The Issue Of Illegal Immigration Reform

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“With over 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally (as of 2012), the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans” (Immigration ProCon). This conversation topic has our country in turmoil on how we should approach the issue and how we should bring about a solution. Immigration has forced our country to a point where we need a reform in the way we deal with immigration. The immigration reform will benefit our country by giving back jobs to natural born citizens, lowering our countries overpopulation, and decrease crime rates.
People illegally immigrating into America has caused quite a few problems for the American born citizens that are searching for jobs. Because of the promise for more opportunities the increase
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There is always the chance that the people coming into the country aren’t good and don’t have the best intentions. Some of the people coming into this country are forced out and are on the run because of their criminal activities. We don’t have full control over the people that are coming into the country and that makes it harder to regulate their actions. “In Los Angeles, 95 percent of all outstanding warrants for homicide target illegal aliens, as do approximately two-thirds of all fugitive felony warrants”(Illegal Immigration). This is a substantial percentage of crimes that immigrants are being targeted for. There have been many cases that an immigrant has committed some type of crime that has gotten them convicted, some of these offensives are minor while others are more staggering. “In September 2015 an immigrant from Mexico, Martin Margarito-Casimiro, was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for kidnapping a man in Texas” and “Zeng Liang Chen and Dong Biao Lin, illegal aliens from China, were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in New Jersey” (“Immigration Issues” Examples of Serious Crimes by Illegal Aliens). These are only two examples of immigrants that have committed horrible crimes in America that makes it unsafe for them to be here. But it isn’t just acts of violence that these groups of people bring into the country, there is also an increase in drug …show more content…
The facts that people give to help support their claims are that they are more likely to start new businesses that in turn make new jobs for others. According to Jason Marczak, “Immigrants started 28 percent of all new business in 2011” (Marczak). Another claim that Marczak uses is that immigration can help increase tax revenue. “Immigrants, including the undocumented, pay nearly $1,800 more in taxes than they receive in benefits” (Marczak). But on the other hand people could argue that even with the creation of those new jobs and business that they might be doing more harm than good to our economy. Studies found that, “…Today’s immigrants impose costs on some state and local governments by using more in government services than they pay in taxes…” (“Immigration Issues” The Cost to Local Taxpayers). Even with the taxes that they pay immigrants are having us pay more for the services they use then they give us in return. The group FAIR did a study in a few states to see what the cost factors of immigrant’s use of services would be over a span of two years. The state with the highest fiscal cost was California with 8.8 billion dollars (“Immigration Issues” The Cost to Local

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