According to a study released last year by the Pew Hispanic Center, as of 2008, 11.9 million illegal immigrants lived in the United States, more than triple the 3.5 million who lived in the country in 1990 (Izumi). Immigration throughout the years has become a major issue in the U.S because of too many immigrants entering the country year after year. The U.S has come to a point whether they should deport the immigrants back to their country. Believe it or not, these immigrants are a big contribution to the U.S. If it wasn’t for them, the U.S economy wouldn’t be where it stands now. In recent discussions of whether immigrants should be deported, there has been sides where immigration would be good for our country and others disagree. Some believe that immigrants should be allowed to stay in our country, because they believe our economy wouldn’t be good without them and many businesses rely on immigrants working for them. On the other hand, the other side believe that immigrants are overpopulating the U.S and don’t have the money to support all of these immigrants (education/jobs.) Immigrants should be allowed to remain in the country because many families would be separated, they are already accustomed to the American society, and they contribute to the economy.
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. The U.S. Senate is struggling to find a viable solution; they can’t seem to come up with a plan on how to deal with immigration that appeases both sides of the political spectrum.
What does a secure border prevent? A secure border prevents illegal aliens, criminals, terrorists, etc. from entering the country. Does a country with over 11 million illegal immigrants sound like it has a very secure border? This number of illegal immigrants is occurring in the United States. President Obama claims that the border is secure, but the facts prove that belief wrong. There is an illegal immigration problem in the U.S., and this problem starts at the security of the border. The United States of America needs to do more to secure its border. Three ways to secure the border would be to build a wall, call in more of the national guard, and deport the illegal immigrants with harsher punishments.
Imagine an entire planet that is self-sustatinable, peace loving, as well as cooperative with one another. Like any planet with intelligent species this planet has its fair share of problems and challenges. One of those challenges that the alien planet faces is exactly like our planets version of a radical right-wing movement, or coalition, that intends to bring make the use of their planets natural resources, remove illegal (unwanted) aliens, and change the basis of which that planet does business. The coalition's leaders' name is Tonald Drump. He is an arrogant, bombastic fellow, who very much loves to hear himself speak non-sense. His ideology flip flops the way the wind changes, but for some odd reason he is connecting with masses of aliens and potentially a nominee for the presidency of the planet's most powerful country. The politics of this planet are akin to reality shows on our planet. This alien is not a viable candidate in the least bit, but is leading most major polls, how does this make any sense?
Immigration reform has been a big issue for our country in recent years. Many U.S. citizens claim that immigration is harmful to the US economy. In just 20 years, we have seen the average number of immigrants per year jump a staggering 20%. This has lead to the biased opinions we see towards immigration today. Currently, our country is not receiving any benefit from immigration. The number of minimum wage jobs available have decreased but so have the number of professional jobs. This is due to the fact that immigrants usually do not have a middle class with average skills. They are either refugees escaping their country hoping for the U.S. government to help them out or they are highly skilled and trained professionals needed by the United States. This has led to an economic
Throughout the 20th and 21st century, there has been a debate in the United States about whether there should be a border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. At this time, there is a border wall between the states of; Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona and Northern Mexico. The main purpose behind having a border fence is to stop illegal immigrants, criminals, and terrorist from coming into the United States. Currently, in the United States, there are approximately an influx 11 million unauthorized immigrants.
My view on immigration is that we should let asylum seekers in, but also we should reallocate money to help those struggling in our own country. We would keep the fence that we have now, to make the people who feel insecure about having an open border feel better. We would limit the amount of people coming in; however, that does not mean that it would be a permanent cap. Considering past laws that banned certain groups of people like the Chinese Exclusions Acts from 1882, 1888, and 1892, people had started to bring anti-American sentiment. If you also look at the arguments against the options of restricting immigration, it talks about how refusing to let asylum seekers in “will fuel anti-American sentiment throughout the world”. But that doesn’t mean we should have open borders because that not only will make already residing Americans feel not secure, but it is an open door to anyone.
Undocumented immigrants in the United States has become one of the biggest problems in America, yet many believe building a border wall will help us overcome this challenge. However, a result this choice may have in the future is that it will create less diverse districts in America since we are pushing away a big compliment that makes America a great and tolerance nation. Constructing a border wall will not stop unauthorized migration nor drug trafficking surround the border. Many conservative people suppose that building a wall across the United States and Mexico will solve undocumented immigration in the United States. However, the truth is, that by building this wall we will only make America isolated from the Dreamers; people who come to this country for a more desirable life and education. Likewise, it is proven that if the wall is built, it will eventually affect America’s economy due to how expensive this procedure is going to be. This topic will sooner or later create a lot of chaos in the United States considering that there is no possible way Mexico
One of America’s most controversial issues today is the border between the United States and Mexico. The big part of the issue is due to illegal immigration, which is when foreigners enter the U.S. without an entry or an immigrant visa. President Trump says he has found a solution, otherwise known as the “border wall,” but this will not stop people from wanting a better life. Of course I get why he and others would want to continue the process obviously to keep us safe from terrorists and other dangers of the world, but, to every pro there is a con. Even though the fence along the U.S./Mexico border is already being built, it should not continue being built because it is expensive, hurts the environment, and immigration rates have significantly dropped.
Donald Trump’s extreme decision to build a wall along the United States’ southern border is a sudden yet radical approach to the immigration problem that many have been attempting to solve for years. His decision will affect many lives, and will change quite a few relationships, that the United States currently have in regards to trade, agriculture, and economy. The addition of a physical barrier, that actually separates the United States from the rest of its bordering countries, is not a wise move to make because the barrier makes the United States seem isolated, or separated, from the rest of the world. Building a wall along the Mexican-American border will not be effective if it is put in place. A wall will harmfully damage the environment,
America is one the greatest experiments in freedom and liberty history has ever known. We are a nation that was built on the minds and ideals of immigrants. Our Founding Fathers created America so that everyone could have a chance at "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Those are aspects of my country, I would never change because they are what make us unique. The glow of America casts a ripple of hope upon those who struggle. Those who live among poverty and violence look to America and see a wonderful country filled with opportunity. However, in recent months, America has become a laughingstock, a joke. Donald Trump, as well as many conservative Republicans would like to would like to build a wall separating America from Mexico, limit a woman’s choices, and deny current citizens basic psychological and physical assistance. We should work towards building human connections, not walls. Our future president will have the power to implement an immigration policy and make decisions that will effect the immigrants who currently reside within our borders. As a woman, I believe that my rights should not be determined by some man in Washington DC. Instead, everyone should be entitled to their own opinion. Abortions and contraceptives are not procedures or medications that women usually advertise and frankly, it is none of government’s business what women choose to do with their own bodies. They are not the property of men or the
If someone could explain to me how Trump is a "racist" because he wants to build a wall and send all the illegal immigrants back where they came from when his wife is clearly not from America that would be great... I don 't understand how people are okay with all these non US citizens coming to America and getting housing and food for free when we have thousands of US veterans out on the streets homeless and starving. Whom of which in my opinion should come before
President Trump I would like to give you some advice on the speech you are about to present to the American people. First of all, let’s drop the idea of the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Mexico is not going to pay for it and
The challenge of Trump’s border wall is not technical, but logistical. The leap between “building a wall” and “building a 2,000-mile-long continuous border wall in the desert” is about equal to the space between “killing a guy” and “fighting a lasting land war.” This wall would contain over three times the amount of concrete used to build the Hoover Dam — a project that, unlike Trump’s wall, has economic benefits. This wall will take about 21 billion dollars. Instead of using this money for the wall we could feed 7,291,204,190 (about 7 billion) homeless people. We could provide clean drinking water to 437,472,251 (about 400 million) people, pay 2,393,436 (about 2 million) people’s college tuition fees, raise 129,368 (about 130 thousand) kids
Cole, I agree that people often forget who founded this great country and that this country believed in helping all immigrants. Written on a plaque, hung inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, you will find a sonnet, written by Emma Lazarus in 1883, here is an excerpt from that sonnet: "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearing to be free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden shore!" I am reminded of this and its meaning whenever I hear people talking about limiting the number of immigrants allowed into the country. I also agree that building a wall will not slow or even stop people from trying to get into the country. In the