Immigration is currently a hot topic, within in the United States government. Currently the United States Congress is fighting to decide the fate of the Dreamers, and the Immigration bill DACA. Like many controversial issues within the government, the Democrats and Republicans are in a disagreement on what to do. Each article, examines a different take on the current immigration reform. Bier’s main argument is that individuals who are contributing to immigration reform are ignorant, that Immigrants are not hurting the American Labor market. The next article, I examined, was written by Eric Cantor; Cantor states that although the parties each have a high stake in the decision, Congress makes on DACA, there must be a decision otherwise, the law will remain status quo. Next, we look at Gessen’s article, the main argument is that immigrants should not be looked at valuable or illegal, they should not have to be talented in order to be welcome within the United States. Lastly, Vargas, an undocumented Immigrant, discusses the difficulties of being illegal within the United States, yet still shines a light on the positive influences he had throughout his childhood and time in America.
Matt Mendoza believes in immigration reform, but we must put into place a firm foundation to build upon, a foundation that is rock solid in protecting America’s borders and its citizens by forcing Washington to fulfill its Constitutional duty of enforcing the laws we already have in place.
Immigration reform has been making the news for many years - since Arizona passed SB1070 and Alabama passed HB56. In an attempt to curtail enactment of these laws, the United States Department of Justice, United States Department of Homeland Security, United States Department of State, and United States Department of Education filed complaints against both states. Additionally, there are over “865 bills and resolutions relating to immigrants and refugees in 45 state legislatures and the District of Columbia during the first quarter of 2012” (2012 Immigration-Related Laws, 2012) with the exception five states who were not in session at the time of reporting.
The United States Purchased the virgin islands from Denmark in 1917. I was born in the virgin islands The U.S. Virgin islands to be exact. Yet, I'm still treated as if I was an immigrant. I've traveled within the U.S. several times living in the virgin islands , new york and texas taking trips to new jersey and Puerto Rico as a child. My father was born in the Dominican republic came to the U.S. with a school visa and my mother is Puerto Rican born on a U.S. territory. We live in a society which is made up of immigrants from different corners of the globe also known as the melting pot . Living in texas for a couple of years I've been told numerous of inappropriate immigrant comments; In Fact, I've been told that since “I don’t speak American,
Every year millions of immigrants flood into the United State, be they legal or not. We must start allowing a natural path to citizenship for the sake of our economy and the foundation of our country. Otherwise we may border on the edge of loosing everything we as a nation hold dear.
Beginning in 1994 (the year the Mexican peso was devalued) the federal government presented the United States Customs and Border Protection National Strategic Plan. A plan to securitize US borders in several stages, the National Strategic Plan’s mission was to “control the borders of the United States, restoring our Nation’s confidence in the integrity of the border. A well managed border will enhance national security and safeguard our immigration heritage.” With reference to my previous findings, it is not surprising that CBP would seek to perpetuate the exclusionary, whitewashed nature of US immigration policy. Indeed, it gives purchase to my argument that the migrant poses a threat to the future identity and security of the state. What is surprising, however, is the strategy devised to ensure this.
Public health department, healthcare institutions, legislators, and other organizations that have something to do with the immigrant issues such as Community Catalyst, National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).
Perhaps the most complex set and the most aspiring for anyone to look for is the US Immigration Laws. It is also the most followed for any country for Immigration. The set of laws which undergoes a paradigm shift. This law has its traces as early as 1790, because the first ever framed set of laws was also framed in the year 1790. From then on the Immigration laws has been to put to heavy make over, which till date undergoes many amendments. Five years from its promulgation the law was amended having 5 years as a period for a permanent residency, which still holds good even today.
Reforming immigration is a two-side debate that never seems to be end. Some, like Ngai, McDaniel, Semotuik, and West support that reforming is important and worth, while others, like York opposed that we should not invest money and time on something that will not be worth, meaning no need of immigration reform. There is a long debate over this issue because everyone has different point of view regarding immigrations. However, I agree with Ngai, McDaniel, Semotuik and West thought and concerns about reforming immigration process for three reasons. Firstly, I believed it is not right that families have separated for long time due to long waiting on process. Secondly, government should fully support the immigration authorities by increasing funds
I am sorry to inform you that the current American immigration policy does not truly reflect The Declaration of Independence that you, along many other influential figures, have sought to put together. The United States Government is restricting people from all over the world to work for a living in this country and keep the fruits of their labors. Even though The Declaration of Independence (US 1776) states that, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”, the United States Immigration System prefers to admit “applicants with skills that are valuable to the country’s economy and provides for an annual worldwide limit of
Immigration in the United States has become a controversial topic lately and part of the bigger picture is whether illegal immigration has gotten out of hand or if it is a good thing for the United States. While these concerns of illegal immigration are important, it is also equally important to not have a one-sided view on the topic. It is important to see all sides and see why one side believes it is bad and the other believes it is good. As of 2016, there are a little over 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States which seems like a big number and it is. In a 1993 Time/CNN poll, “73 percent of those questioned favored strict limits on immigration” (Morrison, Noonan and Kuttner).
The United States, as we all know, shares a border with Mexico. In the past few years, we have seen a rise in illegal immigration across this border, which has become a very talked about issue. This problem arises from many number of Mexican citizens illegally crossing from Mexico to here and trying to live here illegally. This, however, could become a much smaller problem by rethinking the current immigration laws.
Roosevelt must have had a reason to state that all of us are descendants of the immigrants. About 12,000 years ago, the first indigenous people crossed the ice bridge connecting Asia to North America, yet it wasn 't until the end of the 15th century that Europeans set their eyes on the New World. The French and Spanish were the first to establish settlements before the English and Dutch, among others, founded their first permanent colonies. On the eve of the American Revolution, the land had been already a kaleidoscope of languages and ethnicities (“A History”). America, in the past, has been well known as the land of immigration. It was the immigrants from different places that lay the groundwork for a prosperous America that we have today.
Today there are more than 10 million undocumented aliens reside in the U.S. and illegal immigration is growing by 700,000 a year. These undocumented individuals pay no taxes, have no identification to our police records, and they don't have access to our health care systems. I understand their need of staying to us prosper and secure country, they are people that look for a better future, both for them and for their kids. But that doesn't mean that every single person should have the right to trespass our borders and live in our country without identification. For these reasons, there are some regulations that need to take place. For example, we will have to improve our border security, strengthen our employer verification through our country, create new temporary guest worker programs, and give amnesty to current illegal immigrants. Taking action by beginning applying these new regulations to our plan we would be able to fix our current issue of illegal immigration and not harm the current aliens that reside between
Today in the United States the constant debate on whether or not immigration laws should be tightened or loosened has left many Americans upset and angry. Many immigrants turn to the United States in their desperate need for employment to support and feed their loved ones back home. While others come in search of a better life whether to avoid violent streets or for a better paying job to move up the social ladder. Today they are about 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States and many Americans fear that they are causing crime and stealing American jobs. In this fear we deport undocumented immigrants thinking it will make things better. Barack Obama said “We are a nation of immigrants. We all understand what this country has become because talent from all around the world wants to come here, people who are willing to take risks, people who want to build on their dreams and make sure their kids have even bigger dreams than they have” (Obama). If Immigrant hands are what built up this thriving country of ours, why are we deporting them? Why should we decide on whether or not someone stays in this country solely by the country of their origin or how they got here. If we as Americans are afraid of immigrants “Taking” our jobs I believe deportation is not the solution. I believe that reforms in immigration should be along the lines of creating a temporary worker visa program and reinstating DACA. This will not only benefit the immigrants in the