Originally Answered: Illegal Immigration.?
ok i did a report on this a few months ago and here it is. i dont have any info on how to prevent it but i have some other good stuff so i hope this helps.
Illegal immigration has been a problem to the U.S. for many years. People from places like Mexico, Canada, and Cuba are willing to do anything it takes to get into our country. There are two sides to the illegal immigration argument; the high tolerance, and the low tolerance.
The high tolerance side believes that illegal immigration can be beneficial because they take jobs that many Americans do not want, especially high-labor agriculture jobs. Another thing is that many, but not all, immigrants pay taxes. On average, they pay about $4,200 federal taxes per illegal household per year. And last, illegal immigrants are inspired by the American dream, just like many of the ancestors of today’s American citizens. They come here for changes, a better life, or just a new start, and it is heartless to deny foreigners the ability to come to America and make better lives for themselves. People who are tolerate of illegal immigrants believe that we should allow illegals to become legal, to welcome them into America, and allow them to try to find American Citizenship.
The low tolerance side of the illegal immigrants argument has many problems to discuss. First, the criminal factor, illegal immigrants are a great danger to America. They are all lawbreakers, not only do they enter America illegally, but most of them also continue to break laws when they arrive: they steal, murder, rape, sell drugs, form and join gangs, and engage in illegal weapons trade. In 2002, illegals cost the court systems and federal prison $1.6 billion dollars. Another problem illegal immigrants cause is the social services factor. Illegals reduce social services and cost hospitals billions of dollars in unpaid-for health care, and they are not even American citizens. In 2002, illegals cost the federal government $2.5 billion in Medicaid, $1.9 billion in food assistance programs, and $2.2 billion in treatment for the uninsured. Then there’s the education factor. The children of illegal immigrants cost more than other children because many speak only Spanish or other foreign languages, and school systems have to deal with their cultural and language difference while trying to teach them how to read and long division. They also cause overcrowded classes and take funding that could be going toward helping American kids. And last, while the number of illegal immigrants working is rising in the US, more American citizens are facing unemployment. Due to the fact that illegals will work for less than the minimum wage, it is more likely that the low-skilled jobs will hire the illegals over an American citizen.
In conclusion, it is clear that illegal immigrants are more of a problem than a benefit to America. It is an economic drain on the U.S. and it is corrupting the condition of American society as a whole.