In order for the government to deport 3 million illegal immigrants they need to spend $400 billion, the government currently spends $113 billion on immigration. The government would also need to hire thousands of immigration agents and would also need to house and feed the illegal immigrants until they can be sent home. This would cause taxes to go up and would reduce the country's GDP by 2.6%.
But amazingly, the flow of foreign-born is so large that immigrants currently account for a larger share of labor force growth than natives (“U.S. Immigration and Economic Growth: Putting Policy on Hold”, 2003) When you do the math, it makes a good deal of sense to spend the little that we do—if not more—to keep them healthy (Karvounis, 2007). Care for undocumented immigrants represents a tiny fraction of the nation’s health care burden. They receive minimal care; some pay taxes. Between one half and three quarters of undocumented immigrants pay taxes and some work “off the books” jobs as well (What Immigration Reform Could Mean To The US Economy, 2009). Illegal aliens provide as much as 7 billion dollars a year to the Social Security Fund although they cannot claim benefits for this program (Immigrants’ Economic Contribution, 2009). Further still, undocumented workers pay sales taxes where applicable and property taxes—directly if they own and indirectly if they rent (“Undocumented Immigrants as Taxpayers”, 2007).
In an article by Edward Sifuentes, staff writer for the North County Times in Southern California, surmised a report issued by FAIR in December 2004. His article reports that, “California’s nearly 3 million illegal immigrants cost taxpayer nearly $9 billion a year.” These costs were based on education, healthcare and housing for the prison population of illegal immigrants and their children. The report goes on to say, “Illegal immigrants cost the federal government $10 billion more
As for immigrants using welfare and health care benefits, it is argued that, “Immigrants are unlikely to become leeches on the government. Only Medicaid and limited food benefits are available to illegal immigrants, and most don't apply for these out of fear of detection by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” (Analysis of Immigration Problems. http:www.cyberessays.com/Politics/35.htm). The Attorney General and the Governor of California beg to differ. They see the tremendous impact illegal immigration has had to its state. Governor of California says that they spend over three billion dollars a year on healthcare and education for those in the country illegally.
The United States should largely close the borders to immigration! The “drug war” in northern Mexico is one gigantic bloodbath. The Mexican government says that as many as 28,000 people have been slaughtered by the drug cartels since 2007. A very significant percentage of those deaths have happened in areas
Not including the cost of education, Los Angeles County estimates that illegal immigration and birthright citizenship cost taxpayers over $1 billion each year (Feere).
In order for Americans to realize why it is important to have secured borders ,one must first consider the other side of the story. Many Americans say that illegal immigrants do not hurt the economy rather they believe illegal immigrants contribute to the economy in a positive way. However, by providing illegal immigrants with government funding, the U.S. spends millions of tax payers money. Donald Trump, President of the United States, says that"Illegal immigration costs our country more than $113 billion a
Illegal Immigration: Too Large a Burden on America “Households headed by illegal aliens imposed more than 26.3 billion dollars in costs on the federal government…and paid only 16 billion dollars in taxes, creating a net fiscal deficit of almost 10.4 billion dollars, or two thousand seven hundred dollars per illegal household” (Miller 1). Some people would argue that immigrants come to America to take jobs that no one else will do, but the illegal immigrants are in fact draining social services and stealing free health care benefits. In addition, immigrants pay little or no taxes to benefit the social services and health care providers that they drain. By doing so, the American tax payers must take on the high price of the American
The United States of America constantly boasts about its homeland security system and the 1.6 million dollar budget it grants to immigrant and border control. However, in the past decade the number of illegal immigrants in the US has risen from around 4 million to 11.6 million. Its insane that the United States is spending the extremely generous sum of 1.6 million dollars on border control out of its 3.8 trillion dollar budget, and is seeing no return! Currently, about 3.5 million illegal immigrants are living in poverty and about 1.8 million of these immigrants are minors. However, we need not focus on these monstrous creatures troubles when they are harming us. Illegal immigrants cost the United States approximately 28.6 billion taxpayer dollars per year. These infested peoples continue to remain on our welfare and food stamp programs, and crowd our own hospitals just to save their illegal, costly lives. Whoever said, “nothing is worth more than a life,” must have never experienced our troubles! Fear not my fellow Americans, for any unintelligent creature can be easily manipulated, shown by Ivan Pavlov’s dogs being foolishly attracted to the sound of a useless bell.
The cost of imprisonment for illegal immigrants who commit crimes is around $1.5 billion each year (Pose). Illegal immigrants who are punished by imprisonment costs the government a great deal of money. Over one billion dollars are spent each year on the incarceration of unauthorized immigrants, who should instead be deported for their crimes. Instead of serving jail time, which costs the government money, illegal immigrants should be made to pay a fine and face deportation. Doing so would be an alternative in order to save money. Furthermore, illegal immigrants have taken advantage of public works in the past. Immigration Reform states, “Most beneficiaries of the 1986 amnesty had not become greater economic contributors as a result of the amnesty. Rather, their marginal participation in the economy meant that when they became eligible to draw on social service programs available to them after five years as legal residents, they became much more of a fiscal burden on the U.S. taxpayer at the federal, state and local level” (Federation). Instead of pushing themselves to working harder after being given amnesty in 1986, almost all formerly-unauthorized immigrants remained essentially insignificant contributors to the Gross Domestic Product. However, they gained access to certain programs because they were employed and became legal citizens. If citizenship is given
An analysis of all fifty states in 2012 revealed that undocumented immigrants actually paid between $90 and $140 billion in federal, state, and local taxes (Anchondo, 2010), therefore, it cannot be assumed with
“There should not be a question of legal or illegal immigration. People came and immigrated to this country from the time of the Indians. No one's illegal. They should just be able to come.”-Linda Ronstadt. For years immigrants have been coming to the country illegally. Some believe that the illegal
Step #1: The government provides benefits and services to immigrants that cost the tax payers money. (www.amac.us.com)
With four Latin American Countries having female leaders, the myth that they are behind the U.S. is false. (Weiss, L., 2014). Another stereotype is that immigrants are taking money away from the United States. Despite the speculation about the financial cost of immigrants, Norris-Tirrell (2002) reported that immigrants cost Florida a mere $25 a year more than the average resident and that undocumented residents brought in more than $200 a year per person to Texas.
Everyday someone is sent to the hospital. Not only are they in fear of losing their life but also in fear of being in debt due to the prices of health care treatment they need. But what if this patient happens to be an illegal immigrant? Should doctors deny him/her