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Unformatted text preview: could be avoided if only these 300 illegal immigrants could be made citizens. In addition, the illegal immigrants are on average costing the government over 10 billion dollars a year (Fitzgerald). The majority of these costs are accumulated from illegal families with U.S. born children who use government-funded resources such as health care and public education. The solution to this problem is incredibly clear: make becoming a citizen much easier and everyone will benefit. Immigrants will become citizens and the U.S. government will not only reduce the amount of unnecessary people in jails but also make money by immigrants becoming citizens who will pay taxes. Works Cited Fitzgerald, Mary. “Illegal Immigrants Cost to the Government.” Washington Post. 26 August 2004. Garay, Anabelle. “300 Arrested in Immigration Raids.” Time Magazine. 16 April 2008. “Population Division.” U.S. Census Bureau. 27 Dec. 2007. <http://www.census.gov/>....
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- Spring '08
- Immigration to the United States, Human migration