Dear Future President,
Immigration is one of the most significantly debated topics by the presidential candidates. According to cairco.org it is estimated that the size of the illegal alien population currently living in the U.S. range from about 12 million to over 20 million. Imagine that, 12 to 20 million of illegal citizens. Even if 19,999 of those people are good, one bad person could create a problem for everyone. The government should spend more money on border control to stop illegal immigrants from coming into the country.
Illegal immigration is a huge problem. Especially the immigrants that sneak into the country by-way of the Mexican border. According to pewresearch.com “Mexicans made up 52% of all unauthorized immigrants in 2014.” This means that the mexican border is responsible for letting in more than half of the illegal immigrants that came over in 2014. Another shocking statistic is that “The number of unauthorized immigrants from nations other than Mexico grew by 325,000 since 2009, to an estimated 5.3 million in 2014.” This means that illegal immigrants from other countries are also finding their way into our country. Most of which are coming over by way of the Mexican border. This is another example of the mexican border being unstable.Therefore, the government should spend money to limit the illegal immigrants from coming over.
Another reason illegal immigrants are a problem for the U.S. is that they will steal american jobs. Pew Research has also stated “One recent estimate by researchers at the Pew Hispanic Center puts the number of illegal aliens in the workforce at 8 million out of an overall population of 11.2 million illegal aliens.” This means that illegal immigrants are taking american-born citizens’ jobs. This is not fair for the american-born citizens’ who are legal citizens of the U.S. and are trying to make a living for themselves.
You can help stop this problem. A few ways you can help stop is cast your vote for a candidate who takes this seriously and doesn’t dance around this topic. Also, if you are a manager be thorough in your background checks to make sure you are hiring legal citizens. Another way you can stop some of the effects of illegal immigration is petition to make state laws to stop people from hiring illegal citizens.