The Pros And Cons Of Illegal Immigrants

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Illegal immigrants who come to the United States looking for better lives aren’t trying to break the laws. These people try to get here legally and aren’t able to because the system fails them. According to a Washington monthly post, the system keeps families apart. Some people are banned from coming again to the U.S if they were once here illegally, the article says. This shows how children are, for years, separated from their parents. In addition, it’s almost impossible for some to become legal residents. The immigrant visa process takes too long or applications are rejected. After all, it’s not their fault. They leave their country because they are escaping situations they cannot change, such as war or poverty due to low wages and lack of opportunities. …show more content…
One of their arguments is that the cost of immigration affects the U.S economy. They claim the government spends more money and that immigrants take American jobs. But, this isn’t completely accurate. In fact, immigration, legal or not, improves the economy. According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, “half of the hired workers employed in U.S. crop agriculture were unauthorized”. This means that illegal immigrants contribute a lot to the economy, and deporting them would have significant, negative impacts on the agriculture industry. In addition, they aren’t stealing American jobs, they’re willing to take the jobs many Americans aren’t. Immigration doesn’t affect the economy, it helps to build a better