Argumentative Essay On Immigration

1134 Words 5 Pages
Register to read the introduction… Many U.S. citizens believe that immigration is actually a negative influence on society. Some people see immigration as harmful to the American economy because they believe that these immigrants are taking away jobs from natives. This idea can be easily dismissed, as it is proven that even with the population at a far higher percentage (12 percent) of foreign-born Americans than in recent decades, the economy has still experienced a higher overall gross domestic product (GDP), higher GDP per person, higher productivity per person, and higher employment rates among Americans. Even if immigration is not the cause for this economic boom, it certainly should not be to blame for false perceptions of economic downfall. As far as social contributions, many traditional American citizens carry too much pride to admit that foreigners could have a positive influence on the society of the United States. The leading cause for speculation against immigrants is the potential threat to security brought about by illegal immigration. Efforts to reduce the entry of migrants actually worsen the security dilemma by driving migrant workers underground and encouraging the aspect of illegality. Therefore, in this situation, the only solution is to secure the border with an intelligent non-citizen guest worker program (“The Real …show more content…
Americans for Legal Immigration, 27 Feb. 2012. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.endillegalimmigration.com/Illegal_Immigration_Facts_&_Statistics/index.shtml>.

"Contributions to Society." Document Moved. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://supportfloc.org/ContributionstoSociety.aspx>.

Pear, Robert. "White House Report Lauds Immigrants’ Positive Effects." The New York Times. The New York Times, 20 June 2007. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/20/washington/20immig.html>.

"Population Bulletin Update: Immigration in America 2010." - Population Reference Bureau. Web. 28 Feb. 2012. <http://www.prb.org/Publications/PopulationBulletins/2010/immigrationupdate1.aspx>.

The Real Problem with Immigration... and the Real Solution. Web. 28 Feb. 2012.

Related Documents