Essay on Immigration Policy : Part 3 Of 3

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Refutation for immigration policy: Part 3 of 3

There are some major concerns about increased immigration and its implementation, and that has led to various types of objection to the policy. Following the same logic used in favor of immigration, it is possible to discredit these arguments that many people, especially those who have a misunderstanding of the principle of pro-immigration policy frequently use. Commonly cited objections include the risk of increased crime from immigrants, wage depreciation, and increased strain on government social welfare programs.
Abuse of government benefits is many opponents’ primary concern. Undocumented immigrants are technically ineligible for government benefit programs, but many take advantage of them through their United States-born children. Many might expect that if granted legal residency, an immigrant population with low education rates would begin consuming government welfare. In fact, legalized immigrants rely on welfare less than their native counterparts. In the context of the IRCA, immigrants granted legal status did not increase consumption of welfare in the twenty years following their legalization. From 1990 to 2006, the ratio of immigrant to native public assistance usage decreased from 1.08 to 0.83 for IRCA immigrants aged 35-44 years old and from 0.7 to 0.61 for those aged 25-24 years old. Even the youngest age group, 16-24 years, which increased its consumption from 0.57 to 0.76, is still only three fourths as…

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