November 2, 2016
Dear Future President,
A major problem in America is immigration. I think personally that immigration is affecting our country in a negative way. It effects job pay, employment, and education. I think that immigration should be more controlled and if immigrants come to live here they should follow our laws and expectations.
The article, "Room for Debate" taken from The New York Times, states, "Undocumented children are usually at least two grade levels behind, but assessing their skills is difficult because they have few if any records." Them being behind is causing our school systems to spend more money and using more resources on these undocumented children. This money is not going to the American children whose parents pay for the schools, but it's going to the undocumented children whose parents don't pay any taxes. America already has one of the worst rated childhood education systems in the world. We need to figure something out, because it's clearly not helping.
According to the same article, another problem with immigration is "labor economists have concluded that undocumented workers have lowered the wages of the U.S. adults without a high school diploma--25 million of them--by anywhere between .4 and 7.4 percent." This may not seem like much to some people, but to others who are already getting paid next to nothing, it's a lot. This is affecting 25 million people and somehow it's still getting looked over. Undocumented workers are also making it harder for Americans to get jobs in certain parts of America.
Another problem is that a lot of immigrants are supporting a poor America. When they grow up poor, they accept the culture of a poorer America. We need people here who will work to make America better, not poorer.