Poverty

Does Immigration increase poverty around the world?

What is Poverty?

People in poverty are extremely poor, typically without a house. These people fight for jobs and live out on the streets without food, water, shelter, electronics, and way more.

Causes

1. Illegal immigration

2. Few job offers

3. Overpopulated Areas

4. People fighting over job offers

Effects

1. Natives end up losing jobs.

2. People become desperate for money or jobs.

3. Overpopulated areas make it hard for people to find a way to get a job.

4. Some families end up without money and sometimes even a place to live.

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Conclusion

Although many people believe poverty is increasing because of immigration, I say that immigration is not increasing poverty around the world because when people immigrate to a country, they want a job. Typically this would seem like a bad thing, but not in all cases. The immigrants wanting a job would normally get the jobs we know as a garbage truck driver and stuff like that, leaving more well-paid jobs available according to the article "Immigration is not increasing poverty in the United States." While many people believe people are ending up homeless because of immigrants, people are actually getting great jobs and earning a great income. So, in my opinion, immigration is not increasing poverty in the United States of America, or anywhere else in the world.

Source Citations

Griswold, Daniel. "Immigration Is Not Increasing Poverty in the United States." Poverty. Ed. Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "As Immigrants Move In, Americans Move Up." Cato.org. 2009. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.


"Immigrants in the United States: A Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population." Center for Immigration Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.


Ruark, Eric A., and Matthew Graham. "Immigration Is Increasing Poverty in the United States." Poverty. Ed. Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Immigration, Poverty and Low-Wage Earners: The Harmful Effect of Unskilled Immigrants on American Workers."FairUS.org. 2011. 3-17. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.