The United States is a nation of immigrants whose citizens are battling with each other over immigration policy. Immigration is an active political topic today, and arguably one of the strongest topics in many elections over the past decades. Some want to close the borders and deport as many as possible, while others want to open the borders and give immigrants the same rights and benefits as citizens. As with most political topics though, there isn’t one clearly defined act that could solve the problem. The steps that should be taken to help the immigration problem are to reduce border control, implement a more open legal immigration process, and enforce harsher penalties on the employers of illegal immigrants.
Border control is an issue pushed heavily by the Republicans, ironically the same party that pushed for the removal of the Berlin Wall. “There are three reasons for a border wall: to establish sovereignty over unruly lands, protect the wealth of the population, and to protect cultural practices from the influence of other value systems” (Jones 70).The United States border control is primarily for the latter two reasons, even though it is quite often misrepresented as a response to terrorism. It aims to protect the wealth of the country by keeping immigrants out and to protect the cultural practices from other countries. It fails in these areas as the cost involved in controlling our borders is “over 14 billion yearly,”(Mendoza) and the cultural practices of the United States are previously from other countries. Too much time and money is wasted by former immigrants of this country to defend a border from immigrants “that the Border Patrol estimates is only 35% effective” (qtd in Jones 70).
A more open immigration process should be implemented in the United States. While most people think becoming legal is easy, in reality it is quite difficult. “Illegal immigrants can become legal in one of three ways; humanitarian grounds, having a family member who...
Public PolicyImmigrationPolicyImmigration is important to a nation’s growth and economy. As of 2012, U.S. immigrant population is 40.8 million, or 13% of total U.S. population (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). Between 2011 and 2012, foreign-born population in the US increased by 447,000, or 1.1% (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). 16% of the United States civilian labor force, or 25.7 million out of 157.6 million workers is made up of immigrants (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). The top 5 U.S. states for number of immigrants are California with 10.3 million, New York with 4.4 million, Texas with 4.3 million, Florida with 3.7 million, and New Jersey with 1.9 million (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). However, immigration is a controversial issue. Just like many issues, the Democrats and Republicans have apposing viewpoints when it comes to immigrationpolicy. The Democrats are pro-amnesty, while Republicans are anti-amnesty. In the United States, most of the illegal immigrants enter the country through the US/Mexico border. As of 2011, there are around 11,500,000 illegal immigrants in the United States (ProCon.org, 2013).
With this many illegal immigrants in the country, it causes problems. For example, it puts an economic burden on tax-paying citizens by taking away jobs from US citizens and giving some businesses unfair economic advantages. Since...
ImmigrationpoliciesImmigration reform is a topic that has been discussed heavily and heavily debated in congress for quite some time now. Which in hand those debates have led nowhere. All we keep doing is just putting a delay on immigration reform, and all that’s doing is wasting money, time, and lives as well. Lets talk about how much money we’ve estimated to spend since our last overhaul… $186.8 billion alone onimmigration enforcement, but yet with all that money paying for immigration enforcement it still didn’t keep immigrants out of the United States nor did it convince them to leave. Even after all that money we’ve spent to make the enforcement better the numbers of unauthorized immigrants have tripled to more than 11 million. So no matter how much money we’re paying for the enforcement it wont stop illegal immigrants from crossing the boarder and trying to get into the United States, yeah it might make it harder for them but doesn’t mean they wont find a way of getting in.
Since the 1990’s our immigration enforcement budget has increased massively but has yet to prove any effective methods of deterring unauthorized immigration. Since 1993 when our current method of our border enforcement was first enforced along the Mexican/USA boarder, the annual budget was $363 million and now has increased to more than $3.5 billion. Each border enforcement...
...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...
...their infancy when an assassin’s bullets struck him down November 22, 1963” (Understanding the American Promise). Kennedy died before he could fulfill the many promises he made to Americans of economic growth. The radio was the way Gloria and her family learned of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This was a major concern for her and her fellow Mexican immigrants because John F. Kennedy was an advocate to bettering the immigration systems. “While JFK’s right legacy is widely recognized, less attention has been paid to his record championing reform that ended an era of deeply discriminatory immigration laws” (Doris). President Kennedy had a power and great had a great vision for immigration that could change the face of America forever. She was in shock and in utter sadness when she learned of the news. The whole country could not believe what had happen. The Immigration Act of 1965 eliminated ancestry, race, or the national origin as a basis for immigrants. It created many fundamentals that still stand in today’s system for legal immigration into the United States.
Not speaking English and not having anyone to teach her made life harder for Gloria. The lack of understanding English kept her from having American friends. This made her feel very isolated and like she was in a “deep hole”. The feeling of being isolated was not a feeling Gloria was used to. It wasn’t until she was a little...
ImmigrationImmigration! What is immigration? Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. Is that not what has made America what it is today. In fact, there would be no America if not for immigration because everyone in the country is an immigrant or is directly descended from one. Even the oldest inhabitants, the Native Americans, emigrated from Asia. The rest of us come from all different places in the world. Countries such as England, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, China, Germany, and many others have all contributed to populate the United States. America is the land of the free, and a life full of opportunities for every American. The United States leads the world in its power and is seen by many as a way to escape the hardships of their countries. Would it be inhumane of a rich country to not help the other countries and people, who struggle in the world?
Take me for example I would not even be here if immigrates were not a loud over here. My dad is from Trinidad and was lively here on a temporary work visa. Now he has a green card which took him forever to get that card. immigrant to enter the United States, he or she must have a one to two-year processing time, a three hundred and ten dollar fee, and a ten page form stating their reasons for entering the U.S. Most immigrants do not want or can find time to go through...
...ImmigrationPolicy in Japan in the 21st Century
Course Title: International Migration
Course Code: BE 22 421
Name: Onyejelem Prince Daniel O.
STUDENT ID: 201118001
School of Social and International Studies, G30 program
The rapid increase in the number of immigrants to Japan during the Heisei era has raised anxieties among Japanese about the future of their country, national identity, and how to manage the influx. There is a muted public discourse about this politically sensitive subject against the backdrop that it has been examined as a rapidly aging society and a declining workforce tasked with supporting soaring outlays for retires’ pensions and medical care. This problem is looming as the workforce is projected to decline from about 65 million in 2010 to 55 million in 2030. The question of how widely Japan should open its domestic labor market to foreign workers, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi stated in 2005, "If the foreign labor exceeds a certain level, it is bound to cause a clash. It is necessary to consider measures to prevent it and then admit foreign workers as necessary. Just because there is a labor shortage does not mean we should readily allow foreign workers to come in." (Chikako 2006)
Immigration to Japan: Migration is not a new phenomenon. When people believe they can receive higher incomes, better education, better quality of life for themselves and their...
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...
Immigration is a topic that has been argued many times in the United States. Many people support it while others believe that immigrants are criminals who commit the crime of entering the U.S. illegally. Roberto Rodriguez and Star Parker both use different styles of writing in “Border on our Backs” and “Se Habla Entitlement” respectively. Although Roberto Rodriguez uses a personal approach to convey his message, Star Parker’s method of using real life facts and details to support her opinion really pulls through and is therefore more convincing.
Roberto Rodriguez tries to use emotion to motivate and capture the reader’s attention to support his feelings for immigration but fails to back up any of his arguments with valid evidence. In “The Border on Our Backs” Rodriguez contends “We deny the nopal no longer. We know full well we’re not on foreign soil, but on Indian lands…..If anything we are back”(Rodriguez 560). Rodriguez states that Mexicans have always lived in America. This however is not true; the real occupants of the American land were the Native Americans and the Mayans and Incans before them. He makes this bold statement yet provides no solid evidence to prove that the Immigrants are in fact on their land and not on foreign land. This is very personal and makes it difficult for the reader to believe him without any evidence.
It is very clear that the author of “Border on Our Backs”...