Carmen Corbett Mr. Martin
June 23, 2013
Illegal Immigration in America
One of the most controversial political issues today is illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants is a serious problem that has to stop, because it is unfair to the people here in America. Illegal immigration is also unfair for the country that the immigrant left. It is public knowledge that the majority of the illegal immigrants in America come from Mexico. This is a problem that must me stopped as it hurts America’s economy and tax paying citizens. Illegal immigrants live off tax payers, take jobs and housing of hard working citizens, and leave there country of birth without skilled workers and help leave their own country into poverty.
Legal American citizens pay taxes that help support welfare, health care, public schools and many other social services, many of which are taken advantage of by illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants do not have to pay as many taxes as citizens do, illegal immigrants don’t have to pay social security. This isn’t fair to Americans. I personally don’t care if people migrate here I just want them to have to pay taxes just like everyone else. Illegal immigrants need to abide by the same laws as Americans. If a child is born in America, even if the parents are illegal, the child is a American citizen, making this child a burden to the state to make sure the child receives adequate care. So every tax paying Americans dollars are going towards welfare and food stamps, just because the child was born here in America. The majority of Americans are predominantly a working middle class, who are accustomed to a middle class life style? Illegal workers come to this country and working for less than the average pay. This makes work salaries of legal workers to go down, because some employers are getting cheaper labor from undocumented citizens. This is making it harder for American citizens to get good paying jobs. Douglas Sunkel said “I was a very successful contractor until I hired two illegal immigrants to work for me”. (Douglas Sunkel) Douglas lost his business to these two illegal immigrants. Douglas had to file bankruptcy and go into a different profession. Douglas is now a manager at Wal-Mart. This is just one example of what cheap labor from illegal immigrants can do in society. Illegal immigrants sometimes tend to bring down the standard of living in the communities. Cities with higher immigration rates have longer commuting time, more people living in poverty, more high school dropouts, twice as many violent crimes, twice as many unemployed, more than twice the welfare dependency and more than seven times as much crowded housing.
Illegal immigrants not only hurt America they hurt the country they are leaving, and are taking away skilled professionals from that country. This causes a smaller work force and can lead to poverty in small communities, which can lead to more illegal immigrates coming to America. Illegal immigrants has become a very serious problem in America and it really needs to be addressed. They drain the American economy, by taking from the system and never putting back into the system. Most immigrants come to America to get rich and go back home. Therefore they don’t invest in the economy here they take it back to their country of origin. Undocumented citizens are users in our community who don’t contribute anything but working for less money than American citizens. They come here in most cases with only the clothes on their backs and they bring their families here until they get enough money to be wealthy or rich in their own country then they flee back home with all the money they have made here in America.
I have personally work with some illegal immigrants for the past fourteen years they come and go on my job. When the government started cracking...
With the rise of illegalimmigrants, the United States has had difficulties solving the issue for a long time. Hence, there’re many factors for the causes and solutions from different branches and the government. “Amnesty?” and “Why blame Mexico?” are two articles that discuss the reasons for millions of Mexicans risking their lives to come illegally to the U.S. and indeed illustrate the writer’s perspectives and ideas for those people.
In “Amnesty?”, John F. Kavanaugh, a Jesuit professor of philosophy, presents the illegalimmigrants problem based upon the morality of a Judeo-Christian country. The writer begins by a sensational example of an illegal Mexican named María. She is a productive woman, a mother of three children, and a long-term illegalimmigrant in the U.S. However, she has been separated from her family, deported to a dangerous place, and threatened with felony charges of years in prison if she ever tries to come back illegally. This example, according to Kavanaugh, is a persuasive evidence proving that Americaillegalimmigrants treatment system is very cruel even to the priority social groups such as women and children. Additionally, Kavanaugh mentions the protestation fights against deportations by the U.S. bishops, in which they call for “a more compassionate,...
...Illegalimmigrants need a chance
Have you ever thought about how we get fresh fruits for our daily consumption or how we get some farm products to the markets? If your answer is no, than get to know it is being done by illegalimmigrants who are working under table. When immigrations reports are given people focus their attention on the in flocks of illegalimmigrants who are in the US, but they tern to forget about the great contribution they are making to the economy, community and the developments to companies growth.
Over the past years there have been a very huge flow of illegalimmigrants in the U.S. According to statistic from the U.S. Immigration Bureau there are approximately 11millions illegalimmigrants in America. Citizens from neighboring countries or other countries in the world are trying to come to the United States. Some of them manage to come through borders without papers or legal document while others obtained visa and stay longer than they should. Some People think of this country as heaven on earth therefor they will sacrifice their freedom to stay in America. Some people go as far as paying huge sum of money at borders point to enter the U.S. According to Newman in his article he started that these illegalimmigrants go through lots of problems...
To legalize or not to legalize immigrants?
Since the founding of the United States of America over 55 million immigrants have settled here. So you could say we are a country of immigrants. So why is immigration such an issue? Should immigrants be granted citizenship and by law be required to pay for taxes after five year of residency in the United States? Some may say that this is America, “home of the free” but nothing is free here or is it and for whom? If immigrants where forced to nationalize and given a past tax waver and through their taxes much needed revenue would reduce our deficit, help fund our schools, stabilize decaying medical and wealth fair systems and reduce the financial bleed out of our country to other countries specifically Mexico. To understand this better we have to look at the history of immigration.
Immigration has been feared during economic hardship, political turmoil and war. From 1840 waves of violence have rocked the U.S.. Due to pull and push factors large groups of immigrants from Ireland, China, Russia, Japan, the ethnic jews, and now Hispanic and Haiti have all been feared, restricted and abused for varies reasons. Organizations like the ACLU, (Immigrants’ Rights Project) formed in 1985, are dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of...
...effects of illegalimmigrants
The issue of illegalimmigrants in the United States has sparked a lot of controversy among those alike and politicians. With such a widely discussed topic and a lot of debate illegalimmigrants serve as much purpose in the United States as any other legal citizen. Often times they are just here to make a better life for their families and themselves. Not allillegalimmigrants migrate to the U.S for the same reason such as to sell drugs or to be a burden to the U.S. economy. Some of these immigrants just want to work and be successful like many Americans. In other words, they want to experience the American dream, which is to work hard and obtain some kind of riches and in order to do that they would have to obtain some sort of job.
A company will benefit from the illegal status of a migrant who is desperate for work and therefore prepared to accept poor pay, usually below local norms. Hiring an illegal worker also brings the employer the advantage of paying less in the way of welfare contributions and other nonwage costs. The "welfare magnet" of illegal immigration is much stronger for the company than for the worker, whose precarious situation and low bargaining power makes him highly vulnerable to discriminatory practices in the form of longer hours and nonpayment of...
The Benefits of IllegalImmigrants
Are illegalimmigrants or undocumented immigrants beneficial to America’s economy? Most illegalimmigrants have a positive impact on the United States (U.S.) economy. Illegalimmigrants have a positive impact on the United States economy because they increase our tax revenue, they add to our social security, and they also increase our employment rates.” In 2000, statistics revealed 8.7 million illegalimmigrants resided in the United States” (Knickerbocker pgs.11-12). “A study of illegalimmigrants living in Texas showed a 420 million dollar increase in the states economy” (Strayhorn). Companies risk hiring illegalimmigrants because they are more than willing to work when companies need them (Chaddock 24-25). This should not be the case in our society because the United States should is a giving nation and we should provide available jobs for all that want to better themselves.
Although it is illegal for illegalimmigrants to work in America, they are very popular to business owners. For example, many undocumented immigrants pay sales and property taxes. Because of their employment, our economy increases by 5 percent each month (...
...Employment of IllegalImmigrants
Employment of illegalimmigrants in the United States, as well as other countries has been a highly controversial subject for many years now. There are many people living in various countries around the world that are unhappy with the way they are living, and want something more out of life than what their country can offer. Due to their unhappiness, they decide to immigrate to another country, and this is usually done illegally. Once they are in their preferred country, which a lot of the time is the United States, they are forced to work in low skilled jobs because higher skilled jobs require people to speak fluent English and show proof of residency. Although many people view illegal migrants as a problem and something that is bad for our country, I see this issue in another light. While researching this topic, I have discovered the struggles and tribulations that many illegal migrants must face while in search of a better life. In this paper, I will discuss the reasons why and how they leave their home countries, the type of work they must do in order to survive, and the legal aspects that try to prevent them from working as undocumented immigrants.
One of the main reasons many people from various countries decide to immigrate to the United States, is because they want a better life for themselves or for their children. When deciding to...
...TUTION BREAKS TO CHILDREN FOR ILLEGALIMMIGRANTS
Each year there are uncountable numbers if students who face numerous problems to attain the higher education,as of higher out state fees and negative prospects for employment.north Carolina education authority estimate about fifteen hundred children of illegalimmigrants graduate from high school each year. These students have fewer opportunities for higher education and piles pf barriers to attend a college with out in state fees. The urban institute estimate that each year about 65 thousand children of illegalimmigrants who live in the U.S for five years or longer graduate high schools. Among them many students are not allowed to attain higher education of being undocumented ans some could not pay fees as not being in state fees applied to them.
The dream act will show a path to those illegalimmigrants and children of illegalimmigrant to make themselves legalize and who are in U.S. Since years or whom are brought young by their parents as well as whom are born here spend their most of the lives here. It will also make provision which limits the way in which state wish to provide in state tuition to undocumented residents, may structure such laws, by requiring them to provide the same benefits to eligible students who do not reside in this state. But, although the Dream Act...
...There are many arguments that support allowing illegalimmigrants into America. Illegalimmigrants should be allowed into America. Illegalimmigrants are essential to the American economy, they contribute more to the government than they receive in benefits, and current immigration policies are discriminatory. An illegalimmigrant is any person who enters the United States illegally, or any person who enters legally and stays past the time legally allowed.
History has shown that prosperity follows immigration. Illegalimmigrants have a positive effect on the American economy. Economists point out that the economic boom of the 1950s and 60s was driven by immigration, and the depression of the 1930s began after the restrictive Immigration Act of 1924 was implemented. Illegal workers provide a flexible, low cost labor pool for United States companies, thus allowing local companies to compete with inexpensive imports from cheap labor companies. Without illegalimmigrants, many United States factories would go offshore. Illegalimmigrants usually work in low paying positions that most Americans refuse to do. For decades, whenever there was a shortage of farm workers, the INS border patrol pretended that they didn’t see the Mexican workers...