The Positive And Negative Effects Of Illegal Immigration In The United States

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Illegal immigration is one of the hot topics up for debate in the country. If you take a look at this year’s election speech-making, the election itself, as well as the outcome of our new President elect Donald Trump one can see how this topic is not only frightening for many, but also hold a country divided. We will take a look at both the negative and positive effects of illegal immigration, and whether you are for or against immigration, one will be able to see this topic in a new and education light. In reading the news one can see the topic of immigration is not going anywhere anytime soon. Our new President Donald Trump made headlines, made enemies, and also made a lot of supporters arguing against immigration. Illegal has many people …show more content…
The United States has a more tolerant policy when it comes to illegal immigrants, more so than any other country. According to the American Immigration Counsel, the United States provides for an annual worldwide “675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members”, which means that even children born to illegal immigrants here in the United States are considered legal citizens. The is an policy that is sure to scare many because that means that illegal immigrants can come into the country and have children, and their children automatically gain legal citizenship. In The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration, the amount of illegal immigrants who illegally enter the United States is estimated to be between “200,000, and 300,000 each year, 40% of whom first enter legally as nonimmigrants.” With these rising number of illegal immigrants, who are obtaining jobs that may have otherwise could of gone to legal citizens is where the fear sets in on the economics effects of illegal immigrants. In The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration, states, “the losers may be the less skilled domestic workers who compete with immigrants and who wages will fall”, this means that illegal immigrants are usually going to be paid less, and this creates competition with other Americans who are competing for those same jobs, and

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