Fundamentals of Writing
6 December 2011
Negative Effects of Illegal Immigration
There are many problems that are adding more stress and tension to the U.S. and its citizens every day. Problems that have been lingering for decades and continue to arise each and every day need to end; many cannot be solved such as wars, natural disasters, and diseases. Illegal Immigration has been a problem for many years as well and unlike the others it can be solved, but the government is making minor efforts to end illegal immigration, and stop the billions of dollars that are being spent on them. Illegal Immigration needs to be stopped because, it is causing overpopulation, more drug trading, and is an extremely costly factor on our current economy.
The U.S. population is increasing everyday on top of the already 300,000,000 U.S. citizens. With Illegal Immigration happening, the population is experiencing a spike with record highs in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 the total number of children born to illegal immigrants on U.S. soil jumped to 4 million (Births Up for Those in USA Illegally). This increase in population is making it harder for people to get jobs and disease carrying illnesses from other countries can infect the USA population. In 2009 Mexico experienced a pandemic that infected millions called “H1N1” or “The Swine Flu”. Birth rates have also increased in the U.S.; with the addition of illegal immigrants they have added 340,000 children to the population alone in 2007 (Births Up for Those in USA Illegally).