Immigration is a timely issue that took my interest, and being an immigrant it was the first topic that came to my mind for this problem-solution research paper. It is imperative that the citizens must know that there are underlying major problems that are associated with the current immigration policy of the country. Thus, the United States’ government must address this serious problem with the majority support of its citizens. By tackling the issue of immigration, it will not just resolve one problem, but the elemental aspects that go along with it as well. The main objective of this argument paper is to increase awareness by presenting the opposing arguments concerning immigration. Also, to help enlighten the minds of the people, and …show more content…
This solution will hinder the wrong people from coming to the country, and will discourage those who have ill intentions of the United States and its citizens. Take into considerations the 9/11 terrorist attack. There were thousands of innocent lives perished owing to the laxity in the laws concerning immigration. In addition, according to the article “Lax Immigration Policies Invite Terrorism”, 2009 by Krikorian, he stated, “Our enemies have repeatedly exercised this option of inserting terrorists by exploiting weaknesses in our immigration system.” (Krikorian 2) On the other hand, for the second solution, a more tolerant immigration policy; Reverend Kicanas on his testimony he argued that “majority of migrants coming to the United States come not for nefarious purposes, but to either find work to support their families or to join their loved ones.” (Doak 2) This is reality for many immigrants in America. Nevertheless, take into perspective when making the decision that this reasoning can be an avenue for those who wish to destabilize the nation. The second major criterion that is linked to the immigration problem is the
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With the rise of foreign people permanently settling in America, the immigration policy has affected all aspects of society in terms of growth and development of economy, societal issues, and national security. As the immigration policy is a broad topic among senators, it needs to be prioritize for it to be better understood. In doing so will improve the immigration policy and grasp the significance of its impact in America.
Immigration has played a large role in the history of the United States since the very founding of the country. As even the founding fathers of the United States were immigrants coming to the U.S. to seek a better life. For varies reasons, immigrants have been traveling to America to seek a better life whether to achieve better economic opportunity, religious freedom, and/or political refuge (Jiménez). These reasons have caused immigrants to flood into the U.S. In the most recent years’, weather to allow immigration to keep going as it is has been a hot topic for America. This controversy over immigration has grown as Americans continue to wonder if immigration is still good for the country. Therefore, the immigration controversy has many Americans
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Immigration has always been a complex issue in the United States. Previous and current administrations have had great difficulties in setting policies and programs in place to address this problem. During the course of American history, laws were enacted to address such issues. There were numerous legislative milestones in regards to immigration in the United States. In order to understand the current issues regarding immigration, we have to look back at the policies that were in place along with the goals that they intended to serve. According to (Barusch, 2012), the United States had an open immigration policy; which means that anyone could relocate to this country. As a result of this policy, the government had to redefine
Immigrating is to come to a country of which one is not a native, usually for permanent residence. It goes along with drive and determination to seek pleasure out of life, chase dreams, and purse happiness even in the most desperate of times. Migrating affects the communities that the migrants leave as well as the communities that receive them. There are many views as to why people migrate to different countries, the impact of immigration in countries, and how countries should go about regulating immigration. When discussing the ethics of immigration, it is important to view this topic from both sides and not just one side. In doing so, a person gets a sense of the bigger picture that the U.S. is currently dealing with due to immigration. With that being said, the United States should strive for an immigration policy that can benefit everyone involved as a whole.
The famous singer-songwriter, Conor Oberst, told huffington post, “How we treat the undocumented says a great deal about us as a people and whether or not we'll continue to fulfill the fundamental American promise of equality and opportunity for all.” According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 240,255 people were deported in the year 2016. However, this year the number of arrest have rose up to 38 percent (Gomez). The number of people being deported have been increasing every year. The reason behind the increase of number is unfair hearings and policy of deportation. The United States Immigration System should change their policies on deportation because it violates the constitutional rights and exposes the inequality towards immigrants.
The issue of illegal immigration has daunted this nation for many years. Currently, there are 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. Immigration reform is necessary, but amnesty is not. Last year, the United States Senate passed the ‘Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act’ by a vote of 68-32. If this bill becomes law, America will still not have fixed it’s illegal immigration issue. There are many flaws to the current immigration bill in Congress, such as the fiscal costs to taxpayers, government spending, and “border triggers”. A few commonsense fixes to improve our nation’s immigration dilemma are
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Mitt Romney in his speech to the RNC just four years ago would be considered near traitorous to the republican party in the divisive politics of the present. In this presidential campaign season, as in many previous ones, one of the largest issues continues to be that of immigration. The fundamental disagreement is not whether an issue exists, but as to how the United States should react to the ones waking up at night hearing that voice telling them to come to America. This paper will examine the roles of federal, state, and local governments have regarding the question: should state and local governments have the authority to draft and execute immigration policies? First, it will delve deeper into this topic by studying the history of immigration
According to Article 4 of the Constitution, the United States has applied the principles of federalism to give the federal government sovereignty in areas that need national coherence such as defense, diplomacy, and interstate trade. Also, areas that are not mandated by the federal government have ensured that each state has autonomy. For this reason, even if the federal immigration authorities enforce a deportation policy against illegal immigrants, each state or local government is not legally bound to comply with federal regulations. The United States was built by immigrants, so there are many issues and policies about immigration. The Trump Administration has come up with a different immigration policy than the last administration, and
There needs to be reform not only the issue of illegal immigration but also on legal immigration and refugee and asylum policies; the three main reforms that I will cover in this paper. Current immigrant policy allows for around 1 million immigrants allowed into this country every year. Although this may seem like a low number compared to the current population of nearly 300 million people who currently live in the unites states the
The next major issue addressed by a large number of Americans is healthcare. It goes without saying that a significant topic at the time of the Congressional turnover is the Affordable Care Act. This is another example of democratically legislative piece being pushed and opposed by a Republican voting body. Prior to the elections in November 2014, the President of the United States and the Senate acted according to Democratic Party ideology, while the sole source of power for Republicans, the House of Representatives, opposed their efforts in vain. Because Republicans only controlled one house of Congress, this meant that Democratic efforts were able to succeed and healthcare was opened up to many new citizens (citizens who had previously been
This paper will examine the problem of Immigration and Immigration Law. I will first discuss what Immigration Law is and how it works, then I will define the number one problem of immigration laws, “illegal immigration” and why it’s so important to follow procedures. It will also address the consequences after violating the laws. Next the paper discusses three policy solutions to the problems of illegal immigration: Legalization of Immigrants, Strengthen Border Security, and Immigration Amnesty. The paper will first explain each policy solution. Then it will analyze the pros and cons, and potential strengths and weakness of each solution. Last this paper will offer some personal observations on the problem of immigration.
There is a direct relationship between immigration policies and the sense of belonging. Historically, the immigration policies in the United States have always been restrictive in who can immigrate and who can belong here. A major immigration policy that demonstrates this was the Immigration Act of 1924 or National Origins Act. This policy set a quota on who can enter the US and it was aimed to restrict immigration of Southern and Eastern Europeans, Africans and Asians. This restriction was to maintain and preserve the ideal of American homogeneity. Present-day US also showed the same restriction in immigration policy with the introduction of Executive Order 13769, also known as Muslim Ban, which restricts entry to individuals from 7 predominantly-Muslim countries. These policies showed how the dominant group yield the power over the social construction of who is “American”. The people who issued these policies had socially constructed “Americans” based on certain characteristics (e.g., White, Christian), and people who do not fit these characteristics are not allowed to become potential American citizens and thus, are not allowed to belong in the US.