Immigration Reform: A call to action.
The evening news is ripe with controversial legislation, policy and debate from the lawmakers of the United States. Some of the most interesting headlines in recent history discuss the huge battles on labor laws in Wisconsin and Iowa, the anticipation of a Republican front runner for the upcoming Presidential elections, and discussion of our nation’s ability to understand and predict future happenings in Libya, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Any of these topics could spark a heated conversation in any coffee house or roadside 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 in place are not working to curb illegal immigration and the harshest policies are serving to destroy communities and drive away the very hard-working and humble personalities that this country needs the most. Now is the time for the government of the United States to considerately review and amend laws regarding immigration to this country and provide a modern, safe and reasonable system for immigration.
One of the biggest challenges to immigration reform is the current state of our nation’s economy. The first decade of this century has brought sweeping changes in financial markets and the global economy which has directly impacted the pocketbooks and wallets of everyone in this country. Certainly when President Obama, the son of an immigrant, was elected many advocates for immigration reform became hopeful. But as Obama and Congress have focused on bringing...
November 5, 2013
Republicans vs. Democrats: ImmigrationReform
No matter the political party, most can agree that America’s immigration system is broken. The steps toward fixing the entire immigration process include everything from border security and amnesty plans, to employment eligibility, and everything in between. While democrats are pushing for quick reforms, a compromise between the two parties is far from settled. With nearly 11 million immigrants predicted to be here illegally, efforts to fix immigration seem more than necessary.
Both Democrats and Republicans agree that border security is a definite step in the process to fix immigration. Reforms concerning border security would include adding more personnel, new technology, and better physical borders. Personnel is suspected to nearly double. New technology includes ground sensors and technology that enable border personnel to respond quicker to border infringements (Bash and Barrett). For republicans, security is a top priority. The GOP not only relate illegal immigration to this insufficient security but also believe it would prevent transports of illegal contraband, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and other types of cartel activity. Democrats also see the need for the heightened security. President Barack Obama and his administration have developed a plan that involves an...
Team C – Sivi Contreras, Jenifer Navarro, Angela Hernandez
February 5, 2013
The debate over immigration has become one of the most heated arguments. Immigrants leave their home countries desperate need for food to feed their families, unemployment purposes, their poverty conditions environment, for those who are employed are tired of the below market wages, and the unequal treatment. Today they are about 11 million undocumented workers in the United States and Americans fear that because of this matter, immigrants will increase cost, overwhelm the country, and change American society.
ImmigrationReformImmigration statistics will prove how rapidly immigration is increasing, including the importance of the Dream Act, the Immigrationreform, and its pros and cons. Systems that will help families that want to be in the United States, but in return help the economy. The purposes of the new Immigrationreform are to accomplish a new economic picture, by creating ideas of improving our border security; workplace enforcement; to help those whom are...
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....
... In this essay, my intention is to address that the immigrationreform is very important for both the immigrants and the economical well being of both the unites states of America and its people as well. immigrationreform 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...
Obesity in Children
As we know obesity and overweight among children are a significant health problem among the United States. Obesity means having too much body fat. It is not the same as overweight which means weighing too much. A person may be overweight from extra muscle, bone, or water, as well as too much fat. Both terms mean your weight is higher than what is thought to be healthy for your height.
Being overweight during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of developing high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory problems, orthopedic problems, depression and diabetes type 2 as a youth.
All these conditions are linked to obesity and overweight and it has increased tremendously in children and adolescents, particularly in:
-African American and
Looking at the long term consequences, overweight adolescents have a 70% chance of becoming overweight or obese adults, which increases to 80% if one or more parent is overweight or obese.
In 2000 the total cost of obesity for children as adults in the United States was estimated to be $117 billion which is $61 billion dollars in direct medical costs.
Understanding the causes of childhood obesity can provide the opportunity to focus resources, interventions, and research in directions that would be most beneficial in addressing the problem.
When children eat more than they need, their bodies store the extra calories in fat cells to use...
...on immigration in the years to come.
Well first of all, let’s dig a little deeper into the many reasons why immigrants choose America to migrate to for a new life. In the book Latino Lives in America: Making it home, it states that NLC held two national surveys, 2004 & 2007, focused on what Latinos feel are barriers to obtaining the American dream and to what extent they believe the American dream is attainable. In the 2004 survey, 100 respondents were asked “How do you personally feel about the American dream”? 24% responded that they want financial stability. 14% want good jobs or careers. 14% of them want their personal freedom. 13% want to have/raise a family in America and 13% simply wants to live comfortably.
In the 2007 survey, 800 workers were asked the question “What does the American dream to you”? 37% responded that it means personal economic security (having a good job, being able to make a living and financial security). 29% said it means having a good place to live where they can raise a family. 15% said it means personal freedom. 14% said it means owning a home. 9% feels that it’s all about opportunities and having a choice in life.
Communities in different areas continue to grow in size, due to the migration of many immigrants in search for a job. Immigrants jump around from city to city when they hear about new employment opportunities. The book, it also states that the dramatic increase in immigration to the U.S. since...
...Danny Roca 9/17/14
Mr. Lear-Nickum History
The Impact of Immigration on our Society
One would think having a diverse population would be a positive aspect and a good trait to have as a country, but knowing the United States social and economic situations right now, you can point a finger at many things that cause tension within our country, especially the war on drugs, immigration, and education in the United States. Although the United States isn’t a cartel filled country like many other countries, we are still deeply involved with trying to settle the war on drugs as it can affect the economy and the employment rate in the US. Immigration into the US also plays a big part with drugs in our country, as many immigrants smuggle illegal substances, which increases crime and causes the government to spend more on detention centers for these criminals. Today, immigration is one of the most feared things by many Americans because there is a threat to job security and strains the education system in the country, a reason being that almost none of these immigrants know or even care enough to learn English. Of course, immigration can bring positive things to the country, but lately it has been obvious that immigration within the US has more of a negative impact than a positive one in our society today.
One of the biggest causes for immigration into the United States...
13th April 2015
ImmigrationReformImmigration in the United States has been present for a long time. Millions of people leave their homelands weather it’s to have more freedom, better economic opportunity, or escape violence. Most people have the same goal, and that is to have a better and happier life in the United States. However, due to the broken immigration system in the United States many of those people have to live and work in the shadows because of their legal status. Our immigration system needs a radical renovation that would promote accountability and fairness for all.
On November 20th, 2014, President Obama revealed an immigration policy that would alleviate close to 4 million undocumented people from deportation and temporary legalize them. Obama’s policy would legalize undocumented people who are currently living in the United States, and are parents of U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident’s. People that would qualify for Obama’s policy would have to successfully pass a criminal background check and pay a fine. An immigrationreform would provide a system for these undocumented people to comply with the law. It would also regulate their legal status and allow them to obtain legal documentation such as a social security number, and a driver’s license.
Obama is still working with Congress to pass the...