Immigration Reforms

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Migration for “a better life” or to be with one’s family shaped the history of the United States since the beginning. In the US today there are 40 million immigrants and the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there is around 11 million illegal aliens already living right here and are not authorized to live and work in the United States. It makes it hard to protect their right because they are in this country illegal. Immigrant are living in the US are in constant fear of being deported so they live in quiet hiding so that they go undetected by US officials. They are so fearful of deportation that they don’t report crimes against them or employers that take advantage of them or do not pay them for work. In the words of Ronald Regan “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” Many feel that illegal immigration is a growing concern for our nation, and securing our borders is most so that we can protect our homeland and preserving our freedom. They say these Illegals take jobs and deny opportunities for American citizens who have made worked hard to gain citizenship in a legal way. For over ten years, efforts to make changes to the United States immigration system have been put aside due to wars, attacks within our homeland and even worldwide financial crisis but it seems as though this being brought up more and more often. The history of the US immigration policy was more concerned with immigration enforcement over immigration reform. It was not until a few years ago that the US citizens voted they were tired of enforcement-only immigration policies and the pain they caused on immigrant families. So most feel now is the time to draw up new immigration laws that reflect American values and beliefs, and it ne... ... middle of paper ... ...l immigrants from working in the US they want to reduce the amount of documents accepted to verify the employees identity and if they were permitted to work in the US, increase fines for hiring illegal workers, increase investigation of employers who hire illegal workers, and all Federal contractors would be required to use the Federal Electronic Employment Verification System to verify each employee. If the United States wants to decrease the amount of illegal immigrants from entering the United States they would need to increase the use of E-Verify to other industries. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine if an employees in legal to work in the United States. Making E-Verify integrated with DMV’s (Department of Motor Vehicle) round the country to avoid illegal workers from obtaining jobs by showing a fake driver’s license.

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