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Are Immigrants Beneficial for Middle Class Moms?

There are many arguments surrounding the issue of illegal immigrants and their rights.

Currently, both sides of the political spectrum argue that illegal immigrants are either draining on the US economy or that they add an economic boost that is desperately needed in America.

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Well, now political experts have derived that illegal immigrants are necessary for middle-class mothers to not only thrive in their careers but to also be better mothers to their children.

The New York Times recently shared a report that consisted of many political and economic analysts who tend to share the viewpoint that the middle class will benefit from migrants who are willing to take many jobs that pay little money. Why is this important?

Typically, if an immigrant is willing to take a job paying money that an American might consider being too low, the economy will continue to flourish because there will be nothing standing in the way of progress. The jobs that most Americans frown upon such as washing dishes, cleaning houses, and childcare—all of which pay less than minimum wage sometimes—are welcomed by most immigrants who find such wages a gracious change from the poverty they faced in their own countries.

Additionally, there are many Americans who benefit from hiring such workers. Middle-class mothers, for example, are able to work and still afford childcare. This is something that many analysts are attempting to convey to women who are currently limiting the number of children they have due to the expense.

Analysts are hoping that middle-class mothers—most of whom are highly educated—will take full advantage of the immigrants who live in the United States. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and who now leads the conservative American Action Forum states that “immigrants complement American workers” and that “more educated women may decide to work if the availability of immigrants makes child-care more affordable.”

The consensus among the experts relies on a backdrop that consists of women having more time to focus on themselves if they have someone else helping with the raising of their children, their household responsibilities, and their daily tasks.

The issue of illegal immigrants is one that has graced the political agenda of both the Democrats and Republicans. Currently, the far left has made it clear that they are interested in welcoming illegal immigrants into America and they are pushing hard to do so.

The far-right is equally interested in allowing immigrants to find their safe place in America, as long as they come with resources, education, and the ability to take care of themselves. The Trump administration recently made a rule that immigrants coming to America would be refused if they come with their hands out.

Basically, if they rely on governmental assistance, then they might as well stay where they are. Either way, both sides seem to agree that immigrants serve a purpose in America. It’s just a matter of who benefits the most by their presence. Right now, the spotlight is on middle-class mothers who—the government feels—is in need of all the support they can get.

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About Audra L.

Audra L. is an author, columnist and community activist who's dedicated to finding truth through research and effective communication. She received her degree in Public Policy and teaches Community Development, Public Speaking and Communications Law to youth throughout the nation. She is the recipient of over 23 awards and honors for her commitment to community outreach initiatives.

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  1. Have you not noticed how many immigrants are molesting children? No way would I let one of them watch my children!

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