Illegal Immigration

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Illegal Immigration: The Undocumented Issue In this paper I will discuss one of the biggest issues in the United States: Illegal immigrants. Some may say that illegal immigration has a positive impact on the United States’ economy, and some think that these undocumented immigrants affect jobs and wages of people that are living in this country. I think that illegal immigrants harm the United States’ economy through their use of our country’s social services such as health care, education and social security as well as in the job market. The essay will take a look at the kind of job illegal immigrants are holding, and how they affect the economy and native workers. A majority of illegal immigrants are employed as construction…show more content…
This is because public schools are required to provide education to all students regardless of immigration status and are prohibited from requiring proof of status. Illegal immigrants require more educational services than native-born children because of their lack of proficiency in English, which costs more for school. The Federation of American Immigration Reform study found that illegal students impose a $3.2 billion yearly cost on education, and they caused an uncompensated medical care accounted for $1.4 billion cost on California in 2004 (Nadadur). Since illegal immigrants are undocumented residents and workers for the United States, the statistics regarding their national expense will never be certain. The increase in illegal immigration contributes to the criminal justice system in the United States. The most obvious form of crime that illegal immigrants bring to the United States is often the most overlooked: The immigration itself. Many illegal immigrants not only violate United States immigration laws but violate United States drug laws.
Despite overwhelming statistics reinforcing the idea of reducing illegal immigration into the United States, some individuals believe illegal immigration is a positive aspect of the country. One claim that these individuals make is that as long as working conditions are decent and the United States is still in need of more workers, illegal immigrants should be welcomed into the country. What these individuals fail

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