wages under
the table, but those under the table jobs can come in handy for the rest of us. How many U.S.
born teenagers would be privileged to get paid two or three dollars an hour to take out the trash
and clean toilets. Those might be jobs that they are using up that could go to native-born