The Negative Impact Of Undocumented Immigrants

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Some believe population growth is key to a healthy economy, the more people in a country, the more money there is to circulate. Numerous people believe that undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy in multiple ways. By taking essential jobs, helping U.S. businesses through their purchases of goods and services, and by paying taxes. A lot reason that allowing undocumented immigrants to become legal would let them change jobs without difficulty. It is thought that with better jobs, immigrants’ wages would increase and their economic power as consumers and taxpayers would rise as well. Despite the fact that many believe immigrants are a burden on American taxpayers, there is evidence that undocumented residents contribute more in taxes than they cost in social services. In Maria Santana’s article, 5 immigration myths debunked, she provides evidence of undocumented workers contributing to taxes, “A 2007 Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on the impact of undocumented immigrants on the budgets of local and 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.” It has been shown common for many undocumented residents to use false identities and Social Security numbers in order to remain anonymous to avoid being deported. As a result of

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