Illegal immigration has become more of an important issue in the United States since Donald Trump’s campaign for president in 2016. Immigration can be known as the act of people crossing national borders to live permanently in other countries. It becomes illegal when they cross those borders without the legal right to be in those countries. The U.S. has been an immigrant country since the pilgrims in the 1600s and has ever since, been diverse. Most of the immigrants are Latinos that come from Central America, but they also come from all over the world. The current path to legal citizenship is flawed and needs to be reformed to allow rights to be upheld, equal and fair treatment of all applicants, and to facilitate the process altogether.
Mexicans that immigrate to the United States bring with them cultural diversity and unique skills that are beneficial to both the immigrants and Americans from an employment, education and cultural standpoint. Helping All is a program that requires Mexican immigrants under the age of 18 go to school and offers the opportunity for them to tutor Americans in Spanish. Mexicans over the age 18 have to get a job that will help pay for citizenship and receive less support from the government, therefore saving the American people money. The United States will allow 100 Mexicans to immigrate each year and live in subsidized housing paid by the federal government.
Immigrants have been coming to America way before the declaration of Independence in 1776. The United States of America has had immigrants from every nationality in the world seeking a better life or to pursue economic opportunities that may not be available in their native home. The majority of immigrants in the late nineteenth century arrived in the country on boats. Denial of entry were for the individuals whom are criminals, anarchists, or carriers of disease. Immigrants has the ability to become a legal resident, or a citizen of the United States. However, the process by which an individual can become a legal resident is much more complicated than it has been in years prior. In order to become a temporary or permanent resident of
The student organization, CHANGE, hosted a rally on Thursday to educate the public and support the undocumented community here at Central Connecticut State University and around the United States.
Former president Obama once said, “My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too” (“Barack Obama”). This idea of immigration has caused a lot of controversy in the past year. Since Donald Trump became president in 2016, he has begun talk of phasing out DACA- a program which currently allows over 790,000 undocumented immigrants to live safely in America. The removal of DACA is immoral and should not be allowed because it is legally unnecessary, is going to wreak havoc on the lives of those protected by the program, and will cause a strain on the economic well-being of America.
“Every single immigrant undocumented or documented, is a future American” (Diaz). According to Krogstad, Passal, and Cohn,” A rising share of unauthorized immigrants have lived in the U.S for at least a decade” (2017). During the last few days President Donald Trump has worked on building a wall on the Mexican border, and his dream (deporting all illegal immigrants) is soon becoming a reality. Many Hispanic Immigrants are saying goodbye to their dream, and are finding ways to cross the border, but every time an immigrant tries to cross the border illegally it is a different outcome. Border Patrols are detecting more, and more immigrants crossing the border illegally, and when they perceive them, the border patrols dispatch them back where they came from.
Sanctuary cities have been a hot topic in the news lately due to America’s illegal immigration problem. These cities protect immigrants that enter the US illegally. Because there are no background checks, criminals can cross the borders as well as those seeking a better life. According to our current president, Donald Trump, “Our cities should be sanctuaries for Americans- not for criminal aliens.” Even former President Bill Clinton cracked down on federal immigration enforcement. In his 1995 State of the Union address, he said, “We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent
Each year, U.S. Immigration Policy allows roughly 1 million individuals to immigrate legally into the United States. These immigrants all have one thing in common when coming to the United States. Most of the people that immigrate are young and are looking for better employment opportunities or reunite with family already in the U.S. Other people are highly skilled or are entrepreneurs and come to the U.S. looking to utilize their skills. Although they have the same goals they fall under two categories; those who are legally in the country, and those who enter the U.S. illegally. The bill I choose to discuss is known as the ``Immigration Compliance Enforcement Act’’ or (ICE). The bill prohibits the Secretary of Homeland Security from using
Donald Trump portrays himself as the protagonist, because he thinks Illegal Immigration is a disgrace and that Hispanics are the sole villains to the American dream. This speculation is world-wide, to the GOP, think Trump is the antagonist. So far, the government has let illegal immigrants enter over the boarder to become free Americans. Hilary Clinton is interviewing with CNN News reporters and she spoke about the speculation as this, “Certainly from my perspective, what is being said (on the republican side) is incredibly offensive, it is unrealistic, it’s mean spirited”. She refers to Trump as a bully, and that everyone should follow the American Dream. Obama states after announcing that they can open the gates for the immigrants, “We can-I know we can, because ‘si puede’.”
Although giving illegal immigrants amnesty might assist us in some ways, it would also create a monstrous situation that the United States would have to handle. These foreigners have committed a crime by crossing the border of our cherished country and by being granted legal status we are rewarding them for doing this unlawful act. If we administer these people a free citizenship into the United States we are conveying that it is an adequate response for us to give these illegal newcomers a place to live, financial security, and everything else that goes along with being a citizen of this phenomenal country. If you see an immigrant walking along the street, it doesn't necessarily mean they are a criminal. Just because they are in the U.S.
It was July 1, 2015 when Kate Steinle was shot. She was walking on a busy pier with her father when the shooting happened. The man accused of shooting her was a 45 year old man: Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez. He is an undocumented immigrant that had been deported 5 times already and had seven felony convictions. Kate Steinle died that day during surgery.
Illegal immigrants go through many hardships to get to have the lives they want. Many come to our country for the “American Dream,” in spite when they arrive, they see it is not as easy as they thought. Immigrants have come into our country since before we can remember, for some, it is impossible to get legal status, or they face deportation and border patrol, in the end, it was all worth it due to the Dream Act. Many come here as refugees and flee from the trouble such as mafias, and give their families the lives they deserve.
The United States’s latest misfortunately picked president, Donald Trump has put forward the idea that immigrants who have illegally made their way into the US must be deported back to the home country they have managed to flee until they are able to legally file for US citizenship. Trump’s supporters claim that this is an adequate action because they see it as the immigrants will stop taking their jobs, which is not true because the immigrants mostly only take the jobs they do not want. While some may think this is a suitable resolution, even a beneficial one to the US, it is not because deporting the people will not stop them from coming back, immigrants actually help the economy and deporting them would only hurt it.
There are around 43.3 million foreign-born people living in the United States today. Since the beginning of this country, immigrants have come to the US in search of a better life, better opportunity, or more simply put: the American Dream. Attitudes toward immigration throughout this time have been mostly up and down until the new Trump administration. Throughout his campaign, one of Donald Trump’s main promises was the idea of cracking down on illegal and even legal immigration. Since he has taken office, Trump has attempted to ban people from certain countries from entering the United States; to use billions of tax dollars to build a border wall; and even to destroy programs like DACA from helping immigrant students. Extreme vetting and general discriminations on immigration in America contradict the basic ethics and ideals on which it was founded and should be repealed in order to allow immigrants to help the US economy as much as they can.
For many, the United States is more than nation of freedom. By September of 2016, 84,995 refugees had been admitted to country, the largest amount since 2002. All of which are fleeing persecution and harm from their country of origin. However, hundreds are denied entry to the U.S., not for suspicion of being a terrorist, or for criminal charges, but because a judge doesn’t deem a threat serious enough. Should the criteria for asylum be altered to allow immigrants who suffer from other forms of maltreatment to gain asylum?