Illegal Immigration And Immigration In The United States

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Immigration is a burning topic in America right now. It is a major topic in the presidential debates on how to deal with the estimated 11 million illegal aliens here in the U.S. and what should be done with the boarder. Many people and politicians think the solution is in deporting and building a wall. The deporting has been on going under the Obama administration, the highest of any president, but the issue still grows. The issue with having an estimated 11 million illegal aliens on the United States is the economic impact. The amount of funding required to try to stop the immigration at the border, deporting, and costs of not paying taxes is in the billions. Some argue that the immigration problem is not nearly as bad as it seems and may …show more content…
Illegal immigrants do the jobs Americans do not want to do. This is simply not true. Americans still hold 46 percent of the jobs in occupations such as construction and agriculture. There are 67 different occupations where illegal immigrants hold over 25 percent of the labor force but 16.5 million Americans have the same job. Economists over the past decade have divide workers by education and age to compare the impact that an increase of illegal immigrants has on wages. Just a 10 percent increase in the population of illegal immigrants in a workforce drives down wages by 3.7 percent. Research conducted by an economist from the Federal Reserve, Christopher Smith, states illegal immigration has played a significant role in reducing employment for teenagers. Positions of low skill and pay that appeal to teenagers are filled with illegal immigrants willing to work for …show more content…
It is true that less educated illegal immigrants and American both have a negative effect on our economy but this irrelevant to the immigration issue. The point is to show that illegal immigrants are not good for our economy, not compare them to Americans. As a sovereign country, the United States has the right to pick immigrants with a higher education if that is what is good for the country. Immigration is supposed to benefit the country when properly enforced giving the United States the right to enforce laws against illegal immigration. The U.S. has its fair share of low educated, low income, high welfare use individuals but the U.S. would not benefit from adding to the problem by allowing less educated illegal immigrants to stay. Advocates of Amnesty claim doing analysis by household is not accurate because the children were American born. They argue that the costs for education, welfare, and other programs that benefit children should not be counted because these children are not immigrants. The number of illegal immigrant children add up being that 80 percent were born in the United States. Skeptics completely ignore the fact that they would not be here if it were not for our broken immigration system. Advocates

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