The Impact Of Illegal Immigration

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The foundation of the United States economy has always been greatly influenced by immigrants. For hundreds of years, the U.S. has been the melting pot for many cultures and generations of hard working immigrants. But immigrants who are illegal is one of the biggest problems in this country, dating all the way back to 1875. The word Immigration means to move to another country for a better living. For attaining a better job, permanent settlement or both. Illegal immigration comes into practice when people do not follow the guidelines required before and during the immigration process. As of 2014 U.S. has over 11 million unauthorized immigrants (Hanson “Immigration and the U.S. Economy: Labor-Market Impacts, Illegal Entry, and Policy Choices” …show more content…
Many immigrants come here to work and to live a better life. Another reason that illegal immigrants arrive illegally is because they are fleeing from the corruption of their own countries. For immigrants that cannot afford the means to get a Visa (a working or visiting permit residency in the U.S) to enter legally in the country. The end result is breaking the law and enter in the United States illegally. The majority of undocumented immigrants do often take some of the country’s least attractive job, such as agriculture. The Department of labor reported that out of 2.5 million farm workers in the U.S; over 53 percent of the farmers are illegal immigrant (Davidson, “Illegal Immigrants and the U.S Economy” 4 out of 35). These jobs are very physical in nature as well as enduring the weather. Agriculture products are picked by undocumented worker for a low wage. As a result, products that are produced remain the price they are …show more content…
Illegal immigrants pay millions of dollars into Social Security that they will never collect (Fritz “Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers” 3 out of 25). They also pay state income, sales, and property taxes for which they receive few benefits (Fritz “Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers” 3 out of 25). The Orange County Task Force found that illegal immigrants pay $83 million taxes each year and they receive medical services costing only $2.7 million per year (Fritz “Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers” 4 out of 25). “Most immigrants are drawn by the hope of better jobs, not by United States benefits programs. When job prospects dim, many return home. Far from ripping off the system, illegal aliens are more likely to be paying for it” (Hanson “Immigration and the U.S. Economy: Labor-Market Impacts, Illegal Entry, and Policy Choices” 4 out of

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