Immigrating actually means the act of non-native people moving to a new place to settle there, but illegal immigration is the act of living in a country without the country government permission and Lack of documentation is what makes illegal immigration illegal. Immigration has been in existence for a very long time. In the past few years immigration has brought new people from other parts of the world to the Unite State of America. These waves have been comprised of Western Europeans, Central Americans, Asians, Africans and other ethnic groups as well. The causes of immigration are varied and personal; the effects are still being debated and studied. Illegal immigration has been a problem for United States for a long time. This phenomenon is not new and thousands of illegal immigrants have come into US through either the Mexico border, the Pacific Ocean, or through many other ways. Some people have entered the country legally through a visit visa, but decided to stay illegally, working in various places. This paper will explain some facts pertinent to effect of illegal immigration in the United States. Furthermore, illegal immigration has various effects on economy of America because illegal immigrants work less than average American citizen. For that reason, illegal immigrants are favored by business owners instead of hiring American citizen to do the same work. And the reason is that, illegal immigrants don’t have to pay tax and their employers also do not pay their taxes, so the minimum wages law does not apply to them. Also, the illegal immigrants will do any job that they can find, because they do not have the education to do any high paying jobs. They have caused large effects on the United States, both economically and socially. These effects can be considered positive or negative, depending on the view point of the individual. States with high population of immigrant are experiencing an economic drain on social services that are funded by tax-payer. Services which include low-cost health insurance or Medicaid, low income housing, and food stamps. Also, another problem is identity theft. This is not a problem that gets much attention in relation to illegal immigration, but the reality is that thousands of false social security cards, birth certificates, any documentation that can be used for identification is used; causing great hardship to the person whose identity is used. “Most often the working poor and Latino middle class are the victims, simply because U.S. Latinos have the same surnames and are easier to assume. There is also an underground industry printing some form of ID in just about every major city particularly in the southwest. Many social security cards are printed with the illegal immigrant's real name with random social security numbers. Various government laws were broken. The reality is that many illegal immigrants with fake social security cards are working in different organization such as state jobs, public school systems, fast food industry, construction, building trades restaurant and hotel industry, college, universities and factories etc.”(Benavidez, 2011).The illegal migrant laborers are subject to unfair wages and dangerous work conditions. Since they are not citizens, there is no authoritative body to advocate for their respective rights, which are essentially non-existent due to their illegal status. Any complaints on the part of illegal migrant workers regarding an employer’s refusal to pay or an injury sustained on the job site can be quickly extinguished by a mere threat. A simple threat to alert the authorities, potentially resulting in deportation, and as a result, it become an element of domination over illegal immigrants. Moreover, Due to overactive gang-related violence that takes place in the border of the United States and Mexico, which is subjected to dangerous and illegal activity such as smuggling of drugs, illegal funds, and human trafficking crossing...
...The Effects of IllegalImmigration
The Effects of IllegalImmigration
For centuries people have come across the United States borders from foreign countries hoping for a better life, a life that is free from unruly dictators and poverty for them and their families. They wanted to live in the land of opportunity so that they can make something of themselves; this is why we have some of the major problems with illegalimmigration. Arizona, California, and Texas border the United States to Mexico; these states are where we have the majority of illegalimmigration.
Illegalimmigration is the migration of foreign citizens into a country in circumstances where such people do not meet the legal requirements for migrating into that country. When someone enters a country illegally without the proper visa or other certifications, that is, when they are violating the immigration laws of that jurisdiction. “An average of 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border everyday – over 3 million per year. A third will be caught and many of them immediately will try again. About half of those remaining will become permanent U.S. residents (3,500 a day)” (CAIRCO Para. 2)
Illegalimmigration affects taxpayers in Arizona alone vastly. In 2009 researchers at FAIR- the...
...IllegalImmigrationIllegalimmigration has been an ongoing problem for Americans. It refers to the entry of foreign citizens into a country without legal documents. In addition, illegalimmigration is the continuous stay of a person in a foreign county with an expired visa. Illegalimmigration has both pros and cons to any given country including the United States of America. The main merit of illegalimmigration is boosting of the economic growth and creating diversity in the economy. On the other hand, these uninvited guests result in excessive government spending, crimes in the country, risks of terrorism, and drug trafficking across the border into the country. This essay expounds both the negative and the positive impacts of illegalimmigration in America.
The United States economy has immensely increased thanks to the illegalimmigration that has brought in a large labor force. The employers hire illegal immigrants who are both skilled and unskilled; thus, economic productions prosper. Many economic sectors are able to get the number of employees required for any workload due to the presence of immigrants. The living standards of the families also improve due to better salaries than what they earned in their mother countries; an excellent example is the...
...Illegal immigrants entering the United States from other countries has played a major impact on the quality of life of our society. The majority of Americans believe there are no benefits to United States citizens by having illegal immigrants remain in this country. Much of the funding that would typically go to tax paying citizens is now being directed to programs for illegal immigrants, which do not make enough money to financially support themselves and their families. To date, the largest costs that have been paid out to as a result of illegalimmigration are Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion). (Camarota, 2004) Taxpayers should not have to absorb the costs for education, medical care, welfare or incarceration for those that were not invited to this country.
An estimated two thirds of illegals who are house hold heads lack a high school diploma. (Camarota, 2004) Without adequate education, illegal immigrants subject themselves to jobs set aside for unskilled workers with low paying salaries. Due to the fact that many of the illegal immigrants live below the poverty level, money must be allocated for funding to help offset the costs of...
...IllegalImmigrationImmigration is a subject matter that should be becoming a concern in the United States. There are three major issues concerning immigration, those illegal immigrants that come here illegally, those that cannot speak the language, and those who display their nation's flag, but take residency in the United States. In approaching these topics there is a sensitivity that should be shown to those coming to this country. The reason being is that this country was founded by those who were immigrants.
There should be some history given on immigration to understand how the country has dealt with immigration in the past. The first major immigration since our journey over to this country was the immigration of African Americans through the slave trade; 500,000 were brought over until up to the time of the American Revolution (Bergen). This is one of history's only forced immigrations. From 1830 to the year 1890 there were 7.5 million recorded illegal immigrants to this country from Europe and Asia. This was brought about by the large number of growing opportunities in the U.S. for those jobs that were unskilled, and low paying, which will be discuss later. The gold rush accounted for many of the Asian and Latin American immigrants. In 1907 Japanese immigration was limited and Chinese...
in the United States
United States of America is considered the most powerful country in the universe, however ; it is a country that is far from perfection.
I consider that America economy is in an endless black whole with issues, such as, unemployment, budget cuts, violence, drugs trafficking, gun control laws, education budget cuts (insane), health care andIllegalimmigration.
The last issue mentioned in the previous paragraph “IllegalImmigration” memories from college when I took a class named, U.S History since 1877 .
When I took this class it was an eye opener experience, why? because I learned that this country was built from the bottom to the top by immigrants from Europe, China, Japan, Africa, Asia, Hispanics and many more. Consequently, Illegalimmigration is a subject that touches my heart in a special way. Why? because I am an immigrant myself.
Nowadays, there are millions of people who have an illegal status. I am not referring only to hispanics, I am referring to anybody that came to America to achieve the American Dream with a tourist VISA or illegally entered by crossing the border of our nation and stayed.
Even though I fully understand that still illegal to fool a government that gave a privilege of visiting...
...IllegalImmigration: The Undocumented Issue
In this paper I will discuss one of the biggest issues in the United States: Illegal immigrants. Some may say that illegalimmigration has a positive impact on the United States’ economy, and some think that these undocumented immigrants affect jobs and wages of people that are living in this country. I think that illegal immigrants harm the United States’ economy through their use of our country’s social services such as health care, education and social security as well as in the job market. The essay will take a look at the kind of job illegal immigrants are holding, and how they affect the economy and native workers.
A majority of illegal immigrants are employed as construction workers, restaurant workers, farm workers, janitors, security guards, taxi drivers and child care services, and many Americans cannot compete with an illegal workforce in the country. Americans currently have to deal with unfair competition from undocumented foreign workers, who are willing to work for lower wages than documented workers. This is not normal capitalistic competition between companies, but it is an example of the unjust displacement of legal citizen workers by illegal workers who will keep wages low and Americans unemployed if this is allowed to continue. Some say that most...
...reasonable, but with countless illegal immigrants doing so every year, it is becoming a big problem. In fact, Illegalimmigration overpopulates the U.S. and creates Economic and social difficulties. But it also culturally diversifies the country and gives a chance for the most unprivileged of us.
Since the founding of James Town in 1607, immigrants have been coming to America. Some wanted freedom to worship, others searched for gold or other forms of wealth, and many were dragged here in chains against their will (Plesser, 3). This was only the beginning. The flow of immigrants into the United States stayed on a gradually increasing rate since the 17th century. The United States encouraged immigration during its first century of existence. A multitude of Immigrants came into the United States to work in the farms and help clear the new frontier. The U.S. was on the verge of its largest historical expansion. Immigrants were needed to do diversified jobs. took up the offer because they saw a chance of freedom in the New World (Plesser, 6).
There were only a few immigrants in 1820. Only 8,000 immigrants entered the United States. Then, the number began to raise slowly, an increase that would continue, with ebbs and flows, for almost a century. From 1820 to 1920, over 51 million Immigrants entered America. One of the first attempts to slow the migration rate was the Oriental Exclusion Act of 1882. In 1882, Congress...
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IllegalImmigration is Illegal
The United States is the country closest to Mexico, located only a few hours from Western States, Arizona and California. Due to the short distance, it has been accounted that 80% of illegal immigrants come from either Mexico or other latin countries. In 2007 an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants were accounted for, now that policies and regulations have become more strict, an estimated 11.1 million are left (Yen). Of course what many immigrants want U.S. Citizens believing, is that they all enter this “promised land” with good intentions. But aside from that, they enter this land as a problem, causing a rise in taxes and less employment opportunity for American citizens. No matter the reasons, illegalimmigration is illegal.
U.S. Born citizens typically have more opportunities than individuals from other countries, making it become one of the most opportunistic states. It would be shameful if one didn't acknowledge the many reasons why others would want to be here. But that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be as shameful to continuously provide for those whom entered into a country illegally, taking the jobs of legitimate citizens. Illegal immigrants cross over borders using false identification, stolen passports or even on smuggle boats, and then further their...