Illegal immigration has deemed to be an issue of domestic policy for the United States of America. According to statistics over 11 million people are living in the United States without legal documentation infringing immigration law. This is something the United States has been concerned for over a long period of time. Although a real solution has yet to be enforced, many illegal immigrants were a result of the “open border era”, however today many get through by visa overstay. 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.
To others undocumented immigrants cause more problems than committing crimes. “Many argue that providing amnesty for illegal immigrants already in the United States, opens the door as an incentive to other undocumented travelers to come to the country, They may believe they can get away with breaking the law because Congress will provide amnesty” (“Pros And Cons of Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants “). If their was a chance for amnesty for undocumented immigrants, immigrants will still be blamed for something that is out of their control. “Even if amnesty were to pass, the immigrants may also require the assistance from governmental welfare programs, which could add up to
Illegal immigration has been a widely discussed topic in politics in the US. Some argue that immigrants are necessary as they take the jobs Americans do not wish to take, and that they therefore should be given permission to stay in the country. Others however, are of the opinion that they should be severely punished seeing as what they are doing is illegal, arguing that the illegal immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans and not paying their taxes. Although there are arguments supporting the claim that undocumented immigrants should be punished, there are many counterarguments for why they should be allowed to stay. The extent of illegal immigration has reached such enormous proportions that a reform of the immigration is vitally necessary for American society.
Those who enter and remain in the country illegally are violating the law, and condoning or encouraging such violations increases the likelihood of further illegal conduct. "(Heritage Foundation) Many natives would feel that they are not receiving the same benefits as the illegal’s turned citizen and feel that it is unfair. This would include government loans and employment as immigrants would mean a more competitive market and more or less money. However, what Americans need to realize is that life is competitive and will not be fair. If they outwork their competition, they will eventually see success in the long run.
Unfortunately, they have been suspended by a federal court and will not be implemented. I find this to be very disappointing, because I feel that our immigration system could have greatly benefited from reform, especially in the way Obama was aiming to do. These initiatives included stricter border patrol, making felons a top priority for deportation rather than families, and to make those who are currently living in the United States undocumented to have to pass a criminal background check and pay taxes in order to temporarily stay in the United States without being deported, and making the naturalization application process simpler and more affordable (Executive Actions on Immigration). This kind of reform is exactly what I believe our country needs in order to
With an estimated 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. today, immigration reform has been a volatile issue that hasn’t been adequately addressed throughout the 21st century. With the last major overhaul occurring in 1986, when over 3 million immigrants were granted U.S. citizenship, politicians are saying another major overhaul is needed to address the newer generation of illegal immigrants. Legislations including the Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, and the DREAM act of 2012 have all tried to address the depressing need for immigration reform but have failed due to lack of bipartisan support. Still, political leaders urge for immigration reform that is unlikely to pass with such divided political parties. Luckily, the solution was already passed in 1986 but hasn’t been sufficiently enforced for the past twenty years.
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.
Immigration Reform The current immigration policy is badly in need of repairing. Its harsh treatment of immigrates has created mistrust between citizens and law enforcement, is costly in terms of clean environment, resources and human lives. Fixing this policy will vastly improve living situations for both citizens and immigrants. Although illegal immigration is against the federal law, many states believe that the government isn’t doing a very good job enforcing it. Some states, like Arizona, have came up with their own attempt in order to compensate for this issue.
Second, if you are really concerned about inequality in the United States, there are many things you can do that would be better than blocking other people from coming to our country.(qtd. in Howley) In addition to that, deporting illegal aliens would have a negative effect on the economy and the resources that would be used to send back the millions of illegal immigrants(“ At Issue: Jobs for Immigrants”). It is a waste of time and money, why would we send back these people to poverty and distress? The Unites States could find better use of these resources than to just deport people back to their countries. That is why we should give illegal immigrants a chance to
President Obama must also oppose the programs setting partnerships between local police and ICE. The harsh bills approved are not only against the illegal immigration but also, can have many negative impacts on the legal immigrants. (Ejera, 3) The bill would tighten the borders and also, lead to the deportation of illegal immigrants who commit crimes. But, it seems like that bill will affect the family immigration and also the legal immigrants to receive many public benefits. Many argue that these bills are not only attacking the illegal immigrants but also the rights of legal immigrants to be the part of the American society.