Pros And Cons Of Illegal Immigration

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Since the terrorists attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, the United States has been hesitant about immigrants coming into our country. As a result, illegal immigration has been a topic of debate amongst political leaders. There are those who would agree that illegal immigration is helping our nation grow in terms of economic prosperity and labor force. On the other side are those who disagree, saying that the economy is suffering and affecting the labor force. Illegal immigration is a heated topic with two opposing sides.
On one side, Americans agree that illegal immigration has been helping the United States grow economically. A study conducted by the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy concluded that illegal immigrants contribute more than $14.7 billion in taxes a year from personal, property, and sales taxes. With well over 13 billion immigrants currently residing in the United States, about half of them pay taxes. However, they cannot collect this money from tax returns because they are not eligible for it. Since most illegal immigrants work with either fake social securities or overstayed visas, there would be no way for them to collect tax returns and as a result, that unclaimed money flows back into the economy, having a positive impact. Taxes aren't the only government program they contribute to, though. When immigrants work, they usually have visas or social security cards that aren’t theirs. The Social Security Administration concluded that 3.1

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