Pros and cons + It helps keep the economy moving by filling low-wage jobs. + It provides a better life to individuals and families who enter the country illegally. + It creates a pool of consumers for a variety of goods and services. - Burden on tax-based resources. - Disparity between immigrants who follow the rules and those who don't. - They risk death when traveling the desert to reach the borders. - Continued growth of the demand for cheap labor and low wages.
Pros and cons + Farmers are able to plant and harvest less expensively. + Illegal immigrants pay sales taxes. + Illegal residents, who are property owners, also pay real estate taxes. - Potential negative effects on working and middle-class citizens. - Millions of U.S. dollars sent outside the country. - Unbalanced ethnic diversity.