Cause/Effect of immigration reform

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of immigration? What is the United States’ current Immigration Policy? Would you even think that it is considered to be one of the most debatable topics today? Nowadays, many people decide to immigrate to have a better life for themselves and their families. Immigration reform, as it has been called, had been tried during the past years by our very own Congress. Obviously, administration's efforts failed because, currently, illegal immigration is still a platform. Why would anyone expect that immigration reform would be accomplished this time around? The "illegal" problem will solve itself over time. Illegal immigration is a serious problem in the United States and is one…show more content…
Also, immigrants start their own businesses. According to the Partnership for a New American Economy, in 2011, immigrants started 28 percent of businesses. More importantly they make jobs for Americans. Furthermore, immigrants raise the requirements for “local consumer goods.” The 2010 American Community Survey states that “immigrants earned a total of $1.1 trillion, and the Immigration Policy Center estimates that the purchasing power of Latinos and Asians, many of whom are immigrants, alone will reach $1.5 trillion and $775 billion, respectively, by 2015” ("Immigration and the Economy"). All in all, maybe immigrants are not as bad as everyone thinks. For centuries, people have come across the United States borders from foreign countries hoping for a better life wanting to live in the land of opportunity to make something of themselves; this is why we have major problems with illegal immigration. Immigration negatively impacts our country so much that “the CBO estimated that federal spending would increase $53.6 billion during the period 2007- 2016 if the legislation became law, primarily because of increases in refundable tax credits and Medicaid spending.” This cost is compared to the gains of the U.S. economy from a more diverse supply of workers and a wider range of more affordable goods and services for genuine Americans. Expanded illegal immigration has

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