MORE than 11 illegal immigrants are arrested in Victoria every week and the numbers are expected to continue to rise. In the past financial year 612 people were arrested - up from 429 the year before. Few of the illegal workers were likely to be asylum seekers who arrived by boat, with 517 arrested after overstaying their visa. A further 95 were on the run following their visa being cancelled. The figure was revealed last month as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship prepared to deport 13 illegal farm workers located in northwestern Victoria. Nine men and four women, all Malaysian nationals, had been employed on farms as pruners. They were caught in a 48-hour operation chasing illegal workers in the Mallee. The detainees were transferred to Melbourne's Maribyrnong Immigration Detention Centre and nine to the Adelaide Immigration Transit Accommodation facility, pending their removal from Australia. All had overstayed their visas and were living here unlawfully, according to the department. Two other foreign nationals were given warnings, including a Malaysian national who was in Australia on a student visa but had not been studying. The employer faces fines of $13,200 and two years' imprisonment per illegal worker. In Australia there are an estimated 19,540 people who have overstayed their visa - an increase of 4430 from the 2009-10 financial year. In response to the growing numbers of people overstaying their visas, last month the Federal Government announced a crackdown. Immigration Minister Chris Bowen promoted the dob-in line and encouraged anyone with information about illegal workers, visa over stayers or visa fraud to call 1800 009 623
Accessing the law
Migrants coming to Australia face various difficulties when accessing the law. Such dilemmas are brought about by various factors including the inability to communicate due to language restrictions and lower standards of income levels limiting access to appropriate facilities. Furthermore, the lack of knowledge of the Australian legal system and their own rights further restricts their ability to access a fair and just outcome. Due to these multiple factors an evident divide is apparent between the ability of inherent Australians and migrants in accessing the Australian legal system A major reason migrants are unable to access the law is because of the distinctive language barrier. Statistics as recorded in 2006 indicate that 74% of migrants cannot speak English well or cannot speak English at all (abs.gov.au). This has had a major impact on their ability to access the law. As they are illiterate in the English language they are unable to interoperate any possible help. This places them at a disadvantage as it is fundamental to know English when coming across the law. As shown in the case more than 11 illegal immigrants are arrested each week, meaning that most are unable to speak English, each of these illegal immigrants need legal representation to appear in court, as the majority of these immigrants cannot speak English they will need an interpreter. This makes it more difficult on the immigrant as they are not communicating directly with the judge, thus their opinion may be ‘lost in translation’. Due to their inability to communicate, their knowledge of the Australian legal system is further restricted as simple tasks such as reading, writing and communicating in English cannot occur. Due to such issues migrants may be unaware of information and assistance programs available to them, and so they are incapable of accessing the legal system in such a way where their needs and wants are met. This is made evident through recent statistics that indicate 49% of migrants have come to Australia with post school qualifications, leaving the other 51% without a proper education. (abs.gov.au) However, this statistic can be ambiguous as illegal immigrants are not accounted for. Every legal system around the world is different, most migrants who come to...
in the United States
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 andIllegalimmigration.
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 to fool a government that gave a privilege of visiting...
...IllegalImmigrationImmigration is a subject matter that should be becoming a concern in the United States. There are three major issues concerning immigration, those illegal immigrants that come here illegally, those that cannot speak the language, and those who display their nation's flag, but take residency in the United States. In approaching these topics there is a sensitivity that should be shown to those coming to this country. The reason being is that this country was founded by those who were immigrants.
There should be some history given on immigration to understand how the country has dealt with immigration in the past. The first major immigration since our journey over to this country was the immigration of African Americans through the slave trade; 500,000 were brought over until up to the time of the American Revolution (Bergen). This is one of history's only forced immigrations. From 1830 to the year 1890 there were 7.5 million recorded illegal immigrants to this country from Europe and Asia. This was brought about by the large number of growing opportunities in the U.S. for those jobs that were unskilled, and low paying, which will be discuss later. The gold rush accounted for many of the Asian and Latin American immigrants. In 1907 Japanese immigration was limited and Chinese...
...IllegalImmigrationIllegalimmigration has been an ongoing problem for Americans. It refers to the entry of foreign citizens into a country without legal documents. In addition, illegalimmigration is the continuous stay of a person in a foreign county with an expired visa. Illegalimmigration has both pros and cons to any given country including the United States of America. The main merit of illegalimmigration is boosting of the economic growth and creating diversity in the economy. On the other hand, these uninvited guests result in excessive government spending, crimes in the country, risks of terrorism, and drug trafficking across the border into the country. This essay expounds both the negative and the positive impacts of illegalimmigration in America.
The United States economy has immensely increased thanks to the illegalimmigration that has brought in a large labor force. The employers hire illegal immigrants who are both skilled and unskilled; thus, economic productions prosper. Many economic sectors are able to get the number of employees required for any workload due to the presence of immigrants. The living standards of the families also improve due to better salaries than what they earned in their mother countries; an excellent example is the...
...IllegalImmigration: The Undocumented Issue
In this paper I will discuss one of the biggest issues in the United States: Illegal immigrants. Some may say that illegalimmigration has a positive impact on the United States’ economy, and some think that these undocumented immigrants affect jobs and wages of people that are living in this country. I think that illegal immigrants harm the United States’ economy through their use of our country’s social services such as health care, education and social security as well as in the job market. The essay will take a look at the kind of job illegal immigrants are holding, and how they affect the economy and native workers.
A majority of illegal immigrants are employed as construction workers, restaurant workers, farm workers, janitors, security guards, taxi drivers and child care services, and many Americans cannot compete with an illegal workforce in the country. Americans currently have to deal with unfair competition from undocumented foreign workers, who are willing to work for lower wages than documented workers. This is not normal capitalistic competition between companies, but it is an example of the unjust displacement of legal citizen workers by illegal workers who will keep wages low and Americans unemployed if this is allowed to continue. Some say that most...
...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...
20 March 2013
IllegalImmigration is Illegal
The United States is the country closest to Mexico, located only a few hours from Western States, Arizona and California. Due to the short distance, it has been accounted that 80% of illegal immigrants come from either Mexico or other latin countries. In 2007 an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants were accounted for, now that policies and regulations have become more strict, an estimated 11.1 million are left (Yen). Of course what many immigrants want U.S. Citizens believing, is that they all enter this “promised land” with good intentions. But aside from that, they enter this land as a problem, causing a rise in taxes and less employment opportunity for American citizens. No matter the reasons, illegalimmigration is illegal.
U.S. Born citizens typically have more opportunities than individuals from other countries, making it become one of the most opportunistic states. It would be shameful if one didn't acknowledge the many reasons why others would want to be here. But that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be as shameful to continuously provide for those whom entered into a country illegally, taking the jobs of legitimate citizens. Illegal immigrants cross over borders using false identification, stolen passports or even on smuggle boats, and then further their...
15 November, 2013
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 authenticate...
Illegalimmigration is one of the most pertinent issues facing the United States government. The effects of illegalimmigration on the US economy can be viewed by many as both negative and positive. Some of the most pressing issues surrounding illegalimmigration debates are the illegal entry into the country, the cost of labor, healthcare, education, taxes, and the increase in purchasing power of goods and services by illegal immigrants.
When discussing the negative and positive impacts of illegalimmigration, the way that immigrants enter the country must be taken into account. According to Castillo (2012), “there are currently over 11.9 million undocumented immigrants in the United States” (p.112). Illegal immigrants usually enter the country on a temporary visa and once these visas expire, the immigrants usually do not leave the United States. In addition, many of them enter on false pretenses, or by crossing our countries’ borders. By physically walking, swimming, or hiking onto American soil, it is often hard to link any identification to these immigrants. This is a major issue which makes it difficult to control the entry of illegalimmigration and can eventually present a drain on the U.S economy due to the resources used to track down and deport...