Illegal immigrants learned how to adjust to the lifestyle of the United States and several of them managed to avoid the immigration officers. Although they are not liked by many, illegal immigrants have both a negative and a positive influence in this country. Therefore, illegal immigrants who had been living in the United States for more than ten years should not be deported because they pay taxes, their labor helps the economy, and the government is wasting money deporting people. Several American citizens are angry that illegal immigrants come to this country because they think that all the illegal immigrants are here to take advantage of all the benefits they can get and work here without paying taxes. According to Rick Sanchez republican Rick Murphy “have a beef with illegal immigrants because some immigrants come here to collect money from the government and not pay any taxes”.
There are two types of immigrants. Those who go through the proper channels to become a legal residents, and those who cross our borders illegally. The issue we have here in America is the illegal immigrants want or take benefits away from our own citizens who are also in need. Our country has gotten away from taken care of our own citizens due to the number of illegal immigrants our system is funding. This is becoming a bigger problem than anyone can handle, and not sure if there are just ignoring the problem, or if our government is oblivious to the situation.
Illegal immigration from Mexico must be stopped by means of different policies and other methods of prevention, because the effects on both Mexico and the United States are predominately unfavorable. There are multiple policies and means of preventing illegal immigrants from entering the United States. Immigration laws are the back bone of illegal immigration prevention. Proposition 187 is a tough immigration law clamping down on illegal aliens, used in California. It doubled the number of boarder guards, made it harder for legal immigrants to bring their families over, not permitting as much political help and was harder on illegal aliens already here (DiConsiglio 3).
A majority of illegal immigrants are poor, get no governmental benefits and have no education. Essentially, they do not get the human rights that we believe in as Americans even though ultimately, they are a very integral part of America. Many Americans are misinformed that illegal immigrants hurt the economy, but in fact, illegal immigrants make a net surplus of about $30 billion dollars annually, according to the Urban Institute (Haerens et al. 29). Because illegal immigration is growing at such a rapid pace, the United States government must make a policy decision about illegal immigration now.
How much longer will Arizona have to suffer from illegal immigration? Peter Katel wrote that “While illegal immigrants only make up about 5 percent of the U.S. work force, critics of the nation's immigration policies say illegal immigrants take Americans' jobs, threaten national security and even change the nation's culture by refusing to assimilate” (Katel par. 1). We will look at how Arizona is dealing with illegal immigration. Even though illegal immigration is not a major issue in most states, Arizona is dealing with more crime, overcrowding, and additional cost.
Illegal immigration has been a problem in the United States for a long time. The government attempted to use different methods to eliminate or reduce illegal immigrants. From deportation and increasing boarder security, to implementing laws that punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants, to awarding temporary work permits, and then to legalizing illegal immigrants through amnesty, these attempts have all failed. Nowadays, many questions ask if this problem of illegal immigration can ever be solved. Before this question is answered, perhaps another question that arises is why should we even care to stop illegal immigration?
Welfare For Children of Illegal Immigrants The United States is in the midst of a major debate over immigrants and their place in our economic and political life. As during other times in our history, immigrants, are being blamed for causing or contributing to the social, economic and political ills of our society. Politicians from both major parties, at both the national and state levels, are promoting a range of punitive legislative proposals that single out immigrants for adverse treatment by the government. Many violate basic civil liberties principles. Based on "The Bill of Rights", foreigners do not have the right to enter the United States, but once here, immigrants are entitled to certain broad constitutional protections.
A large mass of them is unemployed because of those immigrants who take away their... ... middle of paper ... ....[afterward] the number of illegal immigrants coming was reduced. If it was actually enforced now, the rates could significantly drop again" (Lee, 1996, 70). To add to that, many politicians have included promises to introduce laws restricting immigration in their platforms for campaigns, including Pat Buchanan, a Republican candidate for president this year (Buchanan, 1995, 32). One can now comprehend that illegal immigration is a great obstacle afflicting the United States today. Something must be done about it otherwise, the problem will become more out of hand than it already is.