Immigrants and Immigration - Blessing or Burden? Are immigrants a fortune of diversity, or a crushing burden? America has longed battled the issue about immigration. Today people in general have a very mixed feeling about the issue of immigration. Immigrants escaping from prosecution built the United States.
Immigration is a complicated subject, including the problems experienced by immigrants who migrate to America such as the reasons behind immigrating to America, dramatic population increase in the U.S., the Dream Act legislation, and their psychological issues. Immigrating to the United States sparks many psychological effects such as emotional distress that people can experience by being separated from their families. Immigrants are people who migrate from other countries across national borders to experience a better life. The mechanism of how immigrants are permitted to permanently reside or temporarily stay in the United States is extremely complicated considering the problems immigrants experience when they have finally completed their journey to America. For example, many American people are against immigrants entering the United States, known as xenophobes.
The continual changes or accretions that Americans encounter have always been a controversial topic depending on the experiences of individuals and communities that have immigrant populations. This essay will critically explore the impact that American culture has on immigrants within the United States through an in-depth look at cultural transition, homeland relocation stresses and modes of adjustment. Moving from a house, neighborhood, city or state is often difficult for a number of personal reasons. A piece of a person’s history, family, or memories are going to become extremely precious because of the transition of moving. Now imagine moving to another country without knowing the language, customs and life pace, among other considerations.
Many other Americans believe the same thing as Roy Beck. Immigrants are not stealing American-born citizens jobs, they are simply hard workers, which allows them to attain a job. People also think that the low-skilled immigrants have no purpose, since they aren’t highly skilled. Without low-skilled immigrants, the US-born workers would not be able to sufficiently complete their jobs, whether they are of low-skill or not. Immigrants are willing to perform a task that some Americans would not be willing to do.... ... middle of paper ... ...g Viewpoints.
From this, many attempt and succeed in sneaking into the country illegally. The increasing problem with the immigration policy and illegal immigration has started to reshape America in a negative way, which has forced the government to no longer ignore the situation. Change is inevitable; however, the United States needs to work to make positive immigration reforms that will increase the economy and security of America. With our current immigration policy, people wanting to come to the United States forced to wait years to do so due to the long processes and paperwork involved. Not only do they have to spend a great deal of time and money to get here, but people wanting to settle in America have to fall into a small group of people that have been deemed “qualified” to become a United States citizen.
There are two category’s in today’s society Those who oppose illegal immigration and want the immigrants to be forced back to their originating countries. Those who oppose illegal immigration but would prefer that illegal immigrants that reside within the United States are granted citizenship options. There are obviously quite a number of people that are opposed to illegal immigration. Almost all of us can say we are children of immigrants Many immigrants risk their lives to reach the United States so that they may provide their families a better life. Some immigration supporters also feel that the risks the immigrants take to get here are far too great.
Is The Statue of Liberty a Lie? The issue of immigration has shaped the history of the United States throughout the years of its existence. People from numerous different countries have immigrated to America in search of a better life and new opportunities. While Americans often ponder whether immigration is a benefit to society, legislators have recently enacted many anti-immigration laws which have been enforced to keep control over illegal immigration. Many different positions exist concerning illegal immigration in the United States.
The study also took a close look at how the courts deal with the issue, the administrative interpretation of the law, and the application of the reform to be very critical and increasingly impossible. The author discovered that immigration reform has chronic problems, citizens’ disinterest to participate in the political process, government inefficacy, and centralized decision making away from the very communities imparted. The lack of enforcement is mounting pressure on states’ budgets (appropriation and allocations) of resources as the number of beneficiaries for social services increased. On the other hand, Dorsey and Diaz-Barriza (2007) studied President Barack Obama stands on immigration when he was then senator and compared them to conservative and liberal position. In the research, the author lamented that then senator Obama called for a comprehensive immigration reform that would deal with the issues of border security, employers sanction for hiring illegal individuals and a path to earned citizenship.
One of America’s many problems is the rise of illegal immigration. While steps have already been taken to reduce the number of immigrants coming through unlawfully, many are still entering. Such passage brings forth numerous problems that must be dealt with accordingly. Therefore, I propose tighter border restrictions as well as ways to offer more legal immigration to those who wish to enter the United States for residential purposes. By doing so, our country will become safer and more secure.
Byron York states, “Of all the arguments made in the long and contentious debate over immigration reform, the one heard most often, from all sides is that our immigration system is broken” with many strong and valid arguments in mind, I believe our immigration system must be reformed. Immigrants are very important to the growth of our country not only economically, but also culturally, educationally and more. With the current system I am left to question,