Human Trafficking, Prostitution And Working Conditions For Immigrants Into The Us

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Human Trafficking, Prostitution and Working Conditions for Immigrants into the US Introduction Immigration I the US can be classified into two categories; legal and illegal. According to CNN (2014), approximately 990, 553 were granted legal permanent residence by the US government. These individuals, according to CNN (2014), were mainly from the following countries; Mexico, China, India, Philippines, and the Dominican Republic. Of the five, Mexico was reported as having the highest number, with 14% individuals being granted permanent residence status in the US. On the other hand, as it pertains to illegal immigration, CNN (2014) reports that according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security, an estimated 11.4 unauthorized immigrants were reported to be residing in the US in 2013. Most of these immigrants came from Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Philippines. Once again, Mexico came first, accounting for at least 59% of the total number of illegal immigrants. Over the years, the subject of immigration has dominated the public discourse in America, especially as it pertains to illegal immigrants and their perceived impact on America. This paper will endeavor to provide a detailed narrative of the controversy surrounding immigration in America as it relates to human trafficking, prostitution, and immigrant working conditions. Controversy Surrounding Immigration in America To comprehend the controversy surrounding the subject of immigration in the US is to essentially understand what views the US pubic has regarding this matter. According to the Council on Foreign Relations (2015), for decades, the issue of immigration in America has been a hallmark of political debate among US policy makers with respec... ... middle of paper ... ...h to do. Much of these jobs are actually menial in nature. Opponents have argued that undocumented immigrants are responsible for grabbing local jobs reserved for Native American citizens, who are therefore disadvantaged. However, as according to Planas (2015), undocumented immigrants offer a different set of skills that lead to job differentiation when compared to Native Americans. This means that they do not essentially compete with Native American citizens for the same jobs, and can therefore not be accused of disadvantaging Native Americans. According to Kane & Johnson (2015), immigrant families are responsible for a positive net fiscal impact on the US economy. This is also seconded and affirmed by Planas (2015), who states that tax revenues generates by all categories of immigrants, whether legal or illegal, surpass the cost of the services they tend to use.

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