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Amnesty

  • Date Submitted: 05/09/2013 11:34 AM
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In 1986, President Reagan signed the Amnesty Bill into law. This law promised to grant legal status to illegal immigrants who were currently living in the United States. He also promised to secure the border and penalize employers who hire illegal immigrants. Today, a new proposed amnesty will benefit about 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the US, and the number keeps increasing, it also promises to secure the borders. Amnesty is a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction. In the case of the United States, amnesty forgives illegal immigrants from breaking the immigration law, driving and working without proper documents, and rewarding them by granting them Citizenship and all its benefits. Amnesty will cost the government trillions of dollars on benefits such as medicare and social security benefits, food-stamps etc., that people who came to the U.S. legally are barely getting. Just as in 1986, amnesty failed, there are chances that it will fail once more; the number of immigrants will increase, the U.S. economy will drop dramatically, demands for jobs will increase as well as unemployment rates, and education opportunities will fall because of the increase of population in the U.S. Amnesty will not help the United States if is passed into law, it will bring recession once more.
As our economy faces critical challenges, the new proposed amnesty will not help to increase the Government economy. Instead it will bring the deficit higher.   To approve the new proposed amnesty, tax payers will have to contribute trillions of dollars in comparison of how much the U.S. will be getting from all newly documented immigrants in taxes. According to Heritage Foundation Policy Expert, Robert Rector, the cost to approve amnesty was estimated at$2.5 trillion dollars in 2007. Today these number might be higher because the cost of health care policies has increased dramatically...

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