Immigration Reform Research Paper

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Immigration reform can go either way to helping immigrants and asylum seekers or placing further restrictions on their lives by even more punitive laws. The United States has faced a long issue on whether or not should they reform the current laws put in place in order for “Aliens” to be able to live here and become a citizen and get the American dream so many people have come to achieve. Immigration laws should be reformed because America was founded on immigrants, they help make the community, and they contribute to the community. For several years now, Congress has been focusing on a new type of bill or act that will be set in place for current asylum seekers. The most current reform act is the Real ID Act of 2005. One part of the act…show more content…
Another act would require the reason for their persecution like if they were persecuted due to what their political opinion is, religion, or social group membership. Other effects of the Real ID Act would also raise the bar on obtaining a driver 's license if they are not able to prove that they are in the U.S legally. Law enforcement has even recognized the problem even stating “Drivers licenses are to make the roads safer denying them one would only do the opposite.” Most immigrants work in hard labor jobs with little to no means of public transportation so they will continue to drive without a license. Eleven states have now issued licenses to immigrants without documentation, instead the DMV asks for photo ID, addresses and proof of insurance on file thus staying in view of law enforcement. On the other hand the Real ID Act with what might be called the positive changes leading…show more content…
Not only does the immigrant community contribute work to the country they also contribute art, food, music, dance etc. Americans learn and adapt to some of their cultures yet choose to persecute them and discriminate them for being from another part of the world. If immigrants were all sent back to their home country there would be no art, because most art portraits and sculptures come from famous artist on the other side of the country. The music industry would be different since it would of never evolved into what it is today, by getting a little bit of everything in the world. Everyone likes food there’s a variety of foods but if immigrants weren’t around there wouldn’t be these delicious cuisines people pay top dollar for. Without immigrants in America the clothes industry would have American made clothes which mean no Armani, Gucci, Fendi, Prada etc. that famous or rich people love to wear. In conclusion Immigration reform can go either way to helping immigrants and asylum seekers or placing further restrictions on their lives by even more punitive laws. The United States has faced a long issue on whether or not should they reform the current laws put in place in order for “Aliens” to be able to live here and become a citizen and get the American dream so many people have come to achieve. Immigration

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