Pros And Cons Of Immigration In America

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3. Discuss the costs and benefits of immigration in America. (MCCCD – 3) What are the pros and cons of immigration in American, and how is it beneficial in terms of costs to the United States Immigration policies and procedures? As were all aware immigration has enormously increased in the past few years bringing in more and more migrants from around the globe to the United States. These people consist of immigrants from countries such as Europe, Asia, China, Latin America; and Mexico to name a few. “In 1900, about 15 percent of the total U.S. population was foreign born, compared with 12.6 percent in 2009 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009, 1- Year Estimates as cited in Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 78). While many…show more content…
But others note that since these individual are not highly educated, have less resources; and little money; they take advantage of our government system more than others. This causing our National deficient to rise putting our country in a financial crisis; which could have been avoided by requiring them to contribute to the expenses each of us endure. “As a result, many Americans believe that immigrants don’t share an equal burden of the expenses they incur, especially at the local level” (Wood, 2009 as cited in Jones, ASID, IIDA, IDEC, and Phyllis Sloan Allen, 2009, p. 79). But actually this is far from the truth, many immigrants such as us do pay their way through society, paying the same cost as we do as United States Citizens; such as taxes. They take on jobs that others refuse to work, receive little or no training; and given the lowest possible pay scale acceptable by law; even though America promised so much more. Because of these promises many immigrants live in poverty stricken communities, and strive to make a living the best they know how through that of hard work; and commitment. These immigrants just want to be given a chance, they take on hard labored job such as working the farms, paving roads, working as cooks; and working in manufacturing mills because American’s refuse to work in these fields. These workers account for at least 4 percent of farm workers, and at least 25 percent in the construction fields; or other industries to which most Americans show low interest. Without these immigrants coming here to work many companies would suffer financially, and soon many businesses would fold due to lack of manpower; in order to produce the work needed to survive. This is why it’s a necessity to have

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