Camila ScobinoScobino 1
Professor Carolina Simon
25 November 2013
America's Illegal Generation
Based on the United Nations Population Division, there are about forty-five million immigrants living in the United States today, which is four times more than there is in any other country in the world. As stated in the Homeland Security Office of Immigration stats, about 11.5 million of these immigrants are illegal and are under constant danger of getting deported along with the children they bring with them. The United States provides the children of these illegal immigrants a free public education from grade levels K-12. However it crushes any plans these young adults have to continue with a college education through the denial of financial aid. This blockade lends itself to hardship within the illegal immigrant community and breeds a hostel and discouraged immigrant youth. Giving the children of illegal immigrant’s financial backing to a university education will reinforce and improve American culture, upsurge the over-all production of the economy, and in the long run better the standard of living as American citizens.
Children of illegal immigrants can be extremely helpful to the overall health of the United States in many ways. These immigrants are eager to take a risk in this country of new found glory. They are individually selected on the cornerstone of incentive, risk taking, work principle, and other characteristics that are favorable to a nation. Many of these immigrants come to the United States with an increased ability and a strong aspiration to work and transfer these values to the American immigrant youth. Their parents are inclined to come to the United States in their prime working years (the average age being 28). They also supply to the labor force and eventually make huge net contributions without being legal. According to America The National Catholic review, for ages immigrants have paid far more into Medicare’s funds than they have drawn out, successfully supporting rising healthcare payments to the aging U.S. population. Also an analysis from Harvard Medical School demonstrated immigrants produced a $13.8 billion surplus for the U.S. government healthcare program for the elderly in 2009.
Immigration reform has been a hot topic of debate. The Senate has passed legislation, but the House still has opposing opinions. Increasingly foreign students are turned away from U.S. universities. A report from the College Board shows that each year, around 65,000 illegal students graduate from high school. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities appraisals that only about five or ten percent actually move on to college. This is a very small percentage. These highly-skilled individuals are barred from studying in America as well as working legally. Many of these student immigrants are natural entrepreneurs, they have the ability to establish companies, create jobs, and drive innovation. They also can increase business flexibility, allowing companies to quickly respond to changing demands. Their bilingual attributes are beneficial in a constantly growing global economic setting.
These under-privileged youth also offer a mix of cultural benefits. Allowing them the right to financial aid will help diversify university campuses. It allows for students from other cultures to interact with other parts of the world without having to be physically there. The universities also benefit from this economically as it attracts boosters abroad to invest in these institutions. This will also help with improving the overall point of view on immigrants throughout the country and relive racial tension.
This reformation will also have an immense impact at the public school levels of K-12. These immigrant children will become more driven in school. Knowing that the government will support them with their education beyond the high...
...One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegalimmigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. are Mexicans. Illegalimmigration from Mexico must be stopped by means of different policies and other methods of prevention, because the effects on both Mexico and the United States unpleasant for either.
There are many policies and means of preventing illegal immigrants from entering the United States. Immigration laws are the catalysts of illegalimmigration prevention. Proposition 187 is a tough immigration law clamping down on illegal aliens, used in California, the state with the most illegal immigrants. It doubled the number of boarder guards, made it harder for legal immigrants to bring their families over, not permitting as much political refuge and was harder on illegal aliens already here. NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) hasn't reduced as much illegalimmigration as had been hoped. The major reason Mexicans tend to illegally immigrate is to find much needed jobs. Therefore,...
...IllegalImmigrationIllegalimmigration has been an ongoing problem for Americans. It refers to the entry of foreign citizens into a country without legal documents. In addition, illegalimmigration is the continuous stay of a person in a foreign county with an expired visa. Illegalimmigration has both pros and cons to any given country including the United States ofAmerica. The main merit of illegalimmigration is boosting of the economic growth and creating diversity in the economy. On the other hand, these uninvited guests result in excessive government spending, crimes in the country, risks of terrorism, and drug trafficking across the border into the country. This essay expounds both the negative and the positive impacts of illegalimmigration in America.
The United States economy has immensely increased thanks to the illegalimmigration that has brought in a large labor force. The employers hire illegal immigrants who are both skilled and unskilled; thus, economic productions prosper. Many economic sectors are able to get the number of employees required for any workload due to the presence of immigrants. The living standards of the families also improve due to better salaries than what they earned in their mother countries; an...
...Essay- IllegalImmigration in the United States
Illegalimmigration is a huge problem for the United States. The country`s economy is severely hurt by the millions of illegal immigrants that enter the country every year. People pass the border and start living there without paying taxes. (wvwnews Para 1) Mexicans that live illegally in the United States send billions of dollars out of the country and into Mexico. (wvwnews Para #3) Also, it is estimated that U.S taxpayers spend over $12,000,000,000 every year on primary and secondary education for the children of illegal immigrants. (wvwnews Para #6) Another major cost for the United States that affects its economy are the billions of dollars used annually to imprison these illegal immigrants that shouldn`t be in the country in the first place. It is estimated that about 30% of the total prisoners in federal, state and local prisons are illegal immigrants. The total cost of incarcerating them is more than $1.6 billion annually. (wvwnews Para #17) As you can see, illegal immigrants have a huge impact on the United States` economy, especially when you consider that almost 99% of these immigrants don`t pay taxes. (wvwnews Para #20)
Another big problem that illegalimmigration causes in the United States is that it causes violence, gangs and it increases the...
Illegal ImmigrationAlbert Leos ENG/102June 23, 2013Susan Stewart |
The general public must understand the importance of illegalimmigration and how it affects our country. To have an affirmative path to citizenship is in the best interest of not only the American people but also our economy and our government. Once the Democratic and Republican parties agree on a more suitable solution for legal immigration status, the outcome will draw down the U.S. debt by more taxes paid to the government. There are 11.1 million and counting of foreign born who are not U.S. citizens. (Pew Research, 2011) Their immediate citizenship would add 1.4 trillion to the country economic growth.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor giving illegal immigrants in the country in this country an opportunity for legal status. 71 percent of Democrats are in support of an earned path to citizenship where only 53 percent of Republicans are. One of the options that drew the least support was the option with no path to citizenship, but a larger minority was 21 percent said that illegal immigrants should be identified and deported. (New York Times 2013: A: 17)
Most Americans said the Republicans party had been hurt in recent elections by its position on illegalimmigration. In the...
Illegalimmigration is one of the most pertinent issues facing the United States government. The effects of illegalimmigration on the US economy can be viewed by many as both negative and positive. Some of the most pressing issues surrounding illegalimmigration debates are the illegal entry into the country, the cost of labor, healthcare, education, taxes, and the increase in purchasing power of goods and services by illegal immigrants.
When discussing the negative and positive impacts of illegalimmigration, the way that immigrants enter the country must be taken into account. According to Castillo (2012), “there are currently over 11.9 million undocumented immigrants in the United States” (p.112). Illegal immigrants usually enter the country on a temporary visa and once these visas expire, the immigrants usually do not leave the United States. In addition, many of them enter on false pretenses, or by crossing our countries’ borders. By physically walking, swimming, or hiking onto American soil, it is often hard to link any identification to these immigrants. This is a major issue which makes it difficult to control the entry of illegalimmigration and can eventually present a drain on the U.S economy due to the resources used to track down and deport...
Illegalimmigration is one of the hottest debate topics in America today. Thousands of undocumented illegals cross the southern border of the United States each year. One group of these aliens comes to America with the hopes of making a better life for themselves with the hopes to become U.S. citizens. Another group comes to work without paying taxes and spends their money in Mexico.Illegal immigrants have an immediate impact on our economy, health care system, and our schools. Many of these illegal aliens acquire fraudulent documents or assume other identities. These identities come from stolen Social Security numbers that belongs to U.S citizens. The United States government should gain control of our borders to relieve pressure on our economy, salvage our health care system, and protect our children’s schools from being burdened with overcrowding.
Our economy remains under constant pressure from illegal immigrants. Workers coming to the United States leave their homes and families to come to America for the opportunity to make money. Illegal immigrants migrate to the United States and recognize that in order to live, they must produce a steady income. Most of these immigrants are un-skilled and work for a very low wage. Lower wages prompts employers, such as farmers, to hire illegal...
...IllegalImmigrationIllegalimmigration will always be a widely discussed issue. The problem is people entering, staying and working in the country without permission. Individual’s that enter the country legally and end up over staying their time changes their status from legal to illegal. The subject matter of this paper addresses some of the viewpoints of Mario Garibaldi and Rem Macson.
Garibaldi believesillegalimmigration is a difficult topic because it involves individuals and family. It also includes the old and young, with differences in culture and behavior, right and wrong and legal and illegal issues. Some people enter the United States to enjoy a better economic life. Many people have risked their lives to live the American Dream. In addition immigrants put themselves in danger legally and illegally. Living in the United States is a privilege; not a right and it’s alright to legally enjoy America’s opportunities and freedoms. He also believes that employers need workers that will work for low pay and illegal workers will take the job. (Garibaldi).
Illegalimmigration is wrong and indicates a violation of laws. Some solutions would require the United States to improve the arrival controls, removal management, and entry restrictions. It will be difficult to stop illegal...
... Our country embraces diversity, yet one of the most controversial and debated topics in the United States is immigration. The founders of the United States were immigrants themselves, heroes that believed in equality and acceptance for all people. Immigration has and will always be a vital part of our nation’s diversity, economic stability, and rich culture. Although, in a post 9-11 world, should security trump diversity? Should we have to choose between being safe and being amiable? Currently we have one of the most relaxed systems of legal immigration in the world, letting in more immigrants than most other countries (Bowman). Much of our expansive border is unguarded, leaving us vulnerable to attack. Its opponents present illegalimmigration as a grave danger to the American way of life, while its supporters tout it as an opportunity for cultural diversity. The first modern immigration law, the Immigration Reform and Control Act, was passed in 1986. IRCA made it illegal to knowingly hire, or recruit, undocumented immigrants (immigrants who do not possess lawful work authorization)(Pawlick). It also required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status, and granted amnesty to undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before January 1, 1982 and had resided here for a long period (Pawlick).
Year after year...