The Debate in the United States over Immigration Immigration plays a huge role in the population of the United States. The U.S. is looked at as a place for a new start and a place to begin a new life. This country gives people the opportunity to make their own choices and have their own freedom, who are we to decide who can have these rights or not. Should Americans really have to right to deny another human being the right to live in this beautiful country? 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?
In this second scenario, several issues, problems, and potential dangers arise. The two scenarios laid out are illustrations of immigration in the United States. The first scenario when the guests were expected and invited illustrates legal and legitimate immigration where immigrants take the proper and legal channels to be in the United States. The second scenario illustrates illegal immigration. This paper focuses on illegal immigration and discusses how illegal immigration is an expensive financial burden to the United States, and therefore instead of trying to find ways to legitimize the citizenship status of illegal immigrants, the government should have more stringent policies that discourage illegal immigration, strengthens border security, and improves the avenues required for lawful immigration.
Background Information (Literature Review) The main component for our argument in favor of expansive immigration reform is written by the recently appointed senator Larry Obhof. In his article “The Irrationality of Enforcement? An Economic Analysis of U.S. Immigration Law” he argues in favor of an immigration law properly utilizing the cost and benefits of a border control that will allow for more immigrants to legally enter the country easier. If this “no illegal immigrants” policy continues than Americans can and will be hurt by it. In addition, immigrants seeking to escape to a better life will also be negatively affected.
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.
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
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?
People who support bilingualism want the government to continue having this kind policies. They think that bilingualism helps immigrants to assimilate into the American culture and moreover, it will unify everyone who are on this land. Although bilingualism provides some kind of benefits toward immigrants, they cannot solve the problems in the deep root. Bilingualism should not be continued in the U.S. Why? It reduces the immigrants’ incentive to learn English, threatens national unity, and costs so much.
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.
Immigration has been a subject of great debate for as long as I can remember. While some may argue that we need harsher immigration laws in order to preserve the safety of the United States of America, others argue that we are all humans and deserve equal treatment and understanding. These two arguments can be found from countless amounts of people. The ones that we are going to discuss today are those of Pat Buchanan and Archbishop Roger Mahoney. Buchanan argues that immigration will eventually destroy America, and Mahoney argues that we need better legal structures to create a safe way to migrate and that immigrants should not be discriminated against.
I found that many articles are supporting immigration reform and think that if changes are to be made, it should include letting these people come into our country and help us better our country in whole. Although I believe immigration can be beneficial to our country, others disagree. In the article, Don’t Dismiss Terror Threat from Unguarded Southwest Border, stated, “It is understood by U.S. law enforcement and intelligence circles that important players, in both the Mexican drug cartels and in certain transnational gangs based in El Salvador, have a long association with and personal connects to members of terror groups” (Handelsman). I agree with the fact that we have to be extremely careful with who enters our country because of the terrorism and etc, but we have to remember that most immigrants are the ones who work hard for us and in some cases, invented online databases we use such as