The immigration patterns of the United States have fluctuated over the years, some years having little while others see a rising amount of immigrants, both legal and illegal, looking for opportunities to improve their lives. The amount of illegal immigration is a problem since many take advantage of the social services provided by the government without contributing towards the country since they are not citizens and many people see these illegal immigrants as a threat to their employment. Illegal immigrants do affect the U.S negatively in a number of ways, but if those illegal immigrants were to have a safe passageway towards gaining citizenship, the immigrants would contribute greatly towards the
Two policies that, from a certain perspective, are best suited for the immigration and refugee crises in the United States have to do with making emigration unnecessary and admitting the talent we need. One of the main beliefs of making emigration unnecessary includes making our homeland the top priority in regards to reducing suffering anywhere in the world. Another belief that comes from admitting the talent we need is giving skilled, well-educated people the opportunity to show their capability for the betterment of the United States. Pros of having both policies have a lot to do with reducing the drain on our resources while better monitoring people who come into the U.S., and to help hold down government costs for welfare, health care,
Additionally, we should not get involved with other countries problems. In doc #7 “Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries … The Convention was limited to protecting mainly European refugees in the aftermath of World War II, but another document, the 1967 Protocol, expanded the scope of the Convention as the problem of displacement spread around the world.” This document talks about how refugees leave their country from problems they are having over there, than all their problems come into our country and then we have to fix there problems knowing that we can start a war with other countries for problems that we didn’t start and want nothing to do with. Likewise, doc #8, It includes this chart
Can you imagine that your little town is being attacked or even a natural disaster may be occurring and you have nowhere to go? What would you do? How would you survive? You would have to flee your home away from the tragic disaster. You would have no place to call home and all you would have is the clothes on your back. Some in the process of leaving their town never get to see their family again and are lucky if they survive. This is why I believe that refugees should be allowed into the United States under certain conditions. These include having a positive background, being eligible for a job and respecting our nation as well as the people in it. As the US turns refugees away, thousands of lives are being taken away. We could easily help them by taking them into our country. Although some people that enter the country may commit crimes, that doesn’t mean we should turn all of them away. It would cause way more harm than good. Most crimes that happen in the United States are caused by the people that are US citizens rather than the refugees. All of these innocent lives are just being taken away and as many Americans sit back and do nothing about it. When we could be out there saving lives. Our country has to step in and do something about this serious situation. There are solutions we could use to solve these problems by making sure all people that enter this country are good at heart. Outside of very few exceptions our country is mainly made up of refugees and
Many of the undocumented immigrants have both successfully and unsuccessfully tried to find different ways to migrate into the United States. They have traveled by swimming across borders, driving, trafficking, from many underdeveloped countries around the world like Mexico, Cuba, Africa, and many others. Many have become part of such a vulnerable population because they have come to the United States to seek a better life for their families, the healthcare, job opportunities, as well as having been in the united states and staying past the time allowed on their visa.
values, talents, and contributions of immigrants. People from all over the world seek the United States for just one honest reason, a better life and future. Most of the immigrant families and their children come from Mexico, Central and South America, and even Asia. These people enter the United States via one of three modes of entry, legal immigration, illegal entry, and as refugees. Because of their legal status, many immigrants are illegible to receive any type of public services such as healthcare and public education. This is something that has been going on for years, and many Americans feel that it is a fair thing to do. By actually providing illegal immigrants to have access to public services the United States could benefit a lot from it, starting with a healthier and safer environment, also, having access to public education will help the economy in the long run, and lastly, after obtaining a college degree, it is extremely possible for them to get a good paying job.
In the United States illegal immigration benefits the economy and growth, but also creates more problems such as inviting more immigrants. According to the article Undocumented Immigrants Should Receive Social Services by Melissa Marietta confirms “Immigrants to this country are not fighting for a student loan or access to a free clinic; they are fighting for the opportunities that they are denied in their native country” (Marietta). Most people look for a better future and head towards the opportunities illegal immigrants recognize United States as a land of opportunities. There are many working opportunities such as mining, railroad, lumbering, and construction in the United States. For example, a common job for illegal immigrants is the construction field. The
Immigration is both a domestic issue and global concern. It involves economics, politics, and culture. Unlike other current issues, it has been at the center of the American experience for hundreds of years (Tirman, John). Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants have many different motivations as to why they leave their home country; but as currents events indicate, it is injustice, poverty, and violence in their own country that generally make people move to save themselves and to ensure a better future for their families. Many of these people believe the United States is the best place to go, because there is more freedom, protection, and benefits,
For any person to be held in high esteem by others, the person must contribute to the lives of others positively. Poverty has griped most parts of the world. In trying to run away from this poverty, many have decided to become immigrants in untied states. This helps put up a strong case that untied states is a nation for all. Where the poor are fed and these without shelter since one. With such a message to the world, the tem United States mission would be supported by most of the countries. For example, the global goal of eliminating terrorism has become America’s central goal especially after the September 11th attacks. This has been supported by most countries because of the high esteem at which they hold United States. From this, it can be seen that United States stand on immigration helps it a lot as opposed to a widely held perception that immigration hurts
Imagine putting yourself in the shoes of an illegal immigrant. You have to feed your family, get money to pay the rent, and prevent getting caught from immigration authorities. The consequences for getting caught could include deportation or serving time in jail. 11 million undocumented immigrants currently live in the United States and have a family to take care of. Families caught under pressure in their own country might not have a choice but to enter a country illegally. Others would say that immigration laws should not let illegal immigrants into the US regardless of the circumstances, but these Immigration laws are unorganized and broken because millions of undocumented
They come to America in search of a better life and are not given the necessary tools to do so. For example, working in a family shelter many of my clients are immigrants. I have a particular family of seven who are all undocumented immigrants. They have done everything they needed to in order to try and get their residency. However, when they call their legal aid to follow up they are told the judge has not seen their application. The family feels hopeless they do not qualify for public assistance, they cannot get any assistance from the government and as their family worker there is nothing that I can do to alleviate the situation. Immigrants are marginalized and discriminated against. Often times I hear my colleagues saying that undocumented families want to come to the United States to have multiple children and leech off the system. Many fail to understand that families migrate to the United States to run away from issues of oppression and lack of resources in their own country and want to make a better life for themselves and their children. They are willing to take jobs that Americans would refuse to work and work hours that Americans would be opposed to working. The misconception that they are
The United States has created many solutions to try and stop illegal immigration, but none of these ideas seem to work. In Randal Archibold’s article, he provides insight into what action the United States has already taken to stop immigration. Randal Archibold says that, “The United States, has provided equipment and other assistance to help shore up Mexico’s southern border,” so that immigrants can’t get into Mexico and then eventually get into the United States(Archibold 8.) The United States has even go far enough to provide, “...Money into Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala to train and aid their police, but violence remains disturbingly high,” said Archibold in his article(Archibold 17.) Despite the United States’s constant effort in keeping immigrants out of the United States, nothing seems to work. This makes people wonder if the United States is really doing all it can to help stop illegal immigration? Could there be another way to help these violent ridden countries by not providing police aid? Sonia Nazario has the answer to this questions in her article. Sonia Nazario believes that immigration wouldn’t be a big problem if people didn’t want to leave their countries. Sonia Nazario came up with suggestions that would help people not want to
Regardless of what the United States government ultimately decides to do, it is important to stay open minded in drastic times like these. By attempting to remove the stereotype refugees have to carry around with them, assessing which countries we want to be associated with, and working to help those in need while keeping the security of American citizens in-tact-- America will be playing a very beneficial role in helping refugees acquire
The current immigration system in the United States is broken and unjust. When we use the condition of a woman and her position in society, it allows the understanding of the impact that immigration has at the social, economic and cultural level. This process can maintain the women in situations of disadvantage and subordination in relation to the men. Because undocumented migration has turned into a political
According to UNHCR a refugee agency, 65.3 million people are living in war zones. Another 5.5 billion people of all faiths face some form of religion persecution, including physical violence. People are unsafe in their own countries and homes, so they escape to other countries in search of a better chance at life. However, some of them break the rules to gain access to other countries. This results in illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is a major issue for countries around the world. According to Pew Resource, 11 million unauthorized immigrants are living in the United States. An illegal immigrant can be defined as a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or without a visa. This phenomenon is making countries blame