Ramanujan Nadadur Illegal Immigration

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With as many as 11 million undocumented citizens in our country, it is becoming increasingly important that U.S. citizens understand and become aware of the impacts of illegal immigration. This paper aims to examine the key factors of illegal immigration and the reforms to fix our system. Primary research is conducted by interviewing college level students as well as college educated adults, by asking them certain questions pertaining to their opinions of illegal immigration. There are four sources that answer these questions and address further stereotypes. The first source examines why immigrations leave their country. The second source targets how undocumented citizens effect jobs and fiscal costs in the U.S. The third source examines the …show more content…
According to Nadadur, the labor market theory is split into the primary and secondary sector. As he explains, the primary sector is defined by skilled, educated required work with an opportunity for social climbing. While the secondary sector is identified as short term employment, low skilled work along with low pay. Immigrant workers in the primary sector are more expensive to hire and train while secondary sectors are not (Nadaur p.1041). These immigrants are taking jobs that most people are not willing to because of the low wages, hazardous conditions and the unfair treatment. Native workers tend to want the jobs that require more skill and have higher wages. Therefore, being a shortage in the secondary sector being one of the main reasons businesses turn to immigrants (Nadaur p.1042). However, “…there is a one-to-one relationship between native workers and illegal immigrants; for every job that an illegal immigrant occupies, he/she is competing directly with a native worker” (p 1043). Although, with the increasing labor shortage in the secondary sector, there are barely enough native workers to fill these jobs. In the past 50 years, there has also been a decrease in the amount of adults who have not finished high school, to a 10 percent drop out rate. Allowing for …show more content…
economy. Ninety percent of their wages go towards the U.S. market. According to Nadaur, there is an increase of marticula cards in the U.S. These are photo I.D. cards that given out by the Mexican consulate to Mexican nationals. “The growth in acceptance of matriculas demonstrates the growing desire on the part of US businesses to capture the consumer buying power of illegal immigrants” (p 1046). U.S. companies are realizing 11 million potential customers can make an immense impact on the economy. However, illegal immigrants still are costly towards public services. The main public service costs for illegal immigrants include healthcare, education and imprisonment (Nadaur 1047). There is an Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 that protects the government and citizens from most illegal immigrant public services costs. Emergency healthcare is the largest public service cost since it is given to an undocumented mother that is pregnant. In the long run this benefits the baby of them mother since it is now a U.S. citizen. Yearly, there is an estimated $658 million health-care cost from illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants are costly towards education since all public schools by law must educate all students, illegal or legal. Education at the federal level for illegal immigration costs up to $371 million yearly, without accounting for state level costs which are where majority of

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