Illegal immigration has plagued the United States since immigration laws were created, and has worsened in recent history. Since Ronald Reagan’s Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 provided amnesty for 3 million illegal aliens in exchange for increased border security, millions of people have entered the country illegally. Over the past 30 years, the illegal immigrant population of the country has more than doubled from 5 million in 1986 to over 11.5 million in 2015. It has become one of the most controversial political issues in America. While not every undocumented alien is a bad or dangerous person, illegal immigrants in general are a national security threat, harmful to the economy, and a burden on the social welfare system. The best solution to the illegal alien problem is to secure and enforce the border, purge American territory of every person unlawfully trespassing upon it, and reform the immigration system to make it easier for foreigners to enter the United States legally like people have done for centuries.
Immigration has been a major problem for countless years that seems to never seize. Illegal immigrants do not hold the rights that U.S. residents possess and manage to live a hard life because of the mere opportunities that come their way. U.S. residents are allowed to vacate and visit the places immigrants come from, yet they have to risk their lives in hopes of a better life. Where is the equality? The unfair treatment arises from them simply being illegal, however everyone deserves equality regardless of their background and origin. The deep stigma and outlook on immigrants in today’s society can be quite controversial. The government should indeed allow immigrants to find a place to call home without the use of strict immigration
The Texas D.R.E.A.M Act is related to the eligibility of certain persons to qualify as residents of this state for purposes of higher education tuition or to pay at the rate provided to residents of this state. The purpose of the Texas D.R.E.A.M. Act is to give students who are undocumented
I am very familiar with the ethics of border security, having grown up in El Paso, Texas. The city sits right next to Juarez, Mexico with a population of over 2 million. As stated in the Debate.org article, “Border Fence”, El Paso, San Diego, and McAllen are the epicenter for cartel violence, hub for drug trafficking, and illegal immigration. There is a border fence that stretches over 30 miles in and around the El Paso area, with a border patrol agent stationed every 300 yards over the same span. With a population of close to 800,000 with over 80% of that being Hispanic, it is a very controversial subject along the border region. (Debate.org Article)
Immigration Reform: A call to action. The evening news is ripe with controversial legislation, policy and debate from the lawmakers of the United States. Some of the most interesting headlines in recent history discuss the huge battles on labor laws in Wisconsin and Iowa, the anticipation of a Republican front runner
However, there are some immigrants that migrate to the U.S. that are disruptive and dangerous. So, I believe the most effective way to address the issue of immigration would be that of which would not cause any riot or separation within the people of the United States or any disruption with any of the other countries. One solution which would be very critical, would be enforcing immigration laws humanely. Another solution that would be helpful would be that a guest-worker friendly program be created and enforced. Along with the program, I believe that the U.S. should enhance border security, but not to the extent of building a wall along the border.
OPTION 2 Step 1: In order to ensure our country 's safety, I believe that the borders of America should be closed and secured. If America 's leaders vote to keep our borders open and free to all, the Immigration Crisis will evolve into an even bigger problem. It is my understanding that America is already trillions of dollars in debt, not including all the funds it would take to care for thousands of immigrants. While the numbers are clearly not as bad as most other countries, we too have our own citizens living in poverty everyday. I firmly believe that until we are capable of providing restoration and a better quality of life to our own people, we have no business or resources to do so for other countries.
It is clear why the breach of security on the southern border is of concern to both governments as well as to citizens of US and Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is working to secure the border by ensuring that an effective combination of staffing, technology, and infrastructure is utilized to protect the more than 8,000 miles of land and maritime areas along both the northern and southern borders, however the current system in place needs urgent changes in order to secure the borders and move forward to target all illicit activities that take place on the border. The next step will be redirect the attention and work on the effects that it brings to citizens of the countries involved. It is easy to think only on the effects that it brings to United States but also for Mexico it has a negative impact. It is often assumed that illegal immigrants are all Mexican citizens crossing the border however this statement is not a fact. Mexico is being used as a bridge by illegal immigration immigrating to United States from neighbor countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Peru. The federal government, the DHS and agencies involved in securing our borders need to create a comprehensive plan to guarantee the DHS gains
American has had a steady problem with how to resolve the illegal immigration problem. This is a great threat to the United States because it can significantly increase crime. There is much that can be done to prevent this current crisis, spinning completely out of control. Although the security needs
For the past few decades, illegal immigration has been one of the most controversial topics in American politics. Everyone seems to have something to say on the matter. Consequently, it is no surprise that with the upcoming Presidential election, illegal immigration, particularly as it relates to illegal Mexican immigrants, is at the forefront. The simple truth is, America is a nation of immigrants. It always has been. Admittedly, the U.S. has the right and duty to control entry to and exit from its borders. However, mass deportations and immigration bans are not the answer. The United States must strike a balance between deterring illegal activities and the draining of social resources and remaining true to fabric of this nation and the continued
Imagine looking over the desert landscape of the southern United States and seeing an enormous concrete wall. Few people may say that the wall is a hindrance to the scenery, but many would say that the wall is blocking something. It would be meant to block immigrants from
border should be secured is because of the amount of violence that occurs on the border and this has to be dealt with. According local, state, and federal statistics, "illegal immigrants are three times as likely to be convicted of murder"(Bandler). When illegal immigrants cross the border they automatically put themselves and American citizens lives in danger. Most of the young illegal immigrants are being recruited by gangs "MS-13 gang has been recruiting young illegals, resulting in higher crime" (Bandler). This has created a spike in violence with and must be dealt with. Also "illegal immigrant youth being responsible for 85 percent of street robberies" (Bandler). Illegal immigrants are crossing the unsecured border and they are being recruited by gangs. These are just a few examples of how illegal immigrants are having a negative effect on America. This has to be stooped. Violence is another reason why the border must be
The concept of securing the border limiting immigration is reliant on the fact that by having a “fence” it captures more illegal immigrants, rather than not having one at all. To better secure the border the fence is a first step. I think that there are better ways
The United States border with Mexico is a controversial topic that has been the subject of debate recently. It is without question a problem that needs to be fixed. Currently most policies are focused on the manpower, infrastructure, and security of the border itself. However the border security is changed there will always be a demand for illegal immigrants and drug smugglers to cross the border into America. That why we should try to disrupt that demand by legalizing marijuana in the United States, put more resources into fighting cartels, and invest into the Mexican economy. These are the first steps to regaining border security to both countries.
Simply by giving the border patrol the authority to exercise the statutory power of “expedited removal” so new illegal aliens do not have to go through the immigration court system and get back to their home land faster. The illegal immigrant problem is not getting any better until the government is changing their policies about immigration. If the policies about immigration were to get stricter, the government would not need to hire so many lawyers to represent the younger aliens in the immigration