Essay on Illegal Immigration Is The United States

794 Words Mar 16th, 2016 4 Pages
Did you know there are almost 320 million people in the United States, but 11 million of those people are illegal immigrants? Many people accuse illegal immigrants of harming America’s economy, which may not be the exact issue. Many families cross the Mexico-United States border into the United States searching for a better life and the number of undocumented alien population continues to grow. Although illegal immigrants may put a depth on American citizens, illegal immigrants do not harm America’s Economy, therefore the children should be given birthright citizenship, and be able to be educated despite costs.
Why do people think that illegal immigrants harm America’s Economy? S.J. Miller believes illegal immigration is devastating the American economy. After the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 in New York, the feds have been more focused on possible terrorist slipping into the country illegally than illegal immigrants not being able to be employed according to a law made in 1986. S.J. Miller is a writer that focuses on trade and immigration issues:
“The few pennies paid in sales tax on non-food purchases don 't change an illegal alien into a person deserving the privileges of citizenship. The sales tax on his motel room and restaurant meals paid by Mohammed Atta (leader of the 9/11 terrorists) didn 't make him a law-abiding, taxpaying American citizen. The same applies to other illegal aliens.”(Miller 1) Miller’s standpoint is that if illegal immigrants are staying…

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