The Challenges Of Illegal Immigration In The United States

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It is not uncommon in the year of 2016 to turn on the news, and see an older man with a bobbing blonde comb-over, speaking rudely and using crude humor to appeal to a clan of angry and fearful people. This act has stolen international attention and has caused Americans to think again on how to solve some of the biggest problems they face today. With the upcoming presidential election, few take him seriously and many think he is racist and misogynist. Donald Trump has proposed many outlandish solutions to America’s daunting issues, challenging parts of the country’s identity. Yet, since its founding, the United States has always been a breeding ground for new and unique walks of life, accepting people of different religions, political beliefs, …show more content…
Many immigrants come with work visas, and while working for a few years, have started a family or taken advantage of other opportunities the country has to offer. Also, when Americans say illegal immigrants steal jobs, they have been misguided. According to Teaching Tolerance, they said, “Here in the United States, two trends—better education and an aging population—have resulted in a decrease in the number of Americans willing or available to take low-paying jobs.”(1)America’s demographics are only changing. With people aging and gaining more education, they are not in a position to work the jobs illegal immigrants are willing to work. Since they are working jobs that would not have been filled if they were not in the country, they are actually improving the economy, and are not the leaches people often claim them to …show more content…
From Jim Crow laws, to the Japanese internment camps, throughout the history of the United States, Americans have had much difficulty with respecting people of different backgrounds. Allowing more diversity to enter the country will help increase tolerance for different walks of life. The benefits of having diversity in one’s country can be seen in areas like business. For example, according to American Progress, it said, “A diverse and inclusive workforce helps businesses avoid employee turnover costs.”(4) This means that since more employees are accepting of different values, then other employees will be more likely to keep the job. If it were not for diversity, then companies would lose much time, money, and effort trying to find a replacement. Having those immigrants in the country are beneficial, since adding

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