Title

Impact of Illegal Immigration in the United States

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 201

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

In the United States, the issue of illegal immigration has been a long-term debate. Every year, millions of people immigrate to the U.S. to seek better opportunities. Out of 370 million people in the U.S., 11.1 million are illegal immigrants. These people have either entered the country illegally, or entered the country legally, but stayed beyond their termination date. Illegal immigrants affect the United States in different areas, such as the economy, work force, public services, and crime rate. Some economists say that we benefit from them by keeping wages of low-skilled workers down. But, there are people who believe that they decrease job opportunities for Americans. Others say that these illegal immigrants use a lot of public services, but do not contribute to our society as much as American citizens. And some say that crime rates are high because of these illegal immigrants. However, these statements may not be true. Our goal is to give a fair and balance view of illegal immigrants, and to provide proper insights to this topic. To collect proper data, we will not be conducting any interviews. Instead, the way we would like to collect information and statistics on illegal immigration is by going to the library and research scholarly sources, such as journals and books, as well as using the Internet to collect information from credible sources.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Hideki Takei

Additional Mentoring Department

ITAM

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Impact of Illegal Immigration in the United States

SURC 201

In the United States, the issue of illegal immigration has been a long-term debate. Every year, millions of people immigrate to the U.S. to seek better opportunities. Out of 370 million people in the U.S., 11.1 million are illegal immigrants. These people have either entered the country illegally, or entered the country legally, but stayed beyond their termination date. Illegal immigrants affect the United States in different areas, such as the economy, work force, public services, and crime rate. Some economists say that we benefit from them by keeping wages of low-skilled workers down. But, there are people who believe that they decrease job opportunities for Americans. Others say that these illegal immigrants use a lot of public services, but do not contribute to our society as much as American citizens. And some say that crime rates are high because of these illegal immigrants. However, these statements may not be true. Our goal is to give a fair and balance view of illegal immigrants, and to provide proper insights to this topic. To collect proper data, we will not be conducting any interviews. Instead, the way we would like to collect information and statistics on illegal immigration is by going to the library and research scholarly sources, such as journals and books, as well as using the Internet to collect information from credible sources.