An Overview Of Illegal Immigration

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Did you know that on average 700,000 illegal immigrants come to the US each year? Immigration is the act of coming to a foreign country to permanently live. This is not a new practice and has been going on for many years and will continue to occur in the future. The history of America is in the immigration, this caused great amounts of diversity in population and brought many new cultures and skills to our country. Immigration can be a good thing, the way it is being handled now doesn’t benefit anyone. Illegal immigration is the act of coming to permanently live in a country that violates the immigration laws of the destined country. It hurts the current citizens of this country, and it does not benefit the immigrants in the long run either. …show more content…
With allowing illegal immigrants to obtain access to our health care systems we are in turn taking away from our citizens that need help. With the funding that allows illegal immigrants to access this we could instead be making a fund for people living in poverty. When they get sick they can come to the doctor and be taken care of without fear of not being able to pay for their care. In a recent study held in California half of all illegal immigrants are poor enough to qualify for health care(AMAC) Infact illegal immigrants should not be allowed to have the option of obtaining health care. The main argument against this statement would be that it is unethical to deny someone care based on their citizenship status. While they have a valid point if that person or persons would have been legally documented immigrants then there would not be a problem. With providing health care for these illegal immigrants we are losing massive amounts of money each year, paid for by the taxpayers. As much as we all hate paying taxes since we have to we want to see the money go towards something that will better our neighborhoods, and country. Using this money on people that should not be here in the first place does not achieve this goal. One could even say that if our illegal immigration problem persists as it has been then we will increasingly spend more money on illegals and in …show more content…
There are pros and cons to the schooling of illegal immigrants. On one hand everyone should receive a proper education and it is important for our future. The downside is these people are not United States citizens, and the taxpayers have to pay for their educations. If we do not pay for their educations then we will have many people growing up without the knowledge that they need. This could over time drag down our level of education if they are not educated and in the long run hurt the country considering these people probably are not going to leave the country.. From an education standpoint it is necessary that we help these people but it is costing us. With each thing that we give to these illegal immigrants we are continuing to increase our deficit. We are now $19,000,000,000,000 in debt and there are many things that we need to cut funding to in order to get this issue under control. One of which needs to be defunding of programs that support illegal immigration within the United States.Although illegal immigration is a nationwide issue, some states have a bigger problem than others. six states alone account for sixty percent of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. They are: California, Texas, Florida, New York, New Jersey and

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