Essay on Immigration Reform

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“We are nation of immigrants. Some came here willingly, some unwillingly. Nonetheless, we are immigrants, or the descendants of immigrants, one, and all. Even the natives came from somewhere else, originally. All of the people who come to this country come for freedom, or for some product of that extraordinary, illusory condition. That is what we offer here—freedom and opportunity in a land of relative plenty.” (Middletown Journal 2005) We have created the land of free. Nonetheless, there have been a number of Immigration Acts in the United States. The first one was the Naturalization act of 1790. Then the immigration act of 1965 passed, and immigration restrictions applied to Mexican Immigrants for the first time. Nearly 30…show more content…
Immigration policy needs to include stiffer penalties slash laws for those caught smuggling immigrants across the border, those attempting to cross the border illegally, and companies employing illegal immigrants. Creating a temporary worker program will reduce the need of dangerous crossings across the border, reducing the need to cross illegally. Establishing a legal system for immigrants wanting work to enter the country and work providing for their families. Is it Myth or Reality that immigrants influence our employment? Americans are increasingly concerned about immigration reform; many Americans believe that immigrants are taking employment opportunities away from U.S citizens. Few studies have proven that hiring immigrants has an impact on wages and employment opportunities. Immigrants not only increase the supply of labor but; they also increase the demand for skilled labor. Creating, a Successful Temporary Worker Program that benefits the employee and employer. “A temporary worker program would meet the legitimate needs of American employers. And it would give honest immigrants a way to provide for their families while respecting the laws” (Bush, 2006). The policy will provide a successful worker program for documented workers that pass criminal background checks, meeting a certain criteria to be eligible for a temporary work permit. Upon passing the

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