Illegal Immigration Is The United States Essay

1638 Words Nov 28th, 2016 7 Pages
More than 11 million undocumented aliens currently reside in the U.S., and that population is growing by 700,000 per year. The large number of illegals in the U.S. creates a big safety scare. Even though they pose no direct security threat, the presence of millions of undocumented migrants distorts the law, distracts resources, and creates a cover for terrorists and criminals. This could possibly account for the recent increase of terrorist attacks in the United States.
Another issue with illegal immigration is the cost for U.S. taxpayers to support them. The National Academy of Sciences has estimated that the average immigrant with a high school degree will impose a net cost of nearly $10,000 on U.S. taxpayers over the course of their lifetime. Immigrants lacking a high school degree will cost taxpayers more than a half a trillion dollars. Illegal immigrants get free education and government help and never have to pay taxes for it. The fact that we as a country can afford to support foreigners when we have our own homeless and starving citizens out there bothers me.
Jeb Bush is one of few republicans who are pro-immigration. Last year, he famously said that immigrants cross the border without papers as an “act of love“: “Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s kind of — it’s a, it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family.” He believes that people cross the border to look for jobs to support their families. He agrees that there should be…

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