The Problem with Illegal Immigration Illegal immigration has been a problem with the United States since the early 1900’s. With illegal immigration, people from all over the world come to the United States and try to bypass the citizenship. If they go through the process of citizenship, it could take up to a couple of years. Illegal Immigration makes it easier for migration and terrorism. The problem the Unites states have is the constant threat of terrorism.
Immigration is deeply rooted in the American culture, yet it is still an issue that has the country divided. Marcelo and Carola Suarez-Orozco, in their essay, “How Immigrants Became ‘Other’” explore the topic of immigration. They argue that Americans view many immigrants as criminals entering America with the hopes of stealing jobs and taking over, but that this viewpoint is not true. They claim that immigrants give up a lot to even have a chance to come into America and will take whatever they can get when they come. The Suarez-Orozco’s support their argument using authority figures to gain credibility as well as exemplification through immigrant stories.
In 1798, President John Adams passed the Alien and Sedition Acts containing three parts: the Alien, Sedition, and Naturalization Acts. The Alien Act allowed the president to deport any immigrant that he found dangerous to the nation; the Sedition Act made it a crime to criticize the government; and the Naturalization Act lengthened the citizenship process. All of these acts were repealed by 1802 due to all of their negative impacts and influence on society. The Alien and Sedition Acts adversely impacted the nation through the deprivation of human rights, leading to protests. The acts took away the rights declared in the first amendment: freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
The only thing clear is that a solution for the problem has to be provided. It is understandable that for many, the enforcement of the border and the implementation of stricter securities measures are critical. After all, concerns about the current illegal immigration situation goes further than just people being in the United States without the proper documentation. These concerns are also about the constant increment of drug trafficking across the border and even worse the infiltration of members pertaining to terrorist organizations like Al-Qaida and the Islamic State in order to commit terrorist attack in national soil. Also it is understandable that many believe that the current eleven million of undocumented immigrant are more of a burden for tax payers, since it is believed that most of these immigrant, take advantage of the existing welfare polices, abuse assistance programs, and do not pay taxes on the income they generate.
America is an amazing country, but there is more that could be done to protect the border. The united states must change the way they monitor the border, and make it more strict. Though diversity is good, there are too many illegal immigrants entering the United States. I do not think it is fair that people can illegally cross the border and take jobs from Americans. In order to increase protection of the border, the United States should have men posted throughout the border, increase security, and make the punishments for illegally crossing more intense.
Robert W. Merry, a political editor of The American Conservative, wrote the article “A Profound Question Behind the Immigration Debate” as well as other articles relating American History like James Polk and the Mexican War. The author claims that the immigration debate is the main reason why America is changing how it functions in the world. He provides arguments from both sides of the debate: those against and those for the immigration policies. Also, he says “definition of America” to support his claim of how immigration is changing America. The author’s intended audience is the people in America because he targets both views on the issue.
These drugs are then distributed across America. It must stop. We can put an end to this by using E-Verify and building a wall or fence. We must also enforce the laws that are already in place. If someone from another country wants to live in America, they must do it legally.
People allow their prejudices to direct their decisions. We do it often nowadays. Immigrants,animals and also music .We have a prejudice man running for president who believes that Mexicans are here to cause trouble once they cross the border.this world is filled with prejudice. Immigration police often become police because of their hatred and prejudice against Immigrants .They have a strong drive ( desire) for it . After 9/11 Americans have looked to any human with middle eastern clothing or brown skin as a terrorist.
The approach of regulation can seem to provide effective means to battle aspects of it. While that may be legitimate, the overarching dilemma is that it reinforces and endorses sexual violence. The consequences of this is an ominous reality for the victims. Strengthening a trade that contravenes human rights is a great slippery slope. Instead of regulation against and prosecuting the person that have been brought in illegally, the attention should be placed on executing the law which prohibits sex trafficking, and prosecute the people to buy sex and the perpetrators.
He references to “criminals who crossed our borders” with Hypothesis Contrary to Fact fallacy, offering an ill supported claim on what might happen if conditions were different. The United States would still have crime within our borders even if we didn’t allow anyone else into the country, with the use of fallacy, he is implying that one, a large portion of the crime in the US is caused by central American immigrants, and two, that if we “solved” the US’ problem with undocumented immigrants that crime would cease. Secondly, He uses an appeal to emotion, telling the story of a senseless murder committed by someone who was undocumented. By doing this, he changes the mood of the stanza, he makes the audience feel remorse for the victim and maybe even bitterness towards the murder, and subconscious creating the connotation that people like him would do that same.
When we think of Immigrant rights, we tend to only focus on one group of immigrants. Latinos are the face of immigration policies in the United States. Where does change come from? Does change come from above or below? Change comes from above because they are the ones that implement new laws that either target or help immigrant rights.
On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump stepped on stage in Trump Tower in New York City and formally announced his plans to run for president. One of the largest focuses of his announcement speech centered on immigration, more specifically Mexican immigration. He made comments stating that Mexico is currently sending only sending the worst of its population such as rapist and drug dealers into the United States (Ye Hee Lee 2015). Trump is a recent example how the popular media influences the racial prejudice towards immigrants, however, this is not a recent development. Some of the first anti-immigrant sentiment is only a couple of centuries old.
In his opinionated news article, “Ignorant Immigration Reform”, author David J. Bier asserts his opinion on a bill that will reduce the legal immigration by 50% in the United States. Bier supports his position by discussing how the bill won’t reduce immigration, stop the way immigrants are affecting the Americans wages and how they’re following Canada’s footsteps by concentrating on the skilled immigrants. Bier’s purpose is to notify the government of basic facts that they should know before making such claims, in order to bring into light what the real issue is. He writes in a very direct and sincere tone for the government and general public to inform them on false information that the government is claiming that the bill will do. Bier makes it very clear on where he stands on this issue by using credible facts, briefly explaining the opposing side's viewpoint, but he also shows that he’s very bias.
Lady Liberty symbolizes freedom and hope to immigrants who come to the United States. She is the Golden Door to freedom. Her torch symbolizes safety. The message at her feet read “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore” (Redstone, n.d.). When immigration first began, the United States offered the golden door to immigrants wanting to relocate here by offering them freedom, safety, and the hope of beginning a new life to support their families (Greenstone & Looney, n.d.).
Immigration laws need to be changed. I will prove that Immigration laws need to change. Some countries don’t allow Immigrants because they think there are dangerous. Government don’t want people from the middle eastern. People need to escape their country.