Illegal Immigration Is A Reminder Of Their Confinement And Hopelessness

817 Words Apr 4th, 2016 4 Pages
The border that is shared between the United States and Mexico is usually a pretty heated topic in politics and everyday conversations. We often ask, what are the negatives effects of the shared border and what are the positives? What separates the two nations gives Americans a feeling of “safety”. However, for many Mexicans the border is a reminder of their confinement and hopelessness. The illegal immigration of Mexicans to the United States has been happening for centuries and affects our economy, politics and American’s everyday life.
When Mexicans cross over to the U.S it is usually in the hopes of finding work because of how little Mexico pays per day is compared to the U.S. Immigrants are more likely to work the type of low-skilled labor and low paying minimum wage jobs that many Americans would never want to work, even if unemployed. Some employers even pay immigrants less then minimum wage knowing that they will be deported if they ever reported it. Not only are these low- skilled jobs vital for the agricultural industry and many others but they are also helping to sustain work for higher-skilled workers. Thousands of workers in the U.S. are very low payed illegal immigrants, which sadly betters our economy. Of course another positive effect of illegal immigration is the fact that it creates an even more diverse nation and gives many people chances that they would have never had back home. President Obama is very passionate about illegal immigration and the well…

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