The United States Immigration Policy

1199 WordsMar 10, 20175 Pages
In the United States immigration has almost always been a controversial topic to discuss. James Madison wrote that "Our kind reception of immigrants is very proper, but it is dictated more by benevolent [sic] than by interested consideration, though some of them seem to be very far from regarding the obligations as lying on their side"(Madison, James) When Madison wrote this he had no clue of the problems that immigration could cause in the modern day United States in the last five to six decades. To better the U.S 's immigration policy, reforms are a necessary practice in order to better the involvement in immigration to the U.S. for both the immigrants and for the country. According to the Pew Research Center as of 2014 there were…show more content…
Because when a company cuts costs by hiring unauthorized workers for lower wages, its competitors become more likely to hire unauthorized workers for lower wages as well in order to benefit from the same cost savings. On an economic basis the standard trade theory would be that countries benefiting from immigration experience a decline in the marginal product/ wage of labor as they move down their marginal product curves, and production increases as companies gain greater access to cheaper labor. (Hinojosa-Ojeda, Raúl) Here one might say that U.S. companies/businesses are not affected by undocumented immigrants in anyway. But that is not the way it is. To reiterate the example used in this paragraph when a company cuts costs by hiring unauthorized workers for lower wages, its competitors become more likely to hire unauthorized workers for lower wages as well. This causes a domino effect that if left unchecked the labor forces for each competing company could quite possibly undercut each other to the point that they are out of work, because once the amount of pay gets to a certain point, the job and pay become useless, and if they are not working it could have a devastating impact on the companies that would have hired them. Illegal immigrants come to America for numerous reasons, and impact Americans in many ways that in a lot of cases is not for the betterment of the people. The majority of immigrants entering the U.S. legally are
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