Illegal Immigrants And The United States Essay

1632 Words Apr 21st, 2016 7 Pages
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 is for the opportunities to work. Each year millions of American citizens struggle to make ends meet and are left in the unemployment category. Because illegal immigrants are willing to work at lower wages, many American businesses decide to hire them in order to make a bigger profit for themselves and keep labor costs to a minimum. This instills an advantage for illegal immigrants over American citizens faced with poverty. The author of “Problems with Illegal immigration” says “Less desirable jobs that Americans would take to…

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