Illegal Immigration in the U.S.A. Argumentative Essay by Big T

Illegal Immigration in the U.S.A.
An examination of the need for the U.S.A. to control illegal immigration.
# 100657 | 1,751 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jan 20, 2008 in English (Argument) , Hot Topics (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper examines America's need to control illegal immigration to save jobs, save American tax dollars, and to slow down criminal activity. The writer discusses the huge costs involved in the medical care of illegal immigrants. The writer further explains that Illegal immigrants cost all Americans money by participating in programs funded by tax dollars. The writer points out that when illegal immigrants enter America, a portion of these people will promote illegal activities. The paper concludes that cheap labor costs cannot make up for the potential negative effects of illegal immigrants in the United States.

From the Paper:

"Workers who reside in the United States legally can be beneficial to the economy. Illegal immigrants do little to help the economy and are usually a burden. Illegal immigrants take away jobs from Americans. These people cost everyone tax dollars by working tax free and taking up space in jails and hospitals. From the moment immigrants enter the country illegally, they promote criminal activity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Illegal-Immigration Temptation." Christian Science Monitor 98.224 (2006) Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. John F. Kennedy Lib., Hutchinson, KS. 15 Feb.
  • Miller, Willard E., and Ruby M. Miller. United States Immigration: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO, 1996. John F. Kennedy Lib., Hutchinson, KS. 25 Feb. 2007 <>
  • Ridder, Knight. "Illegal migrants had jobs back in Mexico, survey finds." Seattle Times 7 Dec. 2005 <>
  • Schlafly, Phyliss. "'Virtual' Laws Won't Stop Illegals." Human Events 63.2 (2007) Academic Search Premier. EBSCOhost. John F. Kennedy Lib., Hutchinson, KS. 15 Feb. 2007
  • Sullivan, Bob. "Hidden Costs of Illegal Immigration: ID Theft." The Red Tape. 31 March 2006 MSNBC 24 February 2007 <>

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