Essay about The Immigration's Economy

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The Immigration’s Economy How many of the legals in the United States have noticed the large number of illegal immigrants in the country increase drastically? Over the last couple years the United States has seen a decline in the economy, which in part has been due to the illegal immigration, mainly coming from the Latin American countries. The characteristic of an immigrant, the amount of money on healthcare and medical care being spent, and the employment status of illegal immigrants have been the main focus by the government. The characteristics of an illegal have been talked about a lot lately by the government. The age, gender, marital status, and family size especially have been discussed. According to studies done by Hoefer, …show more content…
And since these families tend to be larger the families are going to need medical attention that the government pays for. Steven Camarota of the conservative Center for Immigration Studies says that offering non-emergency Medicaid to illegal immigrants would be more expensive than leaving [the immigrants] uninsured and in need of occasional hospital care. In those cases, hospitals lose money, and taxpayers pick up the tab (Camarota qtd. in Wolf). This just shows that the legal citizens of the United States are paying money that shouldn’t be paid for the illegals. Money is being lost, money that could go to mortgages, or rent or daily staples that now some families cannot afford due to the current economy. One writer stated that Texas, where the state comptroller estimates illegal immigrants cost hospitals 1.3 billion dollars in 2006. (Wolf). That kind of money in 2006 is a large amount of money that tax payers and/or the government could have used for more beneficial things, such as education, but instead went to the medical care of illegal immigrants. Injuries that the immigrants can have happen to them can come at home, but most injuries people do occur at the work place. According to the Pew Hispanic Center over twenty-three thousand illegal immigrants are employed, and less than fifteen hundred are unemployed.

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