Immigrations Has Been A Controversial Topic For Many Years.

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Immigrations has been a controversial topic for many years. An immigrant is a person from one country who moves to another country for a better life. Since 2003, more than 8 million to 12 million immigrants have come to the United States. Some Americans argue that immigrants should be exported back to their countries seeing that what they are doing is illegal, they don’t pay taxes, and that they are taking away jobs. However, some argue that immigrants are necessary as they take jobs Americans don’t wish to take. Deportation and immigration laws has always been around for example the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It was the first law restricting Chinese immigrants into the United States for 10 yrs. and later extended it for another ten…show more content…
They have worked anywhere possible throughout their communities. With their illegal status, the two often had problems receiving compensation for their labor. Their pay would range around “$90 for a 14-hour work day, or about $6.42 an hour and that’s when they do get paid.” Just like these two men many other people will take any jobs available to them and will not see any income for weeks even months. Also, in California, farmers employ millions of illegal immigrants to work in their farms. Without, this labor, these farmers wouldn’t be able to operate. Immigrants are hard workers because they understand the need for the job. Another issue that families with illegal status can face is what will happen to their children if they get deported? Families have the constant fear of separation. They know it can happen but they don’t know when. Children of “undocumented deportees may end up in the foster care system, often for no other reason than the undocumented status of the parent.” One example of this is the background story of Diane Guerrero. She is a U.S citizen whose parents were both undocumented immigrants. Diane’s parents tried to become legal citizens but they would see no progress. Diane explains that her “childhood was haunted by the fear that they would be deported” and if she came home to an
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