Illegal Immigration<br />Sean Topping<br />and<br />Brad Cunningham<br />“As this new era of mass immigration continues, more and more communities — and the people who live in them — are coming to realize the enormous effects of immigration on their lives”<br />
Immigration Vocabulary<br /><ul><li> Immigration is moving to a new country to live there permanently.
Emigrant: A person who leaves his/her country to live in another.
Illegal Alien: a person who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa.</li></ul>Where<br />Why<br />How<br /><ul><li>First and foremost; Jobs
2010: 11,200,000</li></ul> (that’s 100,000 in a year!)<br />Arizona<br /><ul><li>375,000 in 2009</li></ul>Cost of imprisoning illegal immigrants<br /><ul><li>California spent 1 billion dollars in 2009 (coming out of our wallets)
Illegal immigrants who commit a crime and must spend time in jail, are the ones who cost the most to American tax payers
Cost is around $27,000 a year per prisoner</li></ul>Smuggling: <br /><ul><li> in 2000, Us had to pay 3.5 billion dollars due to cocaine and weapon smuggling due to cartels
Due to the gun trade through cartels, 45,000 illegal arms enter the country every year</li></li></ul><li>Cartel<br /><ul><li>Mexico Is the main foreign supplier or marijuana and also a major supplier of methamphetamines.
An estimated 90% of cocaine entering the US transits though Mexico
70% of all illegal drugs in the US are smuggled across the border by Mexican drug cartel</li></ul>80% of it is meth.<br /><ul><li> Smuggling weapons</li></li></ul><li>
“Why would someone hire a skilled landscape artist to revamp the front lawn for $100 per hour when we can just hire seven Mexicans to do it for $10 an hour with the division of labor? They wouldn’t; it’s more expensive.”
Over eleven million Americans are out of work and millions more are in danger of losing their jobs.
The fact is when wages become depressed by an immigrant-flooded labor pool, Americans can no longer survive on the shrunken incomes.
Would you rather make 5 dollars a day in Mexico or 50 dollars a day in the US?</li></li></ul><li>Solutions:<br /><ul><li> Controlling the border
Enforcing laws to control or eliminate illegal immigration
Find them and deport them; enforce the current laws (SB1070)</li></li></ul><li>Sources<br /><ul><li>"Illegal Immigration - The $113 Billion Dollar Drain on the American Taxpayers." Online Video Clip. Illegal Immigration Statistics. 3/2/11. http://www.illegalimmigrationstatistics.org/illegal-immigration-a-113-billion-a-year-drain-on-u-s-taxpayers/#more-331