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Immigrants In America

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The United States has always been a melting pot of cultures and different people. In fact, this country was founded and established by immigrants looking for a better life. The variety of people have always been one of the unique things about America. Currently about 11 million (“Here’s the Reality About Illegal Immigrants in the United States”) citizens of the United States are undocumented immigrants, 60% (“Here’s the Reality About Illegal Immigrants in the United States”) of these undocumented citizens have been here for over a decade and have already established a steady life here. Our current administration has been speaking heavily about the topic of immigration. Americans should use this buzz about immigration to decrease the stigma on immigrants, especially since they can benefit our economy, and to help push for DACA and the DREAM Act.
Immigrants can become a vital key in increasing our economy. The immigrants could add 1.5 trillion dollars to our GDP (gross domestic product). (“Legalization of Unauthorized Immigrants Would Benefit the US Economy”) When a worked is legalized it opens up a wide variety of doors for them, this could lead to more people earning higher wages. This allows them to spend money on more lavish items such as cars and homes. The money they spend (primary consumption expenditures) is weighed in when measuring a country's GDP. In fact there are even studies that show naturalized citizens can earn anywhere between 8 and 11 percent more after
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