Every year, millions of illegal immigrants are challenged to cross the borders to the United States in search for jobs. However, illegal immigration is becoming an issue that not only is affecting the United States politically and economically, but also the job market. Moreover, the United States has the highest rank if illegal immigrants because of the jobs opportunities it offers to people. Therefore, this is creating many controversies between illegal immigrants and American citizens because of their differences. As a result, many immigrants are taking many jobs from American citizens and this issue has impacted the United States positively and negatively.
The Economic Benefits of Immigration Aseel Al Mohammadi Zayed University Martin and Midgley states that immigrants now are 31 million individuals in United States (as cited in Stewart and Jameson, 2013). Immigration is sometimes a process of traveling from one’s native country to another due to lack of job opportunities or disasters. According to Stewart & Jameson (2013), the U.S is considered to be a nation of immigrants and it strikes fear into citizen’s hearts because of the potential affect of immigrants on the labor market. Some people think that immigration should be stopped because there are negative effects to the economy. However, Immigration should be encouraged because there are obvious benefits to the economy of the host country
Ultimately, immigration to the United States was considered to be a part of a worldwide trend. Even until these very days, millions of immigrants gamble and go to America to find work. These immigrants came from various countries across the globe,
Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy. Illegal immigration has helped in the nation’s economic growth by enabling businesses to prosper as the illegal immigrants have provided cheap labor and long hours of hard work. Businesses benefit from illegal immigration by saving a large amount of money since they are not providing insurance both medical and retirement plans for their illegal workers. This results in a lower production cost for the companies and lower prices of goods and services for everyone. Although illegal immigrants may not contribute directly to the economy of the nation in the
But in reality that's not true because the government is actually making more money than they are spending on them. But the only downside is that hospitals don't think the same way because the illegal immigrants don't have health insurance so that means they can't pay all those bills that they get. Because of that the local government and hospitals are nearly 1 billion dollars in the hole. So they might be good on one side but they can also hurt on the other side. Most people think that because of illegal immigrants it will be harder to find a job.
It would also be harder for immigrants and people with less advantage to find jobs. Companies only hire workers if they are beneficial, and hiring many workers when the minimum wage is high would not be beneficial. This would make it harder for minority groups and immigrants to find jobs in the US, or get used to being a US citizen. Immigrants can also live a better life if they manage to get some working experience, resulting in a better job, but they would not have this opportunity anymore. In addition to that, raising the minimum wage would not do anything to combat poverty.
The highly debated topic of whether immigration is good or bad for the economy continues today. While one main argument claims that illegal workers are stealing jobs from native born, the caveat to this would be that immigrant workers occupy the jobs americans don’t want to fill. In the end however, it would be naive to claim that immigrants have no negative effects on the economy. When it comes down to it, immigration leads to a redistribution of wealth from the employee to the employer. As the supply of workers increases, the remuneration firms pay to hire said workers decreases ultimately returning the money to the employer.
They may not have a legal document that allows them to be in this country, but they find ways to pay for their taxes such as a Fake Social Security Numbers (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification numbers (ITIN) (Immigration and Taxation). Many undocumented immigrants are using false SSN because there are laws set such as Immigration Reform and Control Act, which forbids workers to work without an authorized document or an SSN. The only reason why they use False SSN is that there are laws that forbid them to work and contribute to the US economy. Consequently, this makes it harder for immigrants to not only get a job but it also restricts them from paying taxes. Some immigrants may also use ITINs, its purpose are only for tax filing only.
If they raised the price than the people who make minimum would have to make more money so they would have to work two jobs making they spend less time with friends and family. Raising minimum wage would do absolutely nothing because it 's like if you had 2 dollars and something cost 4 you work a week get 20 dollars and then have 22 you can buy it but then the price raises to 26 dollars and so on. Finally people suggest the fact that even if you raise minimum wage than not all people would still want a job and it would be harder to find a job making the poor population either rise because of people getting fired or get better because of people finding
Such statistics are able to be seen in Brunei because foreign labour rate is cheaper than the local workforce, which leads to a significant number of locals being left unemployed. Apart from the cost of foreign labour being cheaper, employers from private or public sectors preferred to employ foreign workers because, they are reliable, a considerable number of them may be multi – skilled in various fields and also they are on working permit which prohibits them from leaving anytime they want. According to Haji Ismail Duraman (2011) about 5000 Bruneians are unemployed and yet over 40,000 foreigners work here in Brunei. Thus, unemployment rate in Brunei is currently rising due to sectors demanding for cheap foreign labours and the increase in number of foreigners coming into Brunei seeking for jobs. Nevertheless, foreigner cannot be said to be replacing local people.