Illegal Immigration

Illegal Immigration

In 2010 there were 30.8 million immigrants living in the United States. Of those 30.8 million, 10.8 were illegal immigrants, most of whom were Spanish speaking Mexicans (Hoefer). The debate over illegal immigration is at an all time high. According to “State Governments Are Forced to Act in the Absence of Federal Immigration Reform,” over 463 laws in 43 states have been proposed since 2006 that make immigration into the United States harder. However, these laws could hinder the growth of the nation. Illegal immigration hurts the nation’s economy and society, yet it is important to maintain the constant flow of legal immigration to help the nation grow and prosper. ...

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to the country seeking the American dream and looking for jobs. They, much like American citizens, are looking for jobs to support their families both in America and in their home country. However, unlike most of the newly unemployed Americans, illegal immigrants are usually poorly educated. In many cases, a couple will come to the United States to provide for their family. They are more concerned about making enough money to feed their family than they are about their children’s education. Thus, the children grow up poorly educated and sometimes not even graduating high school. This leads most illegal immigrants to the agricultural field because it requires little formal education and provides a small income but an income none the less. The problem is not that they are earning money; it is where the money is going. Immigrants frequently send money back to their home country in order to support their families that live there. This money is in turn taken from our economy and never ...

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how much their class size is increasing. According to the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform, class sizes increased by 14 percent from 1990 to 2000 (Poor education and school overcrowding- consequences of mass immigration). Illegal immigrants send their children to schools that are funded by American tax payer’s dollars. “The total K-12 school expenditure for illegal immigrants costs the states $7.4 billion annually—enough to buy a computer for every junior high student nationwide” (Poor education and school overcrowding- consequences of mass immigration). In a sense, illegal immigrants that take advantage of free schooling and Medicare are virtually stealing from the American ...

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Added: 4/25/2011 07:04:22 PM
Submitted By: spencervetter
Category: Social Issues
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