Immigration: The Unexpected Truth

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Immigration: The Unexpected Truth
Immigration is a majorly debated issue in many countries, but especially the United States. Even though our country was basically founded on the principle that people of all ethnicities can feel safe here, our country continues to discriminate against certain immigrants. Many people seek religious freedom and a better way of life when they take the journey to America. Our country should have pride that we are viewed as the land of the free and as one of the best places to live on earth. However, America keeps pushing immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, farther and farther from the happiness and freedom of our country. Many Americans view illegal immigrants as evil people who ruin the economy and take
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When looking at facts and statistics, it becomes clear that illegal immigrants actually promote the economy rather than harm it in any way.
Despite the common belief that illegal immigrants ruin the United States economy, they actually contribute to it in a positive manner. They do certain jobs, usually jobs that no sane American would voluntarily take, for extremely low wages. Without these workers, the prices of our goods and services would be at an all time high. In fact, even housing industries could take a major hit. Ron Scherer commented on a situation that is prominent in San Diego right now. He stated, "San Diego builder Sherman Harmer Jr., president of Urban Housing Partners Inc., typically delivers 300 units of housing per year. He relies on workers coming across the US-Mexican border who have some form of documentation" (Scherer par 19). Without these illegal workers, people like Harmer Jr. would experience heavy financial hits to his business. The extremely frightening part is that this type of economic downfall could occur all over the country if illegal immigrants were tracked down and deported. If this type of downfall did occur, the lack of housing could then take a domino effect and affect the rates of
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The wall theory is not a logical solution to the issues of immigration in America. Many of these politicians, and American Citizens, want a wall to go up at the border to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in. What people don’t realize is, is that many of the illegal immigrants did not come here illegally. Kurt Eichenwald did research on the amount of illegal immigrants who actually crossed the border, versus coming into the United States through some legal form. He commented, "Some 4.4 million of them simply overstayed their visas. No fence, no matter how high, will solve that problem." (Eichenwald par 37). Eichenwald stated the obvious: if someone enters the country on a visa and overstays, you can 't build a wall to keep that person out. It 's impossible to do so. The wall is a completely obsurd idea due to this fact. Overstayed visas are very common, and they usually end up staying for a significant amount of time after the visa expires. Aside from overstayed visas, if America was to build a wall to make it harder for people to cross the border, the rate of organized crime would increase. There are people called coyotajes who smuggle immigrants across the border. These coyotajes are often violent, don 't stick to their word, and are extremely dangerous to mess with. Kurt Eichenwald also commented on the effect of the coyotajes and who they are. He

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