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Costs, Advantages, Industries and Laws of Immigration

What are the costs and effects of immigration to US economy?
What are advantages or disadvantages of having large number of low skilled immigrant workers?
What industries/businesses benefit the most of the immigrant work force?
What are the pros and cons of the current immigration situation and discuss what you would recommend as a solution to this problem?
Also, do you think there is a solution to the US illegal immigration problems?

Thank you!

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There is a huge cost related to immigrants in the USA. According to one estimate the cost is $113 billion of which $29 billion is borne by the federal government and $84 billion is borne by the state level. The government provides means-tested welfare benefits, direct benefits, public education, and population based services. The harmful effects are poor work conditions, fewer jobs for Americans, and making employers dependent on illegal foreign workers.

The advantages of having large number of low skilled immigrant workers are that the employers are able to reduce the cost of labor. In addition, they help avoid unionization and are able to ...

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The response provides you a structured explanation of the problems related to immigrant workers in the US. It also gives you the relevant references.