Illegal citizens can obtain a driver’s license in three states, an extremely high percentage of them can be granted citizenship, and they can even get a health care plan. When they are caught and incarcerated, taxpayer’s money goes to keep them in jail but when they are free and working they are taking away jobs from legal citizens. In the United States of America there is a reported eleven million illegal immigrants, also referred to as aliens. Many of these aliens have come here to work and others to earn a permanent citizenship. When they are illegally working in America there are fewer jobs for legal citizens and in-turn leads to higher economic instability and can lead to a significant increase in violence.
Many presidents have promised to increase government regulation on the ongoing cycle of illegal immigration. However, none of them have succeeded in doing so. It does seem to be an impossible task with thousands crossing every day and many of them fooling the U.S. by getting a working visa then never returning back home. Although this task of illegal immigration seems overwhelming the government needs to be more involved by continuing to build border walls, allowing the states to pass laws to check for citizenship if prompted to, and, if all these actions are carried out lawfully, the U.S. will become a safer place to live. The reason that thousands of illegal immigrants cross the border each day is to make a better life for themselves and their family.
With the government cannot completely control illegal immigration over the border, the security of legal citizens is at risk. All things considered, with the powerlessness to control and completely carry out the laws of immigration, potential criminals will constantly barge into the nation and further jeopardize the U.S. lives. Although crime and terrorism has increased because of the absence of carrying out immigration policy, illegal immigration has caused the most effect on the economy. Most people think that illegal immigrants make the country more efficient and do jobs that U.S. citizens do not want to do. Although the truth is that these illegal immigrants are taking legal citizens jobs.
In, 2016 illegal immigration is at an all time high, the rise of illegal immigration can be due to the not so strict measures taken to prevent illegal aliens from enter the United States. Being the root of some presidential campaigns, illegal immigrants are thought of as subordinates to U.S. citizens, and since they are in the country illegally why shouldn’t they be? Although illegal immigration immigration regulations is a huge controversy all over the world, the U.S. is being scrutinized for not being harsh to immigrants who want to enter “The Land of the Free”. The United States does have an overflow of immigrants but the actions taken to help regulate the flow of immigrants seem to be very ineffective. “U.S.
The harsh punishment for drug crimes in the United States of America is not working. “With roughly half a million people behind bars in the U.S. for nonviolent drug offenses, drugs are as plentiful and widely used as ever” (Grenier, 2013). Even with very harsh long sentences and many people imprisoned drug use is as common as ever in America. ‘We cannot close our eyes anymore’ to the cost in human lives destroyed and taxpayer dollars wasted” (Holcomb, 2015). Harsh drug penalties are destroying American citizens lives and is costing a lot of money from taxpayers.
People that push for the reform feel illegal immigrants cannot be forced out of the United States being that it may lead to the separation of families. On the other side of the debate, it argues that they are criminals and a threat to national security, and a reform is not needed. This issue is important because immigration reform will affect many immigrants, businesses, economy, and therefore society as a whole. The mass deportation of illegal immigrants might not only affect the families they have (if they do) but it will also affect the economy. Is immigration reform an issue and needed in the U.S.?
If government keeps loosing such amount of money, it could have drastic effect on the economy. Moreover, undocumented immigrants work for less than minimum wages and they also do not qualify for healthcare. Nowadays, such immigrants are a... ... middle of paper ... ...ld imagine. Such illegal activities do not stop at drug smuggling, but sporadic gangs are also active over downtowns of major cities like Los Angeles, San Diego, Huston and many more. Local law enforcements and FBI spends immense amount of money to catch their most-wanted criminals, and fugitives, and it often costs officers lives in close shooting with gang members.
?Others enter with legal documentation and then violate the terms on which they have been admitted by taking jobs that are not authorized or overstaying the authorized period of stay in the country? (Illegal Immigration) A bad side to having such a large amount of illegal immigrants in the nation is the crime rate and prison population caused by certain ?illegals?. ?Illegal immigration is a major cause in the overcrowding of our schools and our prisons.? (Bender, David) Michael Huffington, a former member of the US House of Reps. For California says that, ?Many illegal immigrants come for two purposes that are both destructive and expensive: to commit crimes or to receive government benefits.... ... middle of paper ... ...ed by those individuals will hopefully decrease. And perhaps by instituting other policies which help the people who want a better life; and are willing to take the steps to becoming a citizen, will make America not so much of a hide out, but the land of opportunity that is once was less than a century and a half ago.
Consequently, there are many reasons for an immigration reform instead of deportation. Major concerns of this migration deals with the mass movement of illegal aliens into our country. Therefore, reform of the immigration policy is required because not every case of the illegal alien arrival is an open and shut case seems. Therefore, immigration reform can stop the expensive deportation cost, separation of the family unit and alien exploitation. illegal Immigration has always been a sensitive subject for most Americans because of the issue of money.
For many centuries, the movement of people from one country to another has always been a norm. However due to the tremendous increase in economic turmoil, terrorism and acts of violence, the illegal movement of people has increased significantly. This caused the term “illegal immigration” and ways to combat this growing threat to become a huge part of recent government discussions. One of the solutions put forward was to construct or reinforce a “border fence”. Though this “border fence” solution tool seems like a great idea, it has been widely believed by citizens that it will not solve the illegal immigration problem.