Negative Effects Of Immigration In America

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The Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration in America
“America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts”-James Madison The quote as stated above by James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, explains the purpose for America and why immigration is the heart and soul of the country. The first part of the quote directly says immigrants are what brought America into the world. The argument that immigrants should not be allowed in the U.S. is unfair and absurd because without immigrants, the United States may have never come into existence. According to Howard Koplowitz of the International
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Illegal immigrants are receiving close to $25,000 from the government, but paying the government close to $11,000 in taxes. This causes an estimated household deficit of $14,500 and this adds up, per household, to $54.5 billion (Hunt). Undocumented workers are taking jobs from Americans who have legal rights in the country and should have the ability to get the job before anyone else. Illegal Immigrants who already have jobs, should be able to keep their position, but they must achieve full American citizenship within a certain period of time. If the U.S. could monitor this situation of undocumented workers and take action, then the country can become an immensely flourishing spot on the map. The two sides of the economic impact of undocumented workers is debated because there isn’t a definite answer on how negative or positive they are. However, during the past few years illegal immigration has taken hold of the U.S. and the effects are showing. The future may look daunting in the immigration portion of America, but the issue can be fixed with a few important changes. The U.S. government is not and will never be an infallible force because there is usually always an opposition. For the time being the federal government does not believe they can make immediate changes to the way they can handle undocumented workers and immigrants. However, in order

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