Essay about Illegal Immigration And The United States

730 Words Jun 11th, 2015 3 Pages
A major concern, and probably the most to take in consideration, for illegal immigration, harming the economy are the employees correlating to the jobs available, which most of the time leads to displacement in immigrants. “Every year on average 2.5 million jobs, whom were previous held by Caucasians or previous immigrants are taken by new coming immigrants who often perform the same amount of work while receiving half the pay” (www.EconomyPolicyInstitute.org), this still shows a huge gain from what they would be earning or they would have not emigrated from their country for a better job.
A recent ongoing search case which occurred on May 8, 2015 in southern California involving The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) where they’re implementing the H-1B Visa program. This contracts non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act which permits U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. This also has its major consequences, and while it might cost the company millions of dollars in the long run, it “replaces American IT workers making $80,000-$160,000 to workers from India paid a top rate of $71,000.” (www.washingtonexaminor.com). this proves to be a tactic that damages the economy and negatively affecting the American workforce in the electrician branch, and not only is the pay lowered by nearly 10 thousands of the minimum, but it raises concerns on both unemployment and underpaying.…

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