The Rights of Illegal Immigrants

3191 WordsJun 25, 201813 Pages
As the number of illegal immigrants entering the United States begins to increase once more, the issue of allowing or prohibiting immigrants to gain temporary status in order to obtain work continues to create national problems. According to a report given by the Department of Homeland Security, it is estimated that the number of immigrants entering the U.S. is at about 1.1 million people per year. (Hanson Par. 1) These individuals come into the United States in search of better living conditions and opportunities. However, these immigrants face challenges when it comes to work and other types of living. The current federal government has not established a secure and assuring law in favor or against illegal immigrants working in the…show more content…
These two views will be compared within the current issue at hand. First, utilitarianism thinks the consequences, or results are the most important consideration in moral questions. (Wyma P. 26) Utilitarians emphasize the idea that whether good or bad, the result of something should make the world a better place. Bringing in these immigrants will help to strengthen the economy, bring in work and boost prosperity for the nation and its citizens. It will make the majority of the nation happy for the most part, because these workers are here on visas (not illegal), and are skilled rather than just workers crossing the border. For those who do not like this idea, well “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” (Wyma P. 26), as long as it helps to boost the economy. This position is more of an unconstrained way of thinking, because this will help to shape the population and society to become better with immigrant labor, helping to boost the economy and job market. With the problem at hand, utilitarians present a more internationalist approach, emphasizing that all are welcome and will help to contribute to the economical and political aspects of a society, rather than just the members of the nation alone. Though some may not like the idea, it will help to shape society as a whole in a positive manner. The strength behind this ethical position is that it will help to bring about a well-being to the United States. If it helps most of the
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