Illegal Immigration and the Problems That Come With It
There are problems with our immigration system that our country needs to address. Even though some items are cheaper because of the cheaper wages paid to illegal immigrants, we need to take action on illegal immigration because of the jobs being taken by them and they are a drain on our state and government benefits. Our country strongly needs to put more security along the boarders and clean out this country of all illegal immigrants. Our country needs to close the boarders, do a clean sweep of the country, round up all the illegal immigrants, and deport them back to their country.
People will argue against me on this point about how immigrants bring culture to this country. How they help to keep the cost of some items down because of the cheaper wages that are paid to them. They will also argue that they help to produce more crops for our country. Some will say this is inhumane and I do not have any compassion for them. Others will say that this is going against their civil rights and I’m going against what this country is founded on.
First and foremost a legal immigrant is someone here on a work visa, green card and so on coming to this country. I do not have a problem with legal immigrants. I do understand that people want a change of life, pursuit of freedom, a better life for their family, but they need to do this legally. The reason for having them come to this country legally is that we can limit how populated this country gets, they pay taxes, and our government can weed out the ones that have committed serious crimes. In the article “Two Ways to Belong to American” by Bharati Mukherjee she explains how she and her sister have lived in America for some 35 years. In which she conforms to the American ways and her sister still clings to her Indian heritage. They have debates about being a citizen of this country or not a lot. She says this “Long before Vice President Gore’s “Citizenship U.S.A.” drive, we’d had our polite arguments over the ethics of retaining an overseas citizenship while expecting the permanent protection and economic benefits that come with living and working in America” (294). She states this because her sister just wants to be here in the states and keep her overseas citizenship. Her sister just wants to be in the states for the job and the security but she doesn’t care for the United States enough to be a permanent citizen. I am really irritated with this statement, because this is how I feel quite a few immigrants feel this way. If they have that much pride in their country, then they should stay there and figure out how to change their own country. Some of them only want the benefits that come with staying and working in our country. Our country offers so much to a lot to people so I don’t understand why they don’t have pride in our country after they come here. Yes, our country has something’s that need to be changed so does every country. “There nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center estimates that there are 11.5 to 12 million illegal aliens in the United States (based on the March 2005 Current Population Survey), representing 30 percent of the nation’s foreign-born residents”, John Hartwell Moore, article Illegal Alien. The benefits we offer here in our country are what they are seriously taking advantage of. At the moment we encourage them to cross the borders illegally by letting each of them collect our benefits, welfare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF-cash assistance), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP-food assistance), medicare, schools. In the article “Preface to-Does Illegal Immigration Harm US Citizens?” Noel Merino writes “The CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) finds that in 2002 illegal immigrants on the net received $10 billion more in government benefits then they paid in taxes.” That was ten years ago. So in actuality we have paid over $100 billion in benefits to them and they are not...
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