When it comes to the country as a whole, everyone has an opinion on how to change it. Most of the time we don’t see eye to eye, but I’m pretty sure we can agree on one thing….Illegal Immigration is a huge problem. It’s something that should’ve been controlled a long time ago and it wasn’t. Now that the issue is out of control, everyone has their hands up in the air and coming up with the most drastic “solutions”. The issue of illegal immigration really became a big issue when the economy started going down the tubes. It was then that with a tighter control on the country’s budget, we truly realized how much of our aid was going to illegal immigrants. This issue has been on the media for some time. It really came to center stage during this last election. Everything seemed to simmer down just a bit that was until this most recent election. During one of the debates, Mitt Romney made his stance on illegal immigration. As most people know he is against it. It was his later comments that added fuel to the already burning fire. He said that under his administration, he would make so hard on immigrants that they would ask to be deported. I think we can agree that this is extremely harsh method. In order to fix this problem drastic measure must be taken. I personally believe that the key is stopping them before they get here. It’s hard to get illegal immigrants out of the country once their already in. One way to do this is to have tighter security in the Mexican side of the border. If they get through the border in their country and get caught in the US, they should get arrested or fined. Currently if they catch you, they just send you back. If they were to get arrested this would show them, that we are not playing games. I am a strong supporter of securing our borders. Another way to stop illegal immigrations is to enforce...
...Improving IllegalImmigration In The United States
“We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”
- President Bill Clinton
You may notice that there are increasing numbers of people moving to the United States. They come from everywhere around the world and choose to settle in the United States. It is happening for many reasons, such as temperature, breeding, economic, political, family re-unification, natural disaster, poverty or the wish to change their surroundings voluntarily. In my experience, the reason why most Chinese people move to the United States is because the economy is more developed than China. They wish to get a green card in the U.S. There are several ways to get a green card in the United States. For example, people who work in the United States may have a chance to get green card, and people who married with a U.S. citizen can get a green card. However, some people may not meet the requirements but they still want to immigrate to the United States. So they try to find other ways to enter and stay in the United States. People who want to immigrate to the U.S. may get temporary work visas and then never leave. This is one of the reasons that illegalimmigration has become widespread. Illegalimmigration has long been a problem in the United States, especially since the...
Illegalimmigration is widespread throughout the United States. There are 12 million or more illegal aliens in the United States, this number continues to rise (Swartz). This influx of illegal immigrants causes jobless Americans to lose out on opportunities. Employers choose to pay illegal immigrants lower wages than American workers. Is it right to pay illegal immigrants less than Americans to do the same job? Should the illegal immigrants be deported? Should border control be increased? Will border control help to decrease illegal immigrants? Will the argument hold for the 14th amendment? Is the child of an illegal immigrant a citizen of the United States? Will anyone stand up to illegalimmigration?
Most people are oblivious to the fact that illegalimmigration and unemployment are intertwined. Americans have trouble finding jobs that are gainful because non-Americans, who illegally crossed the border unabated, are employed by companies, both big and small. Looking at Labor report from 2013 shows that 11.3 million American’s are without a job (“CPS News Releases,” 2013). President Barack Obama said, in his speech about immigration, “that there was over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.” The main reason illegal and...
...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 freedom to worship, others searched for gold or other forms of wealth, and many were dragged here in chains against their will (Plesser, 3). This was only the beginning. The flow of immigrants into the United States stayed on a gradually increasing rate since the 17th century. The United States encouraged immigration during its first century of existence. A multitude of Immigrants came into the United States to work in the farms and help clear the new frontier. The U.S. was on the verge of its largest historical expansion. Immigrants were needed to do diversified jobs. took up the offer because they saw a chance of freedom in the New World (Plesser, 6).
There were only a few immigrants in 1820. Only 8,000 immigrants entered the United States. Then, the number began to raise slowly, an increase that would continue, with ebbs and flows, for almost a century. From 1820 to 1920, over 51 million Immigrants entered America. One of the first attempts to slow the migration rate was the Oriental Exclusion Act of 1882. In 1882, Congress...
...Immigration, whether legal or not, is a big issue right now in our country. The number of illegal immigrants in the US has been increasing tremendously over the years. According to immigration survey done by Center for Immigration Studies, the number of illegal immigrants in the US in 2009 was 11 million. My opinion on illegalimmigration is that we should offer full amnesty to allillegal immigrants and help them on the path to become citizens. The bill that the Senate is trying to pass, should be passed because it helps an illegal immigrant get a greencard and then eventually a green card.
Although illegal immigrants have broken the law, they have done so because they were driven to do so. Almost all of the emigrants that leave Mexico, had almost nothing to begin with. They lived in extreme poverty and without the proper necessities needed to survive. Many of the push factors include poverty, lack of education, corruption and a poor economy. Whereas, the US has many pull factors like stable government, better education, political freedom and many other types of freedoms. After coming to the United States, the lives of the illegal immigrants have improved tremendously. They get clean drinking water and they are able to provide for a better future for themselves and their children. We cannot take that away from them....
...stigmatizing behavior to allow what may be considered an underprivileged racial group the opportunity to advance ?
In order for some of these questions to be answered we must look closely at events that have taken place historically between the United States and Mexico. “The Immigration Act of 1917 curbed immigration of Eastern and Southern Europeans, a main source of labor in the industrial north. To ease the demand for labor, Mexican migrants were exempted from numerical restriction, and an unlimited number of visas could be granted to Mexican workers” (Gomberg-Munoz, pg.28). With this act in place American businesses were going into Mexico’s most populated areas and trying to convince residents to come start work involving farming, construction of roads and railways, as well as be engaged in jobs relating to manufacturing. These workers had hard working conditions and were paid much less than their white colleagues, they also had to face brutal discrimination in housing and schooling. They were promised many things that never came once, their hours of work were done and if that wasn’t bad enough they were stripped of their visas and forced to deal with the hardships that follows being considered illegal.
These particular individuals should be allowed to obtain amnesty for many different reasons. They are often times already established living in the U.S and may have begun raising new generations within in their family that can...
...“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...
There are so many problems and issues concerning illegalimmigration. It is time our government did something about it. According to the online Law Encyclopedia, an alien is a non-citizen who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa. This is causing problems for America and something should be done about it.
Illegal aliens do not pay taxes. Taxes pay for schools and other public services. Illegal aliens do not contribute to taxes and they benefit from schools and public services. This is not fair to the citizens of the United States. Illegalimmigration is also unfair to immigrants that have entered our country legally. Also, people who hire illegal aliens do not pay income taxes to the government for these illegal employees.
According to the Census Bureau there are between 8 and 11 million illegal aliens living in the United States as of the year 2000. If these people are here illegally, then they are criminals. So according to the Census Bureau there are between 8 and 11 million criminals living in the United States. What does this say about the security of our nation?
If I were an Al-Qaeda terrorist, I do not think I would have a problem getting into this country. I would simply come across the border in Mexico or Canada. We...
In the United States, there are over 40 million immigrants, both legal and unauthorized (Auclair, Batalova, Nwosu 1). Of that 40 million, an estimated 11 million immigrants are not authorized to be in the country (Krogsadt, Passel 1). In recent news, there has been quite the debate over whether or not there should be amnesty or citizenship offered to some or all of the undocumented citizens in America. I have a personal attachment to the subject. I believe there should be a clear and easy pathway to citizenship for immigrants with some restrictions. I support this idea because they provide for older generations, younger generations, and fill jobs Americans will not take.
First, the term ‘illegal immigrant’ is politically inaccurate. As Garcia points out in his article, the term ‘illegal immigrant’ was first used by the British to describe Jews fleeing from Nazi Germany in the 1930’s and 40’s. As Garcia also quotes Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner, “No human being is illegal.” Garcia shows in his article that Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote for the majority on a case about using the terms ‘illegal immigrant’, ‘illegal alien’, or ‘illegal’, was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and three other justices in this case. In the case SB 1070, a case regarding Arizona’s immigration reform and...