Most of the illegal immigrants are poorly educated and come to the US to work

Most of the illegal immigrants are poorly educated

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unemployment. Most of the illegal immigrants are poorly educated and come to the US to work low paying jobs that most native-born Americans will not accept (Preston, 2007). The main reason that everybody wants to go to the United States is because if they would go somewhere like France or Japan, however they would get higher wages, there is a much greater chance of getting harassed, arrested or deported in those countries, as opposed to the United States (Hannity, 2007). United States immigration policy in recent decades has not provided for strong, effective measures to reduce illegal immigration, and at the same time, explicitly authorizes high levels of legal immigration (Hernandez, 2004). Therefore, there have been high levels of immigration in this country since the 1960s. In 1980 public polls indicated that a majority of the United States public favored establishing current legal immigration. Since the 1960s there have been few acts that have been passed. When the Immigration Act of 1990 was passed it had a major impact on the United States (Wilson, 1990). Upon signing the Immigration Act of 1990 into law, President Bush hailed the benefits of this legislation for the nation, saying, "This act recognizes the fundamental importance and historic contributions of immigrants to our country," and "is good for families, good for business, good for crime fighting, and good for America" (Hernandez, 2004, p100). During a signing for an immigration quota law in 1924, President Coolidge states, "America must be kept American” (Light, 1993). Unfortunately, in this day-and-age, America is not being kept American. Many immigrants have come into the United States and have changed the way things work. When one reads a sign in public, for example, it is most likely to not only having the phrase written in English but also in another language such as Spanish. Along
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with many other Americans, I believe that immigrants displace United States workers, burden social welfare systems, and threaten American culture (Wilson, 1990).
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