The Effects of Illegal Immigration

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The Effects of Illegal Immigration

The Effects of Illegal Immigration
For centuries people have come across the United States borders from foreign countries hoping for a better life, a life that is free from unruly dictators and poverty for them and their families. They wanted to live in the land of opportunity so that they can make something of themselves; this is why we have some of the major problems with illegal immigration. Arizona, California, and Texas border the United States to Mexico; these states are where we have the majority of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is the migration of foreign citizens into a country in circumstances where such people do not meet the legal requirements for migrating into that country. When someone enters a country illegally without the proper visa or other certifications, that is, when they are violating the immigration laws of that jurisdiction. “An average of 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border everyday – over 3 million per year. A third will be caught and many of them immediately will try again. About half of those remaining will become permanent U.S. residents (3,500 a day)” (CAIRCO Para. 2) Illegal immigration affects taxpayers in Arizona alone vastly. In 2009 researchers at FAIR- the Federation for American Immigration Reform, stated that Arizona’s illegal immigrant population was costing the state over $2.7 billion every year. Arizona is one of the country’s most economically poor states; we have the highest population of people on unemployment. “Between 40 and 50 percent of wage loss among low-skilled Americans is due to the immigration of low –skilled workers. Some native workers lose not just wages but their jobs through immigrant competition. An estimated 1,880,000 American workers are displaced from their jobs every year by immigration.” (FAIR)

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