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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 244
Professor
C.N.Le
Semester
Spring

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NET EFFECTS OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION 1. Costs a. Expenditures on public assistance, education, police/jails, other social services 2. Benefits a. Immediate taxes (sale, income) b. Future taxes 3. Immigrants less likely to use welfare than U.S. born a. Most states have tight restrictions 4. How dependent are non-working people on working people? a. More immigrants  lower dependency ratio 5. Using falsified SSNS, undocumented immigrants contribute $60billion/year to social security 6. 68% of undocumented immigrants have federal taxes taken out of their paychecks 7. Both legal and undocumented immigrants do not take jobs away from U.S. workers a. May slightly lower wages in some jobs 8. Immigrants can generate more jobs for U.S. born workers by revitalizing industries with cheap labor 9. THE GENERAL RESEARCH CONSENSUS IS THAT IMMIGRANTS CONTRIBUTE MORE BENEFITS TO U.S THAN THEY RECEIVE a. But, most benefits received at federal level while most costs paid at state and local levels 10. Reform Proposals—Stricter Enforcement a. Federal authorities aren’t doing thei
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