Fears of immigrants Immigrants will drive up the demand for housing, thus increasing residential rents and purchase prices of accommodation. Immigrants will receive social security (welfare) payments such as unemployment benefits and pensions, thus raising taxes for a wage. earners. Immigrants will put additional pressure on health care and education facilities that are already under-resourced. Immigrants will bring foreign diseases.
Immigrants contribute to government revenue through taxation In most countries, immigrants must wait until they receive citizenship before they are eligible to vote, receive pensions or social security benefits Immigrants contribute to government revenue through taxation In most countries, immigrants must wait until they receive citizenship before they are eligible to vote, receive pensions or social security benefits Immigrants have been shown to raise the educational expectations and standards of schools in many host countries
Immigrants from certain countries may be terrorists who are infiltrating the country under the disguise of a legitimate immigrant or refugee. Immigrants raise the population size, and more people also means an environmental degradation. Immigrants will raise the crime rate because their poverty forces them to steal to survive. Immigrants invariably have lower rates of criminal activity than the general populations, partly because of fear of deportation, although when some do commit crimes, they may be more visible than other members of the general public.
Although immigrants may be initially reluctant to integrate with mainstream society for reasons such shyness or language difficulties, the children and grandchildren of immigrants almost always integrate fully into the host country’s society. Immigrants often fail to integrate with mainstream society, retaining their own religion, language and culture, and settling in areas where many other immigrants have already formed a cluster. Immigrants dilute a country’s traditions and national identity.
Many immigrants accept jobs that entail long hours with relatively poor pay that a country’s citizens are unwilling to accept, thus filling a genuine labor need Immigrants stimulate demand in the economy for goods and services, and their expenditure has a multiplier effect that results in economic growth; in other words, immigrants usually produce and contribute more resources than they consume
Immigrants will take jobs away from citizens, thus causing unemployment.