would benefit economically by approving an immigration reform. It is time to abandon the negative perceptions held towards undocumented immigrants. These individuals risked their lives to come to a county filled with copious opportunities. They did not intent to arrive here to be immediately labeled as “rapists” but to offer their families, specifically their children, an opportunity of a better tomorrow. An opportunity of an adequate education, for example, can land their children on a decent job with a higher salary which can allow them to live comfortably.
In the first chapter of Jonas Pontusson’s book Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs Liberal America, he raises an important question regarding if we are caught in a situation in which governments can no longer do much to improve the economic prospect of low-income workers and their families. Although the answer to his question varies in different countries, it is clear that the U.S. government CAN improve the lives of low-income citizens, but it often neglects to do so. The United States is a capitalist driven country. However, its quest for economic prosperity has come at the expense of those unable to reach the standard income. As much as Ronald Reagan have proclaimed the U.S. as the poster-boy of democracy and economic prosperity, the reality today is that many people are still deprived from the “American dream.” Despite occasional turmoil, there is no denying that the U.S. government has done an amazing job maintaining its economy.
There has been some cases when the illegal immigrants have been getting fake or copied others social security. There are a couple theories of how they get social security. Either they’re using forged social security cards, or they only pay if they have an everyday job. They cost American taxpayers $10 billion every year (Miller 35-37). The majority of Immigrants that come here illegally pay no federal taxes or state income taxes and they don’t intend to.
The issues that interest me personally/politically are immigration and equality. Through the years, immigration has been an issue that has impacted the United States politically on whether what should be done about illegal immigration. As chapter 1 stated, politics is conflictual and the issue of immigration has lasted for so long not because the government dislike immigrants, if not they cannot come into an agreement that could favor both opposing sides. Moreover, citizens always have their views towards immigrants as people taking away their jobs. What they do not see is that immigrants have improved the country’s economy in a fast way that has open many jobs opportunities to immigrants.
Zachery White Mr. Foreman English III, Per. 10 20 April 2017 Why Immigrants are Good for Our Economy Immigrants have long been a scapegoat for when economies are declining, jobs are scarce or national security is a concern. 30 years of research show that immigrants, illegal and legal, promote economic growth. There are 11 million immigrants in the United States. 8 of those 11 million work and pay taxes (Ehrenfreud).
Many people won 't not comprehend the motivation behind immigration appropriately. In this manner, they would most likely be along the edge that does not bolster immigration and begin to charge workers about things that would never do. However, Immigration is the action of leaving one place to others in order to study, work, or treat. Individuals should realize that immigration is going to improve their lives, whether they are the residents or the immigrants. As indicated by president Obama, the U.S is a nation of immigrants who have confidence in the American dream.
It is a good sign in every country, especially the United States, because there are 46.7 million people in poverty and this number had been increased past several years (U.S. Census Bureau, 2015). One of the most positive effect of increasing the minimum wage is attracting impoverished people to work rather than getting unemployment support. Some people would like to get unemployment support rather than work because the wage or salary is too low. Therefore, increasing minimum wage can be attractive to the poverty people that who are not willing to work, because there is no one wants to work when having similar amounts from unemployment benefits. Furthermore, the problem of inflation
Less income only fuel the civic problem with children not receiving health insurance, enough food, or even being abused because of the many struggles many adults face. This wealth gap has enlarged greatly over a few years because of companies finding ways into and adapting to outside markets. Most American owned companies no longer produce their productss in America, which results in less jobs for Americans only increasing the wealth gap. Companies move to outside sources for the sheer purpose of profit. These high profit companies are able to cheapen, and mass produce their products because of higher workers from less developed countries.
Americans still think it is unfair that immigrants get financial benefits when US-born Americans worked hard for generations to earn their pay. As a result, millions of Americans cannot pay the bills, which leads the American economy to suffer more debt. However, America have humanitarian duties to invite immigrants who seek opportunities while protecting its own economy from thieves outside the United States. To state that immigrants do not create positive contribution to the economy is creating a single-centered story about immigrants. Legal immigrants have a desire to create the America dream come alive.
It is unethical that undocumented immigrants are treated like they are worthless. They should be provided the same rights as everyone else. We need to value that these undocumented immigrants bring so many benefits to our country. Their presence in our country, according to Eastman, “not only establish[es] their own new business which then creates jobs […] but also increase[s] demand for housing, food, services, and other forms of labor” (38). As a society, we do not think of these long-term effects that will benefit us because instead we are worried about not having strangers come take away what is “ours.” We need to be able to take into consideration all the outcomes of the decisions that are made before they affect our country
“The costs for education, medical care, incarceration, and other services far outweigh whatever tax contributions low-skilled illegal immigrants may make.” To sustain an illegal immigrant’s “Social Security, Medicare, and other social service benefits...would cost taxpayers $17,000.” Critics believe that this sum of money would be more beneficial if it was allocated to United States citizens. In order to reduce government spending on illegal immigrants, opposers proposed that there must be a certain limit as to how many immigrants are permitted to enter the country, so fewer people will overstay the country. If more unauthorized immigrants reside in the United States, many are afraid that the country’s staggering national debt of $16 trillion will increase. Especially since many people believe that the economy is not doing well, the hysteria will only galvanize anti-immigration movements. In the educational realm, opposers think that sustaining undocumented students is putting students who are citizens or permanent resident at a disadvantage.
One of the most popular topics today in politics is immigration. Immigration is the process of a person or a group of people moving to a new location with the intention of living there. People often feel very strongly on their views on the matter. Many people are pro-immigration in the United States because they support the idea of the U.S. being the cultural melting pot of the world and because it will improve the immigrants’ overall quality of life. However, many people are anti-immigration due to their concern for safety and the economic health of their country.