Created by hannah_8865 over 6 years ago
Intro- Immigration is a very controversial issue in USA. Brings many pros and cons to the economy and society as a whole 1990 Immigration Act allows 700,000 to legally immigrate every year. However around 12 million illegally immigrate.
Para 2 - Republicans usually tend to argue immigrants cost too much money According to Federation for American Immigrant Reform Illegal immigrants cost California's education system $7.7 billion each year by caring for children of illegal immigrants. Federation for American Immigration Reform claims immigrants cost the taxpayer $100 billion each year. Sub conc- Illegal immigrant workers don't get medical benefits Illegal immigrants are thought to contribute 5% of US economy therefore generate revenue for legal residents.
Para 3 - Immigration as a whole boosts economy. In the Us there is around 7.5 million illegal workers. Businesses would not be able to survive without illegal workers. For example Southern California many agricultural and cleaning businesses would collapse without the cheap manual labour of immigrants as they make up around 13% of labour work force (only 10% of pop.) 50% of immigrants are paid legally.Sub con- unemployment high amount amongst Americans. Immigrants take jobs that Americans don't want to do like cleaning and restaurant work. They are often paid less than min wage. Immigrants contribute %130 billion anually (America , in recession, cannot afford to lode this money)
Para 4 - Immigrants don't integrate. Cultural enclaves formed e.g. little Havana in Miami where 98% of residents are Hispanic. Many road signs in California now have Spanish translations too. Work in jobs that don't require ability to speak English. However America has always been the land of the immigrants. The American Dream is supposed to be for everybody who is willing to work hard to achieve it and immigrants usually are, more so than many Americans. Many Americans now speak 2nd language, this could arguably be a good thing.