Illegal immigration is becoming an increasing problem within the United States of America. The influx of people over the past few years has grown. They hope that coming to this country will bring them good fortune and a life of prosperity. Many illegal immigrants believe they have the right to become citizens even though they came here illegally. Though there are many opinions on the subject of immigration, two viewpoints are Roberto Rodriguez 's article, “The Border on Our Backs,” which supports illegal immigrants gaining citizenship and Star Parker’s article “Se Habla Entitlement”, is against them gaining citizenship.
Many foreigners were denied entry into the United States based on a contract labor law. Because they were denied entry many entered the United States illegally usually slipping passed the entry points. Therefor it the evolved the need for a border-control force. In 1885
Non-citizens were classified 3 groups, foreigners, resident aliens, and slaves. Foreigners were not allowed to hold public office or own lands. They were not allowed to marry Athenian women, and had to pay special tax to be able to trade. Also, they do not get the same rights and protection as those of citizens in the court. Like the foreigners, Resident Aliens, were not allowed to marry Athenian women and do not get the same rights and protection as those of citizens in the court.
The origins of the issue primarily derive from the fact that many of the basic things that these individuals do is outside the scope of legality. People believe that illegal immigrants are failing to “pay their fair share,” and as a result, public policy should take action against this unfairness. An example of this is simply getting a driver’s license. Obtaining a driver’s license as an illegal immigrant is presently against the law. The opposing side believes that if illegal immigrants are able to obtain a driver’s license, then they may submit fake documents and use aliases, which defeats the purpose of proper identification.
Argumentative Writing Undocumented immigrants are getting deported and they can’t have an experience they wanted to have when they came to america. But, because of the us government they can’t have this experience some get this experience but they still have to be very careful. They all also fear because some of them have kids then they fear for themselves and then there kids because it’s their family. Do you want to live in a community where you see mexican and people on the streets because of crossing the border. This is why i think that the government shouldn’t deport undocumented immigrants because then they don't get a chance to have an american experience.
Immigration is a widely debated topic, especially considering there has been an overwhelming amount of attempts for immigrants to cross borders into the United States. The biggest question I have is why don’t they go through the proper route of trying to cross over legally and apply for citizenship? The United States government tried to propose new immigration reform that would make it easier for immigrants to get green cards in order to come to the United States to work, but this new law does not successfully grant all immigrants citizenship, in most instances. What would be the incentive to apply for full citizenship for immigrants applying for a green card through this reformed law, if passed? Illegal immigrants who are here, avoid taxes and have access to hospitals as well as schools without green card or citizenship.
American Dream and Immigration Immigration has been a sensitive topic and is one of the domestic issues in the United States for the past few years. “Which is ironic, given that this country was founded upon and built by immigrants” (Edward Hudgins). Millions of immigrants have proceeded to advance to the United States with the goal in mind of achieving their American Dream. The American Dream has a different significance for each person, but it’s all tied to the same idea that it’s people’s aspiration in life. In which people from various countries come to the United States to gain prosperity and a stable place in life.
The United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy.
Total inhalation of immigration would not be a healthy choice for the United States. However, setting out for stricter laws to become a citizen is in need. There are over 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States (poll 2011). Therefore, having restrictions on immigration overall can help the economy grow, security at airports, docs, borders, and on the streets would not only lessen the illegal immigrants around the country, but supply more jobs for Americans. Illegal immigrants not only live in the U.S, but are supplied jobs in which were made for American workers.
Immigrants even help improve our economy. According to TheAtlantic.com, “each new immigrant produced about 1.2 new jobs, most of which went to native-born employees. Put more simply—if 1,000 new immigrants were to move in, the local economy would end up gaining about 1,200 new jobs.” Wow, that’s a huge boost for our economy. What has Bieber produced?
In the actuality there are two types of immigrants. There are the “Aliens” which is an extremely discriminatory term; these immigrants from Europe and several countries overseas that come to the United States with a Visa and they remain in the country illegally after their visa expired. On the other hand, there are the ones who cross the borders illegally; these immigrants are called “Undocumented” because there is no record of them. It is basically as if they did not exist. Homeland Security has no idea that they are in the country.
Without immigrants in America the clothes industry would have American made clothes which mean no Armani, Gucci, Fendi, Prada etc. that famous or rich people love to wear. In conclusion Immigration reform can go either way to helping immigrants and asylum seekers or placing further restrictions on their lives by even more punitive laws. The United States has faced a long issue on whether or not should they reform the current laws put in place in order for “Aliens” to be able to live here and become a citizen and get the American dream so many people have come to achieve.
Many white Americans do not believe that legalization should happen to undocumented immigrants because they assume that immigrants committed a crime before entering the United States illegally. They also believe that immigrants are stealing their jobs. In the article “American Without Migrants” by DW Gibson, he mentions that “before, I speak no English, I have no license, and I find work. How do these people speak English, have a license, and they don’t have work? I don’t get that” (qtd in Gibson 24).