Does Illegal Immigration Benefit The United States
Proffesor Adrian Shapiro
October 17, 2014
Does Illegal Immigration Benefit the United States?
I always hear the news talk about the economic benefit of having illegal immigrants here in the United States. Employers take advantage of their diplomatic circumstance and pay their labor very cheap. ...view middle of the document...
I was hearing the other day a group of people talk about how illegal immigrants are doing work no one else wants to do. This is all very true just like how some immigrants report taxes and others pay using fake social security numbers but never report any money back that all benefits the United States. I am also aware that the immigrants are a big contribution in the agriculture and construction industries in the United States, and this has helped a lot of businesses grow. However there is an economic cost and a major disadvantage to the United States that no one seems to point out.
Many of the illegal immigrants don’t keep the money they earn in the United States. Most of them send it off to their relatives in their home countries. Research has been made that Mexico’s third highest source of income, is the money that illegal immigrants sent over to Mexico. In 2007 there was reported that $24 billion dollars were sent from the United States to Mexico. This is money that could have been spent here in the United States but instead a foreign country benefits off of it.