Why Should Immigrants Get To The United States?

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In 2014, approximately 11.4 million people were estimated to be living here in the United States illegally (Krogstad). This overwhelming amount of unauthorized residents affects every American in a substantial way. Most people can agree that social programs like food stamps, medicaid, and other charitable services are great, necessary, or helpful. However, they are only developed for the purpose of getting back on your feet after a setback in life. The programs were not developed for people to live off of and only help themselves. The United States’ social system can only work efficiently when everyone participates, contributes when they can, and most of all, obeys the law. The problem is when illegals get to the U.S., they are allowed to use …show more content…
In this world, if a person wants something, they should go out and work for it, so they can pay for it. It is the individual’s responsibility to make themselves happy. The government’s job is to defend the right to the “American Dream.” It is not the government’s job to make its residents healthy, wealthy, or wise. This means the government should not have to provide free healthcare, pay everyone’s bills, or implement free education for citizens. If Americans want those things, they should work for it, pay for it, and provide it to themselves. Regardless of how they earn it, people work. They either educate themselves and have a better job, or they stay uneducated and work in factories; the point is: They work for what they have. The number one reason illegal aliens come to the United States is for job availability (“Immigration Issues”). In fact, research by the the Pew Hispanic Center indicates that over 70 percent of illegal immigrants, an estimated 8.5 million people, have acquired jobs since being here (“Immigration Issues”). Employers will hire these aliens because the cost of labor is cheaper. This is against the law, but as the law currently reads, the employer has to knowingly hire an illegal alien, and with the abundance of false documentation it is extremely difficult to prove that the employer knew of the alien’s true immigration …show more content…
A wall needs to be created to secure the country’s borders. There are currently some fences on both the north and south borders around roads, but in vast sections of desert or water, it is essentially unguarded and there is no fence. This proposed wall, however, is not a literal wall but rather a metaphorical wall. The wall is not for the purpose of keeping people out, but to simply secure the borders, keep track of who is coming in and out, and keep people from going where they are not supposed to. This same concept is the reason there is alarms on nursing home doors or gates in prison. The wall would obviously not just be a brick wall; it would have to be technologically elite. It would need to have sensors for underground tunnels, top-of-the-line surveillance, and ways to accommodate for the vast amounts of water and desert on the U.S. borders. There is no way to estimate how expensive this wall will be because the popular proposed idea of an immigration wall belongs to Donald Trump, and he only plans to build it along the southern border. Donald Trump’s proposed wall would be considerably inadequate, for the simple fact that it is said to only line the southern border. Although the top three countries of origin for illegal immigration are Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala, respectively, a wall should be

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