Since the founding of the United States of America, this country was considered as the country of immigrants. America was tend to be one of those countries that welcomed foreign newcomers who wanted to settle in the US for a better life. Nowadays, every person living in the US can undeniably be considered an immigrant or the progeny of the immigration. On the other hand, the problem that America is facing today is illegal immigration. Nowadays, illegal immigration is one of the major national issues. According to statistics (2014) of the Pew Research Center, it is estimated that 11.3 million of illegal immigrants live in America today, and this number is rapidly growing. While most legal immigrants experience a hospitality of their new homeland, …show more content…
In most cases, undocumented immigrants treated not as equal because in the society they are considered a low-abiding immigrants. What is more, the basic rights and freedom of the illegal immigrants are disregarded simply because of their illegal status. They often become a subject to injustice, discrimination and harassment. According to the article “Rape in the Fields”, published by the Berkeley University of California, the significant number of female farmworkers in the state of Iowa, who live in the US illegally, had experienced a sexual harassment in the workplace. As the majority of agricultural workers were illegal, they preferred to keep silence “hoping to keep their jobs and to avoid deportation.” In contrast, the protection of the human rights of legal immigrants is much more effective because they are constitutionally protected against different types of discrimination. In the situation where people respect the laws, they are treated more politely. All things considered, legal and illegal immigrants experience significant differences in their civil, employment and human rights. Legal immigrants have more advantages in building up their future in the country they chose to live in. Illegal immigrants cannot be integrated into the society and do not have a chance to take a rightful part until they made everything lawfully appropriate. The change of their status would
When a person decides that the regulations of immigration are unjust, one of the ways they back their claim is to use the constitution. In Ken Taylor’s article “The Constitution Is The Rule of Law On Illegal Immigration”, he claims that “there are only two specific references in the Constitution to immigration , stated in this document as , "naturalization, " there is clear evidence by the Framers as to what they intended concerning the rights of the people who live in this country and how those rights affect immigrants both legal and illegal.” Opponents of illegal immigration being unconstitutional believe that congress does not have a true Constitutional power to create blanket legislation that allows “aliens” the rights of born or naturalized Americans. Opposers profess that illegal immigrants coming to the country is unconstitutional because it avoids the laws and they are able to gain the freedoms of an American citizen. Birth gives Americans the right of citizenship but those who immigrate are excluded from obtaining the rights and privileges that granted for U.S citizens only.
The immigration system in this country is broken. The process to enter this country legally is too lengthy and difficult, which is forcing large numbers of people to enter the country by illegal means. There are currently an estimated 11 million people in the USA that are undocumented. The vast majority of these people are hard working individuals that are trying to provide for their families. They came here to find better opportunities, or to escape war and conflict zones.
IMMIGRATION vs. ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS Immigration is a topic that has been at the center of debate for many decades. The majority of those residing in the United States today are immigrants. These immigrants are often classified within two categories; immigrants and illegal immigrants. An immigrant is a person who migrated to another country usually for permanent residence.
According to the research, more than 1,300,000 immigrants live in America each year. Due to maximized population in America, if the immigration process was cut down strictly, some of the legal immigrants would not gain enough rights. The ones who do not treat illegal immigrants right, judges them “why can’t they just immigrate to other countries?” Many immigrants choose to immigrate to America because U.S. leads for better goals, and is better to live peacefully in the “American Dream” [Stephen Harper]. America is being affected the most with immigration issues.
Statistics uphold that undocumented immigrants are contributing to this nation by paying their taxes and the only obstacle that does not encourage more immigrants to participate is the fear of being deported. By creating a pathway to citizenship, more money would be collected from immigrants by requiring them to pay taxes. The notion that undocumented immigrants are taking American jobs has also been discredited by the data showing that foreign-born and native-born employees’ unemployment rates are insignificantly different by a fraction of a percentage. In addition, undocumented immigrants are generally the only ones who are willing to accept arduous jobs. The majority of undocumented immigrants are uneducated, but what they lack intellectually is made up by the long hours of hard work they are willing to endure.
For this paper, my research 's main focus will be on Immigration Policies, like ICE raids. I will investigate and analyze how ICE raids affected and still affect Latinx/Chicanx communities. On top of the negative impacts it causes, I will be looking into the history of how ICE was formed and how it is an oppressive system that is known to target mainly undocumented Latinxs. Although ICE was “founded” in 2003, I will be including history of alternative methods the country used before ICE was established. The most deportations occurred under Obama 's presidential term and given the new administration, that is upfront and clear about being anti-immigrant and anti-Mexican, communities have no idea what to expect.
Within the United States, one of the hardest things to do is motivating people to participate politically. A normal American frankly is not interested in the actions taken by a politician on a day-to-day bases. People naturally think as individuals instead on what is best for the group. The documentary “Immigration Battle” tracks the actions taken in Washington to attempt the passing of immigration reform and shows how low political participation is an issue. Currently Immigration reform is still stuck in government but there is still a multitude of people attempting to get something passed.
There are about, if not more, 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States of America only in 2014. Mexicans make up about half of all unauthorized immigrants (52%), even though their numbers have been declining over the past years. The numbers have declined because it is said that just under Barack Obamas Presidency has deported 1.4 million undocumented immigrants while in office. An immigration reform would be helpful because it would boost the economy, increase tax revenue, decrease government deportation expenses, and in gaining legal status it will help keep families together. Many people oppose it but with the right regulations a reform, which both parties agree on, can be passed.
The state of Immigration in the United States has effected the way that citizens interact with their governmental system. In the eyes of the majority, Immigration has put a huge strain on local economies, in the process of draining the Federal Reserve’s due to new immigration laws and reformations. While they are not completely right, they are also not completely wrong. In 2010, there were 39.9 million foreign born people in the United States; Forty four percent were naturalized citizens, 24 percent were legal permanent residents, 29 percent were unauthorized migrants and 3 percent were temporary legal residents (such as students or temporary workers) (Federation for American Reform 2013).
Immigrants do their best to do follow the rules given to them so that the won't be sent back, leaving their family to struggle. From 1999 to 2006 states inhabited by illegal immigrants "crime rates... were lowest... "(Ten Myths). Immigrants know what it's like to struggle and often many people don't understand that immigrants do not come to the United States is not to cause problems for others. According to the National Institute of Corrections, people who are “foreign-born”, whether they are undocumented, residents or naturalized citizens, are sent to jail at a much lower rate than people born in the United States(Ten Myths).
Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy.
For decades, immigration has been a problem for the United States. Due to the people traveling from their native lands to the United States seeking a better life for themselves, and more primarily for the family that has come with them. Immigration is the action of settling into a country of which one is not native. Despite the many legal immigrants not every immigrant enters the country with legal documents and most of these illegal immigrants are poor and uneducated. Some undocumented immigrants commit crimes such as drug smuggling, or terrorism.
Title An immigrant is a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.. Today, there are approximately 43.7 million immigrants in the United States today, that makes up 13.5 percent of the entire population(Zong). Some immigrants do more to society than other immigrants. There are many things today that wouldn’t be the same if immigrants did not voyage to The U.S. Immigrants positively impacted the Jobs, music, and entertainment we have today.
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.