Amit Florida

Illegal Immigration

Providing a solution to the illegal immigration problem in the United States

Dear Future President,

Illegal immigration has been a troublesome issue in the United States for a long time. It is also one of the topics being consistently discussed during this 2016 election. The main concern is that hard working Americans and citizens are being thrown off the Job market because the people coming in through the border illegal are taking jobs. This not only is unfair but it makes the job market unstable. Immigration, in general, is not a bad thing, however, people should have to do the waiting and the paperwork to enter the United States legally rather than paying someone to take them across the border. A solution to this problem has been brought up by Trump multiple times during the debates. One of the first solutions could be to strengthen the border itself and the security around it. This will make sure that it is much harder for immigrants to cross the border. The United States Department of Homeland Security has estimated that 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States in January 2012. Some people propose that illegal immigration actually helps the United States because of the tax revenue that these people are paying. The downside to this is that because of the immigrants being undocumented, most of them do not pay taxes. Overall, these people are taking up space, and taking jobs from Americans after coming into the country illegally. All immigrants should wait and do the paperwork. This also means that the United States needs to make an effort to make the immigration process more efficient.