Illegal Immigration: Having A Negative Effects On American Society

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Illegal Immigration is having a Negative Effect on American Society

There are many problems in today’s time and economy, one role in specific that is taking a huge toll on our economy is illegal immigration; we have too many illegals running around and controlling them we must take stronger steps in taking the pressure off the American citizens. The reason why we need stricter laws and need to take this more serious, is because our population is out of control, ten percent of our population are illegal immigrants. That is about 700,000 known illegal immigrants just in the United States, also we have American born citizens that are paying more money for the immigrants coming over and causing problems. We pay for this through taxes. If we had a stricter border, than we wouldn’t have these problems with immigration. With all the illegals crossing the borders, crime rates are up, and drugs are at an all-time high. There is great controversy between the Supreme Court and the states wanting their own laws. Illegal immigration is having a negative effect on our society
The Effects of illegal immigration Illegal immigrants contribute both benefits and costs to the U.S. economy. At the most basic level, illegal immigrants purchase goods, services, contribute labor, and tax dollars while requiring services such as healthcare, education and law enforcement. The participation of illegal immigrants in the U.S. economy also has more complex systematic impacts. For example, their participation can reduce both wages for lower-skilled native U.S. workers and prices for all consumers buying U.S. goods and services. The evidence suggests that the overall costs imposed on the U.S. economy by illegal immigrants outweigh the benefits. However, this issue remains contentious in part because the costs of illegal immigration are not often tolerated by the people and institutions benefiting from illegal immigration. (William F. Frey) (illegal immigration facts)
Border Crossing Immigrants from nations that do not have automatic visa agreements, or who would not otherwise qualify for a visa, often cross the borders illegally in some areas like the United States–Mexico border, the Mona Channel between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, the Strait of Gibraltar, Fuerteventura, and the Strait of Otranto. Because these methods are illegal, they are often dangerous. Would-be immigrants have been known to suffocate in shipping containers, boxcars, and trucks, and sink in shipwrecks caused by unseaworthy vessels, die of dehydration or exposure during long walks without water. An official estimate puts the number of people who died in illegal crossings across the U.S.-Mexican border between 1998 and 2004 at 1,954. Human smuggling is the practice of intermediaries aiding unauthorized immigrants in crossing over international borders in financial gain, often in large groups. Human smuggling differs from, but is sometimes associated with, human trafficking. A human smuggler will facilitate illegal entry into a country for a fee, but on arrival at their destination, the smuggled person is usually free. Trafficking involves a process of using physical force, fraud, or deception to obtain and transport people. If we had stricter laws and stricter ways of dealing, and searching for these illegals, than we would not have so many around and about. (Homeland Security News)

Drugs The illegal drug trade is a global black market, dedicated to cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and sale of drugs, which are subject to drug prohibition laws. Most jurisdictions prohibit trade, except under license, of many types of drugs by drug prohibition laws. A UN report said “the global drug trade generated an estimated US$321.6 billion in 2003.” With a world GDP of US$36 trillion in the same year, the illegal drug trade may be estimated as slightly less than 1% (0.893%) of total global commerce. Consumption of illegal