Policy Analysis I Paper
The new Alabama Immigration Law has set a new get tough standard for immigration law and policies. The law “[outlaws illegal immigrants from receiving any state or local public benefits, bars them from enrolling in or attending public colleges, and prohibits them from applying for or soliciting work]”. (Fausset, para. 11) The Alabama Immigration Law also forbids the harboring and transport of illegal immigrants. The law also outlaws them from knowingly renting any type of facility or property and does not allow them to work any where in the sate. If a company has an illegal person on their payroll then it makes it an illegal practice to not hire a legal resident. A big issue that has come up in many debates is the fact that schools now have to verify the legality of students in their schools. It does not ban students from attending the school but it does require that the schools keep a report and send it in to the state board of education. Another issue is that the police department must detain any person that can no provide documentation of being a United States Citizen. The Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, initiated this bill into congress and it was passed. The bill takes effect on September 1st 2011. Opponents of the bill state that it is unconstitutional. Some of them even saying that it is going back to the pre civil rights era. People are afraid that students will be afraid to attend school in case they are found out to be illegal. If they are found to be illegal then their parents and family could be kicked out of their home, fired from their jobs and they could lose any benefits that they may have making it impossible for them to live. The fear is also that they will be harassed by other kids at the school making it hard for them to attend and learn. The constitutional issue that arises is the discrimination factor. Illegal immigrants are...
Public PolicyImmigrationPolicyImmigration is important to a nation’s growth and economy. As of 2012, U.S. immigrant population is 40.8 million, or 13% of total U.S. population (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). Between 2011 and 2012, foreign-born population in the US increased by 447,000, or 1.1% (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). 16% of the United States civilian labor force, or 25.7 million out of 157.6 million workers is made up of immigrants (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). The top 5 U.S. states for number of immigrants are California with 10.3 million, New York with 4.4 million, Texas with 4.3 million, Florida with 3.7 million, and New Jersey with 1.9 million (Nwosu, Batalova, Auclair, 2014). However, immigration is a controversial issue. Just like many issues, the Democrats and Republicans have apposing viewpoints when it comes to immigrationpolicy. The Democrats are pro-amnesty, while Republicans are anti-amnesty. In the United States, most of the illegal immigrants enter the country through the US/Mexico border. As of 2011, there are around 11,500,000 illegal immigrants in the United States (ProCon.org, 2013).
With this many illegal immigrants in the country, it causes problems. For example, it puts an economic burden on tax-paying citizens by taking away jobs from US citizens and giving some businesses unfair economic advantages. Since...
ImmigrationLaw and Reform
The current immigration situation of the U.S. is bleak and has been for sometime, post 9/11 has brought forth a paranoia that is very debilitating to the immigrant community and its aftershocks are still being felt to this day. The obstacles emplaced on the hopeful citizen or resident to our country are high, and almost impossible to overcome and the controversy remains to get more tangled in complicated rhetoric and patriotic zealots who are NOT thinking of alternatives but just aiming their anger on people who are willing to work for this country (usually jobs not very likeable by the majority of Americans) and are seen as a threat to national security. It is causing a civil rights movement upsurge that is getting more and more heated as the tension mounts for an answer.
I will go through a brief history of recent important immigrationlaw dates and then what is being done in the present. The first sweeping change in immigrationlaw was the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 the three major provisions of this Act ensured that employment must be:
Verified- All employers must verify if employees are legally authorized to work in the U.S. It would be against the law to hire an undocumented person.
Record-Kept- Employers must keep forms verifying the employees are legally authorized to work in...
ImmigrationpoliciesImmigration reform is a topic that has been discussed heavily and heavily debated in congress for quite some time now. Which in hand those debates have led nowhere. All we keep doing is just putting a delay on immigration reform, and all that’s doing is wasting money, time, and lives as well. Lets talk about how much money we’ve estimated to spend since our last overhaul… $186.8 billion alone onimmigration enforcement, but yet with all that money paying for immigration enforcement it still didn’t keep immigrants out of the United States nor did it convince them to leave. Even after all that money we’ve spent to make the enforcement better the numbers of unauthorized immigrants have tripled to more than 11 million. So no matter how much money we’re paying for the enforcement it wont stop illegal immigrants from crossing the boarder and trying to get into the United States, yeah it might make it harder for them but doesn’t mean they wont find a way of getting in.
Since the 1990’s our immigration enforcement budget has increased massively but has yet to prove any effective methods of deterring unauthorized immigration. Since 1993 when our current method of our border enforcement was first enforced along the Mexican/USA boarder, the annual budget was $363 million and now has increased to more than $3.5 billion. Each border enforcement...
Explain the reference to legal principle and relevant case law, the legal aspect of placing the ‘Klick’ clock in the shop window with a price tag attached.
Ann antiques has a rare ‘Klick’ clock on its shop with price tags of €1,000 attached. In spite of its wording the sign in the window does not constitute a legal offer, it is merely an invitation to treat. Invitation to treat is an indication that the person who invite is willing to enter into a negotiation but it is not yet prepared to be bound. This case may be seen in Fisher v Bell (1961). It was held that having switch-blade knives in the window of a shop was not the same as offering them for sale.
Analyze the reference to legal principle and relevant because law, the legal effect of the event that transpired between Ann and Beth ignoring the conversation that took place between Carol and Beth and advice as to whether the valid contract exist between them.
The original invitation to treat at €1,000 was met by an offer from Beth which offers €500 on the ‘Klick’ clock. After Ann received an offer from Beth, Ann made a counter offer on the clock that she would sell €750 for it. It is up to Beth to decide whether to accept the offer or not. A counter offer arises when the offeree tries to change the terms of an original offer.
For example, the Hyde v Wrench (1940) case. In that case, on 6th June, Wrench offered to sell his estate to Hyde for £1,000 but...
...ImmigrationPolicies in the U.S.: Yay or Nay?
Imagine walking or riding on a bus for almost or more than a month. Imagine scorching hot days, humid nights, and not being able to sleep at all. Imagine having to risk your life for a better one for you and/or your family. That’s what undocumented immigrants go through almost every day just for an opportunity at the American Dream. There should be pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants because it gives their kids a chance to get an education, it helps the economy, and it helps the United States focus on more important things.
Allowing undocumented immigrant’s citizenship means that it gives the children of the immigrants a chance at an education. In the article, “Current Issues of Immigration”, it states that in 1982, there was a court case, Plyer vs. Doe, and in the end of it, a law stating the kids of undocumented immigrants get the same education as kids who are not undocumented. Since that law was created, the immigrants children are allowed at a chance of making something out of themselves. Having their children get an education means the immigrants would want to stay there even longer, so more of a reason to give them citizenship. The “High School: Current Issues 34th edition” states that many immigrants come here to the United States in order to give the opportunity of a better life to their children. Granting the immigrants that...
A State Report by
DAVID A SALAZAR
WHAT’S IN A NAME
The state of Alabama was named after the Alibamu indian tribe. The meaning of the name is “I open (clear) the thicket.” Alabama has three nicknames, which are: The Heart of Dixie, The Cotton State and the Yellow Hammer State. Alabama is in the geographical center of the Deep South., in the 1950s, the State came up with a slogan: “ The Heart of Dixie” to makeAlabama stand out. The Cotton State” was given because Alabama is one of the largest producers of cotton in the United States and “The Yellow Hammer State” was used because during the Civil War soldiers would put yellow cloths on their uniforms and this made them look like the Yellow Hammer bird.
EARLY HISTORICAL FACTS
Alabama’s first known inhabitants were Native American Indian tribes. The Cherokee and the Chickasaw lived in the northern areas of Alabama and the Creek and the Choctaw tribes lived in the South. Alabama’s first known European explores were the Spaniards. They came in the early 1500s. Some believe Alonzo de Pineda was the first explorer in Alabama. In 1540, Hernando de Soto was looking for gold and entered Alabama. This was where he killed thousand of Indians in the bllody massacre known as the Battle of Maubila. A Spanish gold hunter by the name of Tristan de Luna tried to settle in Mobile Bay in...
...“The role of Paralegals in Immigrationlaw”.
Date: October 7, 2013
Table of Contents:
2. Legal background.
3. The role of Paralegals in Immigrationlaw.
3.1. The role of paralegals in immigrationlaw firms.
3.2. The role of paralegals in the USCIS.
4. Salary of Paralegals in immigrationlaw.
One of the most important challenges that may play a paralegal is when working for an attorney in an immigrationlaw firm, has to face different procedures in agencies, ensuring that the client’s rights are guaranteed.
Immigrationlaw is an important source of employment for paralegals, especially in places where immigration has been massive. In states like Texas, Arizona, California, and even Illinois, there are important law firms that litigate in immigration before the USCIS. These firms require paralegals with knowledge and skills in this field, especially in order to be in touch with their clients and get all the information needed to provide their service.
However as we will see, working for an attorney is not the only way in which paralegals can be involved in immigrationlaw. Paralegals may act from inside the...
...The Supply and Demand for ImmigrationLaws!
One of the most controversial political and economical issues facing the United States today is immigration. The rules against illegal immigrants coming into the United States should be stricter along with the number of legal immigrants we allow into the United States lowered. The reason for these stricter laws and smaller amount of foreigners is due to the drastic increase violence due to immigrants, they also bring in a plethora of diseases while increases the cost of health care and degrading health care service. Immigrants whether legal or illegal should be under harsher rules and should be constantly observed.
Sister Helen Chaska was walking around in her hometown of Oregon doing missionary work when Maximiliano Esparza—illegal immigrant for Mexico—raped her and then strangled her with her rosary beads (Crime Victims). In another cases three young boy s, two of age 9 and the other age 10, were brutally killed by two illegal immigrants. One of the young boys was beheaded while the other two almost beheaded; the children also suffered from blunt force trauma and asphyxiation (Crime Victims). Immigrants such as Esparaza and the killers of the 3 young boys have no compassion or care for Americans i.e. 9/11. A majority of the violence that occurs in cities is committed by immigrants but once they are caught they are deported back to their country of origin....