It is hard to determine how many of the two million are enrolled in high school, however it is known that about 65 thousand graduate each year from high school. Unfortunately it is difficult for them to further their education, statistics show 5-10% continue on to a higher education. A primary obstacle for illegal students is financial. They are not capable of receiving financial aid and only private universities accept them. As Rose Yabarra states in her article “For undocumented students, going to college takes more than discipline and an impressive academic record.
They do not view them as a problem because they see some benefits from having illegal workers in the country. There are 8.4 million illegal immigrants working in the United States, these 8.4 million workers make up 5.4% of our work force(Goodman, 4/23/14). Although they pose as 5.4% of America's workforce, American citizens make up 94.6% of the workforce which is more than 17 times more than the illegal immigrant workers. Also the according to the Social Security Administration, undocumented workers contribute 300 billion dollars to social security, which is 10% of the total social security fund (Goodman, 4/23/14). Undocumented workers do contribute a considerable amount of money to social security through the taxes they pay that money would be contributed by American citizens if they had the jobs that illegal immigrants have.
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.
American officials realized by that time that processing the 8 million immigrants which passed through New York during the 35 years prior was challenging enough, and that they couldn’t hope to process the ever increasing stream of arrivals. Thus the Immigrant Inspection Station was constructed. It is staggering to comprehend the sheer number of people who passed through this tiny, mostly artificial island. Genealogical studies indicate that over 100 million Americans can trace their roots to one of the 12 million who entered the island between 1900 and 1924 (that’s one in three Americans!). In fact, the island could process up to 11,000 immigrants a
isn’t the only thing people believe needs to change; the reasons for arrests have been criticized by many. America incarcerates more citizens for drug related crimes than any other place in the world. Of the roughly 200,000 in federal prison, 52% are being held for drug crimes and only 8% are for violent crimes, such as: murder, assault, and robbery (Waldman, 2013). Many believe that the “War on Drugs” must become less aggressive because of its large contribution to the prison population. The distribution of prisoners by race has also raised concern among Americans.
America is at an impasse with itself over the current unemployment rate and questions about where all the jobs are going. According to Elizabeth Dwoskin, most of these job positions, considered dirty, are being filled by immigrants and not Americans. Americans have found themselves in an uproar about migrant workers taking jobs away from them, but it seems they are hypocritical as they refuse to fill these jobs themselves. In her article “Why Americans Won 't Do Dirty Jobs,” Dwoskin implies that Americans are too lazy to do hard work but complain when immigrants fill these positions. It seems that even when Americans are faced with the threat of homelessness they claim they cannot find any jobs, or rather, they refuse to do the dirty ones.
In the 1800s, there was a two island that immigrants had to go to before stepping on America’s mainland; Ellis Island and Angel Island. At Ellis Island, two percent of immigrants out of seventeen million people were denied. In today’s world people are talking about illegal immigrants and how they come in all the time in the United States. There is many debates on whether immigrants should be let in America today or if they should be kept out. America is not as empty has it use to be, so we need to limit the people we let in.
Still, family immigration, naturalization & citizenship and deportation defense remain challenging issues that must remain in the forefront of public conversation after the election is over. Labor shortages Another piece to this puzzle is the amount of labor provided by Mexican immigrants. With unemployment at less than 5 percent nationwide, businesses in the US are having trouble finding workers, especially for low-skilled positions. These are jobs that have long been filled by Mexican immigrants, even though most were undocumented because our current system of visas does not offer much leeway for guest workers. There is a large void being created that can be filled by Mexican workers, and the help of a good immigration attorney.
False Accusations of Undocumented Immigrants Undocumented Immigrants are constantly accused of being cause of terrorist and criminal acts. However not all immigrants are, in fact a report by American Immigration Council found that immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than native born citizen. This shows, that a majority of immigrants are not being incarnated as much, compared to US citizens. * Some people may assume that the more immigrants that there are, the more crime they bring. However, a report by America 's Majority Foundation found that the crime rates are lowest in states with the highest immigration growth rate.
However, it is unrealistic to count labor force with half of immigrants who can be a lawful resident, but still cannot become part of the workforce. In that case, depending on certain conditions, immigrants can be an advantage or a threat to the indigenous labor force. Moreover, a rise in the immigrants’ rate would result in the large mass flow of the aliens to the existing work market. The market reaches saturation where people seeking employment exceed the available space if the employees keep on getting into the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement estimated 1.9 million deportable illegal immigrants with criminal convictions. 297,000 of those illegal immigrants are in our state and local prisons, and 3 percent of that 297,000 have a felony conviction. 1.8 million of the working class immigrants our working under a name and number that is not their own. To top it all off the government spends an extra $350 million, of our tax money, to educate students who do not speak English every year. But in my opinion the pros still outweigh the cons.
Of the 11 or 12 million illegal immigrants in this country, it is estimated that around three-fourths are currently employed. This equates to eight or nine million jobs that Americans are not able to work because the employers do not have to pay them minimum wage. By deporting illegal immigrants, we are creating eight million jobs for our citizens and not some other country’s. With almost 95 million Americans unemployed, eight million jobs will have a dramatically positive effect on our economy.
Illegal immigrant’s residency in the U.S. negatively affects our economy. Their residency here leaves less housing for our legal citizens. They only have to pay less than half the normal cost for households and only pay one-fourth of the household taxes (Dudley 88). Since they are here and need money, they’re taking job opportunities away from U.S. citizens. There has been some cases when the illegal immigrants have been getting fake or copied others social security.
Dear Mr. Peabody, I would like to inform you today about some common myths about immigration that just need to be squashed. The first myth that needs to be set straight is the myth that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes Undocumented immigrants are already U.S. taxpayers. Collectively undocumented immigrants have paid an estimate of $10.6 billion to state and local taxes as of 2010 according to the Institution on Taxation and Economic Policy. state governments cited IRS figures showing that 50% to 75% of the about 11 million unauthorized U.S. immigrants file and pay income taxes each year. Another myth created in our society is that illegal immigrants drain or abuse the system.