On the brink of another historical election in our life time Immigration and presidential politics will play a major roll in who will become the next president of the United States of America. President Obama, and several GOP candidates all agree our immigration system is broken and in need of a overhaul. However, it is there different sentiment on immigration and how to fix the open invitation for illegal immigration into this country that leave these candidates at odds. How these candidates plan to handle these issue will have a serious effect on the polls in November. These particular issues in latest news have not been favorable topics for several GOP candidates. The population of the United States in recent decades have become more divers . In 2010 with a growing population of 308,745,538 today non-Hispanic Whites constitute three quarters (231 million) of the country's population of 308 million people. The largest minority group is composed of 50 million Hispanics composing of 16.3 percent. The remaining population of the United States are African American, comprising about 13.6 percent of the total, or 42 million people, 14 million Asians, 5 million American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and 1 million Pacific Islanders” (Census). Most studies of the relationship between demographic context and political behavior in the United States have focused on African Americans. However, in recent years there has been an increase in research regarding how the number of Latinos and/or immigrants (legal or illegal) within a geographic unit influence the political or policy preferences of non-Latino and native-born voters. For many liberal this increase in immigration particularly Hispanic and Latino immigrants in united states is seen as the flood gates of haven opened up to land of opportunity. It is the Extension of the American dream to others around the world that you can come to America get a good job, work really hard, and still earn decent wage to take care of your family same as the millions of people before them, but many republican see it differently. Because immigrants and their children in the United States vote disproportionately for the Democratic Party, large numbers of immigrants in a geographic unit may lead to higher levels of hostility from Republicans. History have proven to us that in 1996 overwhelmingly An estimated 71% of Hispanics and 53% of Asians voted for Democratic Party candidates (Rodriguez). Also in recent election President Obama won the Latino vote by more than two to one in the 2008 presidential election (Hawley, 2011). These type of voting patterns show why Republican or ideological conservative is associated with a preference for lower immigration levels in comparison to Democrats and Independents. For many conservatives who feel that these newcomers represent a threat to their political power. Although many of the more bitter debates regarding immigration deal with the approximately 12million illegal immigrants in the United States (Hawley,2011). Republicans have offered many solutions to what is viewed as threat to middle class, low skilled worker and economy. Some suggestions from GOP candidates like Herman Cain suggested “America build a border wall similar to the Great Wall of China, going so far as to advocate a moat full of alligators.” A more sensible suggested by republican candidate Mitt Romney are “legal immigration is good, it’s important, it’s an advantage, and America need it, to protect legal immigration, stop illegal immigration, Implement constructive solutions for people waiting to immigrate legally and for people who immigrated illegally and live in the U.S. and Substantially expand legal immigration, including implementation of a program that matches visas to employers’ needs in all sector” (Schneider). For some conservatives these views are to liberal and worst they run a thin line for agreeing or echoing same suggestions as President Obama and other democratic...
...Immigration Reform by Dawn Peck
Have we really become that selfish of a nation to just disregard the reasons immigrants migrate from their birth countries? So just because they were not born in this country, we should not be protective of their rights as human beings? How about the fact that society has even categorized these individuals with the label of immigrant, for me, we are not living up to the American standard of peace & equality for all. The current treatment of immigrants is very unjust, being that there are so many different obstacles set forth by both Federal and State enforcement agencies. I intend to unveil the political biases, discrepancies, and flaws of all schools of thought on the past and current proposed immigration reform. This country is in need of an immigration reform that will protect the individual rights of humanity while ensuring the safety, fairness and reasonableness of all parties, at all times.
The Federal Government is in turmoil regarding immigration reform. In an article written by the current President of the United States of America, President Obama states he believes in amnesty, that is to grant current immigrants who have not gone thru the legal process of becoming a citizen of our country, the right to stay here and be able to function as a legal American can. Protestors say this will not work because there is no true measure that can be taken to...
25 June 2013
Illegal Immigration has been a problem for a very long time now in the United States. It has also been a very controversial subject for as long as I can remember. Illegal immigration goes back hundreds and thousands of years. Living in such an anti-illegal immigration state has been tough, there is always something about illegal immigration laws going on, and politics talking about it and the saddest part families being separated, daily.
In 1882 President Chester A. Arthur banned all Chinese immigration to the United States. Shortly after that he banned prostitutes and criminals from coming into the US. He eventually ended up banning mentally ill as well. Although this only banned a small percentage of immigration, it began the distinctions between legal and illegal immigration. Shortly, a period of time came when a big wave of illegal immigrants poured into the United States from 1881 to 1920 approximately 24 million illegal immigrants came into the United States from all over the world.
During this period a door was opened to illegal Mexicans coming into the US because employers liked their acceptance to low wages for labor. Employers wanted to take advantage of their hard work for such low wages. After California began to realize how out of hand illegal immigration was getting in...
... In this essay, my intention is to address that the immigration reform is very important for both the immigrants and the economical well being of both the unites states of America and its people as well. immigration reform is a term used in political discussion regarding changes. Change into an improved form or condition, by amending or removing faults or abuses to current immigration policy of a country.
The united states of America has long been a destination for students around the world. They come to attend the nation's colleges and universities, and many wish to stay to pursue job opportunities and make their lives here, but the immigration system throws up barriers at every step of their way. Foreign students add billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year, and those who remain are more likely to start businesses and contribute to innovation than their American counter parts. Right now, as the economy struggles back to life, it's hard to imagine letting such opportunities go to waste. Growing frustration with this dilemma is leading more and more college presidents, professors, and higher education administrators across the country to declare their support for improving the nation's immigration policies. most recently, college and university leaders sent letters to their congressional representatives o call for action on immigration reform legislation so that the...
Illegal ImmigrationAlbert Leos ENG/102June 23, 2013Susan Stewart |
The general public must understand the importance of illegal immigration 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 immigration. In the 2012 Presidential election the Republican candidate Mitt Romney supported self...
...Immigration is the movement of people from other countries that come into another country of especially which they are not a native in order to settle there. Immigration is made for diverse of reasons. The most important of these are escape from poverty, economic, social, political reasons, natural sisaster, unimployment and live in clover. Other causes are retirement migration from rich countries to lower-cost countries with better climate is a new style of international immigration. For example British citizens would rather to immigrate to Spain or İtaly or retired Canadian citizens to the US. While for some migrants education is the primary reason, some migrants has personal reasons, relationship between family or a partner or marriage. As can be seen there are many reasons to migrate and in more detailed examined we can see more reasons.
Over the past quarter century the number of international migrants has doubled to more than 200m this trend is set to increase. (See Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan in book, “Exceptional People”) If rich countries were to admit enough migrants from poor countries to expand their own labour forces by a mere 3%, the world would be richer, according to one estimate, by $356 billion a year. (2) For instance if implemented within a well thought out policy, migration can be the most effective tool yet devised for reducing global poverty.
There are pros and cons of migration for...
Immigration: The Dream Act Should Pass
Project 3: Writing a Research Proposal
My research proposal paper will focus on the issue relating to “The Development, Relief, and Education for Minors Act, (The Dream Act)”; I’m proposing a settlement to congress to pass the act. I think that it is time for the congress make a decision on passing The Dream Act. This topic is problematic to the United States and is impacting many people in the struggle of becoming a legal resident of The United States; furthermore, be able to obtain a college degree. If “The Dream Act” becomes a law in the United States, it would benefit both “the dreamers”, and our country economy. Everyone comes to America looking for the American Dreams, regardless of the legal status. The future of America is in the hands of our young students, they education should be the focus of everyone in favor of an educated America. We need to support those that are looking to better themselves and stop the agenizing uncertainty.
Statement of Qualification:
My own personal experience about being an illegal immigrant gives me an advantage on the topic. Since my mother brought me to the United States when I was twelve and I had no legal documentation to be legally in the U.S. Furthermore, I have done my research...
...Title: Mexican Immigration
Specific Purpose: To inform classmates on the causes and effects of Mexican immigration
Thesis Statement: The causes of Mexican immigration is a combination of "push/pull" factors, where conditions in Mexico push them out and opportunity in the U.S. pulls them in, where they actually become an asset to the U.S. economy.
Attention-getting material: Imagine waking up everyday to hunger, hopelessness, and despair, knowing that you cannot
do anything about it, knowing that next door there is opportunity, and that the grass is greener on that side, and the only option is to stay where you are and starve or find a way to make it to the other side. This scenario is one that millions of Mexicans face or have faced, and the issue of Mexican immigration has once again become a hot topic, after 9/11 and during this conservative fever that seems to be sweeping the nation.
Credibility material: For my speech I have used six credible sources three books and three Internet sources for statistics. Jorge Castaneda Mexico's former foreign minister wrote one of the books that I used, the other two books were written by Dale Maharidge and Andres Oppenheimer, Mr. Oppenhiemer is a columnist for the Miami Herald. My Internet research was gathered from PBS.org the Census Bureau, and The National Catholic Reporter respectively.
PREVIEW: Throughout my speech I will be explaining the causes of...
...world more submitted to global crisis since their economies are closely interlinked than a crisis in one country would lead to the same effect on economies of other countries that are its economic partners. In this respect, migration seems to be probably the most effective by such a striking contrast that leads to high level of emigration from developing countries and respectively high level of immigration in developed countries. This means that people from developing and poor countries prefer to move to developed and rich countries.
Moreover, this process keeps growing despite the fact that globalization produced a positive influence on international trade flows that have increased significantly since the beginning of the process of globalization. Presumably, it should really improve the situation in developing countries and decrease the level of emigration. Nonetheless, in actuality the trend, which will be discussed in details a bit later, remains practically unchangeable even though many developed countries attempt to create certain artificial barriers to both legal and illegal immigration. In such a way it is necessary to remember that globalization is a dubious process that has both positive and negative sides and migration is highly dependent on this process to the extent that the basic migration flows are defined by the current situation in the global economy and possibilities of population movement between different countries.