We stand in affirmation of the resolution: immigration reform should include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. We define Path to citizenship as the process of naturalizing undocumented immigrants as outlined in the senate “gang of 8 bill”, and Undocumented immigrants as those who don’t possess the official documents that are needed to enter, live in, or work in a country legally (Merriam Webster) Observation 1: As the resolution is stated, it is not open to debate whether or not there will be immigration reform, but rather a pathway to citizenship included in it. To delineate the key issues of this round we offer the following 3 contentions. Contention 1: including a path to citizenship in immigration reform will benefit the U.S. economy Subpoint A: reduction of the federal deficit and increased job growth Warrant: CBO estimates that fixing our broken immigration system will reduce federal deficits by about $200 billion over the next 10 years, and about $700 billion in the second decade. The CBO analysis made clear that the additional taxes paid by new and legalizing immigrants would not only offset any new spending, but would be substantial enough to reduce the deficit over the 20-year window. While many of these workers already pay federal taxes, millions more will pay payroll taxes once they are able to obtain legal status and work above board. The CBO also found immigration reform will increase real GDP by 3.3% in 2023, and 5.4% in 2033, an increase of roughly $700 billion in 2023 and $1.4 trillion in 2033, due to higher labor force participation, increased capital investment, and increased productivity. Whitehouse.gov (2013) Impact: Decreasing the United States deficit would lead to further fiscal stability. Investors would want to invest more in the economy, particularly in the private sector, which stimulates job growth. It’s therefore important to include a path to citizenship in...
April 28, 2013
The United States as a country faces challenges of weak economic growth and dramatic levels of projected growth in the federal debt. With ImmigrationReform it can help the United States gain economic growth and production of goods. The historical experience of legalization under the 1986 ImmigrationReform and Control Act states that comprehensive immigrationreform would raise wages, create jobs, and generate additional tax revenue. Taking the experience of IRCA, it’s been estimated that comprehensive immigrationreform would yield at least $1.5 trillion in added U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) over 10 years. Many economists believe that immigrationreform provides a net benefit. It increases demand and productivity and helps drive innovation for all of us to benefit. Relaxed immigration rules could encourage one to start businesses, increase demand for housing, raise tax revenues and help reduce the budget deficit. The impacts of immigrationreform suggest that it will have important economic growth to the country.
There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States., many of whom have lived and worked here for years....
12 November, 2014
ImmigrationReform: A Necessary Action
The evening news is ripe with controversial legislation, policy and debate from the lawmakers of the United States. Some of these include the most recent midterm elections taking place this week, with people anticipating which party will control the senate, others talk about what should be done with the growing problem of ISIS in the Middle East. Any of these topics could spark a heated conversation in any coffee house or diner in this country but perhaps there is no issue which stays on the forefront, which riles testy tempers, and which needs to be discussed so much as this country’s policies on immigration. Certainly immigration has served as a major theme of nearly every generation of this country’s existence from the early waves of settlers, to the Chinese influx during the railroad days, to the pouring in of Europeans through Ellis Island but never before has the media clung to the issue with such tenacity bringing about the public demand for change. The laws set in place are not working to restrain illegal immigration and the harshest policies are serving to destroy and rip apart communities, and drive away the hard-working and humble personalities that this country needs. Now is the time for the government to considerately review and amend laws regarding immigration to this country and provide a...
According to the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project, there are an estimated 11.7 million immigrants living in the United States illegally (as of September 2013). This number has not varied by much over the last three years but according to new estimates, it may be on the rise.
Contrary to what most people in the U.S.A. think, they do NOT all emigrate from Mexico. Here are the estimated percentages of illegal undocumented immigrants: Mexicans are only 59% of the whole. Asians are 11%, Central America 11%, South America 6%, Europe & Canada 4%, Caribbean 4%, Middle East 2%, All other or unkown 3%. People come from all over the world in hopes that this will be their golden ticket to a better life.
Why come here illegally? That is where the very 1st step of immigrationreform is broken. The process of coming to the U.S.A. is an extensive one. They have to go the American consulate in their country. There they have to determine their basis to immigrate. This process is made easier if they will be filing as a refugee/asylum status or being petitioned by a family member. To file the petition, they need to know the category they fall under. Whether it is family based, employment base, special class of immigrants or under a humanitarian program. Mind you, to file these forms it ranges from free due to humanitarian process up to $1000 JUST to file.
After you file you wait for a decision. The...
...Nonetheless, there have been a number of Immigration Acts in the United States. The first one was the Naturalization act of 1790. Then the immigration act of 1965 passed, and immigration restrictions applied to Mexican Immigrants for the first time. Nearly 30 years later in 1986, the immigrationReform and Control Act was, created which granted amnesty to immigrants that had lived in the United States before 1982. Nevertheless, this later act made it a crime for employers to hire undocumented immigrant workers. In order to create a successful ImmigrationReform Policy, the government has to consider several socioeconomic areas including border control, worker programs, education, and the economy. “All the elements of this problem must be addressed together” (Bush 2006)
Who is controlling our borders? We must secure our borders to prevent illegal crossing. The United States recognizes illegal immigration, has been an issue for decades. Creating a successful Immigrationreform policy will decrease illegal crossings. In addition, implementing more experienced Border control officers; will decrease the use of military personnel. In addition, allowing military personnel to secure our Nation not just the Mexican borders. The new policy will also need to enforce, the improved Border Control and assist Police, in being more...
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Name: Cindy Winata
Student ID: 12413091
Professor: Vyas Utpal
Immigration is an Economic Benefit to the Host Country
Is immigration an economic benefit to the host country? As the world globalizes, this issue has become a topic of a debate in recent years. The inflow of immigrants may bring a positive effect or negative effect to the destined country. However, in some countries like the United States, their economic development has become dependent on immigrants. As Marco Rubio once said, “Americans believe in the value of immigration”. Immigration has made and is making favorable contribution in term of economy to the host country. Immigrants have benefited the U.S economy by filling in less-skilled job vacancies, increasing native’s wages and labor productivity, and lastly driving innovation.
Immigrant Workers Fill the Growing Number of Job Vacancies
Immigration plays an important role in filling in the less-skilled jobs vacancies in United States. The main reason why the United States has become significantly reliant on immigrants is because of the growing shortage of workers that are willing to do the less-skilled jobs. In recent years, American worker’s educational level has improved dramatically, thus result in the growing number of less-skilled jobs in which U.S-born workers are available....
...ImmigrationReform: Closer to Reality or Destined for Failure?
In the present day, the United States is an open country for migrant workers who seek temporary employment or students who wish to study at American colleges and universities. Nevertheless, permanent residence and citizenship are still barely attainable for most immigrants. The reason why I chose to talk about immigrationreform is that it relates to my life and what I have seen and heard about immigrants. I immigrated to the United States, and it is really sad to know that many immigrants who are here have not seen their families in a long time; some people go more than fifteen years without seeing their family members. I understand how they must feel because I have not seen my parents in more than eight years; my kid met his grandparents for the first time at the age of seven years. No one knows what it is like to be immigrant until one is in an immigrant's shoes. America always has been good for immigrants, and immigrants have been good for America. Over the past several decades immigration policy has become increasingly confusing and unfocused. Today, immigration policy is mostly debated at the extremes between those who want no immigrants and those who want no borders, implying that immigration is an all-or-nothing proposition. At the current time, the United States is dealing with the controversial question...
...is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of immigration? What is the United States’ current Immigration Policy? Would you even think that it is considered to be one of the most debatable topics today? Nowadays, many people decide to immigrate to have a better life for themselves and their families. Immigrationreform, as it has been called, had been tried during the past years by our very own Congress. Obviously, administration's efforts failed because, currently, illegal immigration is still a platform. Why would anyone expect that immigrationreform would be accomplished this time around? The "illegal" problem will solve itself over time.
Illegal immigration is a serious problem in the United States and is one of the most controversial issues. During the 1980s and 1990s, illegal immigration was a round-the-clock issue for “political debate,” as immigrants continued to immigrate to the United States, mainly through Canada and Mexico. In the beginning of the 1960s, immigrationreform had heightened because of the civil rights movement going on in the United States. According to "U.S. Immigration Since 1965" published on history.com, the reason for change is that “immigration [is] based on the national-origins quota system in place since the 1920s, under which each...
...Is immigration “good” for British business?
In the most industrialized countries of the world, the rapid increase of immigration has become a contentious issue. As immigration has a great impact on a country’s economy, its benefits and costs have been hotly debated. This essay will focus the economic effects of immigration into United Kingdom.
Large-scale immigration has been a essential factor that contributes to a healthy UK economy and society and is encouraged to flow into UK since a new UK immigration policy published in 1997(D.Colemanand R.Rowthorn,2004 ). According to the office for National Statistics, the net immigration- immigration minus emigration to the UK increased to 237,000 in 2007 (2008). Supporters of immigration will often point to the good impacts of immigration, such as fiscal advantage, increased gross domestic product per head and available supply of labor, while opponents of immigration argue that large-scale immigration will compete with native-born workers in the labor market, displace some natives from jobs and lower their wages.
The remainder of this paper is to evaluate the impacts of immigration on British business. It is divided into three sections, the impacts of immigration on wages, on employment and on growth.