Arguments Against Immigrants

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This country was built on immigrants, what makes this country beautiful is the melting pot of diverse individuals. As Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.” What makes this country great is the opportunities we provide for each and everyone. We give people hope for a new beginning and the ability to become what they've dreamed of. Although there are many arguments against immigration that claim immigrants will only ruin the United States, it turns out immigration is actually good for the economy, most immigrants are law-abiding, and it is simply a natural human right to allow immigrants to live in the United States. For …show more content…

As a matter of fact, immigration is good for our economy. Almost all economists, agree that immigrants, those here legally or illegally, end up benefitting the overall economy. As Heidi Shierholz, an economist, said, “That is not controversial, there is a consensus that, on average, the incomes of families in this country are increased by a small, but clearly positive amount, because of immigration.” Undocumented workers are also good for the economy because they help out the average American. Immigrants bring benefits to the average American that are hard to see, while also bringing impressive tangible costs on a few (Davidson). Immigrants pay an estimated amount of $15 billion a year to Social Security in payroll taxes as well and over years have contributed about $300 million, which is 10% out of the overall $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund (Davidson). So even if undocumented workers are here illegally, the majority of them are not doing anything considerable illegal besides living, unless you want to count benefitting the economy and bringing benefits to the average American, as a …show more content…

because it is a natural human right, simple as that. A numerous amount of human rights documents state that no human can be “illegal” or be unprotected by the law, yet the U.S. continues to violate human rights when it comes to immigrants. “Every year, the U.S. government detains hundreds f thousands of individuals in administrative programs-who include asylum seekers, longtime residents, children, and people with disabilities-are sometimes detained for months or years while their immigration cases and any subsequent appeals proceed” (ACLU). As a result of this process, many that are detained are thrown into a long waiting pending process during their detention, some of these detained are ones that hold no threat to society. Immigration is the “American” story of humanity, the freedom of movement is a basic human right. At the end of the day, everyone has the basic interest in being able to pursue happiness and the opportunity for a better. To confine people from this chance based on where they are from, we are causing them to evidently suffer without a cause from fear of that opportunity being taken away, or in other words being deported, and it is arguably a violation of human dignity that should not

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