Should Illegal/Undocumented Immigrants be Granted Amnesty?
Yes, I think they should be granted amnesty since they are here in search of freedom, liberty and happiness.Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda is the founding director of the North America Integration and Development Center at the University of California, Los Angeles. He praises the 1987 Immigration Reform and Control Act for granting legalized status to many undocumented Hispanic immigrants, who had resided continuously in the United States since 1982.according to the author, the reform freed the immigrant the need to hide from the authorities.it also give them a chance to vie for a better-paying jobs, built business, raised the wage floor of all workers and added wealth to the overall economy. Higher wages translate into more tax revenue and increased consumer purchasing power, which benefits the public treasury and the U.S economy as a whole. I think there is no point to oppose amnesty if the U.S economy is benefiting the illegals. What is good for the economy is good for the country. One of the major arguments for those who oppose amnesty is that immigrants commit crimes. By conventional wisdom, El Paso, Texas should have been one of the scariest cities in America, because of its high number of illegal immigrants and its proximity to the border of Mexico but that is not the case. There were just 18 murders in El Paso , a city of 736,000 people. To compare Baltimore, Maryland, with 637,000 residents, had 234 killings. A 2007 study by the Immigration Policy Centre (IPC) found that immigrants, whether legal or illegal, are substantially less likely to commit crimes or to be incarcerated than U.S citizen. Amnesty will make them proud and law abiding citizens. Illegal immigration provides a significant bottom-line impact on many service industries. 47% of the meat-packing industry and 44%of the horticultural sector. This kind of jobs is shunned away by many Americans and in order for them to continue working...
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