Effect Of Immigration On Economy

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Economics
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Effect Of Immigration On Economy

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With over 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally as of 2012, the issue of illegal immigration continues to divide Americans, as always. Some people say that illegal immigration benefits the US economy through additional tax revenue, expansion of the low-cost labor pool, and increased money in circulation. They contend that immigrants bring good values, have motivations consistent with the American dream, perform jobs that Americans won’t take, and that opposition to immigration stems from racism. Opponents of illegal immigration say that people who break the law by crossing the US border without proper documentation or by overstaying their visas should be deported and not rewarded with a path to citizenship and access to social services. They argue that people in the country illegally are criminals and social and economic burdens to law-abiding, tax-paying Americans. Illegal immigrants often benefit businesses by filling low-wage jobs that are difficult to fill with Americans. But illegal immigrants can add to the costs of U.S. social programs. The U.S has benefited more than it has been harmed by its current population of undocumented workers.

"The unauthorized resident immigrant population is defined as all foreign-born non-citizens who are not legal residents. Most unauthorized residents either entered the United States without inspection or were admitted temporarily and stayed past the date they were required to leave. . ."

Effect of immigration on economy

Most Americans equate illegal aliens with a higher incidence of crime... in fact, data show that the American public understands the facts better than the academics. Adult illegal aliens represented 3.1 percent of the total adult population of the country. By comparison, the illegal alien prison population represented a bit more of the overall prison population. Therefore, deportable criminal aliens were more than half again as likely to be incarcerated as their share of the population.of the overall prison population. Therefore, deportable criminal aliens were more than half again as likely to be incarcerated as their share of the population.Their presence in the United States is based on their either illegally entering the country or entering under false pretenses. Those who sneak into the country undergo no form of screening for criminality or any other grounds for exclusion... illegal aliens... end up being co-opted into criminal activity.


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