The term "alien" has taken on a negative connotation over the last few years. With the issue of immigration reform so prevalent in the U.S., immigration-reform advocates are fighting to remove the term from federal documents so as not to offend immigrants. Castro leads the way Rep. Joaquín Castro, D-Texas, introduced a bill that would effectively remove the term "alien" in any and all federal documents and replace it with the more politically correct term "foreign national. " The name of the bill is the Correcting Hurtful and Alienating Names in Government Expression Act, also known as the CHANGE act.
For centuries, people from other countries of all ages and ethnicities have left their countries to begin a new life here in the United States. After the first new settlers arrived in America centuries ago they started a chain reaction, people have been coming to the United States for countless of reasons. During the 1820s the number of immigrants per year were over ten thousand, and from that time on it kept increasing throughout the years. As the country and the population have grown, immigrants have slowly moved down to the West Coast. “One in six Texas residents is an immigrant, while fifteen percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent.”
deny their protection and freedom? Illegal Immigrants only want a better life. Kant would agree with this because we should just allow them to live their best life they can possibly have. Not only is deporting the illegal immigrants back to the home country is unethical and immoral, but it is much more costly to deport all than to simply keep them in our country. It would cost $400 to $600 billion to completely; apprehend, detain, process, and transport all undocumented immigrants.
In 2015, 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants live in the U.S. This number has been gradually increasing over the past decades, but has been stable for the past few years(Pew). There has been a long debate about how these undocumented immigrants affect our economy, whether their impact is negative or positive. Some say they are a drain on the economy and others argue that they make America better.
I have always despised the use of derogatory terms. No matter whom the term may refer to, these terms sole purpose is to belittle, dehumanize and shame people for who they are. Although society has already recognized most derogatory terms intolerable; one particular term remains widely used in the United States despite its disparaging qualities. This term, ‘illegal alien(s)’, is widely used to refer to noncitizens/residents by Republicans and Conservatives of the United States. Survey these so called ‘illegal aliens’ and without a doubt they will tell you the term is degrading and inappropriate.
Not every immigrant will have a positive effect, but overall immigrants are good for America. The first reason is that foreigners can benefit Americans’ knowledge. A variety of new people, ideas, food, entertainment and more come from immigrants. “Diversity brings more tolerance for people…” If people can understand each other better and be more aware, there would be more tolerance.
Immigrants not only help our economy, but also take jobs away from the foreign born. Some pay taxes, others don’t. Many are legal, many aren’t. I believe as long as you go through the legal process to become a U.S. citizen, you can be here. In the constitution, it never mentions immigrants, but the 14th
Throughout history, the US has had many problems with immigration. Immigration has had its pros and cons in our country's future. In this passage, I will be talking about why immigration has been good and bad for the country. One reason why Immigration was good in the US is that all of the immigrants coming to the US were helping the economy. While immigrants were in the US in the year 1990 they accounted for almost 30% of the economy in the US at the time.
In the long run, immigrants and their families will contribute $80,000 in taxes to the united states government, providing that all immigrants are legal (Lazear, para 4). Also, immigrants have a positive impact on the workforce, earning money for the government, this can contribute to helping repay the national debt. Immigrants contribute to the economy through the housing market, 40 million immigrants add $3.7 trillion to the US housing wealth nationally (McDaniel, para 4). Business ownership and inventions of immigrants have a huge impact on our economy. These businesses add diverse culture leaving a positive impact on the economy, most immigrants rely on businesses owned by people that have similar roots as them, which helps these businesses profit.
Picture this: You came to the United States as a 2-year old undocumented immigrant. You can’t really say to your parents, “We shouldn’t go to the U.S. That’s illegal and I don’t want to get caught”. So you go to school in the United States, K-12, because the schools have to accept you.
There is an estimate of 8.7 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, according to the Center for immigration studies. They come here because they want a better life for their family, but their presence has caused many problems for the citizens of this country. Moreover, immigration has always been an important issue in the story of the United States. Many undocumented immigrants are able to enter the country illegally. These people along with other citizens say that undocumented immigrants are good for the country as they help the economy by working for a minimum wage in jobs that many refuse to do.
Immigrants are a good thing for America and should be granted citizenship unless they are causing trouble. Some housekeeping jobs and yard work is done by immigrants, both documented and undocumented. Immigrants are useful in the Labor Market. Between 7-8 million of the illegal immigrants
By filling gaps in the labor market and taking on essential but often less desirable jobs, immigrants contribute to the overall productivity and efficiency of industries. Their contributions stimulate economic growth, increase competitiveness, and drive technological advancements. Immigrants contribute to the economic prosperity of the United States through their role as consumers. As they settle in the
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.