Marsha Blackburn once said "We all learned in kindergarten that the beginning is a very good place to start. As we have this debate on illegal immigration and illegal entry into this country, let's begin at the very beginning by sealing the borders to this great Nation." This quote is a connotation of the negative attitudes toward illegal aliens that hinder all obstacles just to get to the U.S border. Mexico, which is located to the Southwest of the U.S, is a country inclusive of a distinct culture, language and customs that make it diverse from other countries in the North American continent. However, despite the fact it is so rich in culture, there are many push factors that hold back the people from opportunities and moving up on the social ladder. This is why they resort to abandoning their ancestral home ground and move on to the prospering East. The US and Mexican governments actively entice illegal immigrants to enter the United States in order to work illegally for profit-hungry employers. Extremely poor immigrants, who are often desperate to house and feed their families, respond to the financial enticements and then are blamed by U.S. citizenry for illegally being in the US. Although there is much opposition against the migration of the Mexicans to the United States the irony is that legal immigration into the United States is a highly profitable proposal for both employers and the U.S. and Mexican government, which is the largest source country of undocumented immigrants into the US. As with any controversial issue there are two dynamic sides to the arguments. The Mexicans tend to justify their migration to the U.S through the lack of opportunities in Mexico and the abundance of liberty in the U.S while the U.S on the other hand stands in a hypocritical state as it
endorses heavy border patrol and immigration laws but has its' economy thrive off of the Mexicans willingness to work with such low wages.
Illegal immigration to the United States has been one of the major problems that is being faced by the government for quite sometime. The immigrants from Mexico have flooded into America in large numbers with hopes of getting better and well paying jobs with an intention of improving their living standards and that of their families back at home. The current figures show that there is an estimated 9 to 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States who are contributing to a great deal to the low wage system (Chiswick, 93). The number of illegal immigrants in the United States is increasing at a very high rate with an average of about 10,000 illegal immigrants crossing the border, which totals to about 3 million in a year (Chiswick, 92). Out of this figure, the larger percentage of the immigrants is the Mexicans.
The illegal immigrants that travel from Mexico to the United States, do not have the work permits and therefore are hired and offered less pay than those who have the work permits. They have been forced by the unbearable circumstances back at home to go and try their luck in the United States. The immigrants have been enticed by the Mexican and the United States governments that the immigrants could be given better jobs and pay, something which motivates them but which later becomes a nightmare to them once they have settled in the United States. Poverty has driven the Mexicans to go to America. Back in their country, the standard of living is high, the income is low, though some are educated, and there are no readily jobs available for them. They cannot be able to sustain their families in terms of providing them with the basic needs. The
difference in the levels of economic well being between the United States and Mexico are dramatic. The per capita gross national product (GNP), a summary measure of average income...
...settle there, but illegalimmigration is the act of living in a country without the country government permission and Lack of documentation is what makes illegalimmigrationillegal. Immigration has been in existence for a very long time. In the past few years immigration has brought new people from other parts of the world to the Unite State of America. These waves have been comprised of Western Europeans, Central Americans, Asians, Africans and other ethnic groups as well. The causes of immigration are varied and personal; the effects are still being debated and studied. Illegalimmigration has been a problem for United States for a long time. This phenomenon is not new and thousands of illegal immigrants have come into US through either the Mexico border, the Pacific Ocean, or through many other ways. Some people have entered the country legally through a visit visa, but decided to stay illegally, working in various places. This paper will explain some facts pertinent to effect of illegalimmigration in the United States.
Furthermore, illegalimmigration has various effects on economy of America because illegal immigrants work less than average American citizen. For that reason,...
...The Effects of IllegalImmigration
The Effects of IllegalImmigration
For centuries people have come across the United States borders from foreign countries hoping for a better life, a life that is free from unruly dictators and poverty for them and their families. They wanted to live in the land of opportunity so that they can make something of themselves; this is why we have some of the major problems with illegalimmigration. Arizona, California, and Texas border the United States to Mexico; these states are where we have the majority of illegalimmigration.
Illegalimmigration is the migration of foreign citizens into a country in circumstances where such people do not meet the legal requirements for migrating into that country. When someone enters a country illegally without the proper visa or other certifications, that is, when they are violating the immigration laws of that jurisdiction. “An average of 10,000 illegal aliens cross the border everyday – over 3 million per year. A third will be caught and many of them immediately will try again. About half of those remaining will become permanent U.S. residents (3,500 a day)” (CAIRCO Para. 2)
Illegalimmigration affects taxpayers in Arizona alone vastly. In 2009 researchers at FAIR- the...
...Format: MLAPages: 5SummaryThis paper is a study of the causes and effects that immigration has caused in the United States Of America, and how migration has centered around the countryThe search for food and new land has driven humans from one end to another end. With time, the need increased into the quest of knowledge and thirst of wisdom, eventually as the periods started to pass by, development started in some countries, and some countries were left far behind. This partial development of the world brought a new kind of movement, known as migration. Countries were jobs, are scarce, and there is not enough money to be made to fulfill dreams, and desire, have started losing their citizens to developed countries, legally and illegally. The United States of America is one such country, where people actually from all known parts of the world have emigrated, for a future full of hope and desire.
The United States of America is perhaps the only country in the world, which is based on the pillars of migration by citizens of other nations over the periods of time. The actual citizens were supposed to be of Red Indian origins, and their tribes were demolished by the British army during their conquests, and the Caucasian population today has their ancestral origins in Europeans invaders and travelers. These settlers then brought in slaves from other parts of the world, mainly then people from Africa, who were of health bodies, and were...
...Illegal immigrants entering the United States from other countries has played a major impact on the quality of life of our society. The majority of Americans believe there are no benefits to United States citizens by having illegal immigrants remain in this country. Much of the funding that would typically go to tax paying citizens is now being directed to programs for illegal immigrants, which do not make enough money to financially support themselves and their families. To date, the largest costs that have been paid out to as a result of illegalimmigration are Medicaid ($2.5 billion); treatment for the uninsured ($2.2 billion); food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC and free school lunches ($1.9 billion); the federal prison and court systems ($1.6 billion); and federal aid to schools ($1.4 billion). (Camarota, 2004) Taxpayers should not have to absorb the costs for education, medical care, welfare or incarceration for those that were not invited to this country.
An estimated two thirds of illegals who are house hold heads lack a high school diploma. (Camarota, 2004) Without adequate education, illegal immigrants subject themselves to jobs set aside for unskilled workers with low paying salaries. Due to the fact that many of the illegal immigrants live below the poverty level, money must be allocated for funding to help offset the...
...What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of immigration? What is the United States’ current Immigration Policy? Would you even think that it is considered to be one of the most debatable topics today? Nowadays, many people decide to immigrate to have a better life for themselves and their families. Immigration reform, as it has been called, had been tried during the past years by our very own Congress. Obviously, administration's efforts failed because, currently, illegalimmigration is still a platform. Why would anyone expect that immigration reform would be accomplished this time around? The "illegal" problem will solve itself over time.
Illegalimmigration is a serious problem in the United States and is one of the most controversial issues. During the 1980s and 1990s, illegalimmigration was a round-the-clock issue for “political debate,” as immigrants continued to immigrate to the United States, mainly through Canada and Mexico. In the beginning of the 1960s, immigration reform had heightened because of the civil rights movement going on in the United States. According to "U.S. Immigration Since 1965" published on history.com, the reason for change is that “immigration [is] based on the national-origins quota system...
Causes and Effects of Immigration
Name : Omar Kareem
ID : 20083112
Section : H
Instructor: Miss. Nathalia Geha
Causes and effects of immigration
Thesis: the immigration is a big social problem. People immigrate because they want to have job, to run from dangerous situation and to have better education.
I_ causes of immigration
A_ some people are forced to move due to a conflict or to escape persecution and prejudice.
B_ other people may voluntarily emigrate.
II_ Effects of immigration
A_ the immigrants will offer various benefits for the recipient country like immigrants will often do jobs that people in the host country will not or can`t do.
B_ for the host country`s economy, immigrants offer an increased talent pool, if they have been well education in their original country.
C_ high crime rates were common among previous immigrant groups when they were still new comers, particularly the Irish, Italian and Jewish.
D_ as for learning English, the truth is also more appealing than myth. Many of the people who have immigrated don`t speak the language well, if at all, but that’s a transient phenomenon with a time tested treatment reproduction.
III_ the drawbacks of...
Immigrationseffect on society
August 17, 2014
Immigrationseffect on society
Historically, immigration has been very important to establish in the United States of America. Many came to America seeking a better life for themselves and their family. Mass migrations occurred from Europe and other countries to establish this nation, in fact every person who is not of Native America linage, immigrated to this country albeit it recently or generation before. “The United States has been shaped in very large part by surges of migration, from the Scots-Irish who streamed over in vast numbers in the dozen years before the American Revolution until now” (Barone, 2013).However, immigration in America is changing, every day something dealing with this issue appears on the news. Not to mention there is constant political debates surrounding this “immigration reform. Immigrants currently make up a large number of the United States population. Even as most Americans celebrate their heritage and identity as a “nation of immigrants,” there is deep ambivalence about future immigration. There is a strong base of support for continued immigration as a necessary ingredient for economic growth and as an essential element of a cosmopolitan society among many Americans. Almost 60 million...
...In this research paper I will prove that illegal and legal immigrants are not burdens on the U.S. economy. I will prove this by providing facts on the positive impact to the United States educational system, the job industry, and public assistant programs. Immigrants pay taxes, shop, and buy real estate all of these are positive impacts to the economy.
Immigrants that come to the U.S. for an education and graduate and become our doctors, scientist and computer experts are better accepted. They are contributing to the economy and at the same time benefiting the citizens of the U.S. How many natives want their doctors or scientist that have created cures for illnesses or that come up with the latest computer program to go back to their own country? A very, very few of natives would say that. The U.S. is a melting pot.
Education is the key to success in the United States. Immigrants know that education is the way to get ahead and make their dreams come true in this country. The U.S. is run by the government and different employers and employees. Immigrants hold very important roles in our economy. Jobs that do not require high school diplomas and jobs that require college degrees, such as bachelor degrees or better. Immigrants that have college degrees in math and science programs are very important to our economy. Ralph E. Gunter, Ph.D. states that
In 1975, the United States ranked third in the world in the percentage of students who received degrees in...