Essay On Undocumented Immigration

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The deportation of undocumented immigrants in the United States has been a controversial topic for several years. Recently, it has been debated increasingly because of the new plans the elected president Donald Trump has of building a wall along the border with Mexico and deporting all undocumented immigrants, even those that are refugees. When the term “illegal immigrant” is used, many people think about him or her as a threat to their lives. The presence of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. is beneficial because they perform the jobs other people do not want to do, they contribute to taxes, and they enrich the country’s culture. These benefits have added to the development of our country, therefore deporting the undocumented immigrants…show more content…
They fear that their presence will affect the economy negatively, when in reality the economy benefits from the immigrants. According to scholar Cari Lee Skogberg Eastman, who studies border and immigration issues, “Research shows that immigration helps create jobs … and that immigrant labor is particularly necessary for STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) …” (37). The presence of immigrants functions as one of the elements that make up our economy because they take the jobs other people with higher education will not. Not everyone is willing to work under the sun, picking up the crops of the food we all eat; therefore, we need to appreciate those hardworking immigrants more. It is unethical that undocumented immigrants are treated like they are worthless. They should be provided the same rights as everyone else. We need to value that these undocumented immigrants bring so many benefits to our country. Their presence in our country, according to Eastman, “not only establish[es] their own new business which then creates jobs […] but also increase[s] demand for housing, food, services, and other forms of labor” (38). As a society, we do not think of these long-term effects that will benefit us because instead we are worried about not having strangers come take away what is “ours.” We need to be able to take into consideration all the outcomes of the decisions that are made before they affect our country
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