It is my opinion that illegal immigration has become one of the scourges of today’s society in America. According to many sources, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform, illegal immigration is actually a crime. In my view, anyone who participates in the crime of hoarding an illegal immigrant should be fined or even imprisoned for a year or more, with multiple offenses. Not only do these people overstay their welcome, but they crowd our classrooms and steal our jobs. Unless an individual from the Mexico border has been granted citizenship and licensed to live in America, then they shouldn’t bother to face the consequences should they be caught. I firmly believe that illegal immigrants should not be allowed to stay in the United
There are different ways to look at the national issue of immigration. There are a lot of people against immigration for various reasons. One main one would be, that as a nation we fail to punish illegal activity, which in return encourages more illegal activity, inspire offenders, breeds public distrust, and confuses others from adhering to laws. Illegal activity that goes unpenalized, menaces American ethics of law and order. Criminal demeanors should not be tolerated, nor illegal aliens that show condescension for the ideals and laws that make America the land of freedom and ambition. These types of criminals exploit the hospitality and tenderness of the American society. These such...
There are more than 12 million immigrants in the United States, to try to deport all of them is an idea that many see as impractical and impossible (Pawlick, Finley). Seeing as immigration is not a problem that can be solved by deportation, allowing these immigrants to obtain a citizenship is the best way to insure their future as well as native-born citizens. Immigration has always been a very controversial topic, however it is a responsibility as educated Americans to see that these “illegal aliens” serve the country more when granted citizenship. Many of these hard working immigrants, both legal and illegal, pay taxes, and contribute to programs such as social security ( Immigration Policy). Yet, there are many immigrants who cannot live their lives freely due to fear of being caught. However by granting these immigrants amnesty, it is encouraging thousands of immigrants who live above the law to come out of the shadows and pay their contribution to society as well as receiving the
Often populace will argue that this group of people are not doing their part as American citizens and paying taxes but what these people do not know is; most illegal immigrants do. As Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia has reported, “In 2006 an estimated 8 million illegal immigrants—up to two thirds of the total—paid taxes, including both income taxes and Medicare and Social Security taxes” (Dalmia). Everyone who makes a purchase in the U.S. pays sales taxes, regardless of of their immigration status. Also as an effect of avoiding their taxes could result in deportation as a consequence, therefore Illegal immigrant are more cautious of errors.
Contrary to popular opinion, illegal immigrants do not contribute to the U.S. economy. Instead they cost more by using government provided services, taking jobs from native workers, and reducing wages by competition with native workers. Proudly a nation of immigrants the United States attracts people from all over the world because we are a nation of laws. (Demint) For centuries immigration has been indispensable to the health of our nation, as it will be for our nation’s future success. (Demint) Although this is true, immigrants should still come to our nation lawfully and not burden our nations loyal and already overburdened taxpayers more with fiscal costs. (Demint) Foreign born people residing in the United States at the time of a population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth in 2012 were reported to be 4.2% born in Africa, 29.2% born in Asia, 11.8% born in Europe, 52.2% born in Latin America including South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, 2.0% born in Northern America including Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, St. Pierre, and Miquelon. (Migration) The top three countries from which illegal immigrants were reported to have been originally born in are Mexico, India, and China. (Migration) With illegal immigration becoming more common by the years you can only imagine how much those numbers have increased. Having illegal immigrants in the U.S. and how to deal with the productive and government fee-conflicting immigrants can cause much controversy on whether they hurt or help our economy. Pardoning the offense against our government to those who break the law and putting them on a path to become citizens of our law-based nation would be unfair; also it would just impose more unacceptable behavior and major...
Illegal immigration has become a controversial topic in politics within the US. Some believe that undocumented immigrants are vital to the U.S. economy because they take the jobs Americans do not want. Others however, have the opinion that undocumented immigrants should be punished for doing things illegally, arguing that undocumented immigrants are taking the jobs of the American people and taking abusing it by not paying taxes. Although there are speculations that support the claim that immigrants should be punished, there are several counterarguments that state why they should be allowed to stay. Undocumented immigrants are an important factor to the development of the United States of America, immigrants have supplied a widespread example
Immigration is something that has been going on for decades. People immigrating to the United States are coming with the intentions of working for a better future. These people can come from Africa, Mexico, Europe, Afghanistan, Colombia, and many other countries all over the world. Instead of kicking these immigrants out of our country, we should give them the chance to prove themselves to the Americans that they are here to do better in life. Not by any means should we let just anyone come, but those who come looking for a better life and are willing to follow the rules should be given a chance.
The opponents to “illegal” immigration believe that the cost to Americans is too high. According to this group, the “undocumented” are jeopardizing our own citizens’ jobs, and they pay no taxes. We are incurring exorbitant medical and educational costs for this group of approximately eleven million people (Pro/Con). Their concerns are legitimate, and it is unfair to burden Americans with higher taxes to share in the cost of the medical and educational expenses for individuals working here and not paying taxes. There is also a security risk to our nation. Without the background checks and information concerning who is residing in our country, there is concern that we may be more vulnerable to another terrorist attack Members of this group believe that we can deter entry by increasing patrols and surveillance and raising a wall to protect our southern border.
The immigration debate has been in the news a great deal recently. Most of the attention has been focused on the illegal immigrants entering our country from Mexico, mostly Hispanics and Latinos. Uncontrolled immigration is harmful to the United States. It harms the American worker and it harms the American economy. The open borders are a threat to national security because terrorists, smugglers, and drug dealers can also freely cross the border. These key facts cannot be ignored and outweigh the claims that race and ethnicity are part of the debate. Immigration should be restricted and a better I.D. system would help stabilize the immigration problem.
Illegal immigration has been a problem in the united states for years now. I believe that this has gone on for too long. Millions of Illegals pour into our country every year for the wrong reasons. They find loopholes in our citizenship processes and take full advantage of it, I find it absolutely ridiculous how easy it is for them to come in this country and get the same benefits that hard working American citizens have worked years for. Not all of these Immigrants are here trying to reap the benefits of the American life, but most of them are. Some of them are willing to work hard and try to make something of themselves and start their own American dream I have no problem with that. I like to see when people have to work for something and earn it. I don’t like to see people expect a hand out from someone who has more than them, more than likely that person had to work very hard to get where they are. It makes me sick to see Illegal immigrants come to this country and expect to get something for free. Illegal immigration
As reported by Senator Charles E. Schumer, an author from Upfront Magazine has expressed “...our immigration laws… force our government to expend precious resources to deport millions.” Though others may claim that keeping illegal immigrants will be just as expensive since it will cost the taxpayers money, considering that the taxpayers are the ones who pay for the governmental services, nevertheless, this argument is insignificant. Deportation expenses are just as much, or higher than the expenses taxed upon the people. Furthermore, if we were to provide a “path to citizenship”, it will result in immigrants being taxed, causing costs to decrease. Thus, we should offer illegal immigrants a “path to
Deportation of illegal immigrants is like taking a toy from a little boy. They risk their lives to get here and have a better life but then they get that taken away and sent back to the same place where they started. This is also a way of separating families. I'm against this because those families are here in look for a better life. They come in search for that liberty that the U.S promises. They aren’t here to commit crimes, there is enough violence in their countries , thats what they are trying to get away from. They don't come here to be rebels they come here because they need the opportunities to jobs. They don't want their children to grow up in a place where their future is most likely full of violence. Instead of deporting every single immigrant out there in the streets, why not only deport those who have actually done harm to this country.
There is nothing more frightening than watching the world crumble around you. One malicious explosion destroys everything you’ve ever known and running away is the only way to start anew. You have to escape to the land of the free. However, if you take one innocent step over the border, you’re illegal. This is the story of 10.9 million guiltless immigrants in the United States. Because they came here unlawfully, their presence in America is opposed. Innocent immigrants, legal or illegal, should be allowed to stay in America and become citizens because it shows how desirable and diverse America is, benefits our economy, and doing so honors our history.
This rips apart families from each other. Young kids who are American born citizens are left devastated without their parents and/or siblings. Kids who are just in elementary school who's parents work hard everyday to provide for their well being will be left without no-one, what have they done to deserve this? The mass deportation would significantly hurt the business that will be losing many of its workers. The mass deportation will cost lots of money to the country and courts that have to handle immigration cases would be overwhelmed (Top,6.) Instead of deporting there should be a path to obtain a legal status for the immigrants instead of deporting
In America Immigration has always been a touchy and controversial topic. Some American think that if immigrants don't come in the right way they should be kicked out and sometimes they even want to kick them out even if they do come in the right way. While other Americans understand the tough and hard struggle to become a citizen of America, but should still prove themselves in some type of way. When considering what stances to take on this topic is important to understand not to take race into consideration, because of a variety of stereotypes about an immigrants race some people will let that shape their opinion on the topic of immigration. Leading them to believe that all immigrants are bad and should not be welcome; possibly attempting to make it a tough process to become a