Argumentative Essay On Immigration And Crime

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Immigration has always been a crucial topic in the United States government. Especially when it comes to giving amnesty and passing an immigration reform to 11 million immigrants, that live in the country. Many citizens believe that immigrants are detrimental to the well-being of the United States and do not agree with the passage of an immigration reform. One reason is that many believe immigrants take away the jobs of American citizens. Other reasons are that immigrants bring crime to the country and affect the economy. Immigrants are accused of stealing the jobs that belong to native-born citizens since taxpayers assume foreign-born subjects are blocking their success. "As of November, there were 1.5 million fewer native-born Americans working than in November 2007, while 2 million more immigrants (legal and…show more content…
"Numerous studies show that immigrants have lower crime rates than natives, a finding which holds true even if you focus solely on Mexican immigrants" (Somin). According to Ilya Somin studies show that illegals have lower crime rates that what people think. Even though the biggest group of immigrants that live in the U.S. come from Mexico, their crime rates are still low. "For these reasons, claims that we could lower violent crime rates by reducing immigration or deporting more illegals are fundamentally misplaced. Indeed, if reducing violent crime is really the goal, we could shift some of the vast resources currently devoted to keeping out and deporting peaceful migrants and reinvest them in combating violent crime and terrorism" (Somin). In other, words the government should focus on fighting terrorism and violence. Instead of deporting innocent people. Blaming immigrants for crimes committed in the U.S. is not going to solve the problem. Crime is not a valid reason to prevent and block the passage of an immigration
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