Illegal immigration and its impact on the Economy
Illegal immigration can be defined as people voluntarily migrating to another country, defying the country’s immigration laws and regulation. When it comes to United States it is home to more than 12 million illegal people (DHS 2005). Illegal immigration is a source of political issue and is heavily debated on the floor. Illegal immigration is not just only a political issue it has direct relationship with the economy of the country. Labor is a prime factor for production. The high demand in labor creates a mass illegal immigration. The fact that immigration is directly related with the United States economy, whether it is for supply and demand for labor or health care and social security made me choose this topic as economic issue.
United States as world’s largest economic powerhouse is a hub for jobs including high paying and low end jobs. The job hungry market in the United States has attracted lot of people from different parts of the world. According to DHS office of immigration services an estimated 7.6 million of the total 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States in 2005 who were from the North America region. When these masses of illegal people voluntarily resettle in the United States they take away low-end jobs from the native born people. Low skilled workers are increasingly scarce here as most of native born have completed high school or higher level of education. Low-end jobs don’t pay well and it discourages native born people to seek these jobs. While countries like Mexico and Central America have a lot of low skilled workers. This trend has increase the flow of illegal immigrants into the United States. While it can’t be argued that the tax payers are the strongest critique of illegal immigration, business is the biggest supporter of it.
Not only the jobs are being taken away by the illegal immigrants it has put a huge burden on the health care system. Due to...