The National Death Wish Summary

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Immigration should be allowed in the U.S, but do we have enough resources to support our own citizens and immigrants? In the article, “The National Death Wish” by David Brooks, he presents how immigrants can be beneficial in the workforce by simply stating, “the way to help working families is not to cut immigration. It’s to help everybody flow to the job he or she wants to take”. Basically, immigrants take jobs that people don’t usually take, which gives other people better opportunities. The concept of immigration is also presented in, “Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees” by Laurie Kellman and Emily Swanson as they bring different statements that support immigration, but have opposed the idea that refugees are the main threat. …show more content…
As it is stated in “Poll: Americans divided on admitting refugees”, “Refugees entering the U.S. undergo rigorous background checks, including a search of government databases that list people suspected of having ties to terrorist groups. Processing of refugees can take up to two years”. The process is surely long, but the reason behind it is important since the government are concerned for the safety of American lives. The national security has also risen because of this epidemic. In an article, “The Cost of Immigration Enforcement and Border Security” it presented, “Since 1993...the U.S. Border Patrol has increased more than tenfold, from $363 million to more than $3.8 billion”. Even though these enforcement seems to be a waste of time and money, the importance is equality as it is not fair for those immigrants that worked hard to come into the U.S. than those who can easily sneak in. In the increase of payment of security, Americans would have to pay more taxes, in order to fund all the resources …show more content…
In the article “The National Death Wish” stated,“An exhaustive U.S. study by National Academy of Sciences found that immigration didn’t drive down most wages, but it had ‘very small’ and temporary effect on native-born workers without high school diploma”; however, in an article, “Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers”, implies, “Typical high school dropout earns about $25,000 annually...immigrants admitted in the past two decades lacking a high school diploma have increased the size of the low-skilled workforce by roughly 25 percent. As a result, the earnings of this particularly vulnerable group dropped by between $800 and $1,500 each year”. Immigrants may have created more jobs for the lower class, but initially immigrants are the only one’s willing to take those jobs, but it leaves uneducated Americans income to decrease. As it connects back to low income housing, they can not keep up or afford the payments In the same article, “Yes, Immigration Hurts American Workers”, “Immigrants receive government assistance at higher rates than natives. The higher cost of all the services provided to immigrants and the lower taxes they pay (because they have lower earnings) inevitably implies that on a year-to-year basis immigration creates a fiscal hole of at least $50 billion—a burden that falls on the native population”.

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