The hardships and struggles that Mexican immigrants go through while living in the United States are far worse than they need to be. It is harder for Mexican immigrants to obtain legal citizenship and find jobs in this country than it is for all other immigrants. George J. Borjas, a writer, from Politico Magazine exclaimed, “Donald Trump used one of my economic papers to back up his plan to crackdown on immigrants and build a physical wall: “Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens””. This demonstrates how U.S. citizens think that Mexican immigrants take jobs from citizens and don’t positively contribute to this country, but in reality they are just uneducated on the topic. For example, a study done by Pew Research Center shows that 74 percent of Republicans voted in favor of Trump’s wall being built to divide Mexico and the United States. But when a poll was taken only of people living within 350 miles of the border that number dropped to 63 percent. These numbers show that citizens who aren’t affected by Mexican immigration think it has a negative impact on our country, when in reality people who live and work with Mexican immigrants do not want the separation of the two countries as much. From this, you could infer that Mexican immigrants are not taking the jobs of U.S. citizens and they do not have the negative impact that we think they do, yet they are given less opportunity and freedom.
The Article Immigration Policy: Should the U.S. government take stricter measures to limit illegal immigration (February 9, 2017), focuses on whether the U.S. should adopt stricter measures for illegal immigration. Supporters believe that illegal immigrants pose a threat to national security. Undocumented immigrants are not in the system, so their criminal records are inaccessible. Additionally, supporters believe that immigrants take the jobs of Americans. Companies tend to give immigrants jobs because they will work for cheap wages. However, the opponents of the law believe stricter measures for illegal immigrants shouldn’t be done because most of the country's technological breakthroughs are due to immigrants. Opponents believe that immigrants help the economy because they take the jobs that not many workers take, such as farming or physical work. Immigration policy argument will continue until there is common ground established between everyone whether to there should be stricter measures or another way for them to become documented.
With President Trump’s recent pledge to be harsher on illegal immigration, coupled with the rise in arrests and deportations made, my nightmare of finding my parents in detention and awaiting deportation is solidifying. For these last couple of months, while the house sleeps, I imagine different scenarios. Assuming I was still a minor, my younger brother and I would be sent with my parents. Dreams of attending a top-rate American university would be muted. What would happen if they were deported once I was eighteen? Assuming I was already in college, I would keep my brother and myself in America, taking legal guardianship of him. If that happened, I would have to transfer from my university to one closer to home and start working to maintain
Immigration has been an essential but disruptive aspect of the people and the political state of the United States; however, debates related to immigration and its benefits are intensified significantly. Opposing immigration keeps ranting on how government should exercise better law to control over the people entering into the States from the foreign land. One of the most buzzed argument is that American citizen is unemployed because immigrants stole their jobs and disrupted the economy (Hoban, 2017). Also, an appeal to National security and vulnerability after several terrorist attacks all over the world and also to the government to keep track and maintain the no. of immigrants to create a safer environment (Cafaro, 2009). However, the contrary to these arguments have often been proven right. The pattern of the immigration shows that the contribution of the immigrants has resulted in an economic boost that cannot be overlooked by the government.
In the United States, the debate involving immigration policy has been going on for centuries, and many people have voiced their opinions regarding the controversial topic, both negative and positive. However, many of these opinions go against statistics, making them baseless accusations. Although millions of American citizens argue that immigrants harm the country, since they supposedly steal jobs, are more likely to commit crimes, and lower wages, their arguments can easily be weakened when certain factors and statistics are taken into consideration.
Among the presidential candidates for the year 2016, Republican representative Donald Trump seems to have the most ridiculous and controversial campaign ideas. One of his more known campaign ideas has to do with banning Muslims from the United States. He generalized that all Muslims currently, or plan to act as, terrorists who will launch attacks on US soil. Building a wall on the border between US and Mexico is another well known idea of his, especially because he wants Mexico has to pay the cost for the wall’s construction. Even though politicians may paint immigration in a negative light, the United States relies on immigrants to help its economy, so it should not opt to throw them out of the country.
As a nation founded and built by immigrants, regardless of the treatment the different immigrant groups have received from the U.S., the very notion of immigration is an essential componant in understanding our nation’s identity. I believe it’s important to recognize and know one’s personal culture and background in their family line. If we are called to remember that somewhere down our family’s history there are immigrants who decided to migrate then I believe that can have a humbling effect, and, as a result, decrease the likelihood of xenophobic behavior to spread across our political system and the social and economic discourse that surrounds immigration. Thus, preserving one’s own culture is important, because it allows us to realize that
Aleppo, Syria has become one of the most violent cities with, bomb raids, shooting and all acts of terror. “Thousands of people have been killed there, including 4,500 children,” reporters at CNN state. One of those children was Omran Daqneesh. This innocent, little child has recently become a poster for the harrowing casualties in nations of unrelenting wars. Videos spreading all over social media of this small, bloody, and terrified child has caused many to stop and think. Is banning all immigrants into the United States of America truly the best idea? The innocents of Syria would say, no. The policy on Immigration in the United States has never been agreed upon. While
agriculture. Natives have a mindset that they are too good to be working at such lowly
I believe that immigrants should be let into the USA and there should be no restriction on allowing who comes in and out. However, I do believe in the safety of any citizen or person living in the United States. Because of this, I think that each immigrant should be scanned. Previously said during the discussion, immigrants really boost our economy and keep our culture young and new. “Successive waves of immigrants have kept our country demographically young, enriched our culture and added to our productive capacity as a nation, enhancing our influence in the world.” (Griswold, CATO institute) Immigrants bring new ideas and fresh minds to a hard topic. A current misconception is that immigrants take away jobs from Americans. However, the CATO
“President Obama has directed the United States government to accept at least ten thousand refugees from Syria in the next fiscal year.”(Eilperin,Juliet, and Carol Morello) A fiscal year is a year as reckoned for taxing, or accounting purposes. Just hearing this has different effects on many people. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion because some may say immigrants, are dangerous when there is six% chance of any immigrant becoming a terrorist, or committing a crime. So people can’t just judge someone because they appear different to you. “The United States is a nation of immigrants” A quote from former president Theodore Roosevelt is stating that America is a nation of immigrants and that is true. All though some
Immigration is when people from all around the world leave their country in the hopes of living in this new place permanently, however immigration is a very controversial topic lately. Having two sides to the story, immigration is thought by many to be a problem because it causes more violence, over population, causes those who are country born residents to pay for immigrants, or even cause job loss, recently Donald Trump has talked a lot about his views on immigration causing a lot more controversy than in the past. While there are those opposed to it there are those who believe people should be illegal immigrants if they need to, they feel if it is safer for them to get out of where they are, and come here then let them, they also feel
As human beings, we are entitled to three natural rights; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Strict laws against immigration, making some legal and others not, is prohibiting individuals from fulfilling their natural rights; rights that every human being is granted to have under law, no matter your race, gender, or age. Before 1924, there was no illegal immigration and people from around the world were allowed to come and go as they please. Then in 1924, congress passed a law saying that all immigration was basically illegal. During this time crime did not go down, the drug exports did not go away, and this law did nothing but bring down the economy. Then in 1965 politicians were starting to take notice that the law did nothing but hurt the United States. So instead of revoking the law completely, they decided to make changes to it to make some immigration legal, and some immigration illegal. Looser immigration laws should be supported because every individual is entitled to natural rights, immigration helps our country (legal or not), and most illegal immigrants are law
All in all illegal immigration should be something America should look into because they are resourceful for any job employer, they have a beneficial selling point they can bring here to the United States and they have a cultural value that can build up the population in America. Illegal aliens do not do any competing with jobs that belong to Americans. Instead they are targeted by employers that are in need for fast, hard working employees that will work for less but still get the job done. They are willing to do the job that the citizens aren’t willing to take. Showing their full on commitment to these american employers they should be given the chance to live full time in the United States. Immigrants have also come to show that they are a
According to UNHCR a refugee agency, 65.3 million people are living in war zones. Another 5.5 billion people of all faiths face some form of religion persecution, including physical violence. People are unsafe in their own countries and homes, so they escape to other countries in search of a better chance at life. However, some of them break the rules to gain access to other countries. This results in illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is a major issue for countries around the world. According to Pew Resource, 11 million unauthorized immigrants are living in the United States. An illegal immigrant can be defined as a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or without a visa. This phenomenon is making countries blame