Illegal immigration in United States
In this text I am going to write about illegal immigration in United States. First I will talk about what illegal immigration is and give you some facts about it in U.S. I will also discuss for and against illegal immigration. I will give you some of mine point of view in the end. When you go to a country without permission and stay there for a long time, that´s illegal immigration. Many of these people search for visa and as an answer they get no, but still they stay in the country anyway. “Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the United States without proper permission from the United States government.”1 An illegal immigrant is an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed her to long so the visa has expired.2 In 2009 62 % of illegal immigrants were from Mexico, 5 % from El Salvador, 4 % from Guatemala, 3 % from Honduras, 2 % from Philippines, 2 % from India, 2 % from Korea, 2 % from Ecuador, 1 % from Brazil, 1 % from China and 15 % from other countries.3 Based on this we can see that almost everybody are from Mexico, one reason may be that there is a short distance between Mexico and the United States. If we look further into these numbers, then we can see that Europe it is not mention. Maybe people emigrate from countries with low economy and high unemployment? Illegal immigration happens all over the world. A good thing with immigrants is that they are necessary because they do jobs that most Americans don´t want. In U.S. there is several jobs with minimal wage.4 If people from America don’t take jobs like that, then they need workers and it is good that immigrants can do the jobs. Immigrants do these kinds of jobs because they will start a new life and earn more money so they can support their families. They also may send some money to their...
...IS ILLEGALIMMIGRATION BENEFICIAL TO THE ECONOMY?
One of the biggest issues facing America today is the alarming number of illegal immigrants living in the UnitedStates of America. America, “the land of opportunity,” the phrase became the national ethos for the opportunity for prosperity and success for this country. America, settled by immigrants who moved to America, worked in America, built their homes in America and became American citizens. As time moved forward laws were established because immigrants from all over the world wanted the same opportunity; these rules and regulations had to be followed. To be an American was an honorable status, to live like Americans under the provisions of the Constitution of the UnitedStates, citizenship had to be earned in order to be granted. The Naturalization Act of 1790 and The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 were established; these acts were the basic laws of UnitedStates citizenship and immigration.
In 2011, The Department of Homeland and Security reported, approximately 11.5 million illegal immigrants lived in the UnitedStates. The number of illegal immigrants in this country continues to be on the rise. With a depleted economy and a recession, today’s labor market has become especially challenging....
...Immigration in the UnitedStates
November 24, 2012
Immigration in the UnitedStatesImmigration is a complex phenomenon that has played a major role in the growth of the population in the UnitedStates. It is described as the entrance and long –term stay across the national border without receiving appropriate legal documentation. Illegalimmigration in the U.S. has soared to a massive scale. As many as 14 million families live in the UnitedStates illegally in which at least one is head of household. Illegal immigrants can be deemed as illegal by entering the country without authorization or inspection, staying beyond an authorized period or after legal entry, or by violating the terms of legal entry. Why do people immigrate? Many people immigrate for a variety of reasons. Some relocate by force or fear, escape form prejudices and persecutions, and while others are primarily voluntary. Granted the move may be a necessity, it can be somewhat of a traumatic and challenging experience. Immigrants steal from the federal government, destroy private property, and hurt hard working U.S. citizens. Immigration should have stipulations because it would alleviate certain economic issues, reduce the criminal activity, and benefit the nation health wise....
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The UnitedStates (US) has always been viewed as the land of opportunity because it is the only true free country in the world. This being the case people have been fighting their way into the country for decades. However, it is becoming more and more of a problem each decade that passes. With the UnitedStates border being so close to Mexico it is now seeing the highest population of illegal immigrants to date. The rising population is due to the lack of jobs in their country, poor pay and bad work environments. It has become the issue it has because the US is now having problems with high taxes, steep insurance costs and new laws. Even though the UnitedStates is a free country, immigration has changed over the years because of an increase in illegal immigrants, stricter laws and harsher penalties.
In the last few decades the UnitedStates has had to increase the taxes for their American citizens due to the increase in the illegal immigrant population. "Even with the national government pouring billions of dollars into the education of LEP students, state and local taxes provide the lion's...
...The UnitedStatesIllegalImmigration Dilemma
Michael A. Clinton
Dr. Rufus Robinson
POL 300 Contemporary International Relations
September 3, 2010
The UnitedStates throughout its history has been built by the hard work and contributions of immigrants. Immigration has always been a vital part of the development of this nation from Colonial days until now; however, IllegalImmigrations has become an issue that is not just discussed by the politicians in Washington, DC and those Border States that are been affected most by it. The issue of IllegalImmigration over the last decade or so is now an issue that seems to be affecting more aspects of the Nation than most seem to be aware of. Illegalimmigration has the United facing a situation that it has not had to deal with in over two centuries.
The issue of illegalimmigration is poses several questions that need to be addressed; how did we get ourselves in the predicament that we are in? Was it the Government Policies and Laws that were or are not being enforced? Maybe, the lack of border security or could those employers who hire known illegal immigrants be the cause.
Another, topic that needs to be address when...
...feel the weight of the laws of this great nation regardless of who’s in power? This was my story of the way I got to the US illegally back in August 29, 1999. We boarded a Haitian Company airplane to come to the US; no one knew the outcome in advance because of the way the immigration process works. However, one thing we all had in mind, was to see the light of a different country, see different faces and hopefully find ways to stay. Once the airplane took off, words was already spread all over the office of Haiti air in Florida that the airplane left Haiti with more than 30 Haitian illegal on board. The first few 2 hours spent at the arrival office was like a discovery of a new world for every single illegal in that group. This was one of the darkest and the most memorable moment so far in all my 39 years living. Getting here at the end of the Clinton administration followed by an 8 years battle with the Immigration under the Bush-Ashcroft era, shaped my entire life forever and for the better. The different kind of treatment that I received along with the numerous denials that I have known throughout that ten years; from work permit to driver license, those moment helped me understand the pain of an illegal immigrant. Therefore, I have learned a valuable lesson and now I can pass this on to my kids so they’ll know how much pain I have to go through to finally stay here and built my life in this...
IllegalImmigration and the Welfare State
“We must end welfare state subsidies for illegal immigrants. Some illegal immigrants—certainly not all—receive housing subsidies, food stamps, free medical care, and other forms of welfare.” In this statement by Ron Paul, a Texas congressman, it is obvious that this subject needs a serious look into modifying our current guidelines. He alsostates, “Illegal immigrants place a tremendous strain on social entitlement programs. Under a proposed totalization agreement with Mexico, millions of illegal immigrants will qualify for Social Security and other programs-programs that already threaten financial ruin for America in the coming decades.”(1) They come here illegally, take our jobs, and undermine our welfare system. Illegal aliens should not be allowed the benefits our social welfare systems.
The immigrants that cross our borders illegally and work for low wages are depriving American citizens of the chance to seek the employment opportunities that are no longer available. Many of these immigrants work under the table and deprive the governments of the tax revenue they generate. In an article by Barbara Anderson of the American Chronicle, she states, “Low paid illegal aliens cannot feed their families on those wages any better than a...
Short Paper: Week Five
Saundra D. Hale
In the UnitedStates today, immigration is a hot topic that has left the country divided on how to proceed with immigration reform. Economic factors, nationalism, and politics all contribute to the immigration debate, as the “us” versus “them” becomes a common theme among American citizens and immigrants. Surveys show that 53% of the population favor deporting illegal immigrants, while 40% believe they should be allowed to stay within the country (Sitler, 2010). Though public opinion of Latin American immigrants has risen over the years, other minorities are not seen as favorable. In addition, 52% of the population feel that immigrants take away employment and housing opportunities for American citizens (Sitler, 2010). Others argue that immigrants simply fill the jobs Americans do not want. No matter the view, immigration is a topic that must be discussed and understood.
To better understand immigration, it is best to define exactly what immigration means. At best, it can described as an individual who seeks a new country due to the need for better resources, economic and educational opportunities, and to secure a more positive future for the individual and their descendants. As time passes and nations change physically,...
...testifying on a trail against the Fugitive State Law “Under the constitution… all the inhabitants of the UnitedStates are, without exception, persons, -persons, it may be, not free, persons, held to service… but still, persons,” (113). Some authors explain that Mr. Chase was making reference to The Bill of Rights where the word “person” is used numerous times but the word “citizen” is not mentioned once. This states, that a person living in the US should be accounted as a right-bearer regardless of citizenship status. This is the tumult of the present debate.
40 million (13% of the population) of foreign-born nationals are living in the US according to the US Census Bureau study published on May 2010 (Table 1). While the US Department of Homeland Security ( DHS) published a report stating “In summary, an estimated 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the UnitedStates in January 2011 compared to a revised 2010 estimate of 11.6 million.” This simple data demonstrates the challenges of the US immigration system, shedding a dim light to its problematic procedures and arising questions like, why are there 11.5 million people living in the US without documents of residency? How did they get here? Who is responsible for this?
11.5 million people roughly equals to 274 football fields. Taking this huge visualization of persons living among American citizens is...