Immigration : How It Affects Us Essay

1672 Words Apr 19th, 2016 7 Pages
Austin Chandler
Professor Wurl
English 1102
19 April 2015
Immigration: How it affects us Each year, millions of immigrants travel to a new country in hopes of starting a new chapter of life. They flee to countries with a higher living standard and greater economic development. This happens across the globe but the United States has the highest number of immigrants wishing to move into the country. According to Giovanni Peri, “… There are about 150 million more people who say that they would migrate to the United States (from every country in the planet) if they had the opportunity” (“Immigration”). With the United States being a hot spot for immigration, political leaders are often discussing the effects of immigration on the country as a whole. The economic effect of immigration and illegal immigration is constantly discussed by politicians, who are split among parties. Even with the constant fight between the two parties, the economy shows positive effects on the natives when immigration is less restricted and even when illegal immigrants were legalized. Illegal immigration and legal immigration are frowned upon in several ways. Many believe that they job market would become too saturated and unskilled natives would be unable to find a job. However, according to Andri Chassamboulli and Giovanni Peri, “Legalization encourages firms to create jobs in the perspective of hiring illegal immigrants and this expansions benefits the native worker” (“Labor Market”). These firms…

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