Argumentative Essay: The Benefits Of Immigration

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The Benefits of Immigration People move all the time. Long ago—before humans became invested in politics and boundary lines—people would come and go from one place to another as they pleased, and where they pleased. Today, the topic of immigration is unsurprisingly a highly controversial and frequently debated issue. There are restrictions as to where one can migrate, qualifications one might need to meet to migrate, and a variety of other factors that may hinder movement. Many opponents of immigration provide arguments against minimally restricted movement because of immigration’s disruptive social and economic effects. Although it causes disruptive change, global immigration is beneficial overall to global human development because it increases…show more content…
It is a common misconception that a high density of immigrants and the sudden flood of foreigners drastically increase because of “the assumed propensities of these groups to commit crimes and settle in poor, presumably disorganized communities” (Sampson 30). In actuality, many cities with concentrated immigration--such as El Paso and San Diego--make up some of the safest cities around, with low crime rates (Sampson 30). In communities of both high and low incomes, it is apparent that “foreign-born diversity is clearly and strongly linked to lower violence” (Sampson 31). Communities with high concentrations of poverty--including the communities of impoverished native-born residents--forecast more violence (Sampson 31). However, rates of crime and violence decrease as diversity increases for both low- and high-poverty neighborhoods (Sampson…show more content…
For example, when Alabama enacted a bill that made it more difficult for the undocumented population to live and work there, the agricultural sector suffered greatly (Weigel). Undocumented workers were prompted to leave the state, and the the agricultural sector struggled to replace the labor force that was so heavily saturated with undocumented workers (Strupp). Farms spent a great deal of money training new workers, and many people did not want to do that kind of work (Weigel). The U.S. agriculture industry relies laboriously on undocumented workers and immigrants, and it is necessary to have such workers in order for the agriculture industry to survive
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