Immigration Reform

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Illegal Immigrants have always been an issue in America. The solution would seem to be to create and put into action an Immigration Reform. The only problem with this is which reform to choose and put into action. In order to create and implement a reform, America needs to address these main issues: Americans thinking immigrants are stealing their jobs, the bills passed on Immigration in the past compared to the ones to be passed, immigration in relation to politics, and the future of America. Which reform idea is the best? Which one will be the most successful in America? Will the new reform still recognize America as the melting pot, or will immigrants no longer be a huge part of America as a nation? The biggest issue with immigration may be that American-born citizens seem to think that immigrants are coming here illegally and stealing their jobs away from them. Roy Beck says: [Illegal Immigrants] Don’t intend us harm. But they are wage thieves nonetheless. They break the law to steal jobs to which they are not entitled and in the process depress wages of millions of other American workers. They steal wages from American taxpayers who must subsidize the social and physical infrastructure for these mostly low-wage workers. 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. San Diego: Bender, David. 1998. Print. “History of US Immigration Laws”. Federation for American Immigration Reform. 3 December 2013. http://www.fairus.org/facts/us_laws. Lee, Edwin. “Time for Commonsense Immigration Reform”. White House. 25 November 2013. 3 December 2013. http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/11/25/time-commonsense-immigration-reform. Looney, Adam. “What Immigration Means for US Employment and Wages”. The Hamilton Project. May 2012. 3 December 2013. http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/what_immigration_means_for_u.s._employment_and_wages/. “Senator Rubio Breaks Down the Immigration Bill”. 17 April 2013. M4A. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_-mL5xVzkc. “US Immigration Since 1965”. History. 3 December 2013. http://www.history.com/topics/us-immigration-since-1965. Rivera, Geraldo. Hispanic. London: Celebra. 2008. Print.

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