Essay on Immigration Reform

1023 WordsFeb 11, 20115 Pages
Immigration Reform is obviously a big issue in America today. I mean everywhere you go; you either see something about or read about it. There is no exact number as to how many illegal immigrants cross the border, but it is estimated to be around 11 to 12 million. This has become a major political and social issue because of the continued flow of illegal immigrants. There is nothing really around that will stop this problem. Nothing has really been done, I mean there are borders and all, but who watches the borders to stop the immigration and even so there is no one there to protect the people who are there trying to prevent it. Anything can happen to the people who are watching the borders such as being shot at and things of the nature,…show more content…
The part of the proposal that I really like though is the fact that the Border Patrol would be doubled to 28,000 agents over time. There will be more people around to watch the fence, which should decrease this problem drastically. I do not think that there should be penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants, well not very severe punishments like a $75,000 fine or even jail time. Is it really the employers fault if they hire an illegal? How are they supposed to know that the person is illegal is they have documentation that looks real like our social security cards and things. If anything, I feel that employers should be required to take a class or something of the nature, in order to learn how to tell if the documents are real or not. There are many ways to tell if something is real, like whether or not a bill is counterfeit or if a person’s license is real or not. If you were the owner of a bar and someone presented an I.D. to you that looked real and you were to serve them a drink. Later on, if the police were to come and find out that the person was underage, is it fair for you to be charged a fine for not being able to tell the difference. I feel that it is not right because granted what you did was wrong, but it was not your fault. The only reason an employer should be penalized is if they knew that the documents were not
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