Immigration is defines as the action of leaving one's home country to start a new life in another country. Immigration has been a recent topic for politicians and the new president elect of the Donald trump. Undocumented immigrants serve as a problem to our nation's economy and well being both socially and economically.
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.
“The Border Patrol State” was written in 1994 by Leslie Marmon Silko. At this time she was living in Tucson, AZ, one of the Border States. Silko writes from a Laguna Pueblo Native American background, mostly writing about the Native American people. She was born right on the outside of the reservation so she was influenced both by her Indian culture and the culture of Albuquerque. This article was published in Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today, a collection of short stories and articles that talk about her life as a Native American and the racism she has faced. This article was meant for everyone one to read but especially to show those not from these states the injustice that was happening within their own country.
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
The United States Border Patrol has seen an ever increase in funding, especially since its collaboration and indoctrination into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Through the history of the “War on Drugs” brought on by the Nixon Administration, it is clear that the ever expanding costs in order to combat an ever increasing thirst for illegal drugs, and weapons. Border Security is most definitely detrimental in order to continue increasing homeland security, along with keeping the citizens of the United States not only safe from harm, but safe from legal and economic implications direct towards the legal citizens at the cost of illegal immigrant behavior. It takes the works of all forms and sources in order for the nation to be
Our nation 's greatest and most obvious vulnerability remains our porous and unprotected southern land border. Yet every day, unknown numbers of human and drug smugglers, criminals and potential terrorists continue to illegally enter the United States through our border with Mexico.
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
The location of the site is the Stanton Bridge, which is an International border between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas, U.S. (See Figure 1). The United States is one of the most popular borders for immigrant crossings in the world. In the book “Hyperborder The Contemporary U.S. - Mexico Border And Its Future” explains that in the United States gets about 37 million foreign born migrants from across the world. Mexico is the only developing country that shares borders with a major world power, this result would cause many immigrants crossing the border. The percentage of Mexican’s and other foreigners crossing the border is significantly high. Therefore, immigrants can
Border security has been and issue facing Texas for a prolonged time. Due to recent disputes, this year by President-elect Donald Trump, border security has increased in the United States. This problem has affected my community in such a great scale noting that I live in the border city of Brownsville. In a city with Hispanic heritage running through every corner of the city, many have considered border patrol agents as the villains that are trying to get rid of Mexicans due to the racist comments made by Donald Trump. But that is really not the case at all. After talking to a long time family friend who works for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection services here in the city, he has told me that much of the changes have been made because
The US-Mexico border hold a great importance when it comes to national security. In this regard the Border Patrol plays an important role. The certain problems which highlight the importance if Border Patrol include, Illegal Immigrants, drug smuggling and human traffickers. Although all these situations can be handled by investing time and effort to improve the border.
The film "Border Wars" is part of a series produced by National Geographic Channel in which illegal immigration and Border Patrol are the main characters with a setting between the border of U.S. and Mexico. Although, video was intended to expose how members of a drug cartel attempt to smuggle illicit substances to the U.S., the majority of content was really about illegal immigration. Throughout the film, the greater part of individuals apprehended by border patrol agents were people pursuing a better quality of life "the American dream". However, the film fails to describe illegal immigration by taking a judgmental perspective about the individuals trying to cross the border simply by using the title "Border
Illegal Immigration is a huge debate in America. What should America do with the illegal immigrants? Many believe that America should deport the illegal immigrants back to their homeland. They believe that America should do this because they are taking American jobs, costing American taxpayers, and smuggling illegal drugs into America.
The United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy.
There is a major problem in this country today. Millions of migrants are traversing the U.S. and Mexico border, hoping for a better life for themselves in the “Land of the free, home of the brave”. These people are having to cross miles and miles of desert, all the while being attacked by dehydration, heat stroke, poisonous animals, and worst of all roving gangs of “minutemen”, vigilantes killing and maiming immigrants to “protect” america. Yet once these peaceful people reach the gate to “the american dream”, they are often turned away, and often thousands of miles away from home, the desperate people will illegally cross the border, but why were they not let through in the first place? The politicians in Washington may debate, and re-debate,