English Composition 1301
27 September 2014
Illegal Immigration into Texas
Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. Illegal immigration is regarded as the unlawful entry of any foreign national across another national border. It can also be referred to as the process whereby, foreigners gain entry into another national border in the ways that contravenes the immigration laws of the targeted country. The United States has forever been known as the land of the free, and the nation of opportunity. Over a million immigrants take up residency in the United States each year. However, not every immigrant comes into this country through legal procedure, and most of these illegal immigrants are poor and uneducated people. They might be brought here because of human trafficking, smuggling or other methods. The United States welfare system has difficulties supporting the huge numbers of immigrants coming into the country each year. A majority of the immigrants are from poor countries, and come to the United States looking for work. This is especially true of illegal immigration in Texas. Texas has many illegal immigration problems. To begin, it is impossible to say exactly how many illegal immigrants are living in Texas precisely because no authority documents their entry into the state. Statistics show that there are approximately 11.2 million illegal immigrants in the United States. Most immigrants leave their countries due to the harsh conditions faced there like malnutrition, lack of jobs, less education or they leave to look for greener pastures. However, they face numerous problems when they get to the United States. For example, they are often not able to obtain a social security number; hence, they can neither apply for any job nor get a driver’s license. They are also not able to get health insurance. As a result, they have to pay huge amounts of money for health care. Some...
...“Illegal Immigration in the United States.”
The United States was formed by the immigration of many people throughout the World. Legal immigration to the United States can easily be handled and welcomed by most Americans. Immigration has been around since the later half of the twentieth century.
Many of the first new immigrants to our country were young males working in agriculture or other low wage jobs. Over time the young men would make multiple trips to work, and absorbed knowledge and experience of the United States. With this experience and knowledge more of these illegal migrants decided to permanently reside in the United States. After the young men had settled, wives, children and relatives came soon after. (Nadadur 3)
People came in other ways too, Ellis Island, the New York portal for immigrants, opened in 1892 and became the nation’s premier immigration station. New arrivals were required to prove their identities, answer a series of questions, find a friend or relative who could vouch for them, and were scanned for physical ailments. When it ended operation in 1954, Ellis Island had processed over 12
million legal immigrants. However we have a growing problem of Illegal immigrants especially from mexico. Many americans think that this influx of -
illegal immigarnts are placing a growing srain on the government at the local, state, and federal level.Many people believe...
...Pragmatic Approach to Texas's Immigration
The Wall Street Journal's article Texas's Immigration Choices illustrates their agreement and support for Texas's Governor Rick Perry and his position on immigration and border state control. The author has stated, “We think Mr. Perry's positions reflect those of a border state executive taking a pragmatic approach to the economic realities of immigration.” Although Governor Perry's approach is just and has some practicality, it is not appropriately pragmatic and needs to be adjusted.
Approach of Practicality
In the issue of immigration, the author points out that additional security measures such as more fences or barriers will not solve the issue of illegal immigration. Although such measures have had some effect in restraining immigrants from passing our borders, illegal immigrants are still driven to enter illegally through the benefits of opportunity and desire for work. “In 2001, Texas passed the nation's first state law that allowed undocumented high school graduates to pay in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.” Governor Perry's rationale behind this program is that “state residents are thought to be deserving of a subsidy because they pay sales taxes, property taxes and other fees to support state institutions that non-state residents don't pay. Especially in a state like...
...According to Wikipedia, approximately 400,000 and 600,000 immigrants have entered the United States illegally each year since 1992. Most illegal immigrants come through the US-Mexico border. Currently, Illegal immigrants represent a huge problem and a current political topic, not only in the US, but in many other countries. Illegal immigrants take away jobs from American-born citizens and tend to cause border counties to have higher crime rates. Immigrants present a major problem for workers because they will work longer and for much less than an American citizen would. The problem of illegal immigration could be solved by implementing stricter border control and a guest worker program.
By implementing more security on the US-Mexico border, the US could greatly reduce the number of illegal crossings each year. According to Wikipedia, most illegal crossings occur on the rural, unfenced Mexico-Arizona border, so one of the best solutions would be to add fencing along the border, as many political leaders have suggested. According to the Washington Post, in 2007, President Bush proposed the construction of 700 miles of vehicle barriers and fencing along this border. If President Bush's plan is implemented, the amount of unfenced border would be reduced to 1300 miles, making it tougher for illegal immigrants to cross. Another solution for weak border security is sending additional border patrol agents and national guardsmen to patrol the border. By increasing...
November 4, 2014
Illegal immigration, a fervently debated issue in the United States, is defined as the migration of people across national borders, or the residence of foreign nationals in a country, in a way that is illegal according to the immigration laws of the destination country. Because the United States is such an attractive country, for it provides opportunity and prosperity, many people who live in less fortunate countries legally and illegally migrate to the United States. Illegal immigration causes a great ordeal, because many politicians and economists argue that illegal immigrants are an economic burden to the United States. On the other hand, some economists claim that illegal immigrants do not actually hurt the economy but they help it.
In the article “Illegal Aliens a Drain on U.S. Taxpayers, Report Says” Writer R. Cort Kirkwood argues that Illegal aliens are largely poor, uneducated and drain the welfare and public education systems, which causes a burden on the economy. Because most immigrants don’t have papers to work, they have to take jobs, which pay less then minimum wage causing them to live in poverty. Kirkwood writes,
“’according to the CIS (Center for Immigration Studies) …Illegals live in poverty at high rates because they earn much less money compared to Americans. The average household income for illegals is...
...Immigration has been a topic for while. In this debate, they state facts that show why immigration is either a positive or negative effect in the U.S. Some people are against it and some people are completely fine with it. While watching this debate about immigration, you find out information pertaining to poverty in our country. However going back and forth, they’re arguing their point but also trying to convince the audience and listeners on howimmigration has a big impact in our world.
When listening to Kris Kobach, I feel as if he’s making a demonstrative plea. My reasoning behind that is because Kris is explaining how people in poverty are more likely to be on welfare and also how immigration is gradually slowing down our country’s progress and also terminating it. His dispute is very eye opening to me because it informs us on the positive part of immigration but also the negative. As citizens of the United States we should be aware of these facts.
While watching the argument about immigration, I noticed how many facts and logical reasons on why immigration is actually suitable for our country. For example, Tamar Jacobs talked about a couple of recognized physicians that were born in different countries and how they made a great impact when they reached the United States. While spending their time in the United States, they have discovered new...
8 December 2012
High immigrant areas are not the only places being effected by the ever enlarging annual intake of both legal and illegal immigrants; the workplace is already harsh for the working poor in America as it is. The facts of the working poor life style are hard enough to understand but don’t compare to immigrant workers life style. This essay will discuss the financial and physical effects on the working poor and immigrants, and why immigration is doing more harm than good for our economy. I will put together a practical solution and express my feelings on the matters.
The educated article by Steven Camarota, “Does immigration harm the poor?”, has multiple statistical points over immigration that come from a sturdy research council called the NRC. Each year the United States admits between 700k and 900k legal immigrants; additionally, the Immigration and Naturalization Service estimates that 5 million illegal aliens now live in the country with 400k new illegal aliens settling annually (Camarota 1). Those numbers are relatively small compared to the overall population of the country but they still have a big effect. Six states—California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois—which have only 38 percent of the nation's total population, account for three-fourths of the immigrant population (Camarota 18). What...
...Immigration and Latin America
The immigration and Latin American Experience
Latin American migration toward the United States has become a phenomenon that is noticed in our daily life. Illegal Immigration issue is viewed from different standpoints and has long been described as being a critical phenomenon. Large number of immigrants in the US are illegally looking for better living conditions. Living condition in Latin American countries is very difficult and it is below the international standards, corruption makes it impossible for them to live without being oppressed by the higher authorities. The drug dealing, gangs and corruption have increased poverty in their countries, it has made the rich richer and the poor more poorer. This condition is the reason why so many immigrants have come to the US to look for to search for job oppurtinities and democracy that The US offer. They see in the US a country where the concept of democracy is respected, where people benefits from their basic right. The Latin Americans have gone through and are still going through difficult times trying to adjust and find their way out as they are illegal immigrants.
Shortly after it started, the number of illegal immigrants in the US has increased, Illegal immigration rapidly attracted the attention of Americans, Americans were not happy with this fast growing phenomena and the consequences that might lead to. Americans had...
...Immigration: Liberty and Justice for All
There are many social problems making up our criminal justice system. The significant problem I chose to emphasize on is illegal immigration. Immigration is a major social problem in the criminal justice system because the laws or regulations are always changing, and some people are just not willing to accept change. As with anything, illegal immigration does have its consequences and does not always impact society in a positive manner, but in general, immigration is very important to the economy and diversity of the United States. Immigration has been responsible for religious changes, cultural change and population growth throughout the history of the United States. The political, economic, and social aspects of immigration have created much controversy in regards to religion, ethnicity, job growth, economic benefits, poverty, crime, moral values, and work habits.
Immigration is a highly debated and significant issue in our criminal justice system today. Immigration has several outcomes both good and bad. New immigrants bring our country diversity and introduce new customs, beliefs, and ways of life. Immigration also causes problems for some in our society who feel as if they are taking away jobs, criminally active and overall negatively impacting society. In the United States, we all...