The boulder that is always in the room when it comes to politics is illegal immigration and if it is good or not. Before the late 19th century you did not really see illegal immigration, but that is because in order for you to do something that’s illegal there had to be a law put in place for you to break. As of now though there are around twelve million one hundred thousand illegal immigrants in America, but they can not be one hundred percent accurate on that number it is thought that it might even be more. This essay is going to be showing how illegal immigration affects the country in many undesirable ways, illegal immigration hurts our economy, it brings up our crime rates, and it takes jobs from american citizens.
There have been a lot of cases to where an illegal immigrant has murdered someone and many of those times the illegal immigrant was deported prior to the incident or was even detained. These incidents will even show that some of these illegals are just straight up violent for no reason, and how something needs to be done about illegal immigration soon. According to the website fairus one example of a crime that happened was a man named Apolinar Altamirano, an illegal alien from Mexico, murdered twenty one year old Grant Ronnebeck on January 22, 2015 in Mesa, Arizona. Ronnebeck was shot over a pack of cigarettes while working his shift at a convenience store. Altamirano was out on bond from a conviction prior to the murder while ICE determined whether he should be deported when he killed Ronnebeck.(2018)
Another example from the website fairus is Tessa Tranchant, 16, was killed on March 30, 2007 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Tessa and her friend, Ali Kunhardt, were sitting at a stoplight when Alfredo Ramos, an illegal alien from Mexico who was intoxicated and speeding, rear-ended their car. Ramos had a history of prior convictions, but due to Virginia Beach’s sanctuary policies, he was never detained. He was charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 40 years in prison. The last example that will be shown is of a man, Ariel Cuellar Guizar, who will be facing thirty-one years in prison for a collection of charges relating to his activities as a human trafficker. He has been found guilty of trafficking, pimping women out to prostitution, and the rape of a fifteen-year-old girl. Guizar will also be registered as a sex offender for life. (ABC7, July 20, 2017)
One other example is from sang, lucia of fox news who wrote about a border patrol man getting assaulted by a group of illegal immigrants trying to cross the border. She also writes about how the amount of agents assaulted has risen compared from last year to this year. There are many other examples of murders done to american citizens around the U.S. What some people forget is the fact that you have no clue who is crossing the border when it is illegal, but at least legally you know if they are a criminal or not. It shows that illegal immigration is not what should be desired in our country.
The american economy is greatly affected by illegal immigrants. In Donald Trump’s book Crippled America it says how it cost the U.S. people more than a billion dollars to keep illegal immigrants in prison.(2015) That is what the money of United States of America’s tax money going towards people who are not even from this country. In the personal interview given to head basketball Coach and economics teacher Keith McQueen, he discussed the many variety of ways illegals affect the american economy.
He talked about how they take jobs from the low class and from the highschool teens, because the jobs they can get they are paid less for. Another thing that was mentioned was how illegals take the supposed unwanted jobs that americans do not want to do. An article in the national review written by Camarota, Steven showed how illegals take jobs for cheaper than any american citizen would, and how that takes away from not only the youth in America but the low class as well. In the summer of 2017, in the 25 occupations employing the most U.S.-born teenagers, more than one in five workers were immigrants (legal or illegal). That included cashiers, waiters, retail salespersons, cooks, and food-preparation workers.
Those job categories alone accounted for 1.8 million U.S.-born teenagers in 2017, as well as 2.3 million immigrants. The notion that U.S.-born teenagers and immigrants never compete for the same jobs is simply wrong.(2018) Mr. McQueen also talked about how american citizens have to pay out of their own money for the illegal immigrants to live here. He mentioned that americans pay for their healthcare and other benefits through tax dollars, but they never give any money back into the system. They are costing the american people money, another way they are undesirable to have in the United States.
It also is unfair to those who are waiting to cross the border legally. Mr. McQueen spoke about another thing that frustrates him is the fact that he has watched his own son spend a lot of money to legally get the rest of his family, his wife and son, across the border legally. He admits how that does also effect how he sees illegal immigration. In Donald Trump’s book Crippled America he writes how what he does not love with the concept of illegal immigration is it is not fair to everyone else, especially the people who have been waiting in lines for years to come into the country legally. He writes about how the flood of illegals coming across our border is a dangerous problem. When we do not protect our borders we do not know who we are letting inside of them.(2015)
This is important, because as shown recently on fox news there is a contraband that is trying to force its way into the country and as of now there are six hundred known criminals in that group trying to come in to the United States of America. Mexico is now starting to deport some of the criminals from that group, because they are even doing criminal acts in Mexico. They are being deported for rushing the american border, for having drugs and other substances as well. One example of some of the things the contraband has been doing is walking around burning the Mexico and the United States of America’s flags. Why would the american people want those who do not respect their own flag.
Others might say that everyone’s ancestors to a certain point are immigrants and not from the United States, which that might be true. What those people do not understand is that back when people were first migrating to other countries there was no immigration laws to break, because it was not as big of a deal as it is now. If there was laws back when our ancestors first came here, it is believed that all of the laws would have been followed.
Most countries in todays time have laws regarding immigration, because they see how it is affecting the countries around them. It was easier in the mid nineteen hundreds to come to America then it is now, because they did not have to pass all the test that immigrants do now. That is for the safety of Americans though, we need to know exactly who we are letting into our country. The many tests that immigrants go through are one of the ways we can prevent terrorists or criminals in the United States.
One being is that they do background checks on those coming into the United States. Another thing is that there are no job benefits for illegal immigrants, which saves the employers some money. On the other hand though that means someone else is having to pay for their medical insurance,many of them are on food stamps and other government funding. What happens in that case is the working class americans end up having to pay for their living and care through taxes.
The essay showed the many ways illegal immigration is not good for The United States of America. The reason it is important is because it affects everyone’s lives and their own pocket book. Imagine the lives of those whom knew those killed by illegals and how their lives have changed as well. Illegal immigration affects the United States is the crime rates of the country have went up and even the jobs of americans are being taken as shown previously in the essay.
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