Liam Lynch Mr. Ryan English III--Research 26 August 2016 The American Dream Republican nominee Donald Trump is receiving criticism for his stance on illegal immigration, and although the criticism may be in good faith, perhaps the statements being made are true. In 2014, there were 8.1 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. labor force, potentially taking jobs from work seeking Americans (Rivera-Batiz 485). There may be a chance at truth that minorities are not beneficial for America. The American Dream is in jeopardy for millions because illegal immigrants are drawing benefits from welfare, participating in criminal activities, and lowering wages by taking jobs. The American Dream first set in around 1931 where it was described as a better
An American Apparel store in Los Angeles had to lay off 500 workers because of the recent city increase to $15 an hour (Sherk). This number is shocking, and American Apparel responded saying, they cannot start pay at $15, instead wages should increase as the amount of sales increases. This makes since, for a company cannot spend money they are not receiving. After extensive research and studies, economists have concluded that for every 10% increase in minimum wage, the country could see a 7% decrease in unemployment (Sherk). This could cost the United States over 7 million jobs.
Anti Illegal Immigration Most everyone has either heard it on the news or listened to President Donald Trump speak about the fact that illegal immigration is an ongoing, outrageous problem in the United States. In 1970, illegal immigrants made up 4.8 percent of the entire United States population. Back in 2005, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States nearly tripled to 12.1 percent of the entire population (Camarota). The number one driving factor that pushes illegal immigrants into the United States is the high probability of being employed. Facts say that the reason illegal immigrants look for employment in the United States is because the rates of employment in their home countries are slim to none (Rector).
Discrimination against immigrants does not exist because of the Patriot Act because it existed long before this law, however, since this act made it easier to track and arrest terrorists that enter the country legally it is getting blamed for doing the job of protecting this country. Suspected terrorists often enter the country legally without prior knowledge they are being watched, and once they enter they are arrested, therefore, the arrest is seen as discrimination against immigrants. The act has been vital in luring terrorists into the country for their own arrest, although it is often mistaken as discrimination, the act is simply protecting this
The idea behind this misconception is that immigrants don’t or won’t pay taxes, and are often breaking laws. It’s understandable why you and I think this, but with a bit of research, and a little logic, the thought seems more and more irrational. For starters, let's think about the breaking laws idea. You would think that as more and more people, immigrants or other, that the crime rate would go up, but that’s not true. Multiple social and economic groups have gone into the field the search for information, and have come out with some surprising results: the crime rate stays about the same.
At the same time, the problem of unemployment also existed. Actually, unemployment remained high in the twenties. Although the government had policies to take income tax in order to balance the income between the rich and the poor, the actual income of the big companies were much more than what they pay for tax. The effort made by government did not help workers effectively. After the Great Depression, the New Deal programs benefited people who suffered from inequality a lot.
Today, this issue is due to many more reasons than the dust bowl ruining many things. Focusing on America, our population has grown insanely high since the “dirty thirties”. While population has risen, so have prices. The price on many, many products have gone up in the last decade, making people with a lower pay struggle with living. It’s crazy how many people are unemployed in the US right now and with people believing there will be an 80% stock market crash in 2016, things could only get worse.
The Heritage Foundation determined that the net cost to taxpayers per illegal immigrant household was $28,000 when access to government programs was considered. But illegal immigrants actually contribute much more money to the government than they receive in benefits, and therefore are not a social burden. Illegal immigrants pay millions of dollars into Social Security that they will never collect. They also pay state income, sales, and property taxes for which they receive few benefits. Beadle (2012) explains the federal government would accrue $4.5 billion to $5.4 billion in additional net tax revenue over just three years if the 11 million undocumented immigrants were legalized.
Also $3.2 million in Montana and that only from 6,000 unauthorized immigrants , and $3.3 billion in California, it probably higher now because the population of immigrants has grown over the last 4 year.So now in 2016 studies from a group called Institute for taxation & economic policy found that immigrant pays more money to live in America which is sad to say because it 's the exact opposite one the issues on why they came here in the first place.Also think about f we were to get rid of every illegal citizen , what type of economic situation would we be in a few
The Social Security Administration stated that illegal immigrants that are ineligible to receive Social Security benefits, paid $100 billion into Social Security funding over the previous decade. “They are paying an estimated $15 billion a year into Social Security with no intention of ever collecting benefits” (Stephen Goss). Immigrants have had a major impact in Social Security. Without their contributions, Social Security would not have been able to cover many of their payouts. By 2037 the Social Security Board of Trustees will no longer be able to pay benefits in full to people, without the contributions immigrants put into Social
Facts are: illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes. Out of the 15 million unemployed Americans a lot of them aren 't very competitive, even if new jobs open up a lot of them would not keep them. Illegal Immigrants are not eligible for any state and or federal benefits. Technically, anyone who is born in the US is an American and they deserve to be treated as such.
Our newest civil rights struggle is the income gap between the rich and the poor. Many call a solution to this socialism but without a problem there would be no need for a solution. Tax cuts have enables the richest people to keep almost 99% of their annual income. This has weakened our social security and created an income gap while they pay for almost 50% of the tax revenues in the United States. They have not paid their fair share is almost twenty years.
These millions of people are not only taking a big risk and not obtaining health insurance, when they file their taxes in April they will have to pay a fee for each month and each dependent without coverage. These fees can be hundreds of dollars putting them even more in debt. The Affordable Care Act has helped millions of people and there are many great features to it. But, Obamacare is not enough and it is not the solution. Politicians need to continue to come together to find a happy medium.
The Americans for Immigration control is not all about the illegal aliens crossing the border, but also how the many of the illegals are having great effect in the unemployment rate. As many illegals aliens are coming and taking the jobs of many U.S. citizens leaving many citizen job less. As the Americans for Immigration control condemns president Barack Obama executive order giving executive order giving amnesty to almost one million illegal aliens, the children of illegal parents, and giving them work permits. As the order is a violation of the U.S. constitution by overpassing the congressional authority of the Congress to either grant, or not grant, amnesty to those who are in violation of our nation’s laws,” AIC national spokesman Phil Kent said. “This type of policy will act as a magnet that will further foster illegal immigration, especially the smuggling in of children.