Are illegal immigrants a drain on the economy of the United States? Why or why not?
There are many debates and arguments over the question of “Are illegal immigrants a burden on our nations economy?” With these arguments, come many points of views, and many facts and opinions trying to back them up. Personally, I believe that they are a burden on the United States economy. To start off, the United States already has issues in foreign affairs and foreign products that are being imported and bought here for cheap prices, but that is a whole other issue. This just means that the U.S. economy already has issues that it has to deal with and that illegal immigrants just hurt the already struggling economy. There are many ways in which illegal immigrants hurt our economy. Ways through work forces, through using our taxpayers’ money, and many other things. The United States economy has been going through a tough time and this is quite possibly one of the largest issues that it has to deal with. Illegal immigration has a huge impact on the United States economy, and this impact has a very negative reaction on it.
One example of why illegal immigrants have a negative effect on the United States economy is through America’s work force. Many illegal immigrants come into the U.S. everyday. Many of these people are looking for work here, due to the fact that they have many family members at home that they believe leaving their home to look for work in America will benefit. By doing so they take away jobs from hardworking American citizens. Illegal alien workers may increase profits for employers, but they are costly to the American taxpayer. Most illegal aliens have very low educational values, few skills, and they work for extremely low wages, often in the underground economy where they pay zero taxes on from their paychecks or earnings. The fact remains that illegal immigration creates an enormous burden on America and its citizens, a burden that Congress has levied...
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