Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
I have chosen to do my persuasive essay on Does Illegal Immigrants Harm the U.S. Economy? Many Americans believes that the illegal immigrants came here to the united states to take jobs away from the Americans. Furthermore, the Americans look at the illegal immigrants as terrorists or invaders. They often get called aliens by law enforcement and I.C.E. As far back as I can remember, (which was back in 1995) when I first started seeing the illegal immigrants, it seemed like there were not a whole lot of them.
Some people even move with wrong work permits or fake certificates without their knowledge of being illegal immigrant. The reason behind is the tyranny of the agent who takes the money and does not provides the accurate services. The outcome of illegal immigration is jail, deportation and even fine. To stop illegal immigration government of various countries has come together to make their separate offices in each country. These offices help in notifying people with the accurate requirements for legal immigration.
Often, immigrants come to the U.S. to escape war, peril or poverty, though are not given the fair treatment and the chance they need to become citizens. The U.S. government should create a safe yet easy way to allow illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens and provide them with the opportunity for a new life. Time and time again many immigrants are labeled with the terms such as terrorists or rapists. People assume that these words have no impact or effect because their own president continually uses them.
There are bountiful acts of cruel abuse that cannot be exposed and combated, but there could be hope within Michael’s case. The editor believes, “A case like Michael Fay’s is important because it provides a chance to challenge an inhumane practice that out to not exist anywhere” (TNYT 179). Michael Fay’s case can influence a propagation to end the savage punishment of caning. Traditions can be modified; change is how we make the world a better place. As the editorial states, “At times like this, Americans need to remember that this country was also founded by dissidents--by people who were misfits in their own society because they believed, among other things, that it was wrong to punish pilferage with hanging or crimes of any sort with torture” (TNYT 179).
Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, explains that illegal immigrants are taking away job opportunities from lower class, unskilled Americans. His title shows that he is an expert of the topic which give him ethical appeal. “But this ignores the very real harm to poorer Americans affected by current high levels of immigration” (S.Camarota, par. 6). He uses pathos by using emotional words showing that he is passionate and cares about the people who are affected by the high level of immigrants. “there were 1.5 million fewer native-born Americans working than in November 2007, while 2 million more immigrants (legal and illegal) were working” (S.Camarota, par. 2).
Meaning people involved like with RICO could receive compensation from the government. Due to this the RICO law is hardly being used. This is also an issue with other laws that have been created to combat organized crime. Once the civil attorney finds a loop hole it can cause a law to be no longer
It is understandable why someone would come to the United States here illegally; They couldn’t get papers, a green card or permission to go. If an immigrant had relatives who were Americans, chances were still limited. Immigrants who committed countless crimes in America or another country should be deported, but those who’ve done nothing wrong and tried to make a living should stay. Not all immigrants are the same, and it’s unfair to punish them all. It isn’t fair to give citizenship as a reward for people who broke the immigration laws.
Many of these people that get sponsored never become citizens, work under the table which makes it impossible for them to pay taxes. Instead of helping our economy they have added to our population, taken away potential jobs for actual tax paying citizens. This strain on our country is totally avoidable if we were stricter on what constitutes someone as a natural born citizen. By regulating our visa’s more thoroughly so that when they expire people aren’t able to slip through the cracks, also better monitoring of our boarders and harsher punishment to violators.
This paper explores the effects of illegal immigrants in the United States within the books and articles researched. There is many false accusations that are said about illegal immigrants with no evidence. Many Americans argue that illegal immigrants steal American jobs, do not pay taxes, or that they are a threat to America. Through essential studies and research, it is discovered that illegal immigrants have a positive or a neutral role in America. Altogether, these findings that illegal immigrants affect the United States positively suggest that they should be granted citizenship.
Employers are able to hire undocumented workers, as the government does not strictly enforce the immigration laws. Workers may be falsely promised high wages to find out later on that they are only being cheated. In the book “Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market” by Eric Schlosser, it tells its readers that keeping workers off the books is the easiest way to reduce labor costs. “Growers are often obligated to pay unemployment taxes and workers’ compensation premiums for each of their employees, in addition to Social Security and Medicare Taxes. Paying an “invisible worker” in cash lowers the cost of that worker by at least 20 percent.”