Illegal Immigration to Be Taken Seriously

It is a common knowledge that illegal immigration is a matter of constant debates as the government tries to calculate and identify both pros and cons of illegal workers. For example, Dioner in his paper “Both Sides of Immigration Need to Be Taken Seriously” argues that immigration “has been a blessing to the United States”; at the same time he adds that “it is not an unmixed blessing and the costs of out immigration policies are borne more heavily by some parts of our society than other”. (Dioner 2006) Native population is unaware that immigration may have certain benefits for the country.

The article “Immigration Reform: Benefits & Liabilities” argues that “that illegal workers shouldn’t be ignored, but one only has to listen to the voices at booming construction sites to know that housing complexes are being built by them; they are also the ones who make hotel beds, change towels, provide landscaping and yard services and vacuum Corporate America”. (Immigration Reform 2006) Therefore, illegal immigration contribute to national economy through hard working, developing high technologies, exporting products overseas, lower salaries, higher expenses, investments and savings.

Firstly, illegal immigration is inexhaustible source of cheap human and labor resources. Through working, illegal immigrants contribute significantly value to certain products and services which can be later exported internationally, nationally or locally. Illegal immigration assists increasing of country’s GDP. They are of profit for businesses as they are able to assemble cars as well as to develop software. The key benefit is that immigrants are paid lesser that they do for the country. In such a way immigrants create surplus benefiting business development.

In other words, business isn’t obliged to pay taxes for illegal workers getting cheaper labor force. Healthcare and education are the matter of immigrants as well. (Dioner 2006) Secondly, illegal immigrants assist developments of high technologies and computer software. For example, there is a shortage of skillful programmers in USA and Canada and, therefore, immigrants from Hong Kong, Korea and India are of great help for the countries. Without immigrants many companies wouldn’t be able to grow fats and diversify their production lines. Companies are able to compete exporting their products and services.

Thirdly, illegal immigration is the core benefit when dealing with exporting products and services overseas. The problem is that it is necessary to overcome language and cultural barriers and immigrants can solve this problem. The companies are going on due to hiring illegal immigrants as customer and sales support. Immigrants assist in exporting oil, timber, telecommunication equipment, food, etc. They are of benefit for international tourism. Fourthly, illegal immigrants provide employment for other people because they are obliged to pay taxes deduced from their salaries.

Immigrant work in America, for example, and they have to spend their money there. They have to buy clothes, furniture, food, and other products enriching retail industry, post offices, schools, and manufactures. (Dioner 2006) Finally, illegal immigrants make the life of Native Americans as they are hired as maids, lawn care, etc. In such a way farmers have fewer expenses when plating and gathering harvests, population have cheaper labor force. Illegal immigrants are filling low-wage jobs leading to sharp increase in supply and demand of goods and services. Security funds also benefit from immigration as they remain unclaimed.

Summing up the main pros of illegal immigration it is necessary to underline that immigration should be legalized despite apparent benefits. Illegal immigrants pay sales and real estate taxes; they open bank accounts yielding interests to bank workers; immigrants are also willing to buy auto insurance, etc. However, President Bush argues that it would be better for the country to legalize immigrants and to transform them into taxpaying and rights-bearing citizens having their responsibilities as Native Americans. (Dioner 2006)

Works cited Dioner, E. J. (2006). Both Sides of Immigration Need to Be Taken Seriously. Available at