America is a federal republic with world’s oldest federation. Immigration has held a major role in shaping this nation. It has been greatly affected by immigration and is still getting affected due to which the country has very strict immigration laws. America is basically represented by English-language-only legislation, whereas the nation has had immigrants from all different countries, most of them couldn’t speak English. Immigration laws has affected the natives as well as immigrants in this country.
Many people do not agree that immigration helps the country because of the prejudice about immigrants. Many people that do not believe that immigration helps the economy feel that way because they feel like immigrants workers take the native born workers jobs. Since immigrants are willing to work for lower wages than native born workers they feel that they will take more of their jobs or make their wages lower (Ezell, 2013). This is not true... ... middle of paper ... ...2012). Also undocumented immigrants cannot attain medical insurance because of their legal status but their children that were born in the host country can.
The most general key issue involved with capital punishment is whether or not it should be an option in the American judicial system. The array of key issues that lie under this range from states rights to moral law, with thousands of citizens piecing together their separate positions somewhere in between. The position most prosperous for a political candidate is one that rips away all previous conceptions and begins anew at answering this question: is capital punishment beneficial to the public of America? Then as this argument is formed it must address every preconceived m... ... middle of paper ... ...pers.nber.org/papers/W5119> Paternoster, Raymond. “Myths and Misconceptions about the Death Penalty”.
While they would still be lower class, the family would have a roof over their heads and they would not starve. Now, this is not a realistic option; even if the family has two sources of income, the cost of child care often equals or exceeds the income of one of the parents. The current minimum wage creates many hindrances for the poor and the homeless and, unfortunately, a tremendous number of Americans are encompassed in these groups. “More than 28 million people” make less than $9.04 an hour, giving them an annual income “that marks the federal poverty line for a family of four” (Conlin and Bernstein). 28 million people is a quarter of America’s workforce.
Steps to Reducing Poverty Many people do not realize that there are tens of millions of people in America who are living in poverty because they are stuck on the fact that America is one of the richest nations. People who are living in poverty barely have enough money to survive on basic necessities like food, shelter and electricity. They often have a hectic schedule filled with work, school, or other activities that they have to do in order for them to live a somewhat stable life. Unfortunately, there are others who are living in poverty that may be ill or disabled and barely able to survive even if they are receiving money to help with their situation. There are a few programs that help those in poverty with their financial problems, but they only help them to a certain extent.
There will not be much left for the people who will be aging in at a later time. It is widely believed that Social Security will satisfactorily provide for the needs of Americans during retirement. The average retiree has dreams of traveling, shopping and living similar to the way they lived while working, but the truth of the matter is 80 percent of people who retire will not be able to. The truth of the matter is that many Americans do not understand that Social Security is failing. It is sliding on a downward slope of decay that will inevitably lead to shortfalls in funds, a sharp cutting of payment benefits and its ultimate demise by the year 2036.
Immigration Reform Throughout history, and even today, people around the world have been taught that the United States is a melting pot of different ethnicities, belief systems, and cultures. America has had many attempts at immigration reform, with policies such as the DREAM Act or President Obama’s immigration executive orders. While these policies had excellent intentions, many of them have fallen short in providing the proper reformation this country needs. Borders are important, and it should be required for everyone in the country to pay taxes, but immigration reform is necessary if the United States is to continue being the great power it has always been. Immigration reform needs to be pushed through Congress to the President’s desk.
Strict laws were soon put into effect, some more severe than others, in an attempt to stop or at least slow the number of immigrants coming to America. Even today, refugees and immigrants are put through tremendous hassles, some never making it past the legal barriers. There is a serious problem with these laws, however. From the... ... middle of paper ... ...as E. "Coming to America: The Benefits of Open Immigration." Freeman 45.12 (1995): 777-780.
This quote changed the entire view of the article. We honestly need to start treating people the way we want to be treated including immigrants because it’s not fair to them and the U.S. can benefit a lot from their hard working
Throughout the past centuries, immigration has had many positive and negative impacts on our country and society. Law and order have been the founding cornerstone of our democracy, and the mandate of the U.S. Constitution is for Congress to do the work of the people and that of the nation. Immigration has continuously been a passionate debate within our society. This particular topic will always be a sensitive subject due to Americans personal beliefs and morals. Some citizens believe that illegal immigrants should not be able to work in the United States for any reason, while others believe illegal immigrants are helpful to our economy.