We Are A Nation Of Immigration In The United States

Submitted By Liana-Rocha
Words: 342
Pages: 2

According to "Immigration And The Economy" (2014), President Barack Obama stated "We are a nation of immigrants, and that means that we are constantly being replenished with strivers that believe in the American Dream. And it gives us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It makes us entrepreneurial. It continues the promise that here in America, you can make it if you try, regardless of where you come from, regardless of the circumstances of your birth." (para. 1)President Obama is currently striving to protect 5 million unauthorized immigrants from being deported as well as provide illegal immigrants temporary legal status and a three year work permit. Illegal immigrants would be given these rights and a chance to live in the American dream. Having this impact would subject to increase border security. Enforcement with border security will now have to focus more on the dangerous criminals, and not their family members.
Providing illegal immigrants will not only benefit the individuals but, will also strengthen our economy, raise tax revenues and create more employment. The Center for American Progress has estimated a raise of three billion dollars in the first year. America's gross domestic product will increase by two hundred and ten billion every year. In addition, there will be a reduction in federal deficit by twenty five billion through increased economic growth. The economic growth will raise the average wages for all United States workers by .3%. Our