America 's Foreign Policy And Domestic Policy

2540 Words Nov 5th, 2014 11 Pages
America has its fair share of issues on the political agenda. Debates about taxes, gay marriage, health care, and gun control are all major issues that come up in Congress during almost every session. There is one issue, however, that has been debated since the early colonial period, before the United States of America was even a country. The issue of immigration is not only one of the most heavily debated topics in Congress; it is one of the most complex. It is an issue that affects both the nation’s foreign policy and domestic policy. America is, at its core, a nation of immigrants. This melting pot of people from around the world is what has caused this nation to be so successful. Unfortunately, the current immigration system that America has is in need of a complete overhaul. A comprehensive immigration reform package would be beneficial all across the board. The benefits to the economy would be immense, especially in times like these with America’s struggling economy. Today there are over eleven million undocumented immigrants in America. While most of these immigrants have jobs, they are paid “under the table” which keeps them from having to pay taxes. The employers hiring these illegal immigrants are hurting America’s economy rather than helping it. An immigration reform package that provides a way for these immigrants to earn legalization will greatly…
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