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The eleven million illegal immigrants living here in the United States of America should be allowed to receive a ‘Path to Citizenship’. A majority of these people are struggling to get into America for valid reasons and not for the wrong reasons that most people think are unreasonable excuses of attempting to cross the borders illegally. Democrat Charles E. Schumer states, “By fulfilling reasonable requirements such as paying fines, learning English, and waiting their turn to be considered, these immigrants could become law-abiding citizens,” (Schumer 22). If they have been paying their taxes, following the rules as if they were an actual
Illegal immigration has been a topic of conversation for many years. It has been debated what defines a illegal immigrant, and what we should do about them. Illegal Immigrants are negative for the United States because they hurt the economy, and the task of migrating illegally is dangerous for the immigrants as well.
The United States Constitution does not specifically address immigration as we think of it today in any of its articles. However Article 1, Section 9, Clause 1, says that Congress cannot stop the immigration of people before the year 1801, and if they were to tax these people coming in it could not exceed $10 per person. When this article was written slavery was still a very present and large problem in the United States so these immigrants they were referring to were really just those who were being brought over for the slave trade.
In the 21st century, immigration is one of the most controversial and hotly debated topics. Thus, the United States has an extremely complex immigration process accompanied with extremely complex immigration laws. Consequently, reform to the United States immigration policy is absolutely necessary to continue to help build America into the most diverse nation on the planet. To reform immigration, three topics must be addressed: (1) what to do with illegal immigrants already in the United States, (2) how to stop future illegal immigration, and finally (3) how to improve and streamline the process of legal immigration.
America, the land of the free, is a place many people look to in times of great despair, grief, and tragedy. The United States is a country built upon refuges and outcasts seeking a life many call the “American Dream”. The Founding Fathers established a country for people of all types of races, ethnicities, cultures and religions. This unique quality is what draws in immigrants and makes our nation powerful. Unfortunately, due to recent tourist attacks, the United States has become even stricter on their immigration policies and countless people are now having to flee to the United States illegally. Many undocumented immigrants including Jose Vargas, escape to America in attempt for a more prosperous and healthy life such
Immigration has been a hot button topic in the United States since as early as the 1800s. With the arrival of Europeans from nations such as Ireland or Poland, so also came many prejudices against these people. In the United States today a similar story unfolds down along the Southern border. People of Latino decent continue to cross the border into the US seeking a better life and the American dream. However not all of the individuals are joining the ranks of US citizens by legal means causing many social strains on the public image of immigration. Because of those that enter illegally, policymakers demonize all immigrants and enforce strict immigration and deportation laws. They cite immigration as the reason for crime rates and the dissolution of American values. This harsh rhetoric casts a negative image on all immigrants and is a bigger problem than immigration is.
Many sees undocumented immigrants as criminals and spur discrimination and deportation against them. Knowing that for the most part people end up stay here in the US illegal because of problem they are facing in their native countries. In 2014, about 69,000 kids from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala take a long journey from their countries flying violence. They run away from their countries because of the fear of the
Illegal immigration has become a huge issue in the United States, it is estimated that there are about twelve million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. today and that number is growing larger every day. This issue has caused multiple social, economic, safety, and law issues within the country. The state and federal government is using billions of dollars on things such as school, welfare, and medical and receiving minimal or no money in return simply because they are giving out the money to illegal immigrants who do not pay taxes to help fund things. Even though illegal immigrants help the economy, take low paying jobs, and improve the overall image of America, the U.S. must not allow any persons who enter this country illegally to
The immigration is an important phenomenon that exists throughout human history and the United States of America is not an exception of this “rule”. People leave their motherland to travel to different continent, country, island or state for many different reasons. Among these reasons (business, education, asylum and so on) it is very important to highlight one of the most sensitive: the economic reason or the desire to find a better job/life in order to help their families. The USA is usually considered a country the tradition of immigrants. Due to the fact that The United States of America rank the top five most rich and developed countries in the world, the flow of immigrants has been growing considerably. However, beside the millions of legal immigrants there are millions of illegal immigrants target as a struggle of the economy and a ruin of the middle class.
Illegal Immigration is a huge problem, especially in the United States. Different people have different theories on how to fix this problem. Some on one side of the argument call for completely open borders which allows anyone to join and be a US citizen easily. However, the other side says we should keep the immigration laws similar to what they are and make it harder for people to become US citizens. Illegal Immigration is a complex political issue that will be very hard to solve. Undocumented people who don't have a Green Card or known as having an Alien Card make the US government lose billions of dollars a year is lost taxes because the people are working under the table and not recording their income.
It should already go without saying that the laws of America should be upheld, and those who do not abide by them need to face the consequences. In spite of emotional reasoning behind keeping unlawful immigrants in the U.S. without threat of deportation, incredible amounts of evidence pertaining to immigrant activity in crime, economic abuse, and political leverage have clearly proven the opposite. It is about time to support the integrity of what the United States of America has been founded upon, lawfulness and patriotism, and utilize pre-existing methods of enforcement to secure a safe country for future generations. Ignorance of the problem is no longer an excuse, and the continuation of current policies will send America on a trajectory
But, why do people still want to come to U.S?Because of various reasons, some of them want freedom, others says they have escaped from their government, some people consider U.S the land of dreams, some people might come because of employment opportunities, some others want to get rich, quite a few others want to practice their religion without any fear. Finally, they all came to have and build a better life. They want to have a better future, a good job, a fancy car, a huge house, and safety.
yes many people come here wanting change in government and what not but that should not represent all muslims and arabs. My family came here as war refugees we have never once wanted this country to change in anyway. It is often common for many groups/races to want change in certain government aspects and it is common throughout history one book about the immigration to America actually speaks about this in many forms. Now NOT all people that come to this country do not expect change nor do they want this country to change. Many people come here trying to escape certain regimes of theirs prior country and are welcome change, much like my family. Now please when you generalize all people that come here make sure you understand not everyone wants
Immigration has played a large role in the history of the United States since the very founding of the country. As even the founding fathers of the United States were immigrants coming to the U.S. to seek a better life. For varies reasons, immigrants have been traveling to America to seek a better life whether to achieve better economic opportunity, religious freedom, and/or political refuge (Jiménez). These reasons have caused immigrants to flood into the U.S. In the most recent years’, weather to allow immigration to keep going as it is has been a hot topic for America. This controversy over immigration has grown as Americans continue to wonder if immigration is still good for the country. Therefore, the immigration controversy has many Americans