Whether it’s due to personal reasons, economic reasons, or unemployment, sometimes people need the opportunity to leave their nation and move somewhere new. Either to build onto what they already have or start over completely, moving to another country provides a very appealing alternative to the state of their current lifestyle. Often times this ends up in illegal immigration, which has more positive effects than people are led to believe. At one point in time America relied on outsiders so much that they were willing to enslave them in order to. Like many other settler societies, the United States, before it achieved independence and afterward, relied on the flow of newcomers from abroad to occupy its unsettled lands. They had land and capital but lacked people to do the farming, lumbering, mining, hunting, etc (Diner, Hasia). Before long the African slave trade came into effect, bringing millions of migrants, against their will, into the United States. Now that America is thriving, laws are in place restricting entry into the country without hassle, and some are faced with deportation. Illegal immigration is the act of entering and working in another country without the permission of the state/country authorities. Entering the country legally but violating the terms and conditions of the visas and passports and staying there for more than the legally allowed time frame, also accounts to illegal immigration (Pandey, Kundan). Illegal immigrants are often stereotyped and made to look like a nuisance, because Americans don’t always understand the different circumstances that classify one illegal, and in reality illegal immigrants contribute to the country in numerous ways.
Illegal immigrants help balance the economy because not only is the demand for low wage laborers always fulfilled, but the tax system benefits because the immigrants pay sales taxes. Also, Illegal immigrants who possess real estate properties pay real estate taxes, and agents and brokers...
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