Argumentative Essay On Immigration Reform

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Despite the multiple attempts at creating a well-rounded immigration reform the United States has failed to achieve the full capacity of the reform. The United States first failure at the reform was in 1986 when congress passed the “Immigration Reform and Control Act”. The purpose of this legislation was to amend, revise, and re-assess the status of unauthorized immigrants set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act. The content of this bill is overwhelming and is divided into many sections such as control of unauthorized immigration, legalization and reform of legal immigration. This bill gave unauthorized aliens the opportunity to apply and gain legal status if they met mandated requirements. The fate or status of all those who applied…show more content…
However the reform did nothing about removing the immigrants who remained illegal. The reform was also unsuccessful because during the draw up of the bill, the bill's sponsors ended up watering down the sanctions on employers to attract support from the business community. Under the final law, all employers had to do to avoid sanctions was to make sure their workers had paperwork that "reasonably appears on its face to be genuine." If the documents were decent fakes, that wasn't the boss's problem. So with there being such an easy way out of punishment employers continued to do as they pleased. Even in years after the immigration reform of 1986 all other attempts have failed because of the Republican Party’s lack of support. Also every attempt after has failed without the support and funding from businesses just made it all the harder. Businesses where not willing to risk funding the bill and then creating complications with hiring overseas workers. With the immigration reform there where many complications with trying to please everyone that the bill effected, without funding or even support from both businesses and immigration advocates the bill sees no
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