Welfare For Children of Illegal Immigrants Essay

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Welfare For Children of Illegal Immigrants

The United States is in the midst of a major debate over immigrants and their place in our economic and political life. As during other times in our history, immigrants, are being blamed for causing or contributing to the social, economic and political ills of our society. Politicians from both major parties, at both the national and state levels, are promoting a range of punitive legislative proposals that single out immigrants for adverse treatment by the government. Many violate basic civil liberties principles.

Based on "The Bill of Rights", foreigners do not have the right to enter the United States, but once here, immigrants are entitled to certain broad constitutional
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On the contrary, this boy with the complete understanding of what welfare means will take a completely different approach.

Typically, liberals would dismiss this finding, arguing that families who receive a lot of welfare payments have lower total incomes than other families in society, and that it is low overall family income, not welfare, which has a negative effect on the young boys. But the 'Borcoran and Gordon' study compares families whose average non-welfare incomes were identical. In such cases, each extra dollar in welfare represents a net increase in overall financial resources available to the family. This extra income, according to conventional liberal welfare theory should have positive effects on the well-being of the children. But the study shows that the extra welfare income, even though it produced a net increase in resources available to the family, the lower the earnings obtained by the boys upon reaching adulthood.

Other studies have confirmed the negative effects of welfare on the development of children. For example, young women who are raised in families dependent on welfare are two to three times more likely to drop out and fail to graduate from high school than are young women of similar race and socioeconomic background not raised on welfare. Similarly, single mothers who were raised as children in families
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