Immigrants Should NOT Be Allowed To Work In The United States

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Working in the United States requires that an individual fill out the proper documentation. This is to ensure the employer and the government that the individual is allowed to work in the United States, and that he or she is not an illegal immigrant. The I-9 form verifies that every employee is permitted to work in the United States. Before employment can begin both the employee and employer must fill out their section of the form before submitting it. I-9 forms are important because they catch people using stolen identities, and or people who have snuck into the country and are being paid without being taxed.
“The I-9 law is called IRCA (immigration reform and control act) and was enacted in 1986.” There are two main requirements that must be done when completing the form. The first is to hire only individuals who are approved to work in the United States and second is to not discriminate on the base of citizenship status or national origin. All employers must be able to confirm the applicants work status before hiring him or her. If an employer fails to prove the applicants work
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While I say I can agree with equal opportunity, there is a line that many cross and it hinders the United States economy. Illegal immigrants are almost always working under the table, which means they are not paying taxes on what they earn. Many people argue that they need to be stopped for taking the native jobs; however, I do not see that as the problem. Besides not paying taxes, “illegal immigrants many use social programs, like hospitals and schools that cost taxpayers and add to our $16 trillion national debt.” Since companies can get away with paying illegal workers less it lowers the average wage: “Labor economists have concluded that undocumented workers have lowered the wages of U.S. adults without a high-school diploma — 25 million of them — by anywhere between 0.4 to 7.4

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