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Pros and Cons about Immigration

German/Irish Immigration: The 1800's to the 1900's, and Now

Pros of Immigration:
  • Cheap Labor [pro for employers, cheap labor means more workers.]
  • Not as costly for American consumers.
  • Will work for less.
  • Will work at unwanted jobs.
  • Immigrants are a key part of Americas economic growth.
  • Increasing population.
  • Payed taxes to increase social security and the federal budget.
  • We expand the American culture into other cultures and vice-versa.
  • Boost the economy.

Cons of Immigration.
  • Immigrants take jobs away from Americans.
  • Illegal immigrants are decreasing wages for the poor and increasing taxes.
  • They receive more services than they pay for in taxes.
  • Hispanic immigrants are not assimilated into Americas stereotypical culture.
  • Immigrants are threating the American identity.
  • Some say that immigration is going to bring the economy down.
  • Cheap Labor. [it puts more Americans out of their jobs.]
  • Immigrants threaten security and change the nations culture by refusing to assimilate.