Illegal Immigrants And The United States

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In the United States there is a worldwide issue that is brought upon by illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants leave their country for a better life, but in reality they are still breaking the law. If there are options for illegal immigrants to come over to the United States such as the Dream Act, it will be problematic. “In 2011 there were roughly 6,000 children apprehended coming in illegally. That was before the president announced the policy. The direct foreseeable consequence of that was the number of unaccompanied children skyrocketed so that this year the Obama administration is 90,000 kids will come, next year 145,000. That’s up from just 6,000 three years ago” (Kenny 24). Immigration is harmful for the United States because they are not supposed to be in America in the first place and passing a law that would allow illegal immigrants to stay is problematic. Although, everyone should obtain an education, it should only be given to legal citizens of the United States. The number of undocumented immigrants will continue to increase if the Dream Act is passed. If the Dream Act is passed it will encourage illegal immigrants to migrate for the benefits. The Dream Act is defined as The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act. “A legislation to help those individuals who meet certain requirements, have an opportunity to enlist in the military or go to college and have a path to citizenship which they otherwise would not have without this legislation” (“Group. . .” 1). In 2001, The Dream Act was first introduced. It is a proposal that would help immigrants obtain a higher education. The reason the Dream Act was introduced is because of the many illegal immigrants in the United States. “Some of these students mana... ... middle of paper ... ...break the law and take the jobs that are meant for U.S citizens. Lastly, immigration is harmful to America and the Dream Act will only cause major problems to America itself. Immigration is world wide issue and it will most likely continue to be. The reason why it’s problematic is because of the major concern of Americans being tolerable with the idea of giving rights to undocumented individuals. They broke the law and they are well aware of that. There is a reason why immigrants have been deported in the past and the President himself should be a figure to America and not try to pass laws such as the Dream Act. Immigrants all over the world may not have had the best environment, and because of that they migrated to America to provide a better life for their family but there are options from where ever they were originally from to get U.S citizenship the right way.
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