Title: The flip-side to immigration (not just the flip side of the border)
General Purpose: To provide a new perspective to the audience about a topic that has been a rising problem the past decade.
Specific Purpose: To provide a new perspective to people on the beneficial side of increasing legal immigration
Thesis: Although there are many arguments in favor of closing the borders, the opposing argument for increasing legal immigration has a many benefits as well INTRODUCTION: Of course border control and immigration are something you have all heard mentioned whether its by people you know, on the news, or you’ve read about it online. But the majority of the time when I hear this being mentioned, I am hearing the argument in favor of closing the border and cracking down on illegal immigrants however, today I am going to be arguing in favor of increasing legal immigration Establish credibility: My home town of Uvalde, is just about an hour from the border, and with my dads job in agriculture being heavily affected by the amount of workers that come over from Mexico I have began to see this argument from a different perspective Motivate to listen: This is something that before doing a lot of research I didn’t realize how it could affect me in anyway, but I’ve learned that it definitely does affect me since I am going to be out in the work field soon along side many immigrant workers, just like many of you will, or may be already. Thesis: Although there are many arguments in favor of closing the borders and tightening up security, the opposing argument for increasing legal immigration has a many benefits as well
Main points: The reasons why I feel we should increase legal immigration are 1) lack of employees for low wage jobs in the U.S. right now 2) we are spending so much time and money on securing the borders when we should be making the process easier and increasing legal immigration because it would actually stimulate the economy Transition: First I am going to explain in more depth the benefits specifically in relation to the economy.. BODY
I. Despite the common belief, research shows that increasing legal immigration would be beneficial for the economy; because it would provide businesses that in need of cheap labor with many workers A. There is currently a lack of low wage workers in the U.S. – people aren’t wanting to work manual labor jobs or work for minimum wage anymore 1. The Washington Post conducted a survey and it states that in 2006, 77% of all agricultural workers in the United States were foreign-born. (Plumer, 2013) 2. The fact that these workers were willing to work low wage jobs, directly effected the U.S. However there is an uprising factor that is causing lack of workers for these farms. The fact that Mexico is getting richer. Therefore, even if we were to make the legal immigration process easier for workers to come get jobs, the U.S. farmers would have to raise their pay to keep up with Mexico’s rising economy. B. Although the majority believes there will be lack of jobs and lower wages with an increase of immigrants, its actually the opposite. 1. the CBO, congressional budget office, estimates that over the next two decades the S. 744, which is an immigration modernization reform, would increase economy growth, lower the federal deficit, increase housing demand, increase the size of the labor force, raise long-term wages 2. “According to a 2010 survey of the economic literature …. the Brookings Institute concluded that, ******“The most recent academic research suggests that, on average, immigrants raise the overall standard of living of American workers by boosting wages and lowering prices.” (Matthews, 2013) As you can see the affects it would have is actually quite different than from what you’ve been told or what you may have previously assumed about immigration. Although people are worried that more immigrants will lead to less...
...Canada. The number of total immigrants must be brought down to around 130,000 – 150,000 a year. That way we give a chance for some skilled workers, refugees and others to enter Canada while saving jobs for Canadians. Of those 130,000 - 150,000 we will make sure that at least 80% (104,000 – 120,000) of these immigrants should skilled and educated workers that can benefit the Canadian economy and society. Others should be people who are desperately in need of a Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residence cards. Therefore making sure people in the country are served in the highest quality while still giving foreigners a chance to experience life in Canada.
Fact #1 Source:
"Be Humane With Genuine Refugees, But Do Not Put Up With Fraud." - Immigration Watch Canada. N.p., n.d. Web. 07 June 2012. .
Fact #2 (Write down another fact that you found that helps you to argue your specific political issue and helps to support your Party’s position on the political spectrum)
90,000 students come to study in Canada every year on a temporary residence visa or a study permit. These students must be able to prove that they can pay for their tuition, have a clean criminal record, be in good health, and leave the country once they are finished.
Comment on the above fact (make reference to your Party’s goals/political spectrum beliefs):
Everybody has a right to learn whether or not it is in Canada or not. As left winger we want to provide an equal chance for everyone...
...America offers great job opportunities and a healthy environment to live. Some of the reasons for leaving their homeland to become residents in America are: wealth, prosperity, hardship, poverty and family. Sometimes, their previous country they resided does not provide enough money to live. Nothing in the world is free and sometimes jobs are not so easy to get, especially with no education. Most immigrants live in poverty, and with no education, jobs do not come easily, making it hard to live in their country. America offers both, education and job opportunities. Now is the time for the government of the United States to considerately review and pass laws regarding immigration to this country and provide a modern, safe and reasonable system for immigration.
A reason why America is affected and objects to immigration, is the population, it brings cheap labor and it lowers America's living standards. A long time ago, America had room for immigrants and welcomed foreign visitors, until about ninety years ago that changed. Congress passed a law limiting the numbers of immigrants. Since 1908 migrant labor has been part of America all along, doing America’s dirty work. America, even though one of the strongest country, cannot survive without Immigrants. There are more than 10 million undocumented workers in the United States. Most of these illegal workers are concentrated in the south border from California trough Texas, although...
...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...
...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.
...1.Should American encourage immigration?
Immigration policy affects all aspects of society. Regardless of status, immigrants have always played a central role in the life and growth of a nation.An Immigrant is a person who has citizenship in one country but who enters a different country to set up a permanent residence. Just entering another country does not make you an immigrant. In order to be an immigrant you must have citizenship in one country, and you must have gone to a different country with the specific intention of living there. Immigration to the US is highly competitive and, depending on an individual’s situation, can be a lengthy and complicated process. Immigration procedures and requirements are broadly divided into three categories: those attempting to immigrate on the basis of a family relationship, those attempting to immigrate for employment, and those entering the US for the purposes of study. Lawful immigration greatly benefits both America and the lawful immigrants, while unlawful immigration presents challenges to America’s ability to protect its borders and preserve its sovereignty.
Immigration has always been a formidable engine of economic and demographic growth for the United States.Many immigrants are natural entrepreneurs, establishing companies, creating jobs, and driving innovation. Well-educated and highly-trained foreign workers are inventive...
...The immigration problem has always been one of the most important debated issues in Turkey, especially after1950s. It makes big cities more crowded and it also brings many problems together. These problems include economic, social, and environmental issues. Particularly Istanbul is in a great danger with the huge rate of immigration it takes. The city has not enough area for sheltering its continuous growing population as it has not also enough resources to feed them. It is very unhealthy to enlarge as rapidly as Istanbul with immigration because it brings economic, environmental, and social problems.
Istanbul is the most urbanized and crowded city of Turkey. For almost 20 years, it takes internal migration with its economic and social opportunities; therefore, the city, which becomes one of the urbanized cities around the world, grows in an uncontrolled manner day by day. The population of Istanbul, which was not even 1 million in 1950, is now over 14 million. After a rapid industrialization, a high level of immigration is normal and unavoidable for cities and it has some advantages as providing labor force but the migration to Istanbul get over the limits. According to Istanbul Governorship’s data, over 62% of people who live in Istanbul were born outside of the city. Since it is common that Turkish families are crowded, most of immigrant families have more than two children generally. This year, the prime minister...
...Immigration remains a widely debated issue in the UK, which is not
surprising since the average gross annual inflow of immigrants into the
UK has grown rapidly since the middle of the 1990s. According to the
Office for National Statistics’ (ONS’s) International Passenger Survey
(IPS) (2012), the number of people immigrating to the UK has risen from
around 50,000 per annum at the beginning of the 1990s to 524,000 per
annum, on average, between 2004 and 2011(Mitchell, J. et al., 2011). A
flexible policy of immigration may possibly means increasing ethnic and
religious diversity. Should there be quotas on immigration in the UK?
Opponents may claim that Britain needs millions more immigrants to
reduce strain of ageing population and to stimulate the depressing
economy. However, more immigrants mean more resources
consumption, more competitive job market and crime issues.
The first reason why there ought to be quotas on immigration is that
immigrants can consume more resources like public services and the
welfare system. The National Health Service (NHS) is a significant
service and one of the greatest assets in the UK. The British government
is committed to maintaining the NHS as a generally free service at the
point of delivery and it also committed the principle that everyone should
be able to access health services. However, the British government
believes immigrants should...
This report will discuss how immigration can assist the Canadian economy to fill labour gaps more efficiently and effectively. The future of Canada's economic growth lies with a productive immigration policy that will attract the foreign individuals needed to fill our skilled worker gaps.
For many years, the governing bodies of Canada have been aware that the labour force in Canada would diminish to a point where it could no longer effectively supply enough skilled workers to meet the countries needs due to a decreased birth rate and high levels of people leaving the workforce.
There have also been many discussions covering future labour shortages, including particular concern for the shortage of necessary trade's people required for the construction industry. Other concerns were that sixty percent (60%) of the operating Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be retiring before the year 2010 together with many individuals that, after completing post secondary education, are leaving Canada in search of jobs with better pay and benefits, giving credibility to the idea of the Canadian Brain Drain'.
This foresight led the government towards decisions that would help expand the labour force in Canada. An immigration policy was instigated that invited foreign people with various skills and trades together with foreign people who were interested in investing in Canada's future, the opportunity to live and prosper in...