Green’s (2016) findings were quite astonishing. Most criminal activities were found to not be committed by immigrant populations, and undocumented immigrants had committed criminal activities at an even lesser rate. In fact, Green (2016) noted that there had been no statistically significant relationship between immigration populations, violent crime, or drug-related crime. Poverty, here, however, did appear to have a strong relationship with violent crime compared to drug crime offenses. There was a weak positive relationship with undocumented immigrants and drug arrest rates, including sales and possession.
Are Immigrants Taking Jobs From Americans? While the United States population consists of natural born citizens, one can find a variety of many nationalities or immigrants, whether they are Hispanic, German, Asian or French. For certain, immigrant workers, whether legal or illegal, affect the U.S. economy, however some researchers will argue that immigrants are affecting the lives and financial well-being of the American citizen. Three researchers recently debated the topic “Do Immigrants Take Jobs From American-Born Workers?”
It is understood that many Americans think that immigrants are stealing our jobs. They think that Americans need jobs to support themselves and lower unemployment. It is true that Americans should have first pick of jobs. At the same time American farmers are losing money because crops go to waste. In fact the washington times researched that Normally immigrants would pick the harvest at a low price and because many Americans do not want to do this job
Many Americans have been lead to believe that “illegal aliens” are dangerous and a threat to society; however the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI data indicates that “between 1990 and 2013 the undocumented immigrants population tripled while the violent crime rate declined 48 percent—which included falling rates of aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder. Likewise, the property crime rate fell 41 percent, including declining rates of motor vehicle theft, larceny/robbery, and burglary” (Ewing, Martinez, Rumbaut). Despite the overwhelming negative press that’s heard on the news and from President Donald Trump the facts show that undocumented people are not dangerous criminals, but actually decreased the amount of crime. The United
In his cartoon, Darrin Bell is implying that anti-immigrant attitudes today are continuities of anti-immigrant attitudes in the past. Although reasons for wishing away immigrants have changed over time, anti-immigrant attitudes in America are still extremely prevalent. It appears that the United States has started realizing the potential and benefits these immigrants present, but continue to shift their thoughts in order to align them with their attitudes. Through the cartoon, he is suggesting that the immigrants are minding their own business and doing what they need to do in order to support themselves. They are causing no harm to Americans, contrary to the belief that they are stealing American jobs.
Immigration began when the Civil Rights movement was growing, and people wanted to enter the US. Congress created the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which is when the US population increased dramatically with the new immigrants. “Between 1965 and 2000, the highest number of immigrants (4.3 million) to the U.S. came from Mexico, in addition to some 1.4 million from the Philippines” (US Immigration par. 6). The Act created two new amnesty programs for unauthorized aliens and granted amnesty to the majority of the illegal immigrants. Amnesty also provided the admissions of immigrants from a variety of countries to increase the diversity of the immigrant flow.
Immigrants work hard in the jobs that they do. They receive jobs because they are qualified for them. They can not take jobs away from Americans if the jobs are given to them. Some work difficult jobs and do things that most people do not enjoy doing. It is like taking the scraps or leftovers that people do not want.
Statistics show that over 11.5 million immigrants migrate to The United States in search of a better life for themselves and their children. Yet, throughout the course of the years, a negative stigma has been associated with the arrival of immigrants in The United States. They have been discriminated against and have been labeled with abasing words. However, the majority of people fail to realize that the individuals who risked their lives coming here, the ones who left their family and friends behind are the most hard-working and persistent people I have come to know because these individuals are my parents. My parents left El Salvador and immigrated to a new country in hopes of a better academic future for me.
According to the Center for Immigration Studies, in the United States, there is a correlation between unemployment among natives and the influx of immigrants. This concludes that immigrants have an advantage with the employment over the natives. After 2009, two-thirds of the net increase in employment has gone to immigrant workers, the most of them are legal. Since President Obama 's possession, 67% of employment growth has gone to immigrants either legal or illegal. In 2012 for example, there were 1.94 million more immigrants, legal and illegal, working in the third quarter than at the start of 2009.
In the society that we live in, it is very easy for an American citizen to say that illegal immigrants should automatically be deported. I am not in any way claiming that every American is supporting the idea that it is right to deport any and every illegal immigrant. If people were to put themselves in the position of the woman with three young kids, a sick husband, and a low paying job I am almost certain they would change their perspective on whether or not every immigrant should be deported. With everything that has happened with the presidential election and all the big talk on deportation of illegal immigrants take a second to truly understand what is happening around you. I am not here to tell you that you are wrong for believing in the fact that illegal immigrants should be deported.