The need for low skilled and cheap labor exists in America and so do the millions of legal and illegal workers needed to fill this demand. The problem then is not one of numbers, skill, legality, national origin or labor needs but rather one of integration. The current problem with America’s immigration-policy is that it is outdated and nonfunctional in the face of such a distinct influx of immigrants from one bordering state to the other. If there is to be any solution to America’s immigration problem it is necessary to address the fears associated with immigration and the threat they pose to integration. It is imperative to recognize that economical, social and cultural integration of this section of our population are crucial to the future well being of the American society. Economic integration is an issue that largely pertains to low skilled illegal immigrants. Currently over 11 million illegal immigrants reside in the United States of America, and “labor-force participation for illegal immigrant men is the highest of any group at 94 percent.” (Jacoby p.53) This easily underlines the importance of these illegal immigrants in small and big businesses, and thus their crucial role in the American economy. Yet instead of focusing on integrating foreign legal and illegal workers who, as quoted above, are working in various fields such as hospitality services or agricultural sectors, the immigration policy has made it its priority to find ways to punish businesses and immigrants by organizing military like raids. These raids not only destabilize and lead businesses to considerable losses, but they also further aid the branding of illegal immigrants as second-class citizens by leaving them at the mercy of employers who threaten to ruin the dreams of the workers, by cutting the latter’s wages. The fear of many citizens that immigrants are “taking jobs that Americans could take” (Judis p.2) has put a dent in economic integration, only this belief doesn’t appear to...
The Effects Of Illegal Immigration
On American Society
Social problems exist everywhere in society today. Economic and poverty related issues tend to be among the ones we blame other people for. For example, illegal immigrants. Many Americans believe that illegal immigrants have contributed to these issues but are they truly making the economy and country worse? Just under a million immigrants arrive in the United States each year. For this reason, the United States has often been called a nation of immigrants. The United States is unique in the fact that we are a 'melting pot' for so many different cultures, races, and religions in the world. Our immigrant past has helped us mold a national character. For the last several centuries, various ethnic, cultural, and social groups have come to the United States to reunite with their loved ones, seek economic opportunity, and to find a safe place from religious and political persecution (Schneider 2011). One of the negative impacts of undocumented immigration is the low-wage jobs that they work for where they receive payments in cash, and therefore, are not subject to federal tax deductions. Although this is a significantly negative impact on the United States economy, there are also some positive impacts of undocumented immigration as well. Some positive impacts include: increasing of incomes of U.S. families, complementing skilled workers,...
...SolvingImmigrationProblemImmigration has been one of the most important international phenomena. People have migrated across boundaries owing to economic, political, or social reasons. Immigration to Unites States has been controversial topic and a major source of population growth and cultural exchange over more than 3 decades. According to United States Census the population will grow to 420 million by the year 2050. While on one hand, immigration contributes to the society by creating diverse culture, enhance economy, but on other hand side, illegal immigrant hampers job market and has endangered the national security. Punishing the employers for hiring illegal immigrants, implementing strict border protection and accepting talented legal immigrants as permanent residence or citizen, are some of the way to solve the immigrationproblem.
As the illegal immigrants accept the job with low wage, many businesses hire those immigrants, which will lower their cost and increase the profitability of their business. Therefore, the government should implement strict rule towards the business. The government should conduct the surprise inspection in the business in order to find any illegal immigrant working. The employer who hires illegal must be punished by restricting their license to run the business and fining them with large amount. This provision will help...
... 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 their presence can be felt all over the country. About three quarters of these illegal immigrants come to the United States after crossing the...
...Immigration in the United States
November 24, 2012
Immigration in the United States
Immigration is a complex phenomenon that has played a major role in the growth of the population in the United States. It is described as the entrance and long –term stay across the national border without receiving appropriate legal documentation. Illegal immigration in the U.S. has soared to a massive scale. As many as 14 million families live in the United States illegally in which at least one is head of household. Illegal immigrants can be deemed as illegal by entering the country without authorization or inspection, staying beyond an authorized period or after legal entry, or by violating the terms of legal entry. Why do people immigrate? Many people immigrate for a variety of reasons. Some relocate by force or fear, escape form prejudices and persecutions, and while others are primarily voluntary. Granted the move may be a necessity, it can be somewhat of a traumatic and challenging experience. Immigrants steal from the federal government, destroy private property, and hurt hard working U.S. citizens. Immigration should have stipulations because it would alleviate certain economic issues, reduce the criminal activity, and benefit the nation health wise.
Illegal immigrants who travel from Mexico and Central America usually come for economic reasons and even oppression from politics within...
Younger Sibling Problems
Younger siblings can be a problem that will lead to a bigger problem, your parents being angry at you for never being home. My younger brothers, CJ and Colin, are obnoxious and very annoying. CJ is six years younger than me and Colin is eight years younger than me. You wouldn’t think that they would be a problem to me since there is such an age difference between us, but they are. Since my brothers annoy me I am rarely home; my parents get angry with me for it, but there is not much I can do when both of my brothers get on my nerves; most of the time they do it at the same time. A big problem for me is that my brothers annoy me so much that I have to leave and go somewhere that does not involve my brothers, which causes my parents to be mad at me.
CJ, the older brother, is so mouthy. He always has something to say to me when I try talk to him; most of the time it is not nice, it is usually something rude. It seems like he was raised not to be respectful, but he wasn’t raised that way. For example, one day I asked him nicely to grab my cellphone and his reply was “why don’t you get up and get it yourself, both of your legs work, right?” I do not know why he acts the way he does, but it gets on my nerves. CJ and I always argue about everything. For instance, when I am in the living room watching TV he will try to play the Xbox, but I...
...In my efforts to solve a problem I have often begun by identifying the one issue that affects me and focus on the individual tasks that led to the problem attempting to use logical and critical thinking. I have hit upon the realization that this focus works well with simpler problems that need immediate clarification but it has proven appropriate that problems that are more difficult and require a more long-term and elaborate answer requires the use of a Systems Thinking approach. My failure to seek broad, long-term solutions has me stamping out grass fires while my house burns down. I have adopted Daniel Aronson ideas on systems thinking to aid in keeping “the big picture” when developing solutions.
Critical and creative thinking processes are required when solvingproblems using systems thinking but I see the concentration shift from breaking down and examining individual tasks to studying how various system tasks shape both that system and the other systems in which it interacts.
When using systems thinking, essential in arriving to an amicable and effective end state are the realizations that must be shared by the solution seekers. To which all players must realize that their roles affect other stakeholders and the desired outcome. Each seeker should study how past solutions have added to a problem and therefore any steps to correct a current problem...
...Historical framework of the Issue
The issue of Hispanic immigration was started in the year of 1942 when the government of the United States of America and Mexico came into an agreement which is known as “Mexican Farm Labor Supply Program”. The reason behind starting this program was lost of American manpower during the World War II. This program was also called as “bracer (day laborer program)”. Due to this, large number of Mexicans was brought to the America. The labor force was staying in US only and sending money to their families.
The government of Mexico and labors were interested to continue this program because the labor was sending money to their families and economy of the Mexico was improving. But in the 1964, the program lost support and came to an end by the United States.
After the termination of the program, many workers stayed in the US only which resulted into the problem of illegal aliens.
Political Context of the Issue
The population of Hispanics is continuously increasing in the country. In-fact, they have made highest minority group in the country. The main problem is not of assimilation but of economic only. Some of the researchers state that race can be a problem for political participation. The group members of the different race can influence the political participation in the sense that they have their own perception towards the political parties and they can discriminate between the...
...Yin Minn Myat
CRT 100-012/ Prof: McHenry
Submitted: April 01, 2014
Throughout the history, people have a lot of problem and still they have loads of problem to solve until they die. I am the one who include these people. Mostly I don’t have a problem, mean I didn’t have serious problem in my life. I live with my parents since 2010 and I came to the United State in August 2010. The first time, within 20 year, I lived alone in NYC and I stated my new life alone. Honesty, I did not see any big problem so I have never thought how to solve the problem. Now I found a problem which always makes me feel uncomfortable. It is about my relationship and it makes me feel unsafe between me and my society.
First of all, I date with different nationality. My boyfriend is from Ukraine and my parents totally disagreed my relationship. The reason is clear he is not Buddhist. I have no chance to explain why I choose him, they denied my excuses. I only hate why they can’t accept my relationship. My parents wanted me to date with only Burmese. I don’t know why I date with this Ukraine and I fall in love with him. So I decided to move in with him but there is a thing I was not ready for marry him. But my parents thought that I will marry this guy very soon. I moved in with him December 2011. Truth, I don’t even let my parents know my situation. My culture and my society won’t accept the...