Economic Effects Of Illegal Immigration

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Something that people often forget is that illegal immigration is not just in the United States, illegal immigration happens all over the world today. If you were to leave America and go to another country without a visa and started working and living there you would be an illegal immigrant as well. In this essay I will be mostly referring to how illegal immigration affects the United States although later I will mention how illegal immigration affects other countries around the world.

Starting out it is important to talk about what illegal immigration is. Illegal Immigration is the act of leaving a country and coming to another country in a way that violates that countries immigration laws. Most often illegal immigration is moving upward from a poorer situation and trying to create a better life for oneself. If caught living in a country illegally a person can face being deported back to the country, they tried to get away from.
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Research on the economic effects of undocumented immigrants is scarce but existing studies suggests that the effects are positive for the country that they are in. Consider a scenario where undocumented immigrants are granted legal status and citizenship during the year 2013 the U.S. GDP, would grow by $1.4 trillion over 10 years between 2013 and 2022. "Americans would earn an additional $791 billion in personal income over the same time period—and the economy would create, on average, an additional 203,000 jobs per year." (Lynch, Oakford) Over the span of five years undocumented immigrants would earn 25.1 percent more than they do now and $659 billion more from 2013 to 2022, meaning they would be benefiting in
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