Economic Factors

Economic Factors Due To Illegal Immigration

            America was founded on the principle of immigration, but today many immigrants are entering the country illegally. Scholars argue whether these immigrants are having a positive impact or a negative impact on America’s economy. Ramanujan Nadadur, author of the article “Illegal Immigration: A Positive Economic Contribution to the United States” argues that America needs immigrants because they stabilize the job market, provide money from taxes, and immigrants consume just as much as Americans. On the other hand, some scholars make arguments against illegal immigrants, claiming they’re having negative impacts on the economy. Negative impacts like the cost they impose to states through medical expenditures, incarceration costs, and free education costs. Immigration is a very debatable topic that appears in the media almost daily, it is very important to know if they are helping of hurting our economy.

Written by: Tyler Dobmeier