This policy offers students who are immigrants a new opportunity for them to have better living conditions as regards to employment opportunities, education, etc. The Obama’s Immigration Policy encourages foreign graduate students educated in the United States to stay in the country by granting them green cards upon graduating with degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. It also seek to help children brought to the United States illegally, known as "dreamers," who would be eligible for earned citizenship. This would require illegal immigrants to pay taxes and a penalty, pass background checks, and learn English before they could move to the back of the line, behind immigrants who came to the country legally. This policy could also help families of children born in the United States. The President’s proposal authorizes funding to enable DHS, the Department of State, and other relevant federal agencies to establish fraud prevention programs that will provide training for adjudicators, allow regular audits of applications to identify patterns of fraud and abuse, and incorporate other proven fraud prevention measures. Some of the direct benefits include Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. During the first six years, qualifying people would be granted "conditional" status and would be required to graduate from a two-year community college or complete at least two years towards a four-year degree or serve two years in the US military. After this six-year period, those who meet at least one of these three conditions would be eligible to apply for permanent resident status. During this six-year conditional period, they would not be eligible for federal higher education grants such as Pell grants but they would be able to apply for student loans and work study. If they have met all of the conditions at the end of the 6-year conditional period, they would be granted permanent residency,...
...For many years, Immigration restrictions have been a major social issue that affects the United States in so many ways. This review argues against U.S. immigration restrictions. The U.S. stance on immigration policies will need to be reevaluated as it has been in the passed. Many believe Amnesty is a practical and just solution and should not be taken lightly. Granting Amnesty will be best for the U.S. economy and illegal immigrants. This review will also show it is time the United States government pass another Amnesty act similar to the IRCA (ImmigrationReform and Control Act also known as the Simpson-Mazzoli act) passed in 1986. It will also reveal that some Americans are against illegal immigration and want the government to end it. It also shows why Americans believe immigrants are getting a free ride.
Grant Amnesty or Punishment to illegal immigrants?
Legalizing undocumented workers will help alleviate some of the issues faced by the United States Government today. The legislative plan that would allow illegal aliens currently residing in the U.S. to apply for citizenship is called Amnesty. Amnesty should be granted because it’s a practical solution and should not be served as punishment towards immigrants. Granting Amnesty for the over 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States today will only boost the United States economy (Pawlick, Immigration...
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...
...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...
Illegal Immigration in America
Immigration has been a hotly debated topic for many years. It is an intriguing subject especially in its extensive history of politics, stemming all the way to its current conflicts including the economic expenditures that are put onto the federal and state governments. A closer look into the issue of immigration will show that illegal immigrants contribute a lot to American society, a ready labor force, and many other benefits to the country. This all adds up to the fact that immigration is a necessary and good thing for the survival of this nation. The United States has always been considered the immigrant's nation and is called "The melting pot" for a reason.
Illegal immigration has been a problem in the United States for as the nation has legal citizenship. Illegal immigration dates clear back to the late nineteenth century. In 1875, the first federal immigration law was passed which prohibited entry of convicts and prostitutes. Later, in 1882 President Chester Arthur banned almost all Chinese immigration to the United States, and shortly thereafter barred paupers, criminals and the mentally ill from entering. While this only affected only a small percentage of immigrants, from that point on there was a clear distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Before this, immigration was barely...
...show that no American was available to do the job. The last option for green card, would be through the diversity lottery. A program encouraging immigration for countries that don’t send many immigrants to the U.S. A small number of green cards will be available to people from these countries. All the qualified applicants will enter a lottery and the winners get the green card and gets allowed to move to USA.
* Use the internet to find reliable information about the Comprehensive ImmigrationReform Act of 2007 or, in its full name, the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and ImmigrationReform Act of 2007.
This act with a very long name was a proposition that would allow illegal immigrants to be able living and working legally in the U.S, with something called work authorization card, after paying some fines. Also, it would create temporary work programs, so workers would have to return to their homeland every two years, and stay there for a year or so before they could come back. But this act got voted down and died in the Senate after failing to get the 60 votes it needed to end debate.
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....
Illegal Immigration: The Story Behind Amnesty |
Has Amnesty Changed through the Years? |
PAD 510 Dr. Mustafa Abdelwahid |
Lachera S. Huntley |
Although thousands of immigrants come to the United States Illegally, most of them are in this country for the jobs that Americans will not do. That is why so many illegal immigrants come to the United States. However, everyone that breaks the Immigration Law should be punished, even if they are not citizens of the country. According to Perez (2001), “In 1986 Congress passed the ImmigrationReform and Control Act that, among other things, granted amnesty to illegal immigrants who could demonstrate continual residence in the United States prior to 1982” (Perez, 2001). Because of this law, millions of illegal immigrants can use this act to become citizens of the United States. Because of this law, millions of illegal immigrants can use this act to become citizens of the United States. Doing this historical perspective of time so many immigrants were coming to the United State. The people of this country was trying to find a way to keep the immigrants and employers from hiring illegal immigrants, so they came up with the passing of the ImmigrationReform and Control Act of 1986 when Ronald Reagan was in office.
According to Mirram-Webster (2012), “amnesty means that the act of an authority (as a government) by which...