23 March 2013
How is illegal immigration affecting the American Society
To understand Immigration laws we must first understand what makes a person an immigrant. When people say immigrant or immigration most Americas automatically think of some one of Hispanic background. According to the definition someone from Cuba, Africa, Korea, or even Japan are all considered immigrants. So why does it seem like the political parties want the American people to only consider Hispanics when speaking about immigration? We have a lot of Immigrant laws that are set into place that will target people of Hispanic background such as the education laws that stop Hispanic children from furthering their education past high school, and the labor laws that stop a lot of Hispanic’s from gaining meaningful employment. People will say that Immigration laws are put into place to protect the United States from being over ran by illegal immigrants. They will also say that the more illegal immigrants that are here in the United States the less jobs for the legal citizens that have the right to be here. But if you look at what laws are restricting the individuals to do, such as labor laws which forces immigrants to take under the table jobs for less wages or the school laws which do not allow immigrant children who were brought in this country at young ages from furthering their educations, I feel that those are directly targeting Hispanics immigrants. I feel that Calvin 2
these laws maybe put into places because of the growing population of Hispanics in the United States. This forces the American people to get defensive about what they feel maybe be taken from them. In turn, this makes it hard for society to accept the changes in the work environment. I feel that not only should we allow them to gain citizenship by upholding and abiding by the United States laws for a certain amount of years but that their children should be able to further their education beyond high school. And I do understand where they are coming from but in my option immigrants legal or illegal do not take jobs from the American people. Immigrants legal or illegal take jobs that legal citizens of the United States of America will never want. Immigrants take jobs as farmers, carpenters, housekeepers and child care providers. These are jobs that most Americans feel are beneath them. In a recent study released on March 28th, 2013 done by Pew Research Center, 71% of Americans agreed that their should be a way for them to stay legally. Out of that 71%, 43% felt that they should be able to become citizens and 24% felt that they should be eligible for permanent residency (pewresearch.org, 2013). If so many Americans feel this way then why are their so many laws preventing these things from happening? The employment industry and education are the two biggest issues when it comes to immigrants and how Americans feel that they are affected.
After the enacting House Bill 87, a law that was used to get rid of illegal immigrants in Georgia, in 2011 Georgia hired 2,000 unemployed criminals and college students to fill the positions that were held by illegal immigrants that were lost to crop land, most of the crop rotted. (Mataconis, 2011). After hiring these unemployed criminals Calvin 3
for a higher salary than what they were paying the illegal immigrants these farmers lost most of their crops for the season because Americans did not want to finish the job. Mataconis did not mention in his article wether or not the people complained of harsh work environments but think about if you were out in the hot sun for hours harvesting crops, would you not complain? I know that I would. Not many Americans would do a job such as harvest crops or clean dirty bathrooms with out complaining about something, whether it is the heat or a smell. Who can do you call to cut your grass? I never hear someone saying “Casimir is cutting my grass...
...Illegal Immigrants of AmericanSociety
A Realistic Approach
At present, the U.S. immigration system is burdened both by policy and implementation challenges. It is barely able to meet the commitments required by law and policy and is ill-prepared to address new challenges and mandates. Agreement that the system is broken may be the only point of consensus among many diverse stakeholders. The Task Force believes thatimmigration laws and policies are broken in four ways:
There is an increasing disconnection between law and reality that undermines the rule of law, breeds disrespect for American values and institutions, and makes it more difficult to garner domestic support for immigration and advance U.S. values overseas.
Some immigration policies hamper rather than encourage economic growth, impeding responses to global economic changes and cyclical industry needs.
Immigration policies have not adequately addressed threats to national security.
Immigration integration policy is nearly nonexistent, especially at the federal level, leaving state and local governments to absorb the consequences of federally established immigration policy.
According to Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, immigrants long have been part of the American landscape, reflecting our...
...IllegalImmigrationImmigration is a subject matter that should be becoming a concern in the United States. There are three major issues concerning immigration, those illegal immigrants that come here illegally, those that cannot speak the language, and those who display their nation's flag, but take residency in the United States. In approaching these topics there is a sensitivity that should be shown to those coming to this country. The reason being is that this country was founded by those who were immigrants.
There should be some history given on immigration to understand how the country has dealt with immigration in the past. The first major immigration since our journey over to this country was the immigration of African Americans through the slave trade; 500,000 were brought over until up to the time of the American Revolution (Bergen). This is one of history's only forced immigrations. From 1830 to the year 1890 there were 7.5 million recorded illegal immigrants to this country from Europe and Asia. This was brought about by the large number of growing opportunities in the U.S. for those jobs that were unskilled, and low paying, which will be discuss later. The gold rush accounted for many of the Asian and Latin American immigrants. In 1907 Japanese...
...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 of America. 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 excellent...
in the United States
United States of America is considered the most powerful country in the universe, however ; it is a country that is far from perfection.
I consider that America economy is in an endless black whole with issues, such as, unemployment, budget cuts, violence, drugs trafficking, gun control laws, education budget cuts (insane), health care andIllegalimmigration.
The last issue mentioned in the previous paragraph “IllegalImmigration” memories from college when I took a class named, U.S History since 1877 .
When I took this class it was an eye opener experience, why? because I learned that this country was built from the bottom to the top by immigrants from Europe, China, Japan, Africa, Asia, Hispanics and many more. Consequently, Illegalimmigration is a subject that touches my heart in a special way. Why? because I am an immigrant myself.
Nowadays, there are millions of people who have an illegal status. I am not referring only to hispanics, I am referring to anybody that came to America to achieve the American Dream with a tourist VISA or illegally entered by crossing the border of our nation and stayed.
Even though I fully understand that still illegal to fool a government that gave a privilege...
...Ever since July 4th 1776, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed, there has been a belief in the minds, and hearts of all Americans. This belief has taken people farther than they could ever imagine and has made America a place for everyone. This belief has turned people from rags to riches, and made America the most appealing country in the world. The “American dream” is the belief that has captivated this regal country. It’s a dream that gives everyone freedom, a freedom from oppression and a freedom to achieve anything, a liberty to live a wonderful life.
The United States is known as the land of free and home of the brave. Although many people in United States may take their rights and this land for granted, others living in need see America as a land where they can accomplish their dreams and fulfill their hopes. Nevertheless, many people from third-world countries travel illegally to the U.S. They come to this country looking for opportunities they don’t have in their own countries. It seems to be reasonable, but with countless illegal immigrants doing so every year, it is becoming a big problem. In fact, Illegalimmigration overpopulates the U.S. and creates Economic and social difficulties. But it also culturally diversifies the country and gives a chance for the most unprivileged of us.
Since the founding of James Town in 1607, immigrants have been coming to America. Some wanted...
...IllegalImmigration: The Undocumented Issue
In this paper I will discuss one of the biggest issues in the United States: Illegal immigrants. Some may say that illegalimmigration has a positive impact on the United States’ economy, and some think that these undocumented immigrants affect jobs and wages of people that are living in this country. I think that illegal immigrants harm the United States’ economy through their use of our country’s social services such as health care, education and social security as well as in the job market. The essay will take a look at the kind of job illegal immigrants are holding, and how they affect the economy and native workers.
A majority of illegal immigrants are employed as construction workers, restaurant workers, farm workers, janitors, security guards, taxi drivers and child care services, and many Americans cannot compete with an illegal workforce in the country. Americans currently have to deal with unfair competition from undocumented foreign workers, who are willing to work for lower wages than documented workers. This is not normal capitalistic competition between companies, but it is an example of the unjust displacement of legal citizen workers by illegal workers who will keep wages low and Americans unemployed if this is...
25 June 2013
IllegalImmigrationIllegalImmigration has been a problem for a very long time now in the United States. It has also been a very controversial subject for as long as I can remember. Illegalimmigration goes back hundreds and thousands of years. Living in such an anti-illegalimmigration state has been tough, there is always something aboutillegalimmigration laws going on, and politics talking about it and the saddest part families being separated, daily.
In 1882 President Chester A. Arthur banned all Chinese immigration to the United States. Shortly after that he banned prostitutes and criminals from coming into the US. He eventually ended up banning mentally ill as well. Although this only banned a small percentage of immigration, it began the distinctions between legal and illegalimmigration. Shortly, a period of time came when a big wave of illegal immigrants poured into the United States from 1881 to 1920 approximately 24 million illegal immigrants came into the United States from all over the world.
During this period a door was opened to illegal Mexicans coming into the US because employers liked their acceptance to low wages for labor. Employers wanted to take advantage of their hard...
...“Argument Against IllegalImmigration”
America has traditionally been known as a “melting pot,” welcoming people from different countries. However, during the past few years, there has been an influx of illegal immigrants that a lot of people view as a threat to the sovereignty of our nation. This flood of undocumented immigrants has spawned a debate about whether illegal immigrants should be allowed to cross national borders and stay in the country to start a new life. In June 2008, an article titled “Argument for IllegalImmigration” was published in the Los Angeles Times where Milton Friedman discusses illegalimmigration and its benefits to our nation. According to the article, “…immigration, over the Southern border, can be a good thing for the economy.” While some people might agree that illegalimmigration has its benefits, these benefits are outweighed by the drawbacks. The United States should put more money into security to patrol its borders because illegalimmigration is more harmful than it is beneficial not only to the country, but also to the citizens of the United States.
Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to cross the borders because it results in a burden on tax-based resources, costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Supporters of...