Essay Against Immigration

The pros and cons of illegal migration

Illegal immigration is a sensitive matter that needs considerable attention and discussion to many countries especially those that are economically stable. Immigration is an action of moving to another country where one was not a prior citizen by birth then using that country as a place of permanent dwelling. There are some reasons which justify and condemn illegal immigration which I will endeavor to discuss below.

The pros of illegal migration

Firstly, there are overall benefits to the citizens of the country such that the employers will be able to hire workforce at a lower wage rate hence easily manipulating the illegal immigrants which they could not be able to do in the case of the citizens of the home country. People can easily outsource for manual help in doing tasks which they may be unwilling to carry out themselves from the illegal immigrants at a cheaper cost than when seeking help from a professional who is registered as a legal citizen of the country.

Secondly, illegal immigrants have the mindset to work their way up so that they may be able to improve their individual lives as well as their families’ back in their home country. As such, it is excusable to allow them as long as they do not commit other crimes in the process since anyone undergoing financial difficulties would consider relocating to another country with more opportunities for living a comfortable life and improving the lives of close family members as well.

Furthermore, in conducting the search of illegal immigrants and deportation to their home countries may discriminate against other legal residents of the country. As such, law enforcers might question civilians based on prejudice only because they have a foreign accent hence concluding that they are illegal immigrants. The notion is bias since being a legal immigrant in a country does not necessarily imply that one should not have a different cultural background as expressed in the manner of speech, dress on demeanor.

The cons for illegal migration

On the flip side, illegal immigrants tend to take most of available job opportunities in the job market leaving some citizens unemployed. As such, their willingness to work at lower wage rates is the main reason for unemployment of the citizens of the same country. The employers are held responsible by the government to pay the minimum wage to the citizens of the country, but when the opportunity appears to lower it when they employ illegal immigrants; they take it as a way of reducing their operation cost and maximizing their profits as well.

Additionally, illegal immigrants also tend to commit other crimes as they are not aware of the other prevailing laws of the country which they seek residence. Since they enter the country illegally, they may be motivated to conduct crime related activities such as drug and narcotic trafficking across the border. These offenses are met with an equal force of the law which might also escalate to acts of terror meant to intimidate law enforcement and the citizens of the country.

Lastly, as illegal immigrants continue to cross the borders, the result is a population influx making the established systems unable to handle comfortably the emergencies as well as a quick depletion of the available resources due to the unexpected competition. In the meantime, there grows resentment and overall frustration of the citizens of the country who feel aggrieved since they pay taxes yet cannot access the much needed public services.

 

that receives immigrants has the responsibility of caring for them yet they evade taxation. This country is forced to expand jails as well as to accommodate the illegal immigrants as they await deportation. Population increases in one country due to uncontrolled immigration. This causes

unequal resources’ distribution. If immigration is not restricted, resources are exhausted and their

 benefits that would be realized from the immigrants are lost. Native communities depending on

the resources suffer at the immigrants’ expenses.

Immigration does not alter the skills that are required to perform particular tasks in the regions of the natives. Additionally, immigrants do not allocate jobs to themselves but they are preferred by the local industries so that they can minimize the operation costs. There are immense benefits for the local industries that establish plants where immigrants settle. States like Chicago and California have showed massive growth in employment due to their investments in the immigrant-intensive industries. Governments of the countries that receive immigrants should hasten the process of documenting and registering immigrants as a way of minimizing illegal

immigration cases and reducing jails’ congestion.

Immigration can change the economy of a country despite being blamed for increased tension and violence among the people. Immigrants possess the capacity for transforming the host

country’s economy. The U.S has utilized immigration in achieving the 21

st

century’s econo

mic aspirations. Nevertheless, some natives complain that they are denied job opportunities and services from the government by the immigrants. Their belief is that crime rates continue to rise

 because of the illegal immigrants’ influx. To maximize the ach

ieved benefits and to mitigate the strain, the government of the U.S should establish policies for checking the documentation of the immigrants. Interaction between the natives and the immigrants should be encouraged to eliminate racial discrimination and conflicts. If a review of the existing laws is not done, immigrants will increase to a level that will be unmanageable.

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