Illegal Immigrants : A Controversial And Key Immigration Issue

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The illegal immigrant population in the United States is a controversial and key immigration issue. Our Author John Savant (2009) talks about illegal immigrants in his article “Imaging the Immigrant: Why legality must give way to humanity”. He is a professor of English at the Dominican University of California. Illegal immigrants immigrate in search of a better life. On the other side author, Lamar Smith (2014) talks about legalization of illegal immigrants in his article “Should illegal immigrants be legalized”? Rep. Lamar Smith is the former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and its Immigration Subcommittee. Illegal immigrants cause people of America to become the victim of unemployment. Illegal immigrants are a problem that affects all Americans, take away jobs from citizens, increase the crime rate, and should not be legalized.
Illegal immigrants are a problem that affects all Americans. Because of certain travel agencies, illegal immigrants submit a fraudulent document to the government. Surprisingly it gives them access to work and some government benefits. According to a new station wide study, research shows that roughly 8.1 million of 11.4 million undocumented immigrants who work paid more than $11.8 billion in state and local taxes in 2012, even while they were living illegally in the country” (Pianin 2015). It is against the law to buy fake documents or steal someone’s social security number. According to Federation for American Immigration Reform,…

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