The Positive And Negative Effects Of Immigration In The United States

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Over the years immigration has continued to be a discussion of intense national debate. The effect of immigration has been looked at as positive and negative. The economy and government have been affected in a multitude of ways. The immigrants are offered sources for work and also economic support for them and their families, yet many American citizens are without jobs and struggle to keep a household. Also, many Americans do feel as if they are being pushed to the side when it comes to availability in work sources and the taxes people pay are going to the non natives who don’t work but only live off of others benefits. Contrary to that, the number of immigrant men who have a job seems to be higher than native-born men. This shows how immigrants …show more content…
The common argument about immigrants is that “Increased immigration drives down wages for low-skilled, native-born Americans(Seth Millstein). When according to an article data shows that immigration has in fact increased employment wages from about .6 percent to 1.7 percent. This percentage increase may have not been a lot, but the point is that immigration is not lowering the job opportunities for anyone. For example, as well as maintaining a job immigrants to obtain a check bi-weekly or even every week. Immigrants are also consumers so their money they work for has to go somewhere. By spending money on the different business it increases job prospects for everybody. So before stating that “Immigrants ruin America and are taking all of our jobs,” take a look and see the actual facts. “They cycle that money back into the economy…” and are increasing the wages with every little thing they buy or any job they obtain. The lowering of wages is not what they are doing and there needs to be a way to change this national debate. The choice of whether or not immigrants have had a positive or a negative effect on the U.S. is completely each individual 's separate opinion. Then again other’s ideas and opinions are being forced upon immigrants and supporters of the positive effect they have on the …show more content…
Immigration happens for a reason. Whether it be, because there weren’t any jobs or because they want to unite with their family. After the transition of lives, their children have to start somewhere. The major argument about how “Immigrants reap the benefits of the U.S. education system without paying into it,” still goes on until this day (Seth Millstein). The major talk of how all of a sudden migrants have it easy, seems to be the major topic of discussion. Then again people are complaining how immigrants do not have the capability or how it is not needed for them to pay into school, but then others complain when immigrants do not have a job and just relax and do not do anything. The contradicting idea is never-ending. If immigration reform does help more in education, each and every person would be able to pursue careers and better themselves in their

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