Illegal immigration is having a negative effect on local economies, health care services, public schools, and public safety all across the United States. One of the most controversial and debated political issues of today is that of illegal immigration from Mexico. Immigration is generally welcomed in the United States; however illegal immigration is a different situation. Illegal immigration from Mexico harms the legal, taxpaying citizens of America, so the government and it's agencies must increase national security.
Immigration and illegal immigration are two very different issues. Illegal immigration bypasses the nations policies and controls; whereas, legal immigration is welcomed by the government:
"Hispanic and immigrants' rights activists respond that the vast majority of immigrants who cross the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border illegal (an estimated 50 percent of whom are Mexican nationals) do so to escape poverty or repression in their native countries. These advocates argue that illegal immigrants believe America offers the best opportunities for them to better their lives. "(Cozic)
This is one reason immigration is a troubling issue. Most immigrants claim to be leaving their home country for the United States because they have a better place for them to live and for their families to work.
Illegal immigration has been a problem for many years. Christopher Walton, Chief Executive of Kruse & Associates Immigration services, explains that illegal immigration into the United States has been a problem ever since agencies were set up to control immigration. (Walton) It is tough to control immigration because it is virtually impossible to protect all thousands of miles of boarder the United States has.
There are millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States. The INS has projected numbers from five million to as high as eleven million. This is a very substantial number of individuals which causes it to be such a substantial problem....
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“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...
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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 and Illegalimmigration.
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...
With Illegal immigrants entering the United States daily, attention grows as to what should be done about it. Illegal immigrants who enter the United States and build lives here ultimately affect our economy and society. On one side of the debate, you have those who believe all illegal immigrants should be deported. No exceptions should be made and citizenship should be required to enter the borders of the United States. On the other side, why not give illegal immigrants a chance? Allow them to earn rights in the United States and eventually gain citizenship. Serious debate continues over what reforms should be made to our nation’s Immigration laws.
With a vision of more secure borders, there are those who see illegalimmigration completely unacceptable. This side argues that Illegal immigrants be given no status in the United States. Those who share this point of view often times share similar reasons as well. Many middle class jobs, available to legal United States citizens, are being swept up by illegals. Illegal immigrants are using falsified documents to gain access to such jobs. It’s not fair that legal citizens who are looking for jobs face competition against illegal immigrants. Their use of fake social security numbers to...
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...
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...
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The general public must understand the importance of illegalimmigration and how it affects our country. To have an affirmative path to citizenship is in the best interest of not only the American people but also our economy and our government. Once the Democratic and Republican parties agree on a more suitable solution for legal immigration status, the outcome will draw down the U.S. debt by more taxes paid to the government. There are 11.1 million and counting of foreign born who are not U.S. citizens. (Pew Research, 2011) Their immediate citizenship would add 1.4 trillion to the country economic growth.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans favor giving illegal immigrants in the country in this country an opportunity for legal status. 71 percent of Democrats are in support of an earned path to citizenship where only 53 percent of Republicans are. One of the options that drew the least support was the option with no path to citizenship, but a larger minority was 21 percent said that illegal immigrants should be identified and deported. (New York Times 2013: A: 17)
Most Americans said the Republicans party had been hurt in recent elections by its position on illegal...
America has been known as the land of opportunity and makes it possible for anyone to live the American dream; however, nothing comes easy. As of now there are over eleven million illegal immigrants living in the United States with an estimated 1400 new illegal immigrants arriving daily (Katel 1). With so many immigrants currently taking resident in the United States, it is impossible to deport all of them. Although coming into this country illegally is wrong these immigrants are trying to make a better life for themselves. Contrary to belief illegal immigrants are a beneficial asset to America and should have the right to become legal citizens of the United States through the Pathway to Citizenship proposed by President Barack Obama.
Illegal immigrants flea their homeland and come to America to create a better life for them and their families. Most are forced to leave because of dangerous circumstances such as no work, famine, war or a radical government. Whatever the reason, illegals make an effort to establish a better life and therefore should not be denied by the United States. Maria and Juan Gomez fromMexico worked farmland from dawn till dusk, scavenging food from what little money they had. Maria and Juan left Mexico ten years ago and now reside in a Latino...
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1.) What I already know (and don’t know) about my topic
I know that illegalimmigration is a big topic that is always talked about in the United States. I know that some people believe it is a big problem, but others don’t think it is a problem at all. I know that illegal aliens come to our county for many different reasons. Some of them include work, to get a better life, or to escape a dangerous homeland. These immigrants have to come to this country illegally because the process to come legally is long and they may never be granted citizenship. I know that them coming to our country is hurting our economy. They come here and get jobs that could be going to unemployed U.S. citizens, and since they aren’t citizens they don’t pay taxes that all true citizens have to pay. Also they send a lot of the money they make back to their homeland and it never goes back into the U.S. economy. I know that our government spends a lot of money hiring border patrol and buying equipment to help keep these illegal aliens from getting across the border, and the money that pays for this comes out of the legal citizens taxes. If these illegal immigrants come to our country and need medical care the hospitals are legally required to give them the medical care they need and hardworking American...