1. Diversity contributes to cultural enrichment.
Illegal immigration doesn’t represent mere racial diversity, but also socio-economic distinctions between immigrants who are financially secure enough to be approved for entry to this country versus those who must work hard, and are willing to tackle menial labor jobs, to survive and send money home to support needy families.
Illegal immigrants who work hard set a positive example of a strong work ethic for citizens in our country who refuse to work and depend on social welfare for support. Showing concern for their families in another country is another way that illegal aliens provide a good role model since there are so many deadbeat fathers and mothers in this nation.
2. U.S. employers have a ready supply of cheap labor.
Since illegal immigrants typically work for less money, employers don’t have to hire employees whom they must pay the regular rate.
3. Companies don’t have to pay taxes on illegal immigrant employees.
Hiring illegal aliens means the company gets away without paying taxes. The significant savings from this alone could result in lower costs for products and services that are passed along to consumers. Legal employees, on the other hand, get better jobs and earn higher paychecks.
4. Job benefits are nonexistent for illegal immigrants.
Another way that companies save money is by not paying for health benefits for illegal employees.
Medical insurance, life insurance, dental and vision coverage, and disability provision premiums reflect dollar amounts that stay with the company to further reduce the cost of its products or that can be allocated to legal employees for better benefits or higher dividends.
5. Wealthy Americans have access to affordable personal services.
Chauffeurs, maids, gardeners, and nannies are just some forms of cheap labor that are available to those in the upper class.
6. Employing illegal immigrants is another type of international aid.
Knowingly hiring an illegal immigrant who has a family in another country, and who will be sending part of his or her wages home to help family members, constitutes a type of foreign aid whereby the United States helps to increase the standard of living for those in need living in other countries.
7. The debate about illegal immigration causes rifts between supportive and non-supportive factions in the U.S.
Many people feel strongly, one way or the other, about illegal immigration. As long as the movement continues unchecked, there will be ongoing debates and disputes regarding the issue.
These are a few of the positive outcomes that may result from tolerating illegal immigration. However, it is important to consider the following negative points, as well: