Are immigrants a burden to the U.S? Should we stop all immigration?

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Immigrants are not a burden tothe U.S. Therefore, we shouldn't stop all immigration . Immigrants are hard workers and are not causing unemployment for legal citizens.

The work ethic of today's immigrants os as strong as that of the Irish, Italians, and Poles of early immigration. According to a 1990 census, forgien born males have a 77% labor force participation. Now, compare that to the 74% participation of native-born Americans and you see that immigrants are not as lazy as some would have you believe. 5.1% of working age immigrants, the majority of which were legally admitted, recieve welfare benefits. 5.3% of working age, native born Americans also recieve welfare benefits . Immigrants, both legal and illegal, are the minority of those recieving welfare and are not the only ones recieving it as the facts show.

Immigrants, even undocumented ones are not causing unemployment for legal citizens. The INS says that there are 1.25%

of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Around 1% can't be the cause of the 7% unemployment rate. The loss of jobs and lower wages are primarily aren't the effect of immigration. The loss of jobs and lower wages are primarily an effect of manufatuers moving overseas and federal economic policies. So, what are the jobs that immigrants are supposedly stealing from us? Well, undocumented immigrants typically work in low wage-jobs not filled by U.S. born workers.

As you can see, immigrants are not a burden to the U.S. We should not stop

all immigration.