Illegal Immigration Is The Entry Of Non Us

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“Illegal immigration is the entry of non-U.S. citizens into the United States without their having applied for entry at one of the many border crossings” (Illegal Immigration 9). There are numerous ways that illegal immigrants travel into the United States. The most common forms of entry are through Canada and Mexico. However, illegal immigration did not used to exist. In fact, immigration without applying to enter into the country was allowed in the United States at the beginning of 1655. Over a time period that stretched 230 years, the United States embraced immigrants to help the new country grow and thrive. Unfortunately, after the Revolutionary War the United States began to monitor all immigrations. Since then, laws have been passed…show more content…
According to the National Research Academy of Sciences, illegal immigrants contributed back about $80,000 dollars in taxes in 1997 than they gained back in federal, state and local levels. Most of these immigrants do not even benefit from the services that they pay for because they are not legal citizens. “‘Immigrants not only help fuel the Nation’s economic growth, but also have an overall positive effect on the American economy as a whole and on the income of native-born American workers”’ (“Immigration Myths and Facts- January 2008”). Illegal immigrants help employment rates rise for native-born citizens. Also, illegal immigrants help increase wages, such as in the state of California from 1990 to 2004 when the wages of native-born citizens rose by four percent because of illegal immigrants. Due to illegal immigrants, the economy continues to boost. Secondly illegal immigration positively impacts American life. “A recent study finds that the rise in immigration between 1990 and 2006, which increased labor-force participation by about 12.5 million, increased the earnings of U.S. workers by between 0.6 and 0.7 percent” (“Immigration Helps American Workers’ Wages and Job Opportunities”). This increase allows native-born earnings to climb. Using these findings, under the S.744 reform act U.S. workers could expect an increase in earnings from 0.4 and 0.7 because of immigration.
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