Many fear that by passing an amnesty bill there will be an instant and uncontrollable influx of immigrants from a variety of other countries who intend to seek residence and citizenship in the United States. This could dramatically stretch already thin employment opportunities, health care access, welfare and public assistance programs, schools and many other governmental and private systems. While some would consider passage of an amnesty bill to be a progressive act, many citizens and politicians currently feel that granting amnesty to the countless illegal immigrants currently hiding within United States borders would completely break down several already weak and/or failing governmental systems—including public assistance, health care, and education, just to name a few. With the country already being in an economic recession, the immeasurable further strain that would be felt by passing an amnesty bill may cause troubles that could take many decades to recover from. .