This week’s environmental controversy focuses on the question: shouldImmigration into the US be reduced? Review the backgroundinformation. Then, using the References along with resources from yourown research, write a 1-2 page response to the questions that follow.Remember to cite your sources using proper APA format.
Legal and illegal immigration into the United States is discussed inyour textbook. Advocates of liberal immigration argue that both legaland illegal immigrants are needed to perform difficult and low payingjobs that most citizens won’t take. Advocates also sympathize withimmigrants because many of them are fleeing poverty and tyranny intheir homelands. Immigrants pay taxes, help to support the US socialsecurity system, and contribute to American society.
Opponents of immigration include individuals that want to ban orsignificantly reduce all immigration, and those that simply want morestringent efforts to end illegal immigration. Opponents argue thatcurrent immigration policies and border patrol methods are too lenientand allow terrorists to infiltrate into the US.
Two short articles identified below have very different views on theimpacts of illegal immigration on state economies. Use thesereferences along with resources from your own research to help answerthe questions that follow.
PR, N. (2014, June 19). Illegal Immigration Costs California Taxpayers More Than $25 Billion a Year, Finds FAIR. PR Newswire US.
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Hoyt, J. (2004, May 10). Why business should speak out on immigrant workers. Crain’s Chicago Business, 27(19), 11-11. Retrieved April 14, 2009, from Regional Business News database.
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How do the views presented in the articles differ? How does illegalimmigration both hurt and help state economies? Do you feel that theauthor’s of these two articles are ignoring each others side, or is itpossible that the Illinois economy is simply better equipped toabsorb illegal immigration? Before answering this final question makesure to consider the affiliations of the authors.
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