In this text I am going to write about illegal immigration in United States. First I will talk about what illegal immigration is and give you some facts about it in U. S. I will also discuss for and against illegal immigration. I will give you some of mine point of view in the end. When you go to a country without permission and stay there for a long time, that? s illegal immigration. Many of these people search for visa and as an answer they get no, but still they stay in the country anyway. “Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.
S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the United States without proper permission from the United States government. ”1 An illegal immigrant is an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed her to long so the visa has expired. 2 In 2009 62 % of illegal immigrants were from Mexico, 5 % from El Salvador, 4 % from Guatemala, 3 % from Honduras, 2 % from Philippines, 2 % from India, 2 % from Korea, 2 % from Ecuador, 1 % from Brazil, 1 % from China and 15 % from other countries.
3 Based on this we can see that almost everybody are from Mexico, one reason may be that there is a short distance between Mexico and the United States. If we look further into these numbers, then we can see that Europe it is not mention. Maybe people emigrate from countries with low economy and high unemployment? Illegal immigration happens all over the world. A good thing with immigrants is that they are necessary because they do jobs that most Americans don? t want. In U. S. there is several jobs with minimal wage. 4 If people from America don’t take jobs like that, then they need workers and it is good that immigrants can do the jobs.
Immigrants do these kinds of jobs because they will start a new life and earn more money so they can support their families. They also may send some money to their family that live in the country they came from. A very good example of a job that many immigrants take is farmers. This is excellent for the farmers, they will be able to plant and harvest less expensively because they don? t pay so high salaries to immigrants. People who immigrate have one dream and that is to have a good life, earn money, and don’t worry about bills that need to be paid, because they have not enough money. This is the big dream for people who immigrate.
5 One reason that immigration is bad is that some of the immigrants don’t work, some of them doesn? t learn the language and some of them will not integrate themselves and their children if they have. Therefore the low wages to illegal immigrants’ will destroy all opportunities to Americans works will them pushing the wages down so that others don`t wants the jobs for so little reward. It will continue to growth of the demand for cheap labour and low wages. If the immigrants work ”black”, they give nothing back to the society and that’s really important that everybody contribute, because it costs taxpayers billions of dollars.
6 If some illegal immigrants do something illegal it is difficult for the prosecution and the justice, when they flee the country. It can also be disparity between legal immigrants who follow the rules and those who don’t. Another reason that immigrants are having a bad influence on United States is that they are overwhelming the system. For instance, all types of public services such as police resources and emergency room are diverted to dealing with issues related to illegal immigrants, while they do not pay federal or local taxes. 7 I think that every country needs some illegal immigrants.
I think it is good and bad that we have illegal immigration. Illegal immigration can be valuable for companies who need people for just a short time and can do long work hours. They don’t have the same responsibility for them as they would have for an American worker. I also mean that if illegal immigrants do some criminal stuff, they should be sent to their country to serve the penalty. When illegal immigrants work, some of them make bank accounts and then bankers earn money on that. Then the society gets something back, although they are illegal immigrants.
My opinion is also if some illegal immigrants are doing something criminal and then they escape the country. It is very bad for those who are affected, that they never get caught, him or her. Another thing that is not so good with illegal immigration is that some owners or farm owners buy people so they get as cheap labour as possible. So then we can conclude that illegal immigration can be good and bad. I think that we can never get to the bottom if it is good or bad with illegal immigration. However I think there are most bad aspects of illegal immigration.