18 November 2013
Temcredo, Tom. In Mortal Danger: The Battle forAmerica’s Border and Security Cumberland House Publishing. 2002. Print.
In the artcile I read out of this book I leanred a lot about immigration battles that are going on as I type this paper, actually. Temcredo discusses how much of an issue illegal immigration is in the United States. He talks about how unfair it is that millions of people cross our border and reep from the benefits of America, illegally. He is an extreme republican, as you can probably tell, so he does not believe he should have to in essence “share” with people that are not even here legally. This source will help me discover some of the more evils of illegal immigration.
Lina Newtown. Illegal, Alien, or immigrant: The Politics of Immigration Reformation. NYU Press. 2008.
In this article Lina Newton really focuses on the politics of immigration. She hits on all the in and outs of the policies that come with the immigration reformation. This entire books focuses on policies governing race, immigrants, and member ship in America. That is something huge. Membership in America. It means a lot to be a member of such a fantastic country that when people are here illegally it is quite irritating.
Roberts Bryan. Managing Illegal Immigration to the United States: How Effective is Enforcement. Council on Freign Relations Press. 2013.
Bryan hits on the enforcement of the prevention of illegal immigrants crossing the borders. This article out of his book was very intriguing because it showed how weak our border efforts actually are. However, he did approach many of his information in a biased way so I am a little reluctant to belive everything he writes about. The enforcement has a whole needs to be extremely modified to fit the qualifications of keeping illegal immigrants out. I feel that this article will fuel my entire essay based on the fact that the...
...IllegalImmigration into the UnitedStates
One of the most controversial political issues is illegalimmigration from Mexico. Somewhat overlooked until September 11, illegalimmigration became a hot button issue after these events because of the easy access for terrorists to come into the UnitedStates. Illegalimmigration into the UnitedStates is a problem that needs to be stopped, because it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country that they come from. The majority of the illegalimmigrants in the US are from Mexico (Marek, 30). Roy Beck, a former journalist and frequent speaker on population and immigration issues, says "The national consensus is that the UnitedStates should be a post-mass immigration country that has included most leaders of business, religion, labor, academia, and social work." ("IllegalImmigration", 12) Illegalimmigration from Mexico must be stopped, because the effects on both Mexico and the UnitedStates are mostly unfavorable.
First, there have already been many policies and ways of preventing illegalimmigrants from entering the U.S....
...IllegalImmigration In The UnitedStates: A Controversial Debate
Illegalimmigration is an on-going issue, which is of much importance in the UnitedStates today. It has been overlooked for many years, however it has reached a point where it can no longer be ignored. Most of the illegalimmigrants, 54% to be exact, come through the Mexican border. (Hayes 5) Since the early 1980’s, the number of illegal Mexican immigrants has risen at an incredible rate, causing the UnitedStates government to take action to create an even-handed solution that would be in the interest of both the illegal Mexicans and the citizens of the UnitedStates. This, however, has proven to be very difficult since it is still an issue today. The argument is that the illegalimmigrants are taking jobs away from American workers, hurting the economy, destroying American culture and the way of life, and are responsible for a big part of crimes and drug trafficking. On the other side of the spectrum, many people believe that the illegalimmigrants are noble people who cross the border for a chance at a better life, that they do not harm the countries economy, and that they do not deface America’s culture. The...
...Illegalimmigration in UnitedStates
In this text I am going to write about illegalimmigration in UnitedStates. First I will talk about what illegalimmigration is and give you some facts about it in U.S. I will also discuss for and against illegalimmigration. I will give you some of mine point of view in the end. When you go to a country without permission and stay there for a long time, that´s illegalimmigration. Many of these people search for visa and as an answer they get no, but still they stay in the country anyway.
“Illegalimmigration to the UnitedStates refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the UnitedStates without proper permission from the UnitedStates government.”1 An illegalimmigrant is an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the UnitedStates without government permission or stayed her to long so the visa has expired.2
In 2009 62 % of illegalimmigrants were from Mexico, 5 % from El Salvador, 4 % from Guatemala, 3 % from Honduras, 2 % from Philippines, 2 % from...
...IllegalImmigration in the UnitedStatesIllegalImmigration in the UnitedStates
The UnitedStates (US) has always been viewed as the land of opportunity because it is the only true free country in the world. This being the case people have been fighting their way into the country for decades. However, it is becoming more and more of a problem each decade that passes. With the UnitedStates border being so close to Mexico it is now seeing the highest population of illegalimmigrants to date. The rising population is due to the lack of jobs in their country, poor pay and bad work environments. It has become the issue it has because the US is now having problems with high taxes, steep insurance costs and new laws. Even though the UnitedStates is a free country, immigration has changed over the years because of an increase in illegalimmigrants, stricter laws and harsher penalties.
In the last few decades the UnitedStates has had to increase the taxes for their American citizens due to the increase in the illegalimmigrant population. "Even with the national government pouring billions of dollars into the education of LEP students,...
...Immigrating to America
Immigration is a big part of what has made America grow and develop differently than other countries. Immigrants come from all over the world with different skills set and for greater opportunity. It is a way to for not only for people seek a better but different ethic groups coming together to as one whole nation. Coming together as a nation that is well diverse can improve the economy by creating more jobs. From 1880 to 1924, over 25 million Europeans migrated to the UnitedStates, because America was a way for people to start over. Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” is a symbol of new immigrants coming to American to seek freedom, job opportunity, and a better life for themselves and their families.
Immigrations seek freedom and a change to start over with offers of jobs and land for farms. Industries were rising in America and immigrants from all over the world wanted to pursue the “American Dream”. “In 1862, Congress passed the Homestead Act, a law that gives 160 acres of federal land to any settler who could successfully farm.”(Reed) Emma Lazarus poem The New Colossus is describing America by using a figure that is well know around the world. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of what all America represents in one. Many immigrants coming over from Europe, see this historical figure and see a better future for them. Lazarus is...
America was always and still is a nation filled with diverse groups of people, many of whom emigrated from many different countries. There were always people coming into the UnitedStates. However, from the 1870s through to the 1920s, a new wave of immigration took place, one that was explosive and history-altering. Immigrants came from all over the world in search of new jobs, lives, and opportunities; some came out of force, due to their poverty-stricken countries. Although they had made the journey, most immigrants had difficulty assimilating or being accepted into American society. These immigrants faced a series of oppression and hardships that were challenging. Racial discrimination and rejection were not uncommon; immigrants encountered social inequalities and injustices. The sudden spurt of immigrants and the opposition of them from nativists consequently caused an extreme suppression imposed by the US government. The 1924 National Origins Acts dramatically cut the number of immigrants allowed into the country. With this in effect, immigration, mostly targeted at Asian and Southern and Eastern Europeans, ended.
Between 1880 and 1920, around 25 million people came to the US. (Nash, 236) The "US became more of a melting plot, with different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups blended...
...The UnitedStatesIllegalImmigration Dilemma
Michael A. Clinton
Dr. Rufus Robinson
POL 300 Contemporary International Relations
September 3, 2010
The UnitedStates throughout its history has been built by the hard work and contributions of immigrants. Immigration has always been a vital part of the development of this nation from Colonial days until now; however, IllegalImmigrations has become an issue that is not just discussed by the politicians in Washington, DC and those Border States that are been affected most by it. The issue of IllegalImmigration over the last decade or so is now an issue that seems to be affecting more aspects of the Nation than most seem to be aware of. Illegalimmigration has the United facing a situation that it has not had to deal with in over two centuries.
The issue of illegalimmigration is poses several questions that need to be addressed; how did we get ourselves in the predicament that we are in? Was it the Government Policies and Laws that were or are not being enforced? Maybe, the lack of border security or could those employers who hire known illegalimmigrants be the cause.
Another, topic that needs...
...government, but if you are illegal, you can receive housing, TANF, food stamps, WIC, etc. Without any single problem and who pay for all that, we do. In my case I used to work in a restaurant making minimum wage, I am I full-time college student, me and my mom pay full rent that’s like around $650, and we do not receive a single benefit, also another important fact when I got laid off from my job, the next day I called the workforce and they deny to me the unemployment benefits.
The food stamps commission and all other associations said that we don’t qualify for benefits because in that time me and my mom used to make a lot of money (1600 monthly) ridiculous amount. Also tuition for college is very high, this summer 1 I paid 700 dollars out of my pocket just for one class, apparently because the state did not had enough funds ffor students or to make loans. If government would cancel or at least lowered the amount of benefits to all those illegals. The government would use that money in tuition and to low poverty for the native U.S. citizens
According to immigration policy center benefits for immigrants its not only affecting on tuition for college students, by the way it is also affecting private savings, investments, capital flows, interest rates, and the effect on minimum wages. Government of the UnitedStates has an estimated on savings, evitating all the...