US IMMIGRATION DEBATE Summary of Key Issues. 9 TH GRADE GLOBAL ISSUES MAY 2014. The Key Issue : Unauthorized / Immigrants in the USA. There are approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the USA.
9TH GRADE GLOBAL ISSUES
Arguments Against Immigration ReformSource: http://www.bustle.com/articles/20180-why-immigration-is-good-7-common-arguments-against-reform-debunked
1. Increased immigration drives down wages for low-skilled, native-born Americans.
2. Immigrants have the potential to take US jobs from US citizens, when the unemployment rate is still high in the USA.
3. Offering a path to citizenship would reward people who broke the law.
4. If we keep letting immigrants in in record numbers, white Anglo Saxon Americans will eventually be a minority.