Emily S. Virginia

Illegal Immigration is not good for United States

How illegal immigration is hurting the United States.

 Emily S.


Dear future President,

In order to have a great country, you have to be a great leader. Immigration is a major problem in the United States. In 2014, according to “migrationpolicy.org”, 42.4 million immigrants were living the the United States illegally. What does that mean for American citizens?

Not only do illegal immigrants break the law getting into this wonderful country we call home, they also are taking advantage of our government system. John Barrasso himself writes; “Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people waiting to come here legally. And we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally.” Why are we rewarding illegal immigrants with government assistance? Is that fair to our American people? Most people would say No, it's not fair and I can't help, but agree with them. In the article, “Government Collects $3.27 Trillion in Taxes in Fiscal Year 2016,” states the United States federal government collected $3.27 trillion dollars in 2016. American citizens paid their taxes, not the illegal immigrants that benefit from the funds certain programs receive including welfare, food stamps, wik, and so many more. CSN News stated in an article “More Than a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected,” $193 billion dollars is put towards welfare programs a year. Why is it that 72% of illegal immigrants have access to one or more government programs while only 49% of American Citizens do? Why is it that these illegal immigrants are receiving more government assistance than the single mother that works two jobs to support her and her two children? The bigger question is, why are our American tax dollars going more towards these illegal immigrants than our own people?

Not only are these illegal immigrants taking from our lower class families that can barely get by. Once again they are taking our American tax dollars to be held in prison.According to FY 2014 USSC data, illegal immigrants accounted for 27,505 sentencing cases. Those are only the illegal immigrants that get caught. What about the ones lurking around neighborhoods and schools, are our children safe? The annual prison budget is 37 billion dollars. Why are our tax dollars keeping these illegal criminals in the United States in the first place, when a much simpler solution would be to deport them! They are obviously not worthy of being in this country and are not contributing to society by committing crimes. What are you going to do as the President?

“Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems”, says Timothy Murphy. 99% of illegal immigrant crimes would be prevented if America would enforce existing immigration laws. What are you going to do as president? Waste our American hard earned tax dollars? Leave our own American families helpless and hungry? Put our children in danger? It’s up to you, what’s it going to be?


Emily S.

Works Cited

"Migration Policy Institute." Migrationpolicy.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.

"Government Collects $3.27 Trillion in Taxes in Fiscal Year 2016." Washington Free Beacon. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Oct. 2016.

"Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected." CNS News. 2012.

"Report: America Attracting Poor, Uneducated Immigrants." Washington Examiner. The Washington, 2015. Web. 31 Oct. 2016.