Current Immigration Issue

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Immigration has always been a controversial topic in the United States. Recently, it has become an even more relevant and heated issue due to current presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s racist comments towards Mexican Immigrants as well as other racial minorities. Despite the fact that it has always been a highly discussed issue, it has never been resolved in an appropriate manner in which both sides of the argument can find a middle ground. As of today there are approximately eleven million undocumented immigrants in the United States, most of them are hiding in the shadows of society in fear of being deported. The fear that these immigrants face on a daily basis is why we should reconsider our current immigration policy and help provide…show more content…
The American Immigration Council mentions in their website the process, as well as the different methods through which immigrants can be granted citizenship. “The Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), the body of law governing current immigration policy, provides for an annual worldwide limit of 675,000 permanent immigrants, with certain exceptions for close family members. Congress and the President determine a separate number for refugee admissions.” In addition, the website states that, “immigration to the United States is based upon the following principles: the reunification of families, admitting immigrants with skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy, protecting refugees, and promoting diversity”. The number of people given citizenships, in my opinion, is no where near enough to satisfy the needs of immigrant families which is why it needs to be thoroughly…show more content…
In addition, the Southwestern section is home to the Arizona Bark Scorpion, whose sting can cause severe pain, numbness, vomiting, loss of breath, and even convulsions for up to 72 hours”. Another factor that impacts immigrant death are humans. Take for example the Minutemen, an anti-immigrant organization created in 2005. ThinkProgress mentions that this organization’s sole purpose is to prevent immigrants from coming into the United States, they do everything possible to stop them. Even miniscule things like slashing water tanks to prevent them from remaining hydrated on their journey. Aside from being exposed to the possibility of death, many women who attempt to cross the border are raped. Most of the time they are raped by coyotes, which are the people in charge of smuggling them across the border. An article published by Fusion mentions, “a staggering 80 percent of Central American girls and women crossing Mexico en route to the United States are raped along the way”. Rape has sadly become a common issue amongst the women who are making their way to the United States. In fact, it occurs so often that many women prior to making the journey take birth control or other forms of contraceptives to prevent the unwanted pregnancies. A majority of the time, the rapists face no
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