Argumentive Essay On Illegal Immigration


that receives immigrants has the responsibility of caring for them yet they evade taxation. This country is forced to expand jails as well as to accommodate the illegal immigrants as they await deportation. Population increases in one country due to uncontrolled immigration. This causes

unequal resources’ distribution. If immigration is not restricted, resources are exhausted and their

 benefits that would be realized from the immigrants are lost. Native communities depending on

the resources suffer at the immigrants’ expenses.

Immigration does not alter the skills that are required to perform particular tasks in the regions of the natives. Additionally, immigrants do not allocate jobs to themselves but they are preferred by the local industries so that they can minimize the operation costs. There are immense benefits for the local industries that establish plants where immigrants settle. States like Chicago and California have showed massive growth in employment due to their investments in the immigrant-intensive industries. Governments of the countries that receive immigrants should hasten the process of documenting and registering immigrants as a way of minimizing illegal

immigration cases and reducing jails’ congestion.

Immigration can change the economy of a country despite being blamed for increased tension and violence among the people. Immigrants possess the capacity for transforming the host

country’s economy. The U.S has utilized immigration in achieving the 21


century’s econo

mic aspirations. Nevertheless, some natives complain that they are denied job opportunities and services from the government by the immigrants. Their belief is that crime rates continue to rise

 because of the illegal immigrants’ influx. To maximize the ach

ieved benefits and to mitigate the strain, the government of the U.S should establish policies for checking the documentation of the immigrants. Interaction between the natives and the immigrants should be encouraged to eliminate racial discrimination and conflicts. If a review of the existing laws is not done, immigrants will increase to a level that will be unmanageable.

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Second Claim Paragraph


Another reason immigration has a [beneficial/detrimental] influence  [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against immigration.]



Another reason immigration should be [more/less] strictly enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second for or against the strict enforcement of immigration.]




  • Immigration is an integral part of American values and the "American Dream."
  • Immigration is essential to maintain the labor pool.
  • Allowing immigration and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants is the ethical thing to do.
  • Immigrants are driven by a o-strong=" work ethic and an appreciation of American values.
  • Immigration is what gives America its "cultural melting pot" society, and diversity is a positive element of society.
  • Immigration provides an essential boost to the economy.


  • Immigration is often done illegally and by allowing these immigrants to stay (amnesty) the country is rewarding illegal behavior. 
  • Immigration overflows the labor pool with unskilled workers. 
  • Allowing immigration and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants is inviting possible criminal behavior by individuals who disregard laws. 
  • Immigrants do not appreciate or assimilate to American values and are a threat to the values of American culture. 
  • Immigration burdens the economy by requiring financial support for health care, education and other government services. Immigration Home Page


American Immigration Council Guide to Immigration Resource on Immigration


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