kaitlyn Texas

Illegal Immigrants

The US should be more strict reguarding illegal immigrants in our country.

Dear Mr.President,

There needs to be more rules regarding illegal immigrants in the United States. Not only is it unfair that people here illegally get jobs over the legal citizens, it is going to lead to overpopulation one of these days if the laws stay like this. As well as these illegal immigrants bringing drugs across the border. There are countless problems that illegal immigration have caused, and for the benefit of the country, we need to solve it quick.

Heritage Foundation states, “More than 10 million undocumented aliens currently reside in the U.S., and that population is growing by 700,00 per year.” These numbers are astounding, but with that increasing at that rate, not mentioning the numbers after those 10 million has kids, the number will be extremely significant for undocumented people. Soon, the United States is going to be over populated.

Another reason we need to be more strict about illegal immigrants is because they take away jobs from citizens and cause taxes to be more expensive. Yes, because they are not true US citizens, the minimum wage law does not apply to them. It is cheaper for employers to hire them, but it makes it more expensive for us. Illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level. Since the illegals don't get charged taxes, the citizens have to make up for it.

Lastly, due to the lack of secure border control, many negative gangs, drugs, and crime enter into the U.S. A wall does not necessarily need to be built (mainly because of the cost of it), but the security does need to be altered. More border control (which will also help with the job problem) should be enforced, as well as thoroughly checking people's background and their belongings. Federal investigators believe that as much as 2.2 million kilograms of cocaine and 11.6 kilograms of marijuana were smuggled into the United States via the Mexican border in 2005. All of that smuggling could have been avoided if border security was as strict as it should be.

This nation has been in a rough spot for some time now, but if some of these ideas are enforced, then we will start to get back on our feet, like getting out of debt. However, we cannot do so if this is as significant a problem as it is right now. There are simple solutions to make this country how it was meant to be, and if we keep waiting to act upon it, the problem will be even harder to resolve, and I hope you can agree.