Are Immigrants A To the U.S?


Immigrants are not a burden to the U.S. Therefore, we shouldn't stop all
immigration . Immigrants are hard workers and are not causing unemployment for
legal citizens.
The work ethic of today's immigrants os as strong as that of the Irish,
Italians, and Poles of early immigration. According to a 1990 census, forgien
born males have a 77% labor force participation. Now, compare that to the 74%
participation of native-born Americans and you see that immigrants are not as
lazy as some would have you believe. 5.1% of working age immigrants, the
majority of which were legally admitted, recieve welfare benefits. 5.3% of
working age, native born Americans also recieve welfare benefits . Immigrants,
both legal and illegal, are the minority of those recieving welfare and are not
the only ones recieving it as the facts show.
Immigrants, even undocumented ones are not causing unemployment for
legal citizens. The INS says that there are 1.25% of undocumented immigrants in
the U.S. Around 1% can't be the cause of the 7% unemployment rate. The loss of
jobs and lower wages are primarily aren't the effect of immigration. The loss
of jobs and lower wages are primarily an effect of manufatuers moving overseas
and federal economic policies. So, what are the jobs that immigrants are
supposedly stealing from us? Well, undocumented immigrants typically work in low
wage-jobs not filled by U.S. born workers.
As you can see, immigrants are not a burden to the U.S. We should not
stop all immigration.