The devastating amount of illegal immigrants is increasing daily. The numbers almost tripled by 2008 at an atrocious 11.9 million compared to the 3.5 million that were in the United States in 1990 (Izumi). Referring to these numbers by including the government incentives such as; birthright citizenship, Medicare, and the IRS whom is paying billions of dollars of tax refunds to the illegal non-citizens of America. They are getting costs of about 9.4 trillion dollars, which they will eventually pay 3 trillion in taxes (Izumi). This huge sum of money will negatively affect the economy in America on a huge scale. Moreover the deficit left behind of 6.3 trillion net would be paid back in the form of raising government debt or taxes on the
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Not only does the employment of illegal immigrants cause greater debt and higher taxes for citizens and legal residents, it also increases unemployment for them as well. Illegal immigrants work for less money undercutting the working man’s wage and encouraging employers to hire them under the table to save money. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrants are employed in Rio Grande Valley of Texas (McGrath). Those jobs should be provided to legal and documented workers yet the jobs are not available and leave an overwhelming number of honest tax payers unemployed. This is an issue that is occurring throughout the United States and not just bringing hardships to the legally residing population, but degrading the moral of the country as well. A large number of the workforce is working under the table and not paying taxes while more and more employers are illegally hiring workers without documenting their employment. It is an endless cycle of cutting corners and breaking laws.
The overall issue of having to support these illegal immigrants unknowingly day and night through taxes is expensive for the average people in society. Especially since America is not getting anything in return, the illegal immigrants get free education on top of many other incentives. A large number of children in public schools all along the borders are of illegal immigrant families, and they on their own have a tremendous impact on public schooling and education funding