Illegal Immigrants And Illegal Immigration

1286 Words Aug 29th, 2014 6 Pages
Undocumented Immigration
An analysis of illegal immigration in the United States reveals one challenge facing the banks and other institutions: whether to provide banking and other services to the illegal immigrants or to treat them as criminals because they are illegal and therefore, not to provide them with banking and other services.
The articles, “Crossing the Line” by Stein and “Illegal Immigrants – They’re Money,” by Rodriguez discuss the impact of illegal immigration in the United States and how the illegal immigrants should be treated. They both reference the treatment of illegal immigrants by Bank of America that started issuing credit cards to illegal immigrants shortly before Dan Stein’s article was published in February 2007.
Stein criticizes Bank of America for its decision to issue credit cards to illegal immigrants in the United States. He is of the opinion that the profit seeking banks, trying to tap every opportunity to make profits from customers, are providing banking services to illegal immigrants, thereby, encouraging illegal immigration. He says that illegal immigrants are breaking the laws of the United States, taking jobs from citizens, driving down wages for middle class workers, burdening public school systems and other vital public services. He states that a Harris Poll revealed that Americans perceived the two greatest threats to their security to be illegal immigration and the outsourcing of American jobs. Stein also compares providing…
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