In recent years, immigration has become so popular that more and more people would choose to immigrate to another country than living in their own homeland. Talking about immigration, people hold different opinions towards it, for some of them agree that it can bring lots of benefits to a country,and of course some hold the opposite opinion. As in America, this common phenomenon has brought three good effects in population, traditions and economy.
In the Bahamas, the issue with reference to migration is becoming of great importance. Migration is a term used to describe the process of a permanent move to a different location. James M. Rubenstein (2014), states the two migrations in which people move to. These two migrations according to Rubenstein , are international migration (voluntary and forced) which is moving permanently from one country to another country and internal migration (interregional and intraregional) which is a permanent move inside the same country of residency. In the Bahamas, there is a great percentage of internal migration when compared to international migration; internal migration involves Bahamians moving to different islands of The Bahamas, mainly for economic reasons.
There are a lot of controversial issues surrounding this country. Whitin all those controversial issues there 's the “issue” of illegal immigration. I 'm sure we 're all familiar with the term “illegal immigration”. We’re always told about how bad it is. Don 't get me wrong, it is bad but it 's not done with the intention of hurting someone else but to try and change their future.
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.
Practically for more than 100 years, our U.S. federal government has remained prominent in the issue of immigration policy. Having this been said, congress and the Supreme Court have issued restricted space to states to adjust and control the existence of the immigrants that are inhabiting within their borders. The United States constitution rarely states anything about immigration when majority of Americans presumes it does. In Article I, Section 8, admits to Congress the authority "to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization. " The power that congress has is to execute laws ruling on how immigrants can obtain citizenship, an authority that should normally go through the national government.
The purpose of the naturalization process is to allow non-native residents become U.S. citizens. Most people who immigrate to the United States intend to become U.S. citizens, which is possible through a collection of laws called the INA. Another part of the purpose of the naturalization process is to give non-natives privileges like every other U.S. citizen. These privileges involve certain duties and responsibilities, as well as benefits. The overall process makes sure that each person who wants to be naturalized deserves and meet the the requirements to become a United States citizen.
Immigration is defined as the movement of people into a foreign country in a bid to become permanent residents and eventually become citizens through naturalization processes. The opposite flow of people is defined as emigration that is, going out of one’s native country and permanently settling in a foreign one. Immigration has been a crucial talking point in the American political scene throughout recent history. Legislators are looking to find appropriate measures that take care of the US labor demands while still ensuring border security by accommodating documented immigrants only. The debate is a heated one that is deeply rooted.
Immigration today is a controversial issue for many, although immigrants are the core of this nation. America is formed and ingrained by histories of diverse cultures from all around the world. Multiculturalism is a debatable issue in America. Diverse people have many different views of things, similar or unalike, approve or disapprove. Some people think that multiculturalism is damaging, whereas some others think that multiculturalism is constructive.
The controversial issues concerning immigration have been debated since its considerable increase in the middle of the 20th century. Firstly, after the Second World War, strong economic growth in some European countries led to a vast influx of immigrants from the periphery of Europe into its centre. Secondly, the collapse of the Soviet Union was a far-reaching consequence of political and economic reforms as well as intra-European migration. Moreover, the incorporation into European Union of the post-Soviet countries facilitated the solution of easier immigration. Ceaseless flow across borders is a cogent reason for endless transformations in political, economic and cultural aspects in Europe.
Immigration Moving into a new country. Return Migration When groups of people move back to where they came from. Seasonal Migration When people move with each season.
Why consider opposing viewpoints? "The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind." - John Stuart Mill, British philosopher. The book Immigration Opposing Viewpoints discusses the Historical Debate: should immigration be restricted? Is immigration a problem for the U.S.?
Immigration has always been a big issue for the United States government. It seems to me that ever since 9/11 happened, the government has passed more immigration laws and have become stricter on their policies and who exactly can come over to the United States. As of today, the United States has what is called a closed border. This means that it prevents other people from other countries to step onto US soil without having certain jurisdictions. Often people wonder if this is morally just.
The immigration restriction has been one the most important and dominant media topic in the United States today. Should immigration should be restricted or not? Millions of immigrants have suffered, listening to polemic discussions on this issue. Throughout America’s history, the US has fought for freedom and equal rights for all people. How would the founders of America resolve the immigration dilemma today?
Immigration in the past few decades have grown within the world as many are fleeing their own countries for others, by both legal and illegal means. However, with such a large influx of immigrants, this has put a notable strain on the receiving countries. Thus raising the question of what can be done and what to do with those who have illegally entered the country. In the United States the issue of illegal immigration and immigrants has progressively worsened, splitting the citizen’s opinion between either allowing them to stay or deporting every illegal within the country. On November 20, 2014 President Obama gave a speech to answer such questions with his immigration reform.