The pros and cons of illegal migration
Illegal immigration is a sensitive matter that needs considerable attention and discussion to many countries especially those that are economically stable. Immigration is an action of moving to another country where one was not a prior citizen by birth then using that country as a place of permanent dwelling. There are some reasons which justify and condemn illegal immigration which I will endeavor to discuss below.
The pros of illegal migration
Firstly, there are overall benefits to the citizens of the country such that the employers will be able to hire workforce at a lower wage rate hence easily manipulating the illegal immigrants which they could not be able to do in the case of the citizens of the home country. People can easily outsource for manual help in doing tasks which they may be unwilling to carry out themselves from the illegal immigrants at a cheaper cost than when seeking help from a professional who is registered as a legal citizen of the country.
Secondly, illegal immigrants have the mindset to work their way up so that they may be able to improve their individual lives as well as their families’ back in their home country. As such, it is excusable to allow them as long as they do not commit other crimes in the process since anyone undergoing financial difficulties would consider relocating to another country with more opportunities for living a comfortable life and improving the lives of close family members as well.
Furthermore, in conducting the search of illegal immigrants and deportation to their home countries may discriminate against other legal residents of the country. As such, law enforcers might question civilians based on prejudice only because they have a foreign accent hence concluding that they are illegal immigrants. The notion is bias since being a legal immigrant in a country does not necessarily imply that one should not have a different cultural background as expressed in the manner of speech, dress on demeanor.
The cons for illegal migration
On the flip side, illegal immigrants tend to take most of available job opportunities in the job market leaving some citizens unemployed. As such, their willingness to work at lower wage rates is the main reason for unemployment of the citizens of the same country. The employers are held responsible by the government to pay the minimum wage to the citizens of the country, but when the opportunity appears to lower it when they employ illegal immigrants; they take it as a way of reducing their operation cost and maximizing their profits as well.
Additionally, illegal immigrants also tend to commit other crimes as they are not aware of the other prevailing laws of the country which they seek residence. Since they enter the country illegally, they may be motivated to conduct crime related activities such as drug and narcotic trafficking across the border. These offenses are met with an equal force of the law which might also escalate to acts of terror meant to intimidate law enforcement and the citizens of the country.
Lastly, as illegal immigrants continue to cross the borders, the result is a population influx making the established systems unable to handle comfortably the emergencies as well as a quick depletion of the available resources due to the unexpected competition. In the meantime, there grows resentment and overall frustration of the citizens of the country who feel aggrieved since they pay taxes yet cannot access the much needed public services.
Illegal Immigration Pros and Cons
Pros and Cons of Illegal Immigration
Why would people leave their country and illegally enter another country thereby risking their lives? Well, though this is a good question, it does not demand some great comprehension ability to understand that people leave their countries mostly due to economic reasons and unemployment. Illegal migration, in strictest sense, is millions of people, entering and working in another country without the permission of the state/country authorities. Entering the country legally but violating the terms and conditions of the visas and passports and staying there for more than the legally allowed time frame, also accounts to illegal immigration. There are different schools of thought when it comes to debate on this topic.
Illegal Immigration: Pros
According to some people, groups and scholars, following are the pros of illegal immigration.
- The economy is balanced as the demand for the low wage laborers is always fulfilled.
- The life conditions of poor immigrants improves thus, providing them the freedom to life and liberty.
- Various spheres of market open up for customers of diverse income ranges.
- Illegal immigrants contribute to the tax system by paying sales taxes.
- Illegal immigrants who have real estate properties, pay real estate taxes.
- Agents and brokers generate commission from the real estate deals with the immigrants.
- Illegal immigrants also enjoy the banking services of the country and so they pay interests and dividends to the banks.
- Financial and auto insurance loans contribute to the national income.
Here is what people opposed to illegal immigration say about various illegal immigration problems.
- Judicial problems, in case if immigrants commit a crime and escape the country.
- Overcrowding and increased burden on public transport, parks and places of public interest.
- Increased crime rate among the population.
- Problems related to financial burdens on schools.
- Concerns of unbalanced ethnic diversity, leading to the dominance of one language or culture.
- Increased risk of cases related to human trafficking.
- Increasing population causing burden on the country.
One of the facts about illegal migration is that millions of people are immigrating using illegal ways, without being detected or stopped. There must be some weakness in the state system which is failing to counter check paths of illegal immigration. While we have to respect the poor and needy, there is no depth in the argument, that it is fair to break laws if it is for good reasons. US has always been a cradle of dreams and success. Every day millions of dreams are achieved and million others kiss the dust. Since hundreds of years, US has been a home to diverse cultures and races. So, what is the solution to illegal immigration? How can the world community and the US cooperate to decrease the poverty levels and hence, reduce immigration levels? For some, immigration has been a harbinger of success and for some cause of problems. When viewed in the light of 'illegal immigration: pros and cons', some may arrive at partial truth, but there will always be conflict of thoughts. So, does the debate end here? No, it continues...