Legalizing “Illegal Immigrants” in America There is a controversial debate and emotionally driven argument about “illegal immigrants” being legalized in America. There is a common misconception of what an illegal or legal immigrant is, many people believe that it’s an easy process and that the government grants a visa at no cost and that the immigrant is able to potentially work their way to becoming a resident or a citizen. The alarming truth is that the process is much more difficult than many Americans can understand and with the laws and regulations that are being enforced by the government gives some immigrants no other choice but to enter the United States illegally.
Throughout the history of the United States, immigration has and continues to be an issue that is present today. Undocumented immigrants face many hardships living in our country with limited access to attain a lifestyle as any other American. These limitations affect undocumented immigrants in their daily lives and they face downward social mobility. In the workplace along with anywhere else, immigrants face fear of deportation and exploitation due to their ‘illegal’ immigration status, therefore they remain living in the shadows and in extreme distress. If opportunities such as a work permit was granted to immigrants, their chances of succeeding in the labor market would be rewarding.
“Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people wanting to come here legally and we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally,” said John Barrasso. The United States Government should not allow immigrants into America because they are having negative effects on our country. Some negative effects are citizens competing with illegals for jobs, immigrants expecting favors, and Americans not getting to work hard for their money.
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?
“Nearly 15 years after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, the government admits that more than half a million foreigners with expired visas—like the 9/11 jihadists—remain in the country and thousands are from terrorist nations like Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Syria”(Retrieved from www.judicialwatch.org) (Judicial Watch, 2016). Government has to enforce immigration law and construct a useful plan to determine overstayed visa before they become a threat such as Arizona and Texas, the police can stop people and ask them their identity to determine if they are here legally. What happens in September 11th was a good example of unacceptable behavior due to unknown terrorists attack the twin center which cost the government billion of dollars to clean up the mess and rebuild a new building as well, beside the compensation for people who were affected emotionally and by the chemical substance. Therefore, the government spends a fortune to detect and punished who’s responsible for this tragedy.
Facts are: illegal immigrants pay billions in taxes. Out of the 15 million unemployed Americans a lot of them aren 't very competitive, even if new jobs open up a lot of them would not keep them. Illegal Immigrants are not eligible for any state and or federal benefits. Technically, anyone who is born in the US is an American and they deserve to be treated as such.
The state of Immigration in the United States has effected the way that citizens interact with their governmental system. In the eyes of the majority, Immigration has put a huge strain on local economies, in the process of draining the Federal Reserve’s due to new immigration laws and reformations. While they are not completely right, they are also not completely wrong. In 2010, there were 39.9 million foreign born people in the United States; Forty four percent were naturalized citizens, 24 percent were legal permanent residents, 29 percent were unauthorized migrants and 3 percent were temporary legal residents (such as students or temporary workers) (Federation for American Reform 2013).
Immigration impacts in America (Social, Antebellum America and Economy) Is the stereotype that people have of immigrants and their effects on the United States social, economy, and antebellum America based on truth or just a stigma? “If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny. As Americans, we are all born with natural rights and opportunities. From a young age it is instilled in our minds that we can set a goal and nothing is out of reach.” Rene de Visme Williamson
In 2015, 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants live in the U.S. This number has been gradually increasing over the past decades, but has been stable for the past few years(Pew). There has been a long debate about how these undocumented immigrants affect our economy, whether their impact is negative or positive. Some say they are a drain on the economy and others argue that they make America better.
An illegal Immigrant is a foreigner who has entered in a country unlawfully without the country 's authorization and undocumented Immigrants are a growing problem in America. Many Americans believe that both illegal and legal immigrants come to American to steal jobs away from the modern American citizen and to use social service to get welfare, food stamps, and unemployment benefits, but those beliefs are all false. In fact, Illegal immigrants have it far worse than legal immigrants because most of them live in fear of being discovered by the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) so they have to live a life of invisibility. They face several risks in the workplace. For instance, if they get injuries they can’t go to the hospital
One misconception a lot of people make is that immigrants take jobs and opportunities away from Americans. What they don't know is that it’s actually quite the opposite. You may think that immigrants are taking your jobs, but I have the evidence to prove you wrong.
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.