Immigration And Immigration: The Problem Of Illegal Immigration

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Most americans today believe that illegal immigration is an issue that the country really doesn 't know how to handle, but is one of the most important to solve now. The reason this problem is so important is because everyone has an opinion for the sake of politics or just as their two cents. People of higher class and those buried in the poverty line have different reasons as to why this is an overexaggerated issue or a serious toxin to the United States. The wealthy may argue that most illegal aliens bring in crime and poverty, while others of wealth claim that immigrants actively strive for the american dream and complete jobs that no one else wants to do. Whereas those under the poverty line state that illegal aliens steal jobs from the …show more content…
Where this agreement usually ends, however, is on the question of how the problem will be solved. Whereas some are convinced that illegal immigrants should be deported, others maintain that such a decision would severely impact the economy negatively and we would be better off leaving them be. Every presidential election has had at least one important issue where the solution could determine who becomes president, this upcoming election will be decided on the question of what will we do with illegal immigrants. The core solutions that have been offered up are amnesty, deportation, legalization, creating a fence along the US-Mexican border, and enforcing current immigration laws. Although some Americans believe illegal immigrants should be deported because they are a burden to the United States economy, any form of removal of the illegal immigrants (on the belief that a majority is working) would severely deteriorate the economy as well as give the supposed ‘racist’ opposers exactly what they’re asking …show more content…
Those who support deportation say they want all illegal immigrants out whether they go all at once or little by little, no matter the cost. Jim Gilchrist, founder and president of the Minutemen Project, states, “I 've tried to figure out the costs since I have this tax background. What is the cost to each of us as taxpayers to support 30 million illegal aliens, many of whom are working in the underground economy and not contributing to the tax system? And yet they 're using the system that bona fide taxpayers provide and pay for... I had to make my own estimate, since the government will not give me these numbers, nor does it care to calculate them... I 've come up with my own numbers. And I will stand by these numbers. The annual gross cost to U.S. taxpayers to provide schooling, hospitalization, and whatever plethoric benefits are out there for the 30 million illegal aliens is approximately $400 billion per year funded by bona fide U.S. taxpayers. That 's $400 billion per year and going up." Gilchrist also adds that the “repatriation” of America would be worth what people say and wouldn’t want grandchildren to live in an America that was destroyed by illegal immigrants. Additionally Edwin S. Rubenstein claims building a fence would pay for itself considering the benefits of deportation of fifty-one billion dollars per year. This is the economic concern by

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