Running head: The Hospitality Industry and Illegal Immigration
The Hospitality Industry and Illegal Immigration
Alex Andrea Hurt
Working in the Hospitality Industry currently, this topic is well known to me. I see it every day in the various restaurants we own and also within our headquarters where we organize, plan, create and cook the food we are delivering at events. Although, my company does not hire any persons without a Green Card or who is an illegal immigrant, there are definitely illegal immigrants working at restaurants throughout the city. I do not support illegal immigrants simply because they are not paying taxes and my taxes are being used towards them when they themselves aren’t paying any taxes. However, I am glad they are not poor, hungry and on the street. I think it should be mandatory for background checks to be done for all employees at any given company. It’s cheating the system to hire an illegal immigrant to work at an organization. The employer isn’t paying taxes on these individuals and that in itself is fraudulent. The profits the company makes from hiring an illegal immigrant at low wages, isn’t worth what they are going to have to pay once they are convicted, prosecuted and fined for employing an illegal alien.
The Hospitality Industry and Illegal Immigration
The hospitality industry is attractive to so many illegal immigrants because the types of jobs they are offered and are able to find are not in the spotlight. There are more-so behind the scenes of any operation in the Hospitality field. Illegal immigrants are easy hires that employers are able to often under pay. Usually illegal immigrants are paid “Under the Table,” which in theory means they are not paying taxes on this in particular employee nor is this employee paying any taxes – obviously because they are illegal. Presently, immigration quotas, in my opinion are adequate for the demand of the labor market. The majority of the people...
...Beware! America is being invaded by aliens! Not the little, green, Martian type you see in science fiction movies, but the real thing. I'm talking about the illegal type who come in every day and every night, by land and by sea. Estimates have shown that as many as 500,000 illegal aliens make it across the border every year (Morganthau 67). Illegalimmigration causes many problems in the United States, including economic problems, crime, education disputes, and overcrowding. All of these problems were already damaging our country and illegalimmigration has made them much, much worse. Let me begin to explain the problem with a story. A woman named Xiomara T. escaped Nicaragua in 1991 to escape the violence afflicting her country (Jost, Feb. 3, 1995). She slipped across the Mexican-American border easily one night without papers guaranteeing her legal status which would give her all the rights she needed. She made it into California with no problems from the border patrol, whose duty is to keep illegal aliens out of our country. In California, Xiomara got a job working for about four dollars an hour, even though her employer knew she was illegal. A few years later, she became pregnant and Wyatt 2 received virtually free prenatal care through a government-funded public health clinic. Now she receives free medical aid for herself and her child through Medicaid...
...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...
...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...
Illegalimmigration is one of the most pertinent issues facing the United States government. The effects of illegalimmigration on the US economy can be viewed by many as both negative and positive. Some of the most pressing issues surrounding illegalimmigration debates are the illegal entry into the country, the cost of labor, healthcare, education, taxes, and the increase in purchasing power of goods and services by illegal immigrants.
When discussing the negative and positive impacts of illegalimmigration, the way that immigrants enter the country must be taken into account. According to Castillo (2012), “there are currently over 11.9 million undocumented immigrants in the United States” (p.112). Illegal immigrants usually enter the country on a temporary visa and once these visas expire, the immigrants usually do not leave the United States. In addition, many of them enter on false pretenses, or by crossing our countries’ borders. By physically walking, swimming, or hiking onto American soil, it is often hard to link any identification to these immigrants. This is a major issue which makes it difficult to control the entry of illegalimmigration and can eventually present a drain on the U.S economy due to the resources used to track down and deport...
25 June 2013
IllegalImmigrationIllegalImmigration has been a problem for a very long time now in the United States. It has also been a very controversial subject for as long as I can remember. Illegalimmigration goes back hundreds and thousands of years. Living in such an anti-illegalimmigration state has been tough, there is always something aboutillegalimmigration laws going on, and politics talking about it and the saddest part families being separated, daily.
In 1882 President Chester A. Arthur banned all Chinese immigration to the United States. Shortly after that he banned prostitutes and criminals from coming into the US. He eventually ended up banning mentally ill as well. Although this only banned a small percentage of immigration, it began the distinctions between legal and illegalimmigration. Shortly, a period of time came when a big wave of illegal immigrants poured into the United States from 1881 to 1920 approximately 24 million illegal immigrants came into the United States from all over the world.
During this period a door was opened to illegal Mexicans coming into the US because employers liked their acceptance to low wages for labor. Employers wanted to take advantage of their hard...
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The general public must understand the importance of illegalimmigration and how it affects our country. To have an affirmative path to citizenship is in the best interest of not only the American people but also our economy and our government. Once the Democratic and Republican parties agree on a more suitable solution for legal immigration status, the outcome will draw down the U.S. debt by more taxes paid to the government. There are 11.1 million and counting of foreign born who are not U.S. citizens. (Pew Research, 2011) Their immediate citizenship would add 1.4 trillion to the country economic growth.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor giving illegal immigrants in the country in this country an opportunity for legal status. 71 percent of Democrats are in support of an earned path to citizenship where only 53 percent of Republicans are. One of the options that drew the least support was the option with no path to citizenship, but a larger minority was 21 percent said that illegal immigrants should be identified and deported. (New York Times 2013: A: 17)
Most Americans said the Republicans party had been hurt in recent elections by its position on illegalimmigration. In the...
The Economy of IllegalImmigration
The Economy of IllegalImmigration
Americans on a daily basis are bombarded with broadcasts from newspapers, television, and special interest groups on the economic burdens created by illegal immigrants. Reports and statistics of growing state and local deficits; is it fact or fiction? In reality, undocumented Mexicans are necessary to the health of our economy. They provide a workforce in agriculture they keep the costs down; they contribute millions in taxes annually they help to stabilize the economy. Immigrants after all, are not just workers, but consumers and demand for products and services which in turn creates new jobs. In fact our economy needs illegal immigrants to help in stabilizing our economy.
The negativity towards the millions that cross over our borders illegally has been expressed in a multitude of ways. Broadcasted across the nation are accounts of the economic burden of illegalimmigration. The net fiscal cost of immigration ranges from $11 billion to $22 billion per year, with most government expenditures on immigrants coming from state and local coffers. (Center for Immigration Studies, 2007). Network news promote stories on the economic burdens of illegal immigrants. Local newspapers mirror...
...risen by 3 million in only 10 years. Illegalimmigration has been a problem in the United States dating back to the early 1980s. In the 1980s and still until today, the United States has seen a massive increase of illegal immigrants entering the United States. While most of these immigrants were from Latin America and Mexico, they were also from other parts of the world. Many illegal immigrants were crossing the unguarded border between the United States and Mexico. Border security has increased over they years, yet the rise of illegal immigrants coming into the United States is also increasing. Illegalimmigration has become a very controversial topic of today’s society, and lawmakers and legislators have been debating the topic for a while now.
Their hasn’t been much reform from the federal government; however, many states have passed their own set of immigration laws. States such as Arizona, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia, Utah, and Indiana have developed their own state immigration laws. These laws are being reviewed by the Supreme Court of the United States and these decisions would be heard in the near future. In Arizona, if any police officer pulls over a immigrant who is suspicious of being illegal; that person has to present documents of being in the United States legally or faced with being detained and presented in front...