Immigration Texts- AP English (Document 3: Cost ( (Total: $28,645,400,000…
Immigration Texts- AP English
freen cards can be very important to posess in order to open new doors
if you dont have one, it spirals down really fast
Document 3: Cost
Public Assistance: $4,564,600,000
Law Enforcement: $7,838,700,000
most illegal people do not pay income taxes; many tax refunds are given back to them
education for children of illegal aliens- 52 billion- state and local governments
because of the amount of money placed in and for illegal people living in the United States- puts the country at a "crossroads"
"the unfortunate decision made in 1986 to adopt an amnesty that invited continued illegal migration"
cost of illegal immigration: 113 billion!!!!
84 billion at state and local level
29 billion at federal level
Any Immigration policy will have winners and losers
previous immigrants: different scrabbling for benefits for other groups of people
African-Americans: more likely to compete directly for jobs and at competitors in economy
First, Working-Class Americans: Modest wages driven down in economic sectors- effects wages w distribution of wealth and jobs
Stockholders: winnings from the growing economy and increase in business
Employers and Business Owners; Have more money and workers
Immigrants- gain more money and opportunity
All different immigrant stories are unique and special in their own way
want better life and opportunity in a different country.
3 Different Stories
E.G. Albany, New York- daughter of an immigrant
Mom is very scared of being deported; was caught not wearing seatbelt; Constantly living in fear as immigrants "Living the American Dream "
father was deported when she was eight (2009)- vaguely remembers a lot of people crying and saying good bye
16 years old; living in a small town mostly white- "You turn white"
Kelly, daughter of an immigrant from Vietnam
(1975) Grandfather was taken to a communist-owned camp for ten years; (1993) left vietnam and went to america in Cali in San Jose!!!! Lived in Blossom Hill
story of impoverished US Citizen
Sara Ybaraa L.
didnt have very good paying jobs, jobs cut back and back
unstable and bouncing around jobs
did not have reliant factors just dependent on circumstances - a lot in debt
unfair tfat tfis is true for a lot of people livinf paycjeck to paycjeck
lived on about 50 k a year (husband, daughter, son and herself)
lived with old cars, free and reduced lunch, old cheap clothes
peoples definitions vary a lot and "illegal" isn't just one thing/person
violators of the duration and/or terms and conditions of a visa
Inspected upon entry but gain admission by using fraudulent documents