Illegal Immigration Problem

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In the United States, there is a huge problem with people entering the nation, illegally. Some people want the ability to immigrate illegal for some countries. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump wants to build a wall along the border of Mexico and the United States to prevent illegal immigration. The best way for people to come to the country, is legally. If they enter legally, they will have the same abilities as any other native-born citizen. “Right now, the country ‘ought to act to end the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of what are, in effect, orphans and strangers in our land” (Hewitt). The person in that quote was explaining that illegal immigration needs so stop to prevent citizen’s jobs being “taken”. According to the Center …show more content…

The U.S. population is now higher with immigrants from other nations such as Mexico, Germany, Canada, and other popular countries. “There are more than 17 million children with at least one immigrant parent in the U.S. They represent over a quarter of the 70 million people under 18 years old” (McDade). More people wanted to move to the United States because most people considered it “the land of opportunity”. Whether that being legal immigration, or not. “The total U.S. population will grow to almost 417 million — 108 million more than in 2010. In recent years, on average, 1.1 million green cards (for new legal permanent immigrants) have been issued annually” (Zeigler). The U.S. has welcomed immigrated people into the country, but more have entered illegally mainly because of the process required to enter the country is very difficult. The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 41.3 million in July 2013, an increase of 1.4 million since July 2010. Since 2000 the immigrant population is up 10.2 million. The 41.3 million immigrant population (legal and illegal) in 2013 was double the number in 1990, nearly triple the number in 1980, and quadruple that in 1970, when it stood at 9.6 million. The sending regions with the largest increases from 2010 to 2013 were South Asia (up 373,000, 16 percent growth); East Asia (up 365,000, 5 percent growth); the Caribbean (up 223,000, 6 percent …show more content…

Most foreigners know it as “living the American opportunity”, others call the U.S. “the land of opportunity”. “The very young among them should find ‘forever families’ right here, right now. They should become Americans. My view is that we have to say to the children, 'Welcome to America. You 're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans” (Will). According to Open Society Foundations, "People come to the United States for the promise of freedom and opportunity. But the current immigration system in the United States is broken: Families are separated, immigrant workers are exploited, people die trying to cross the border, and there is rampant discrimination against immigrants". Most immigrants claim they move to America for the job opportunities all over the nation. "There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. People move to make life better for themselves and their families. We need an immigration system that recognizes the hardships and contributions of people moving here, keeps families together here in this country, and creates a rational process of citizenship for new Americans" (Open Society

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