Argumentative Essay On Immigration

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The highly debated topic of whether immigration is good or bad for the economy continues today. While one main argument claims that illegal workers are stealing jobs from native born, the caveat to this would be that immigrant workers occupy the jobs americans don’t want to fill. In the end however, it would be naive to claim that immigrants have no negative effects on the economy. When it comes down to it, immigration leads to a redistribution of wealth from the employee to the employer. As the supply of workers increases, the remuneration firms pay to hire said workers decreases ultimately returning the money to the employer. Even after the economy adjusts to these new wages, businesses who hired more immigrants will continue to have lower…show more content…
On August 2, 2017, the President’s administration endorsed a bill which limits the amounts of green cards issued. Trump spoke on the proposed bill in Cedar Rapids, Iowa stating “The time has come for new immigration rules that say ... those seeking immigration into our country must be able to support themselves financially and should not use welfare for a period of at least five years." While I do not agree with how Trump confronts his issues, he does in fact make a good point here. A report from 2015, by the Center for Immigration Studies, found that 51 percent of households headed by an immigrant take advantage of public assistance juxtaposed with the 30 percent of native (non immigrant) families. Unfortunately due to Obama’s generous approach to immigration the issuance of greencards has become far too broad and brought us to a point where the United States is now taken advantage of by immigrants. The President’s efforts to regulate immigration through limiting green cards and visas will have positive effects on the American economy as government aid will decrease and in theory bring tax payers money back to the American

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