position paper on illegal immigration.wps

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-1 President Theodore Roosevelt once said: “Any man who says he is an American but something else also, isn’t an American at all.” President Roosevelt was addressing the issue of illegal immigration in his 1919 letter to the American Defense Society. Currently, illegal immigration remains one of the top issues frequently debated throughout the country. It is estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies that there are over 8 million illegal immigrants in the United States. An illegal immigrant is defined as a foreigner who enters or resides in a country unlawfully or without the country’s authorization. The negative effects of illegal immigration on our nation’s economy, health care, and security are testament to why the United States needs to strongly enforce its immigration laws.(“Illegal Immigration”) Illegal immigration places a financial burden on the United Sates. California’s education system is spending $7.7 billion dollars every year on the children of illegal immigrants. Money that could be spent on improving the quality of the education that the children of American citizens receive is instead used to teach English as a second language to individuals that do not legally belong here in the first place. Federal government mandated programs, such as welfare, are being taken advantage of by illegal immigrants. By using a fake or stolen ID and social security number they are draining money out of programs that are designed to provide aid to the families of America that have fallen on hard times. The fake or stolen social security numbers used by illegal aliens costs Social Security an estimated $100 million a year. This money is spent sorting
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CMP 104 taught by Professor Altomari during the Fall '07 term at North Shore.

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