However, strong supporters argue that instead of damaging and putting the economy at risk they provide a more stable environment. Immigration has been a controversial topic for over the past centuries. However, along with the election of a new president. the public has also created a fight to overcome the challenges the government has thrown to those undocumented immigrants. Immigration can be described as a person relocating to a new place and settling in a form of advancement.
How would you feel if you were denied the opportunity to give you and your family a chance at a better life? Currently there have been many issues and conflicts concerning immigration in America, but many people rush to pick a side instead of thinking about the people who have to deal with the United States strict immigration policy. The United States itself was built and enhanced by immigrants who fled their country to find a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. So, whom are we denying them this opportunity? Therefore the United States congress must revise the immigration policy making the process of immigration easier to apply for by lessening the qualifications, the cost, and shortening the period of
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.
Not only has the government addressed this issue to be an economic and security threat, but those opposed to the problem also find illegal immigrants a threat to society. Today, the views have shifted in present society focusing on benefits immigrants may bring to the country although a negative presence still exists among them. Furthermore, in this paper I will outline how illegal immigration is deemed to be a problem, the successes and failures in facilitating solutions for the problem, and weighing out the costs and benefits of illegal immigration. Nevertheless, the population of ethnic minorities in the United States continues to increasingly dominate over Native Americans with greater challenges at stake. How has illegal immigration deemed to be such a threat to the United States?
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Ever since the 1800s, America has been undergoing a gradual change that would change the lives of Americans further on. Americans has been constantly debating whether immigration is or is not beneficial to the country and its inhabitants. Such is why immigrants have difficult times assimilating, more importantly joining, into the American culture. While some would argue that immigrants have been cultural benefactors to the American society, others would argue that they are rather a threat to everything American. Immigrants, who believed that their freedom would come from America, found the exact opposite of what they were expecting.
Proponents view immigration from global, long-term, and multi-cultural perspective, while opponents focus more on local, short-term, and acculturation viewpoints. Second, most opponents misread the reality. Pro-immigration segments were more receptive to the changing trends, whereas, anti-immigration segments, especially politicians, were politically and emotionally driven. To forge a sound immigration policy, we should not base it on myths, but on a compelling ... ... middle of paper ... ...s and Facts’, Ghadar, Fariborz. Dec. 11, 2012.
America is a wonderful place to live, so should immigration become legalized, meaning as soon as a foreigner steps on U.S soil should they be considered a U.S citizen or should immigration stay illegal for those who do not go through the naturalization process? Many people may look down on immigration because they see immigrants just coming to the United States and ?taking? jobs from less fortunate Americans, which in all honestly those Americans are not willing to do those jobs anyways, but that still remains to be a huge debate. Americans tend to frown upon immigration because if immigrants take the time to actually come to this country, they should take the time to become a legalized citizen of the U.S, but even if immigrants did so would Americas opinions really change? Another problem people see with immigrants is the increase of population, some may see this as a huge dilemma and in some eyes it is completely true, but at the same time immigrants come to this country wanting to start a new life.
Many American citizens, although immigrants themselves, began to see newcomers as a problem. Fear for the stability of the economy, of the spreading of diseases, and of foreign culture disrupting American ideals were among some of the concerns. Prejudices also developed as a result of legal citizens seeing themselves as better than the average immigrant. Fortunately, these fears did not develop into anything more substantial than minor regulations until the beginning of the twentieth century. Strict laws were soon put into effect, some more severe than others, in an attempt to stop or at least slow the number of immigrants coming to America.
Immigration Reform Throughout history, and even today, people around the world have been taught that the United States is a melting pot of different ethnicities, belief systems, and cultures. America has had many attempts at immigration reform, with policies such as the DREAM Act or President Obama’s immigration executive orders. While these policies had excellent intentions, many of them have fallen short in providing the proper reformation this country needs. Borders are important, and it should be required for everyone in the country to pay taxes, but immigration reform is necessary if the United States is to continue being the great power it has always been. Immigration reform needs to be pushed through Congress to the President’s desk.