Argumentative Essay About Illegal Immigration

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There are more than 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Almost 50% of these 12 million illegal immigrants are Mexicans who have crossed the border illegally. Each year, an average of 500,000 illegal immigrants make there way to America. The ongoing debate of whether or not illegal immigrants are beneficial to the United States has been a debate politicians and citizens for decades. Although illegal immigrants play a big role and often times have a positive affect on the United States, illegal immigration negatively affects our country’s economy, schooling, workforce, and increases crime in areas where illegal immigrants are dominant. A major problem the United States faces due to obtaining half a million illegal immigrants a year is the amount of job opportunities and the amount of employment they are basically taking from American citizens. The major reason illegal immigrants come to the United States in the first place …show more content…
Because these illegal immigrants are not American citizens, they illegally obtain social security cards as another tactic in order to receive U.S. benefits. When it comes to looking for work, an illegal immigrant will make or borrow a social security card in order to secure employment with their new job. When it comes to filling out their tax forms at their work place, they claim a large number of children in order to ensure that no withholding will be taken from the paychecks. Robert Kuttner, from Arguing Immigration, talks about how “Living collectively and working a fourteen- or sixteen- hour day, they can make close to $1,000 a week effectively tax free except for FICA (Federal Insurance Contribution Act).” (Kuttner 82) Undocumented workers will go to drastic measures whether they are illegal or not, in order to secure their employment in the United States. These undocumented workers seem to have no problem reaping benefits from hard working documented

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