Illegal Immigration On The United States

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Immigration has been a topic for debate in the last couple of decades. Migrations have always caused a shock to the American people, whether it was from Japan, Eastern Europe, and now the large quantity of immigrants coming from Latin America. People on both sides of the spectrum pose valid arguments of the effects of illegal immigration on the U.S. Economy. People fear that immigrants will take their jobs, use their taxpayer dollars to receive government benefits, and they will take over the country. Yet time has proved that illegal immigration brings positive impacts on the economy, through job creation and contribution. The next couple of articles are an example of perspectives on the jobs crisis from a favorable angle. In the article…show more content…
Hence the authors validate that immigrants do contribute by paying taxes. Their article includes a study that was found in their research which concludes that “the impact is virtually neutral” when debating over the impact of immigration (156). That means that the pros and cons of the debate are not strong enough to hurt the economy. The authors urge for an immigration policy that allows immigrants to work legally and take advantage of their contributions. By doing this, it would allow border security to focus on the real threats, not those who want to work. Furthermore, Delener and Ventilato address a major follow-up concern amongst Americans. People fear that their tax dollars are funding social services such as health care and education programs for immigrants. All of this while immigrants aren’t paying their fair share in taxes. The authors’ chose to show that instead the result of immigration has led to “higher productivity and a stronger economy” (157). Although I believe that this article is intended to push for a favorable immigration policy, they address the main concern about how immigrants do contribute, just like any one else, by paying their fair share of taxes. From a more split angle, Robert J. Blendon and a group of collaborators conducted several surveys based on what everyday people think on the subject. In their article “Immigration and the U.S. Economy: The Public’s Perspective”, Blendon
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