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Warrant: From tax revenue, low service utilization, economic stimulus, to lower prices, illegalimmigrants help our economy, making it silly to change their classification to legal and potentially lose all of these benefits. Lipman, Francine J. "Taxing Undocumented Immigrants: Separate, Unequal and WithoutRepresentation." Harvard Latino Law Review 9 (2006): 1-58. Social ScienceResearch Network, 15 Feb. 2006. Web. 4 Nov. 2013. <;. "Many Americans believe that undocumented immigrants are exploiting the United States economy. The widespread belief is that “illegal aliens”2 cost more in governmentservices than they contribute to the economy.3 This belief is demonstrably false. “[E]very empirical study of illegals’ economic impact demonstrates the opposite . . .: undocumenteds actually contribute more to public coffers in taxes than they cost in social services.”4 Moreover, undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy by investing and consuming goods and services;5 filling millions of “essential worker” positions resulting in subsidiary job creation, increased productivity and lower costs of goods and services;6 and making unrequited contributions to Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insuranceprograms.7 Eighty-five percent of eminent economists surveyed have concluded that undocumented immigrants have had a positive (seventy-four percent) or neutral(eleven percent) impact on the U.S. economy.8"
Pro Arguments and BlocksDecember 2013Champion Briefs108Analysis: At the point where illegal immigrants are beneficial to the U.S. economy, it becomes pointless to make them legal and lose the benefits of low-wage workers who voluntarily pay taxes and use little services. Making them legal, would only change these variables leading to massive harms.
Pro Arguments and BlocksDecember 2013Champion Briefs109PRO – Increased Military RecruitmentArgument: A pathway to citizenship would increase military recruitment, and benefit the US army through an increase in diversity. Warrant: In the status quo, illegal immigrants can’t join the military. Preston, Julia. “U.S. Military Will Offer Path to Citizenship.” New York Times. 14 February 2009. Web. 6 November 2013. <15/us/15immig.html?pagewanted=all>.“Marty Justis, executive director of the national headquarters of the American Legion, theveterans’ organization, said that while the group opposes “any great influx of immigrants” to the United States, it would not object to recruiting temporary immigrants as long as they passed tough background checks. But he said the immigrants’ allegianceto the United States “must take precedence over and above any ties they may have with their native country.” The military does not allow illegal immigrants to enlist, and that policy would not change, officers said. Recruiting officials pointed out that volunteers with temporary visas would have already passed a security screening and would have shown that they had no criminal record.”Warrant: