Illegal Immigration

How has illegal immigration affected Americas economy?

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What is Immigration?

  • Most immigrants come from Mexico
  • Immigration started to happen at Ellis Island
  • It can happen legally and illegally
  • Immigration is no longer under control
  • People immigrate for a better life

What good does it do?

  • Offers more workers
  • Adds more culture
  • Immigration doesn't effect U.S salary's
  • Skilled workers and their families form new households
  • Illegals are doing jobs that Americans won't do

What bad does it do?

  • Increases risk of terrorism
  • Americans are unable to find gainful employment
  • 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States
  • Prisons overflow with a large number of illegal immigrants
  • Immigrants and American citizens alike suffer.

Final Thoughts

I think that illegal immigration affects Americas economy negatively for the following reasons. Immigration in general can lead to more terrorism and higher crime rates. Studies have shown that over eleven million people immigrate to America each year. The illegals that cross the border often cant pay for health care, so we end up paying for it through taxes. If the illegals get arrested and are put in jail we are paying taxes for their food and healthcare. If we don't control illegal immigration, people will flood through our borders leading to an over crowded America.
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