In 1986 Ronald Regan signed into law the Immigration Reform and Control Act, an amnesty act that would alleviate the current immigration problems. Through this law, out of five million illegal immigrants, an estimated four million could have applied to become legal U.S. Citizens. This law was supposed to put a definite stop to illegal immigration into the United States. However, ever since the law was enacted, statistics show that the numbers of illegal immigrants in the United States have ascended from an estimated 5 million in 1986, to about 11 million today. Therefore because of these rising numbers, immigration has been one of the most popular topics in U.S. elections and debates. So on November 20th 2014, President Obama announced to the nation the executive actions that he 's planning to take to fix our nation 's broken immigration system.
There are not many people who know that there is war going on within America. A war, that is capable of impacting the future of America. Millions of “Dreamers” are fighting to be recognized as American citizens. In recent months and years, the debate on immigration reform has been heated and often uninformed. Every president mentions in his speech to take action on immigration reform. But unfortunately he ends up taking action against immigrants by deporting them. Is the country founded by immigrants has closed doors for the immigrants? People are fighting for the immigration reform. In order for the bright future of America we need to fix the present problems. A land of opportunity has taken many hits but the immigration reform made us think about our legal system. It is essential to understand that “immigration reform” is not a cup of tea. The question many are asking is that how can we accept millions of people into our labor force? We are already struggling from unemployment rate, which is peaking high. In this paper I will be primarily focusing on the role of immigrants on our economy, businesses and society, and how it impacts our society.
Under the Obama regime there has been an uptake of education which was not always the case and more so for the African Americans. This has been linked to the blacks accessing schools they could not have done in other regimes which is a great effort on the government.
The United States faces serious issues surrounding current immigration policy. The situation produces debates throughout the country and a further divided congress, a scared nation, and scattered troops. Solutions have been presented in the form of very big walls, complex tracking systems, and overly simplified exportation of illegal aliens. However, no real steps of action have been agreed upon to rectify the situation. The US boast in its diversity; stemming from immigrants seeking recovery and opportunity. In the past, the nation thrived under the minds and views of many different peoples and cultures. The US people and government gradually showed themselves to be a dominant international force in the global community. Because of the melting pot of backgrounds, innovation thrived in the medical, science, mathematical, and engineering fields. Policy in the last 50 years naturally migrated towards the progressive attitude of nation, affected by the large population of immigrants, but the attitude changed detrimentally and dramatically after the attacks on 9/11. Based on fear and anxiety, many immigration policies were changed to protect citizens from reliving such a catastrophic event once again. The AIC, American Immigration Council, summarizes the purpose of Immigration law as “the reunification of families, admitting immigrants with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy, protecting refugees, and promoting diversity.” (How the United)
Obama starts with the economy by stating the fact that America has the most durable economy in the world. He explained how every American is required to get an education in order to get a good job. The reform “No Child Left Behind” was such a crucial start in increasing early childhood education, raising high school graduation rates, and having more and more graduates in fields like engineering. Having a strong start is important, but higher education is what shapes an individual’s life. The President said that even though student loans have been reduced, it is now time to cut the cost of college.
Currently, 11 million illegal immigrants inhabit the United States. This number will continue to augment without proper regulation of these aliens. Ever since his first inauguration, it has been President Barack Obama’s mission to improve America’s mediocre immigration system. Since Obama’s reelection for his second term, he has constantly stressed the fact that the new ideas for immigration reform are on the top of his list. Not only will these new reclaims help both the legal and illegal immigrants, and American citizens, but also they will benefit the
On the twentieth of November President Obama addressed the nation on immigration. In his address he said that “today, our immigration system is broken -- and everybody knows it.” In 2014 there was an estimated 11.3 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, compared to the estimated 5 million in 1994 it has more than doubled since then. This hard press issue of immigration reform affects everyone living in the United States. Due to the heavy inflow of undocumented citizens sneaking into this country families are being torn apart, our economy is suffering, and the hard working middle as well as upper classes are having to pay higher taxes. The debate is over the way to handle all of the people who are living here undocumented. Immigration reform is argued between politics with a hard line drawn between the Democratic Party’s stance and the Republican party’s. Politics and the common man both bickering about how the illegal immigrants because the issues directly impact our economy and the nations infrastructure. The hope is that through communication and compromise our politicians can end this problem.
Donald Trump, usually well-known for his absurd and preposterous laws, is our president- elect and had many things to say about a lot of laws in America at the moment but mostly immigration. Immigration is a topic where America and its people are divided as a whole just because of the simple fact they choose to look at it from a negative standpoint and not a positive one. “The U.S. immigrant population stood at more than 42.4 million, or 13.3 percent, of the total U.S. population of 318.9 million in 2014, according to ACS data.”(Zong, J., and Jeanne Batalov). When American people hear numbers like that, it usually scares them because the first thing they think about is how 42.4 million people came in and where are they working. And then, from there it just becomes a thing of assumptions and speculations. As most people know, immigration in America started to really get on the map and rise in the 1880s to the 1900s when people came in waves looking for better job opportunities and some even for religious freedom. For readers that have little to no experience with immigration or don’t see it as a big issue, this paper will trace the history of immigration in the United States, show how Americans came to dislike it, and even how some politicians have influenced others on the subject.
In IMA BE ME, Wanda Sykes said, “ Why are they called illegal immigrants? They 're undocumented workers. If someone broke into my house, and vacuumed? You know, I might be a little confused. But I ain’t calling the cops”. This is one of the funniest line from the show and at the same time, it captures audience’s heart. I believe, the United States is trying to change a lot now as a country where have been accepting various immigrants continuously since the foundation of the nation. In 2008, Barack Obama won the presidential election by gaining the popularity support from many minorities, and he became the first black President. He was returned for the second term in 2012, and he was supported not only by black people, but also many immigrants from South America and Asia. In the same year, Obama administration announced Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) to grant a temporary right for over 1 million young undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S. without the fear of being deported. However, the dispute over acceptance of immigration of the Latinos has still been continued. And now, an immigration problem is regarded as the important problem of political power, and country is trying to tackle immigration law reform. In this paper, I would like to discuss about the trend of immigration issue first, and then look into how undocumented workers identify themselves and build their own self. In order to obtain deeper insight, I will use the real story about
A culture War has erupted in America. The country has become visibly divided over emotionally charged topics such as: abortion, gay marriage, gun-control, and healthcare. Many Americans have chosen sides in a polarized debate which pins conservative traditionalists against liberal progressives over the direction of America’s future. One topic which has not received as much attention as the rest, yet potentially has the largest impact on the common American is that of Immigration. As of late, the immigration debate has received more traction, due to the Obama Administration’s new reform Act (Commonsense Immigration Reform Act of 2011) as well as the growing number of undocumented immigrants
Abstract: The immigration policy reform is an act that has seen of attention in the recent past. The reason for this debate is that immigration is continuing to create a divide within the states that is becoming more of a global issue as a whole. Discussed throughout this essay you will begin to understand the complexity of the issue and different policy alternatives will be introduced. Policy alternatives such as stricter laws in the requirements to obtain a visa, getting rid of the ban altogether, letting trump build his wall, and pulling this policy and making it an international policy; these alternatives are giving America the option for changing how issues in immigration can be dealt with. Analyzing these alternatives will be done with their efficiency, economic feasibility, and
Furthermore Barack Obama wants the U.S. to be educated. Obama wants the U.S. to be the smartest country in the world. In order for that to happen there needs to be better education and the schools need to be in locations that will benefit the people who cannot afford to go to school. For example Obama is planning to evaluate the education of 7,000 colleges. Obama is doing this because he thinks that some colleges may be cheating their students by not giving them the full knowledge of the certain course.
For this observation report I have chosen to talk about Obama’s immigration reform policy. It seems as if immigration has been an on-going issue in the United States for quite some time. Whether people are for it or against it; immigration has always been a topic of discussion. We may not see it on the news everyday but we are surrounded by the discussion at home, in school, around friends, and even co-workers.
Barack Obama. He sacrifices because he makes everything so we can all live good have a good school, work, home so that’s why he sacrifices for every single one of us.
The United States of America is an exceptional country, but in 2016 Americans are headed for some very troubling times. With having two very detested presidential candidates running for office from both sides of the aisle and a very divided nation, America is certainly in a state of unease. With many important issues such as gun control, climate change, healthcare, and foreign policy being some of the hottest topics in politics, people will have their opinions and some might be very polarizing from each other. Some will lean conservative while others will lean liberal. Today I will be talking about the current conditions and critical issues dealing with Immigration because this is such a very sensitive topic and many people don’t understand the way of life undocumented immigrants have to go through to work and get the best they can for themselves and their families.