In today’s society there are a number of issues that may affect a number of Americans. One issue that is a big topic in today’s society is the issue of Illegal Immigration. Whether we should grant illegal’s driver’s licenses, amnesty, deport them, how it affects the U.S. economically, and some might even consider them as terrorists. Those are just a few topics that we may hear being brought up. It is possible to see this touchy subject on television, or it may be a debate at school, or you may read about it in the newspaper. It is a subject that catches alot of peoples’ attention and some might not even care to touch on the subject because of the repercussion.
There are over twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. Many came to America to work, go to school, or be reunited with family members who are already residing here. Most migrants want to work and pursue the “American dream”. There are many barriers for residents to achieving success at the work and life balance. The immigrants fall back on public assistance to support them.
Border enforcement has its results: recent numbers show, that fewer immigrants from Mexico are crossing the border than they have in decades and the ones who do, are mostly people who lived in the U.S. for decades. They are the seasoned crossers, who confidently say, that nothing will stop them from coming back. Some might attribute the decline to other factors, such as the recession in the United States and unfavorable economic climate. Nevertheless, even as the economy has improved, illegal immigration continues to go down.
America is one of the most diverse country who has almost every single race in the world. Even though they came from varieties of backgrounds, ethnicities, and races, they can work and help together as one as they live in the same country, America. However, as the time goes by, there is more and more people who come to the United States with the intention of becoming an American citizen. A lot of people came to the Unites States have a holiday here, yet as the limited time goes by, they did not go back to their country because they still want to live in the United States. As a result, nowadays, there are a lot of illegal immigrant who do not have a legal permit to stay in the United States. They are being treated the same as an American citizen, however, they do not do the same to the country. Moreover, they do not have to be responsible for America as they do not have to pay tax, yet they can make a living by working illegally without paying
America one of the biggest, powerful, and influent countries in the world, is also one of the countries that have the highest illegal immigration population, and know that we are on electoral time the candidates arguing again about Illegal immigration. How they are seeing this problem and how they are going to try to solve it in their future presidential term. But first, we need to know what is immigration, what is illegal immigration, how does it affect America, and what the next steps that we are going to take towards this.
In this day and age, there are many issues that our country is facing, from corruption in our government to racial intolerances, this paper will be centered on the topic of Illegal immigration. One of the largest social issues our country is facing has to do with the illegal immigration across our borders. Abraham Lincoln once said “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” This quote is directly linked to our current situation in time. In this current time the american people want something to be done to stop this growing social issue, and our “Commander in chief”, President Obama, Is doing nothing to reduce or stop the illegal immigration.
According to a study released last year by the Pew Hispanic Center, as of 2008, 11.9 million illegal immigrants lived in the United States, more than triple the 3.5 million who lived in the country in 1990 (Izumi). Immigration throughout the years has become a major issue in the U.S because of too many immigrants entering the country year after year. The U.S has come to a point whether they should deport the immigrants back to their country. Believe it or not, these immigrants are a big contribution to the U.S. If it wasn’t for them, the U.S economy wouldn’t be where it stands now. In recent discussions of whether immigrants should be deported, there has been sides where immigration would be good for our country and others disagree. Some believe that immigrants should be allowed to stay in our country, because they believe our economy wouldn’t be good without them and many businesses rely on immigrants working for them. On the other hand, the other side believe that immigrants are overpopulating the U.S and don’t have the money to support all of these immigrants (education/jobs.) Immigrants should
Illegal immigration has become a controversial topic in politics within the US. Some believe that undocumented immigrants are vital to the U.S. economy because they take the jobs Americans do not want. Others however, have the opinion that undocumented immigrants should be punished for doing things illegally, arguing that undocumented immigrants are taking the jobs of the American people and taking abusing it by not paying taxes. Although there are speculations that support the claim that immigrants should be punished, there are several counterarguments that state why they should be allowed to stay. Undocumented immigrants are an important factor to the development of the United States of America, immigrants have supplied a widespread example
Illegal immigration is an issue that has been, and will continue to be very complicated as well as highly controversial. However, the term “illegal immigrant” has essentially become synonymous with “Latino”. And the fault has to be completely put on the fact that the emphasis placed on the U.S.-Mexican border as the primary cause of our broken immigration system. As a result of all of the finger pointing, it has lead towards a general mentality of “the immigrants are coming into the United States through or from Mexico, it is bad that they are here and need to be taken out”, which consequentially has led to a sense of tension between the Latino community and the country’s immigration enforcement system. Completely due to the fact that it’s a system that directly targets Latinos.
In the United States, the topics of immigration and immigration reform are extremely controversial topics at this current time. Also since, the U.S. is known as a “Nation of Immigrants” and with the ongoing situation with the U.S. – Mexican border, the two topics are of heightened importance. From the readings it is mentioned quite a few times that are approximately 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. That is indeed a lot, if any country had that many illegal immigrants, I am sure they would want to do something about I; hence the immigration reform.