With the rise of illegal immigrants, the United States has had difficulties solving the issue for a long time. Hence, there’re many factors for the causes and solutions from different branches and the government. “Amnesty?” and “Why blame Mexico?” are two articles that discuss the reasons for millions of Mexicans risking their lives to come illegally to the U.S. and indeed illustrate the writer’s perspectives and ideas for those people. In “Amnesty?”, John F. Kavanaugh, a Jesuit professor of philosophy, presents the illegal immigrants problem based upon the morality of a Judeo-Christian country. The writer begins by a sensational example of an illegal Mexican named María. She is a productive woman, a mother of three children, and a long-term illegal immigrant in the U.S. However, she has been separated from her family, deported to a dangerous place, and threatened with felony charges of years in prison if she ever tries to come back illegally. This example, according to Kavanaugh, is a persuasive evidence proving that America illegal immigrants treatment system is very cruel even to the priority social groups such as women and children. Additionally, Kavanaugh mentions the protestation fights against deportations by the U.S. bishops, in which they call for “a more compassionate, fair, and realistic reform of our immigration system” (38). Nonetheless, there’re anti-immigration groups, households on the border, businesspersons, and several popular books or radio talk show hosts who have resisted the bishops’ proposals and assumed all illegal immigration are criminals. These examples have contributed to the problem of our current treatment of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Moreover, Kavanaugh agrees that the North American Free Trade Agreement heavily affects the recent increases in immigration. This open trade has benefited the powerful and technologically advanced producers in the U.S. and Canada but caused poverty among poor...
Illegal Immigration: The unspoken downfall of the American Empire
The United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, where opportunities were vast, and people migrated in seek of a greater life; however, the American way of living has since then become obsolete and in it’s stead a country facing extreme fiscal burden due to a high influx of illegal immigration which has a resulted in a dramatic tax increase for the American people, a decrease in the quality of life and job availability, and the overall state of America and the economy. Furthermore, a nation penetrated every year by some 300,000 illegal aliens…is not a nation experiencing ‘immigration’, but rather, a nation experiencing an invasion. For centuries, our nation has been a safe haven for people of different cultures and nationalities to inhabit. However, that which we have prided ourselves in, will ultimately contribute to our greater downfall; for the negative effect illegal aliens are having on the U.S economy and society, is so great, it will eventually surpass and reach the point beyond resuscitation.
As stated above, many as a safe haven have considered the United States, thereby, resulting ongoing struggle of people fighting their way into the country for decades. However, as the decades pass, the issue continue to rapidly escalate in gravity. With the United States border being so close to Mexico it is now seeing...
To legalize or not to legalize immigrants?
Since the founding of the United States of America over 55 million immigrants have settled here. So you could say we are a country of immigrants. So why is immigration such an issue? Should immigrants be granted citizenship and by law be required to pay for taxes after five year of residency in the United States? Some may say that this is America, “home of the free” but nothing is free here or is it and for whom? If immigrants where forced to nationalize and given a past tax waver and through their taxes much needed revenue would reduce our deficit, help fund our schools, stabilize decaying medical and wealth fair systems and reduce the financial bleed out of our country to other countries specifically Mexico. To understand this better we have to look at the history of immigration.
Immigration has been feared during economic hardship, political turmoil and war. From 1840 waves of violence have rocked the U.S.. Due to pull and push factors large groups of immigrants from Ireland, China, Russia, Japan, the ethnic jews, and now Hispanic and Haiti have all been feared, restricted and abused for varies reasons. Organizations like the ACLU, (Immigrants’ Rights Project) formed in 1985, are dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of immigrants...
...Illegalimmigrants need a chance
Have you ever thought about how we get fresh fruits for our daily consumption or how we get some farm products to the markets? If your answer is no, than get to know it is being done by illegalimmigrants who are working under table. When immigrations reports are given people focus their attention on the in flocks of illegalimmigrants who are in the US, but they tern to forget about the great contribution they are making to the economy, community and the developments to companies growth.
Over the past years there have been a very huge flow of illegalimmigrants in the U.S. According to statistic from the U.S. Immigration Bureau there are approximately 11millions illegalimmigrants in America. Citizens from neighboring countries or other countries in the world are trying to come to the United States. Some of them manage to come through borders without papers or legal document while others obtained visa and stay longer than they should. Some People think of this country as heaven on earth therefor they will sacrifice their freedom to stay in America. Some people go as far as paying huge sum of money at borders point to enter the U.S. According to Newman in his article he started that these illegalimmigrants go through lots of problems already to come to the U.S. and...
...effects of illegalimmigrants
The issue of illegalimmigrants in the United States has sparked a lot of controversy among those alike and politicians. With such a widely discussed topic and a lot of debate illegalimmigrants serve as much purpose in the United States as any other legal citizen. Often times they are just here to make a better life for their families and themselves. Not allillegalimmigrants migrate to the U.S for the same reason such as to sell drugs or to be a burden to the U.S. economy. Some of these immigrants just want to work and be successful like many Americans. In other words, they want to experience the American dream, which is to work hard and obtain some kind of riches and in order to do that they would have to obtain some sort of job.
A company will benefit from the illegal status of a migrant who is desperate for work and therefore prepared to accept poor pay, usually below local norms. Hiring an illegal worker also brings the employer the advantage of paying less in the way of welfare contributions and other nonwage costs. The "welfare magnet" of illegal immigration is much stronger for the company than for the worker, whose precarious situation and low bargaining power makes him highly vulnerable to discriminatory practices in the form of longer hours and nonpayment of...
...IllegalImmigrants of American Society
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 that immigration 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 country's values and traditions. During the last decade the Midwest has seen a resurgence of its long-established tradition of...
The Benefits of IllegalImmigrants
Are illegalimmigrants or undocumented immigrants beneficial to America’s economy? Most illegalimmigrants have a positive impact on the United States (U.S.) economy. Illegalimmigrants have a positive impact on the United States economy because they increase our tax revenue, they add to our social security, and they also increase our employment rates.” In 2000, statistics revealed 8.7 million illegalimmigrants resided in the United States” (Knickerbocker pgs.11-12). “A study of illegalimmigrants living in Texas showed a 420 million dollar increase in the states economy” (Strayhorn). Companies risk hiring illegalimmigrants because they are more than willing to work when companies need them (Chaddock 24-25). This should not be the case in our society because the United States should is a giving nation and we should provide available jobs for all that want to better themselves.
Although it is illegal for illegalimmigrants to work in America, they are very popular to business owners. For example, many undocumented immigrants pay sales and property taxes. Because of their employment, our economy increases by 5 percent each month ( Knickerbocker). In...
Illegal Immigration and Health Care
December 7th 2010
Christopher Columbus landed on the shores of America back 500 years ago in the year 1492. Were he and his crew the first illegalimmigrants in America? The land was occupied by another group of people that didn’t grant these explorers the right to have whatever they please without acquiring some kind of legal status. The topic of legal status might have been irrelevant back in those days but it surely is an issue that is widely talked about in today’s America. The issue of illegalimmigrants has been a hot topic especially when it comes to discussing whether these people should be allowed to have health care provided by a government that doesn’t recognize their status. The ethical question that comes into play here is whether the opportunity to have health care is a human right or not? If it is, then the United States government would be doing an injustice by withholding health care from anyone regardless of their status in society. This paper will discuss the reasons why the United States should grant illegalimmigrants (specifically undocumented workers) publically financed services; the main focus will be on healthcare. Also, an analysis of James Dwyer’s argument “IllegalImmigrants, Health Care and Social Responsibility” will be provided near the conclusion of the...
English Land & Comp Ap
What has our nation come to? Separating children from their parents. Aren’t children in America a number one priority? It’s clear that illegalimmigrants looking for an immigration reform is a huge issue, there are many things holding our nation back from giving the ones in need one. Perhaps, Terrorist Threat, Economic Reasons & even Violence. However, it’s time that justice has to be made for those who come to this country to make a better future for their families. Over a decade illegalimmigrants have been discriminated, being called “illegal aliens” and mistreated for only coming to this country to give their family a better place to live. It is unfair how adults are trying to build up a better life for themselves, having children in this country and getting deported. This affects children in many ways emotionally & mentally.
It is obvious that America has been deporting these “aliens” as easy as one, two, three just thinking about their benefit but not thinking of the children who are being separated from their parents. The government believes keeping illegal “aliens” out will prevent Terrorist attacks and Economic issues, when the truth is they are only affecting our own nation. Deportations leave many U.S.-citizen children with unauthorized parents in foster care, “often for no other reason...