How Do Illegal Immigrants Affect The Economy

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This argument of immigrants continues to draw out the debate in the United States. The business analyst has brought different viewpoints with some arguing that the impact of immigrant workers is positive while others say it is negative. To conduct enough research into the topic in order to come up with an answer to the question of how illegal immigrants affect the United States economy. The power to select this topic was influenced by the continuing debate on how to deal with illegal immigrants. It is important to understand the demographic of illegal immigrants in the United States. According to the Centre for Immigration Studies, more than 11 million illegal immigrants were settled in the U.S. by 2008. The number of illegal immigrants is higher than of legal immigrants coming into the country. It is important…show more content…
economy. This thesis will be demonstrated through a study of how the U.S. economy is suffering due to an increase in the number of illegal immigrants. In support of this argument, I will explore issues dealing with the working conditions of illegal immigrants in the U.S. One of the arguments in support of this thesis is that illegal immigrants increase government spending for people who have not paid taxes. Due to lack of proper identification, the government is unable to document their presence, cannot collect taxes. They continue to use public services such as schools and hospitals, increasing the amount of money that the government spends on the society. Secondly, illegal immigrants act as competition against American workers. Due to the increased level of education among immigrant workers, it is clear that Americans have to compete with them for jobs that before would have been left to the Americans. In this perspective, allowing immigrants to continue working in the U.S. creates an unfair competition for American citizens looking for
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