T. Nicole Ramirez Dr. Joan Kennedy Persuasive October 11, Essay Illegal Immigration To The United States United States Government

T. Nicole RamirezRamirez 1
Dr. Joan Kennedy
Persuasive Essay
October 11, 2009
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One of today’s current issues the United States faces is illegal immigration. Illegal
immigration is defined as
the migration of people across national borders in a way that
violates the immigration laws of that country. Illegal immigration although has many
 pros, it also has cons. Deciding on what to do on this topic is something that needs to be
dealt with.
In an analysis of the March 2007 Current Population Survey, it was estimated
that there are approximately 11.3 million illegal aliens living in the United States. The
estimate for the number of illegals included in the 2000 CPS is 7.3 million. Between
2000 and 2007 the illegal immi
gration number grew by 4 million immigrants. It is
estimated that 57 percent of the illegal alien population comes from Mexico, 11 percent
from Central America, 9 percent from East Asia, 8 percent from South America, and
Europe and the Caribbean account for 4 percent. Of all immigrants from Mexico, 55
 percent are illegal; for Central Americans it is 47 percent; and it is 33 percent for South
Illegal immigration is said to impose a positive effects on the United States. Both
 political leaders and their constituents have an opinion about illegal immigration. The
pros of illegal immigration
are that each year illegal immigrants add billions of 
dollars in sales, property, including Social Security taxes (Randy Alcorn). Statistics and