Everybody knows that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Immigration to the United States first began when the first English settlers arrived at Jamestown,Virginia.
Immigration and naturalization seem to be a relentless ever present concern of the American government. The immigration of different European, Jewish, Asian, and Hispanic groups during different eras of American history have continuously raised interest in how the government should balance America’s reputation for being a welcoming place where anyone can succeed, without sacrificing the economy. One group which was especially targeted and discriminated against by the legal system throughout American history was Asian immigrants. This is evident in naturalization laws, and the results of Supreme Court cases petitioned by predominantly Chinese as well as other Asian groups such as Japanese and Hindus.
Immigration is a hot button topic today and so many people have different opinions about it, but who oversees its laws? Our government is split into three main branches, Legislative, Executive and Judicial. Every branch contributes in a different way to have a law in action. The Legislative branch, which contributes to the first step of making any law, consists of the house of representatives and the senate, which together form the United States Congress which have the supreme authority to enact legislation, the privilege to confirm or reject many presidential appointments, and massive investigative powers (“The Legislative Branch”, 2017). The Executive branch, contributes to enforcing the laws and it mainly involves the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet (“The Executive Branch”, 2017). The Judicial branch, puts the final touches on the law and polishes it. It consists of the United States Supreme Court and lower federal courts. The Supreme Court's primary function is to hear cases that challenge the constitutionality of legislation or require interpretation of that legislation ("The Judicial Branch", 2017). Immigration laws are made within the Legislative branch, carried out by the Executive branch, and evaluated by the Judicial
Twenty million undocumented immigrants live in the United States today. About one-hundred thousand immigrants cross the border each year, and nearly sixty percent of undocumented immigrants enter the U.S. legally but stay after their visa expires (Wepman 314). To enter the U.S. legally, one must have a secured job in the country. Another way to enter is by having a family member who can prove they can support the person they want to bring into the U.S. Most immigrants do not have a secure job waiting for them, or a family member inside the country. All they have is their family living in poverty, their children not being able to get an education, and their family not having enough to eat or anywhere to sleep. It is extremely expensive and may take up to ten years to go through the legal process.
The first effort to control immigration was not to bar immigrants entirely, or turn back those who wanted to travel to the United States, but to set standards for immigration and separate the desirable newcomers who would add to the country from undesirables which would only tear it down. The very first immigration enforcement enacted by Congress was in 1798, and allowed the present to deport anyone that was deemed dangerous to the United States.
Immigration started with Spanish settlers in the 1500’s and eventually moved on to French and English settlers in the 1600’s and so on and so forth. Nearly 1 million immigrants arrive in the United States annually. Though you may see this is as a bad thing, there are actually so many pros to immigration. One of the main pros, though, is that immigrants are taxpayers, consumers, and job creators. The United States benefits from these things in multiple ways such as getting new homes and stores.
Illegal immigration has been an important and serious issue for decades; which affects everyone, both Americans and immigrants themselves. Illegal Immigration has three main purposes: first to find a better life in the ?promise land?, second: free healthcare, and third: for criminal activity. Most illegal immigrants come to America with the best intentions for themselves and/or their families, but many others have alternative motives. The thing that must be remembered is that illegal immigration is illegal. It?s all in the name.
If you had the chance to move to somewhere new where you could escape the previous troubles and horrors you had just experienced, would you? Many immigrants came to the United States because there were many political problems in their homeland that they wanted to get away from and wanted to start over again with a clean slate. They figured that since the U.S. was accepting new people into our country, more and more could come, but that didn't end very well for most immigrants.
In 2009, President Obama became the first African-American president of the United States of America, which makes him the 44th president. President Obama made a lot of promises in his 2008 presidential campaign that he has fulfilled, broken, or compromised. Many Americans know that a promise that a presidential candidate makes is a major deal because those are the reasons in which why the people vote for that candidate. Once those promises are not fulfilled, Americans will feel like the president has failed them. One of the major promises President Obama made was on immigration. He had 6 proposals only involving immigration. Four out of the six proposals President Obama initiated met half way, and two out of the six proposals were not fulfilled.
Do we need immigrants? Immigrants have been helping for decades. Some people say that US would be better off without immigrants but then think about it who is going to help the US through it’s hard times. For many years the United States has tried different ways to get rid of immigrants but so far none of ways have done any major damage.Because immigrants power the US economy by taking low jobs that most people don't really want to do, they work in the fields especially in california to grow food for not only california but for the whole nation, and most foreign workers are smart so they have jobs like doctors, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, etc. Immigration is a purpose of an increasing world that helps promote movement of people,
“When you cross [the border illegally] with the expectation that you’ll be released, there’s no need to hide, there’s no need to run. You just look for a uniformed agent and turn yourself in.”
The issue of immigration has become a major debate for everyone. Many people argue over the negative impacts of immigrants living in America, such as overcrowding, fewer jobs due to immigrants taking them, drug trafficking, and threatening of American culture. However, immigrants still have a positive impact on the American society. The United States is by far the largest destination for immigrants, annually receiving over a million legal immigrants and about seven hundred thousand illegal immigrants. Many people come to the United States to get a better life for themselves, as well as for the education system for their children. Others come to America to practice the freedom and right given to the American people. What many Americans do not
The fact that 1.25 million immigrants enter the United State per year may frighten many Americans (Card). The fact that that number has risen 8% in the last 43 years may frighten them even more (Penn Wharton). The idea of immigrants in such large amounts may bring to mid people stealing over the border or arriving on boats and planes en mass. They may think about people stealing their jobs, homes, resources, and even their children's’ education. However, as this paper aims to show, immigrants are not a threat to Americans or their society at all. The push to immigrants to leave the country or to be regulated is not necessary nor is it true to American ideas. The United States Government should allow immigrants to continue to enter and live
Immigrants today are well treated than those back in the mid-1800 and early 1900’s and helped shape America for what it is today. Immigrants is treated as second class citizens often time they are knowing for “stealing other people jobs”. Looking back, immigrants has been improving since and makes up half of the population. “their education levels, the diversity of their jobs, and their wages are improving, and the newest generations of immigrants are assimilating into American society as fast and broadly as the previous ones. simulating into American society as fast and broadly as the previous ones” Immigrants are getting the grasp of the American life. The newer immigrants are learning more quickly than the previous ones. Based on the results
In this paper I will demonstrate that the immigrants in the US are good for the country and they are not that bad or are the criminals that some of the United States’ citizens are talking about them as the worst. In this paper I am to provide reasons that make the immigrants good for the country and how helpful they are and I will prove that the wall that divide Mexico from united states or how US citizens call it the wall that protect us is only a waste of money.