Summary: A Nation Of Immigrants

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“A Nation of Immigrants”

Just as any coin has two sides, the debate for legalizing illegal immigrants is the same. Whether illegal immigrants really affect the U.S economy? And whether they should make them legal and get the benefits from them? This creates a huge debate between people that support and against it. If U.S gives the immigrants citizenship, the economy would rise in an enormous way and the U.S government would be able to benefit from them in many ways.
An immigrant is a person who comes to another country to start a new life and take a permanent residency. Whereas an illegal immigrant is a person that enters a country with illegal papers and resides there without proper visas or documents. The 2010 US Census reported that 10
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They are blamed for various societal problems, including illness, crime, unemployment and low wages. But is this true? Are they really responsible for all these? These illegal immigrants are contributing to the rise of the economic level in the nation. They work hard in low payment jobs, support their families and pray in the same places that we do.
The argument regarding illegal immigrants, often center on two things: that illegal immigrants are causing a lot of unemployment for Americans because, they are willing to work for low wages. Due to this, businesses have replaced a lot of Americans with immigrants, legal and illegal, at much lower wages, according to the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The immigrants are ready to do dangerous jobs that Americans are not ready to do. That is the reason why they are replaced by the
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