Persuasive Essay On Illegal Immigration

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Illegal immigration has long been a hot topic in American politics and for good reason. In 2012, an estimated 11 million unregistered immigrants in the United States had reached an all time high, but why is this a problem? Areas comprised largely of illegal immigrants see a direct increase of lost jobs, depreciated wages, stolen taxpayer resources, and increased numbers of crimes (Johnson).
For example, people that come to America, whether illegally or legally, usually come with the same hope for achieving the “American Dream.” Immigrants start looking for a job to begin their new life. The catch is that people who are born in America have had to deal with the depreciation of wages caused by the flood of immigrants. Also along with lower wages, if a new demographic migrates to an area and is willing to work the same jobs as the current demographic for lower pay, the people who worked there before get replaced. (Johnson)
Additionally, according to the Heritage Foundation, 3 out of 100 people living in the United States are undocumented. This is in fact a threat to the security of the country because …show more content…

This increases the burden on taxpayers because illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion extra a year at the federal, state and local level. (Fiscal) Instead of that $113 billion dollars going towards the education of American underprivileged children or college tuition, $53 billion dollars of the total alone goes towards education of illegal aliens annually. (Fiscal). What makes the reality of that much money going towards illegal aliens more frightening is most illegal aliens do not pay income taxes. Among those who do, much of the revenues collected are refunded to the illegal aliens when they file tax returns. Many are also claiming tax credits resulting in payments from the U.S. Treasury.

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