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
This scenario is what people hope will be reality if the wall is built all along the southern border. It will create a world where illegal immigrants will have a harder time coming into the United States and disturbing how many Americans live. This wall between the United States and Mexico has led to many arguments on either side. With the United States 2016 Presidential Campaign currently going on and Donald Trump saying that he wants to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, border walls are becoming a popular discussion
The amount of money and effort would never exceed the amount of money and time citizens pay for taxes. Another, resolution for closing off the border is to send back those immigrant that cross the border line. In the article, “ 4 Ways To End The Illegal Immigration Crisis.” states, “Even for those who have nothing but sympathy for those attempting to cross the border illegally, the presumption of non-deportation means that many criminals will cross the border as well.” This statement is dangerous to all American.
Deporting back these immigrants will cost a lot of money. Donald Trump wants to build a long wall between the United States and Mexico. According to Reuters, a website on the internet, the estimated cost of the wall they are helping the US economy will be up to 21 million dollars. According to the U.S Government debt, the US is already in depth trillions of dollars in depth. It would be pointless too waste that amount of money into this deportation plan.
“We are trying to get a border wall to protect millions of low income Americans against folks who aren’t supposed to be here. So, it’s a national security. ”~Mick Mulvaney. There are many controversial opinions about the wall that the government is willing to build.
In fact, the proponents of the building a border fence make the point in which Immigrants are causing environmental problems. Illegal immigrants are the ones who are causing environmental issues when they attempt and to come into the United States. In the article, "Limiting Immigration to Control Population Growth Will Protect the Environment” by Philip Cafaro a Philosophy Professor at Colorado State University and Winthrop Staples III an environmental biologist, they discuss how the stopping immigration is beneficial for the environment. As an example, he argues that with the new wave of immigrants has caused an increase in population and growth of Carbon dioxide emissions. To put in perspective, most immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life and with a better life comes the need of overconsumption.
The wall will not only prevent the foreigners from accessing America but also will lead to fall of many cities, towns and local centers along the border. As a result, it will affect the lives and economy of the people in those areas. Anyway, my interest wasn’t in the whole plan of building the wall in America, I am only putting my views to the public.
The United States illegal immigration issue is on a massive scale. Ten million, and counting, undocumented immigrants reside in the United States. While this presents the United States as alluring, it shows that our national borders remain too open. The United States Border Patrol captures those who cross our borders via entering without inspection or extending visa visits. Crossing our borders via these manners is a misdemeanor, or upon prior deportation, a worse punishment.
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.
Illegal immigration has been around ever since borders were created to divide the world. The reasons for illegal immigration, stretch from escaping unstable governments, seeking job opportunities, and making money. In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Wilson, Armstrong). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. Unfortunately, illegal immigrants cost the U.S. government around $11.4 billion to $20.2 billion each year due to the use of America’s goods without paying all their taxes (Amadeo).
He said that the wall would cost around 10-12 billion dollars but, a study in Washington showed that it would actually cost about 25 billion dollars. It does not include maintenance either which the taxpayers will be paying for forever. That is significantly more than what Donald said. It is almost twice as much as Nasa’s annual budget. It would be the
In this year’s hotly contested US presidential campaign, Mexican immigrants are being painted as mooches spilling over our southern border. According to one candidate, they are such a problem that a massive concrete wall must be erected to keep them out. Reality is much different. Indeed, the inflow of Mexican immigrants today is a small fraction of what it once was, off nearly 90 percent from its peak in the year 2000. Net migration from Mexico is actually negative, regardless all the bloviating about in campaign speeches.
Not all agree that the solution lies on enforcement, or in this case in “Building a wall,’ yet rather looking at the bigger picture. To consider all aspects that make up America, the great melting pot is it and it’s fundamentals embedded. Besides the entrance of many illegal immigrants each year, there's a number of citizens born in the U.S under illegal immigrants or temporary visitors. These babies are automatically granted birthright citizenship, and are openly consider U.S. citizens, whether their parents are legal or not. The general public and economical factors, have noted it as a constitutional flaw, affecting americans.
Immigration plays an important role in the building and maintaining of a country. For the United States of America, immigration has provided the foundation that has led to a successful nation; furthermore, immigrants in the early years of the United States helped shape and create the nation we love today. Through the process of legal immigration, settlers were allowed to gain citizenship, and further contribute to the beloved nation. However, in previous decades the United States has encountered a problem regarding immigration that is too troubling to ignore: illegal immigration.
The wall does not need to be massive. It can be as simple as a double layered security fence across the entire border. It would be much more cost effective than building a huge wall. The San Diego sector of the border set up a double layered fence and illegal immigration plunged by 90%. Building a fence across the entire border will significantly reduce the amount of illegal immigrants and drugs that come across to the U.S. Many people will say that this is impossible.