Immigration Vs Illegal Immigration

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One of the major problems the United States is facing is the immigration. In 2013, approximately 41.3 million immigrants lived in the United States, an all-time high for a nation historically built on immigration (Zong and Batalova). Most of the leading countries of immigrants come from Mexico, China, India, and the Philippines. The difference between immigrants and illegal immigrants is that an immigrant is a per on who comes to live in a certain place permanently and illegal immigrants is people who come to live in a country without a legal constant. Immigrants are motivated to leave their former country for a variety of reasons. Some immigrants enter the U.S as refugees, escaping the miserable conflicts from their home country, or …show more content…
Illegal immigrants can’t receive free housing, social security, and welfare because they are not registered and therefore are considered “illegal.” Since the illegal immigrants don’t have the same rights as immigrants, instead of them being deported back laws should be made to help the ones that are already in the U.S. Illegal immigrants should have at least the same rights as the legal ones. Green cards should be given to those illegal immigrants who have been living in the U.S. The illegal immigrants can have benefits, which includes to have residency and the right to have employment. Also, pay equal taxes just like the Americans do. So the illegal immigrants won’t just be giving help by the hand, but they can work to make a …show more content…
Immigrants need to be acknowledged and given definite rights that will allow immigrants to be in the U.S. It should be well known that help will be provided to those in need of a hand by the government. This could better the economy because immigrants could have the chance to go to school, work and create more job opportunities. Many suffer and don’t just move to the U.S. because they want to, but to escape the harsh living conditions of their past country and other reasons. The U.S. is the best place to go to because it enables many opportunities. Jobs wouldn’t be taken away from Americans as most think, it will create a growth in jobs, and other things for the economy. We wouldn’t be in the place we are now if it wasn’t for the immigrants. Immigrants should be able to live a life with all the needs necessary, just like the rest of

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