Essay on Why should the U.S have border patrol?

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United States Border Patrol: Why should the U.S have border patrol? Illegal immigrants have always been a problem in the United States for some time now. “In October 2008, the illegal immigrant population stood at 11.9 million according to the Pew Hispanic Center” ("Illegal Immigration Facts & Statistics”). An efficient border patrol in our country would be a good step in the right direction to stop illegal immigration and the effect it has on our country. Illegal immigrants are at fault for such things as smuggling drugs into the country, which increases crime rate. Illegal immigrants also deprive U.S. citizens’ from the lower and middle class of jobs. America will also lose money on taxes and schools lose funds in most public systems …show more content…
“Wal-Mart had an outside cleaning company that had hired illegal immigrants that would sweep their stores and perform other cleaning activities for the night shift” ("Illegal Immigration Facts & Statistics”). Since legal immigrants are taking citizens’ jobs, the unemployment rate is higher for U.S. born citizens rather than immigrants. "There are approximately 7.7 million illegal aliens employed in U.S. jobs in 2008" ("Illegal Immigration Facts & Statistics”). One reason why non-citizens of the U.S. are working is because many employers consider them to be cheap labor which saves the employers money. An example of cheap labor I experienced was while working at a pizza restaurant. The owner of the restaurant liked to hire sixteen or seventeen-year old Mexicans that he would make work every day except Sunday from ten in the morning until nine at night. I know that the Mexicans were being paid only one-hundred dollars a week for working sixty-six hours. When I quit the restaurant, he only had one Mexican and one Venezuelan working for him as cheap laborers. Like him, self-owned managers prefer immigrants over American citizens because that saves them money. Having an effective border patrol not only gives more jobs to American citizens, but it also helps to keep illegal immigrants out of the country. Illegal immigrants cost the United States billions of dollars each year in things such as welfare and healthcare costs; illegal immigrants are not even supposed to have
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