On one of the most devastating days in economic history, the stock market crashed with the value of the dollar being useless. Many families were left without any warning, losing any of their savings placed in stocks. People started to worry, rushing to the banks to withdraw quickly whatever money they had left to make sure they didn 't lose anything else. Banks were closing faster than people could get to them, leaving people with nothing. The people who did grasp their money spent less on items that they needed because prices skyrocketed, which in return got people getting laid off from their jobs, worsening the economy and losing even more money.
Deportation, displacement, eviction are all words that the eleven million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. dread to hear. The idea of being sent back to another country, away from everything they have worked so hard to get, away from their children, family and loved ones. These thoughts swirl in the minds of many illegal immigrants who fear that any day could be the day in which they are deported. The federal organization ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), deported over 250,000 illegal immigrants in 2016 alone and over 3 million in the past nine years (FY 2016). For many immigrants, becoming a U.S. citizen is not attainable due to the money and time, so the only option remaining is to flee and hide.
Furthermore, immigration not only does not benefit the native population but negatively affects it. By flooding the labor market with droves of new arrivals, primarily unskilled and uneducated laborers, the wages and employment opportunities for current citizens drastically decrease as “A 10 percent increase in the size of an education/age group due to the entry of immigrants (both legal and illegal) reduces the wage of native-born men in that group by 3.7 percent and the wage of all native-born workers by 2.5 percent ($1,396)” (Borjas). Additionally, the social welfare use of immigrant families of all education levels is 33% compared to 19% of native
There are many aspects that contribute to the sense of urgency felt by many immigrants. NAFTA, The North American Trade Agreement, was enacted in 1994, between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. This agreement pushed lots of cheap imports into the Mexican markets, which pushed many farmers and low wageworkers out of a job, because their people could not compete with them. Lack of job prospects and a steady source of income lead many people to abandon their homeland for what seems like the only option for a better life. “We as Mexicans became the enemy.
The precipitous decline of the area’s manufacturing base resulted in a loss of a job that allow skilled union worker to have a middle class life in south central los Angeles . The service sector, which had long been dominated by unionized African Americans earning relatively high wages, so they replaced most black worker with newly arrived Mexican and Central American immigrant worker. Because they would work for lower wage and cause of their lack of knowledge of understanding and speaking English. Because of the widespread unemployment, poverty and street contributed to the rise of the street gangs in Los Angeles central, such as like Crips and Bloods because they need money to survive. Many immigrants like the Koreans
Many immigrants and rural inhabitants fled to urban areas in search for any job that would provide them with any salary. As more and more companies failed, thousands of families lost their only source of income. Layoffs and wage cuts were common. Eventually even Burnham, a man with a reputation for being a fair employer, had to join the trend and let many of his employees go. Burnham knew that, “The dismissed men... faced homelessness and poverty; their families confronted the real prospect of starvation” (Larson 155).
It is understandable why someone would come to the United States here illegally; They couldn’t get papers, a green card or permission to go. If an immigrant had relatives who were Americans, chances were still limited. Immigrants who committed countless crimes in America or another country should be deported, but those who’ve done nothing wrong and tried to make a living should stay. Not all immigrants are the same, and it’s unfair to punish them all. It isn’t fair to give citizenship as a reward for people who broke the immigration laws.
People wouldn’t like it. They would be doing the same thing immigrants are doing till this day. Immigrants should be able to have a better life just as anybody else does. The other people say that immigrants should stay. Let’s see how they feel when all who hear everyday is screaming and gunfire.
State department and Department of Homeland Security have no resources to fight this issue. If people come to America just to be gold diggers off of the American man, which means it is just as easy for maybe a terrorist to do the same. Petitions for bringing foreign spouses or fiancés are usually approved, even though the couple may not speak the same language or may have met off of the internet. A significant number of illegal immigrants ordered removed from the illegal alien list and are marriage based green card applicants. Most of these people possessed criminal records.
Have you ever thought that this country, the United States of America is secured? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it never was, due to illegal immigrants coming from another country without a valid pass. Illegal Immigrant should not be allowed in the United States. There are many reasons why Illegal Immigrants should not be allowed, firstly Illegal Immigrants take jobs from Americans and Legal Immigrants. The next reason is because Illegal Immigrants cause more crimes to be committed.