Benefits Of Illegal Immigration in the United States


Benefits of Illegal Immigration in the United States

Illegal immigration has become a hot topic of discussion on both the local and political scene. Some claim that illegal settlers who are living in the United States work harder and are loyal than the citizens. On the other hand, detractors believe that illegal immigrants irreparably harm the U.S environment and economy, and hinder documented residents from acquiring job opportunities in public institutions.

1. Support the economy
Illegal immigrants play an essential role in the U.S economy. According to recent statistics, undocumented residents are somewhat unskilled and usually find job opportunities in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Employing them gives employers an opportunity to cut down costs and retain loyal workers in areas that many citizens feel overqualified to work in. In other words, expelling immigrants from America would have a negative impact on the economy.

2. Armed forces
According to the Department of Defense, more than 60,000 immigrants serve in the United States Navy and the Armed Forces. In fact, the Navy has the highest number of foreign members. This is a clear indication that immigrants play an active role in the military, as well as in the public service.

3. Manual labor
The capital made doing unskilled work and manual labor in the U.S provide food and shelter to illegal immigrants living in the United States. This is because most Americans feel too overqualified to do the work given to illegal immigrants. In most cases, illegal immigrants work in construction, meatpacking, agriculture, and other physically demanding jobs.

4. Death benefits
If you decide to name an alien as your sole beneficiary, the employer has an obligation to pay the benefactor upon your demises. In simple terms, being an alien has no meaning on this issue the employer is even obligated to pay the beneficiary even when he has returned to his home country.
Population is the main issue of concern when it comes to addressing the issue of illegal aliens. Many American towns are overpopulation, creating traffic problems.

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2 Responses

  1. TMHWicked

    September 2, 2015 11:31 am

    This article could be improved by providing statistics/facts to back up your statements. Otherwise, the article seems to be a liberally biased subjective viewpoint.
    For example: the statement “Americans feel too overqualified to do the work given to illegal immigrants” is an argument that liberals often use to push their immigration agenda. However, it is not backed up with any facts. Please refer to this study: Jobs Americans Won’t Do? A Detailed Look at Immigrant Employment by Occupation, in which data is reviewed from the Census Bureau from 2005-2007. ( With the changes in economy today, white collar employees nearing retirement are losing jobs and turning to jobs at Wal-Mart, Lowes, etc to make ends meet. They are taking whatever jobs are available.
    Your opinion of immigrants in the military is very misleading. You did not use the terms “illegal immigrants” or “undocumented immigrants” in this paragraph, as you did in other sections. You state that “according to the Department of Defense, more than 60,000 immigrants serve in the United States Navy and the Armed Forces.” This would be improved if you backed this up with a reference. “Approximately 80,000 members of the Armed Forces have attained their citizenship while serving.” (Reference: The 2014-2015 MAVNI Program. There are requirements to enter the military. Illegal immigrants cannot simply enter. They must have “Military Accessions Vital To National Interest (MAVNI),” medical professionals, foreign language abilities/mastery, etc. There is also Obama’s recent DACA status (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals), which applies to illegal immigrants under the age of 16. “After entering military service, foreigners are eligible for expedited U.S. citizenship. Since 2001, more than 92,000 foreign-born service members have become citizens while serving in uniform.” (Military to allow undocumented immigrants to serve;
    In regards to your opinion that illegal immigrants supporting the economy, I would say that it is far more complex than that. Again, your opinion lacks objective facts. Please refer to the following study: The Fiscal and Economic Impact of Immigration on the United States; Illegal immigration poses a complex problem to the economy, which includes the lower education levels, lower wages, lower taxes paid, large portion of welfare/no healthcare, Food Stamps/childcare benefits, and other various costs, etc. It’s not simply that they are working and making money for a given company… typically at a lower wage. They are also costing the U.S. billions in benefits, which lowers/alters the per Capita income of the U.S.
    I believe there are benefits to both sides. My grandparents were immigrants. They were so proud to study U.S. history, learn a language and swear an oath to our country. That was a very proud day for our family. They earned the benefits that we receive and continued to work hard for our country. Immigration is a wonderful process. We can inspire, uplift, and add to the culture. But, there is a process, and it applies to all that come to this great country. I am not sure why anyone who comes here would not want to declare citizenship or get a proper VISA.
    The best way to improve this article is show objectivity with facts/references.

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