Research Paper Illegal Immigration

2188 words 9 pages
Chynna Ellenburg
ENG 1101-B03
Professor North
January 10, 2015
Illegal Immigration In the United States, there are over 40 million immigrants, both legal and unauthorized (Auclair, Batalova, Nwosu 1). Of that 40 million, an estimated 11 million immigrants are not authorized to be in the country (Krogsadt, Passel 1). In recent news, there has been quite the debate over whether or not there should be amnesty or citizenship offered to some or all of the undocumented citizens in America. I have a personal attachment to the subject. I believe there should be a clear and easy pathway to citizenship for immigrants with some restrictions. I support this idea because they provide for older generations, younger generations, and fill jobs
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How was my family supposed to believe he wanted to make a better life for himself if he refused to accept help in getting a job? Undocumented workers have been accused of taking jobs from native born Americans. There is a viewpoint shared between myself and my family. The view is that if an American is unwilling to take a job they believe they are above or feel does not pay enough, why shouldn’t some who is trying to make a better life for themselves or their family have the job. Employers who are looking to hire people to help them run a successful business do not want to stretch their employees too thin. This paper is not about me, but I can say there were days at jobs I have had where we didn’t have enough people, and the whole of everyone who was there was miserable and stretched to the limit. Trying to have too few people doing more than they can handle makes for low morale amongst workers. Lisa told me she lived in Mexico for quite a while and had a job that paid seven hundred pesos a week. I did some research and learned that the exchange rate for pesos to U.S. dollars is 0.068, making her seven hundred pesos a week equal forty seven dollars and twenty seven cents in America. Imagine trying to live on $47.27 a week. Jobs that were thought to have higher number of undocumented workers than native born workers have actually been shown to be misrepresented. These professions include: maids/housekeepers, taxi


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