What Is The Problem Of Illegal Immigration?

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Noel Merino in his research found that approximately one-fourth of federal prisons in the United States are filled with illegal immigrants, and many more make up the State’s prisons as well. This statistic should really concern United States citizens, especially knowing that there is a constantly increasing number of illegal immigrants that are pouring over the border everyday, as well as not knowing who they are or their background. The United States needs to act on this issue now, and start putting solutions to resolve this extremely important issue. The United States also needs to look into how it will affect the future for the upcoming generations when creating a solution, and make sure it will benefit them and not end up hurting them in …show more content…
Also, keep in mind as these statistics that are stated that these are United States taxpayers money being spent on non U.S. citizens. Robert Rector and Jason Richwine mention that households headed by an individual without a high school diploma receives 46,000 in government benefits and services (para 2). Many illegal immigrants have U.S. born children, therefore they get full range of government benefits and services ( Rector and Richwine para 4 ). So not only are American taxpayers having to pay for the U.S. citizens of low income in the United States, but now they are having to pay for illegal immigrants to live in there country and the illegal immigrants are not even paying taxes. Then when you look into the idea of giving amnesty to a significant number of illegal immigrants it will cost a fortune. The Heritage Foundation estimated that granting amnesty to illegal immigrants it would cost the United States $6.3 trillion ( Carie para 1). The United States debt is currently $19 trillion, which makes the cost of amnesty a third of our deficit. This is a completely unreasonable solution to the issue of illegal immigration in the economic state that America is currently in. Then the American citizens need to consider the amount of jobs that are going to illegal immigrants, because it is cheap labor. This also damages the economy making it harder for a less …show more content…
A shocking statistic is in Los Angeles in 2008 90% of arrest warrants for homicide were illegal aliens ( Kouri para 8). A stat like the one just stated should concern the American people extremely because of the amount of illegal immigrants roaming the United States that the government knows nothing about. “There are approximately 2.1 million legal or illegal immigrants with criminal convictions living free or behind bars in the U.S., according to ICE 's Secure Communities office ( Zimmerman para 8).” This number is absolutely frightening that these kind of people are in the United States, and not to mention that a decent amount of illegal immigrants with criminal convictions are still roaming free in America. American lives are also being taken by these illegal immigrant citizens as the nation saw in California with the the innocent American citizen Kathryn Steinele losing her life to one of them. Now into the economical side of the cost of the criminal illegal immigrants in America. The national government is suffering from illegal immigrant criminals, but states are carrying most of the burden with the money of American taxpayers. “ American taxpayers paid approximately $1.87 billion to house imprisoned illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2014, and almost all of that financial burden was shouldered by the states, according to a new study of state and federal data (Geherke

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