Illegal Immigrants And The United States

1248 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
There were eleven and a half million unauthorized immigrants in the United States in 2014. The population has remained stable for five years, and currently makes up three and half percent of the nation’s population. In the United States Labor Force, there were eight million unauthorized immigrants either working or looking for work in 2014. Is it ethical to employ illegal immigrants? According to the Pew Research Center, Currently, “49% of US citizens agree with the statement “immigrants today strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents.” Somewhat fewer (41%) agree with an opposing statement: “immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care”” (Pew Research Center for the People and the Press). It also states that this same poll has been taken each year and that the opposing statement is getting more popular each year. There are a few different sides to the question of illegal immigrant employment being ethical and I am going to share some information about this topic with you today.
A good place to start with this ethical question is the United States Constitution; since it is the ultimate law of the land. Illegal immigrants living and often working in the United States have some rights under the U.S. Constitution, even if they are illegal immigrants. When the Constitution addresses human rights that applies to everyone, even those without proper documentation; some states grant illegal immigrants certain…
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