Social And Legal Aspects Of The Church And The State

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In the overall social and legal aspects covering the church and the state, their separation in modern society is a valid question in the light of humanitarian issues. Research and history have over time illustrated that the maintenance of separate entities of the two is at times important for the continued success of both free will, as well as the proper functioning of society. Deportation of illegal immigrants in the United States has been a big debate for a long time. It is estimated that there are approximately 4.5 million of undocumented illegal immigrants, calling for the need of immigration reform. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in 2014 called on the deferment of deportation of illegal immigrants, and…show more content…
This paper therefore seeks to argue on the economic benefits of immigration in the persuasion of Congress in passing of immigration reforms. More specifically, it intends to also look into how the USCCB is using human dignity as the basis for their arguments, and trying to unify the economic argument and human dignity elements.
Background on Immigration in the United States
The United States of America can be easily referred to as a country of immigrants. It is this rich heritage of immigration that can be said to have kept the American workforce vibrant, with businesses that are cutting edge in scope and measure. In spite of such a heritage, the immigration system has been unable to keep pace with the dynamic times (The Economic Benefits, 2013). Right from the early 1970s, the United States has always experienced heightened levels of undocumented and subsequently illegal immigrants. It was not until the passing of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) in 1986 by Congress did the matter mark the start of an immigration enforcement era. IRCA was to make the hiring of illegal immigrants as being against the law, while strengthening of border enforcement laws. Subsequent agencies and programs that have since been created to take care of the immigration issue have over time constituted a complicated, cross-agency structure, which rotate around six main pillars: border
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