S. 744: The Immigration Reform Act The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Reform Act -- or Senate Bill 744 -- was introduced into the United States Senate in April 2013 and since then, it has been a highly important significant bill for both immigrants and nonimmigrants alike. In June, it was passed and it then went on to the House of Representatives. Currently, no formal decision has been made on it, even though millions of undocumented and potential immigrants are waiting for its approval. If the act was passed, border security around the US would become tighter, but all the illegal immigrants currently in the country would have a chance at citizenship. While it would take over a decade after the bill is passed for them …show more content…
744 — would also assist undocumented immigrants who are in the country, helping the economy in the years after the bill’s implementation. S. 744 would, first of all, help those in the country illegally to become legal citizens so long as they meet the conditions set forth, one of which is not having a criminal record. While it would take many years after the bill is enacted to gain citizenship, it seems that the benefits outweigh the risks for illegal immigrants. By becoming legal citizens, they would not have to fear deportation, which would allow them to get better jobs, pay taxes, receive proper medical care, and generally become more involved in the community. In addition to that, the bill would also help to strengthen border security, while at the same time making it easier for potential immigrants to receive their citizenship. In effect, S. 744 prevents people from entering the country illegally, instead helping them to go through the proper channels to get their citizenship. As undocumented immigrants cannot file taxes with the state or national government, or really take an active part in the community, giving them citizenship would help to boost the economy while generating more tax revenue. This could help the economy greatly, as when a community is more active, it tends to generate more revenue — part of which then goes to the …show more content…
Considering most modern studies like those mentioned above and even the Congressional Budget Office theorize that economic reform would have a positive effect on the US economy, the majority of economic reasons addressed previously against immigration reform are invalid. However, looking at political debates currently occurring, a startlingly large number of politicians use outdated or biased information to argue against immigration reform because of the impact they believe it may have on the economy. This can be dangerous because those “facts” spreads throughout the country, and then millions of people end up believing false
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In his opinionated news article, “Ignorant Immigration Reform”, author David J. Bier asserts his opinion on a bill that will reduce the legal immigration by 50% in the United States. Bier supports his position by discussing how the bill won’t reduce immigration, stop the way immigrants are affecting the Americans wages and how they’re following Canada’s footsteps by concentrating on the skilled immigrants. Bier’s purpose is to notify the government of basic facts that they should know before making such claims, in order to bring into light what the real issue is. He writes in a very direct and sincere tone for the government and general public to inform them on false information that the government is claiming that the bill will do. Bier makes it very clear on where he stands on this issue by using credible facts, briefly explaining the opposing side's viewpoint, but he also shows that he’s very bias.
Representative Luis Gutiérrez was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In his freshman year of high school his parents decided to move back to their home town, San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. Reluctantly, he followed his parents to Puerto Rico where he learned to speak Spanish. After moving back to Chicago, he found a passion in advocating for undocumented immigrants who are struggling to make ends meet due to their status.
This position forgets that the labor and the energy of millions of undocumented immigrants that made much of the prosperity of the nation and will continue to reinforce the strength, and the wealth of American society of its culture. Undocumented immigrants are not mainly to blame for the U.S economy. But, could it be many years of unjustifiable wars? Excluded undocumented immigrants from the Reform Act is a purely partial decision because they also provide to the nation. In the new political conjectural about documented or undocumented immigrants; the question is whether to building a wall or deporting all illegal immigrants.
At young ages, the DREAMERS didn’t have any say in the decision to come to the United States or not. Many have never lived in their “home” country long enough to call it their own and they will actually contribute to the U.S. economy. Some say that these illegal immigrants steal jobs and spots at universities from legal Americans. But, they add to the economy with good jobs they could get and good education. The DREAMERS contribute to the workforce just like legal Americans.
Illegal Immigration Reform More than 11.4 million illegal immigrants currently reside in the United States that’s almost equivalent to how many people live in the entire state of Ohio. Most of these illegal immigrants are hardworking people that help the welfare of the economy and the have a high impact on the culture of the United States. The proposition is that Illegal Immigrants who have paid there Tax’s and have resided for more than 10 years, consecutively in the United States should be given a way to get a legal residency. This residency would give them benefits like a social security which would let them get a good job and a license and have basic human rights. Illegal immigrants deserve these rights because they create the most business,
The birthright citizenship has caused many problems for America. So, they country needs to take steps to help solve this problem. The next two years might be the best time to pass legislation like this because of the Republican control of the White House and Congress. They would do their country a favor if they abolished birthright citizenship because of all the damage it has done to America. The government needs to kill the incentive to break the law.
President Obama’s immigration reform bill would keep five million illegal immigrants from being deported, but Republicans are saying the Obama Administration tried to bypass Congress in trying to change the immigration policies. The executive order from Obama will go to the Supreme Court for a ruling. If it passed, this immigration order would allow undocumented parents of children born in the US, who are US citizens, to get work permits and stay in the country as long as they do not commit any crimes. Immigration advocates feel this is the humane thing to do. (Bredemeier)
As Senator Charles Schumer, Upfront, 2016 has made clear, “we turn away too many people who want to enter the U.S legally”. There are people who could create jobs, invent new technologies, and boost our economy. Senator Schumer’s point is that as we turn down immigrants, we are turning down opportunities for the U.S to be a better place. Plus, they would pay taxes, just like any other American would. They are adding to the economy, which is why they should be allowed to become a citizen in the U.S.
Immigration reforms have recently been a brewing topic within the media and has caught many people’s attention. This issue has brought multiple political figures and opinions into the spotlight, each accompanied by a plan and part of a political agenda. Central American immigration into the U.S. still remains unsolved despite the efforts of President Obama, who had promised a comprehensive immigration reform. Some believe that America was built upon immigrants, and that smart immigration practices will benefit the economy and the nation as a whole. However, others feel that immigrants hurt the nation by limiting the number of jobs available to Americans, and bring crime and public insecurity.
Reason #1 and Evidence One of the reason stated is that this law allows immigrants to be legal here if they've stayed here for 5+ years. This is important because 4.2 million immigrants have been here for 5+ years. In Obama’s speech he stated, “If you've been in America for over 5 years… you will be able to stay in this country.” Even though this new
It is something that will improve the country socially and economically. It would resolve so many issues regarding immigration reform and about all of the young undocumented alien minors in America. It is something that would motivate them even, because they have been given a second chance, which is great then. It will empower them; it will show them that you should never give up and that America after-all. These alien minors will become better-educated, higher-earning workers and taxpayers.
DACA immigrants have contributed to society by paying taxes which support the American economy. DACA immigrants have work permits that allow them to have a social security number. With this social, they work legally and, like Americans, pay taxes. In reality “1.3 million young undocumented immigrants [...] eligible for DACA contribute an estimated $2 billion a year,” (State & Local Tax Contributions). Contrary to many American beliefs, these undocumented immigrants do not just live in the country; they live in the country and help the economy.
Immigration is one of the largest controversies at hand with politics and America in general today. Amnesty is the best option both for the 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States and for the United States economy. The punitive requirements against immigrants were added to legislation to insulate it from criticism that amnesty is forgiveness without consequence. Immigration helps everyone, and Congress should be doing everything in its power to make it as easy as possible for immigrants to live and work legally and freely in the United States
This bill would allow more highly skilled immigrants from some countries because the per country limit for employment based immigrants would be removed, so some countries with many highly skilled immigrants who want to come to this country would have more of these immigrants admitted. The total number of highly skilled immigrants would not be changed. Also, per country limit for family based visas would be increased from 7% to 15% of family based visas.