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Unformatted text preview: Big business generally favors the illegal immigrants because they form a key group of workers that can be forced to work for long hours in hazardous conditions. In fact, certain experts estimate that at least a dozen industries, like homebuilding, would immediately collapse if all the illegal labor disappeared overnight. Dozens of other industries would also be severely impacted because of their indirect associations with companies that use such illicit labor. (National Summary) Because of this, many have not supported further restrictions on immigration nor have they been in favor of closing the border. Instead Companies are taking a position similar to the President's, in effect saying: There's no point in pretending that millions of [illegal] people aren't here, so let's find ways to deal with them. (Business Week) A majority of Americans suggest that policies must be made to strengthen security along the border with Mexico; however, closing it altogether would be a greater and more extreme...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course ECON 304K taught by Professor Ledyard during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08