Immigration Policy In The United States

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Immigration Policy The immigration policy in the United States is widely debated topic especially with the upcoming Presidential elections. This issue of the immigration policy can be viewed from several different angles and perspectives.. Some believe that we Americans should accept all immigrants into our country with open arms, while there are others who believe that the United States must completely isolate themselves and close their doors from those looking to immigrate into our country. I believe that there are a lot of changes needed to be done in order to solve the problems that come with immigration. The idea of building a wall between the border of the United States and Mexico and the idea of deporting the approximate 12 million…show more content…
There has been talk of building a wall between the United States and the country of Mexico. According to the statistics from the Pew Research Center, there was approximately 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in 2014. This may not seem too high of a number to some, but between the years 1990 to 2007 the average increase in illegal immigrant population rose 250%. Though the number of these illegal aliens has leveled out within the past few years, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States is very significant. Though not all of these undocumented workers have come into our country this way, many of these immigrants have paid guides to help them sneak across the border from Mexico.Because of this tactic used to get immigrants into the States, the idea of building a wall is a very viable solution when deciding what should be done to stop these immigrants from being able to sneak into the country undetected. However, there are certain aspects of this plan that are currently causing some people to disagree with the building of the wall. One of these reasons is money. According to Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute, if a wall were to be built along the entire border to divide the United States and Mexico, it is expected to cost somewhere around between 15 and 25 billion dollars, though the 15 billion estimate is “probably an underestimate.” This is a lot of money, there’s no other way around it. However, in order to stop the constant flow of illegal immigrants into this country, something needs to be done whether it’s expensive or not. There are multiple other things in this country that have cost a lot of money in order to complete and finish. This
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