It has been argued that birthright citizenship, or the legal right to citizenship for all children born in a country 's territory, regardless of parentage, may reward/encourage illegal immigrant parents an excuse to stay in the country. Despite this possibility, the 14th Amendment should not be modified. The 14th Amendment states that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” (U.S. Const. amend. XIV, § 1) It does not stand by America’s past actions and it won’t solve the immigration problem.
For many immigrants, becoming a U.S. citizen is not attainable due to the money and time, so the only option remaining is to flee and hide. Often, immigrants come to the U.S. to escape war, peril or poverty, though are not given the fair treatment and the chance they need to become citizens. The U.S. government should create a safe yet easy way to allow illegal immigrants to become U.S. citizens and provide them with the opportunity for a new life. Time and time again many immigrants are labeled with the terms such as terrorists or rapists. People assume that these words have no impact or effect because their own president continually uses them.
Firstly, when Will said ‘To end the practice of “birthright citizenship,” all that is required is to correct the misinterpretation of that amendment first sentence’ (601). How could anybody say it was a misinterpretation on something that someone else wrote? We as a nation should look at immigrants not as a threat, but for an opportunity for a friendship. Some people might not have been able to go anywhere, so they came to America to feel relived from the stress that was put a pond them. Thus, many might not like people coming over to the “land of the free”, but what
It is understandable why someone would come to the United States here illegally; They couldn’t get papers, a green card or permission to go. If an immigrant had relatives who were Americans, chances were still limited. Immigrants who committed countless crimes in America or another country should be deported, but those who’ve done nothing wrong and tried to make a living should stay. Not all immigrants are the same, and it’s unfair to punish them all. It isn’t fair to give citizenship as a reward for people who broke the immigration laws.
There’s fear of going to jail, but there is also fear of being deported and never being able to come to the USA. But why is that? It is true because many people want to support their family, give them a good future or even sometimes the children want a better future for themselves and help their parents into a better house and city. Not many people can get an opportunity like that, because immigration laws are too strict. HOW DOES DEPORTING HELP THE COUNTRY ?
Since the founding of the United States of America, this country was considered as the country of immigrants. America was tend to be one of those countries that welcomed foreign newcomers who wanted to settle in the US for a better life. Nowadays, every person living in the US can undeniably be considered an immigrant or the progeny of the immigration. On the other hand, the problem that America is facing today is illegal immigration. Nowadays, illegal immigration is one of the major national issues.
The program DACA has caused a lot of controversy to why illegal immigrants deserve the rights for these benefits. The United States has always been struggling when it came to immigration laws. The benefit for this program is not only for young kids who will grow and have a career but also to let everyone know that it is okay if you are an illegal immigrant. Here in the United States we have these rights. The freedom to be who we want to be and not be judged for it.
These alien minors will become better-educated, higher-earning workers and taxpayers. There are many myths regarding the DREAM Act that there is still a large opposing side to the bill, although the bill itself would be fair response to the injustices done in the American immigration laws. The amnesty program of the DREAM Act is a big one. Many believe that it just forgives illegal behavior continue and let it continue, but as it clearly stated in the bill itself, it is only possible to those who meet the characteristics and its eligibility requirements are the ones who can become eligible for permanent
A lingering question to many of the less fortunate in America pertains to the existence of the so-called “American dream.” Does this American dream exist and is it attainable? The American dream inspires many immigrants move to America, hoping to better their lives and those of their families. However, in the novel, Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich’s attempt achieve the American dream deems it not possibly attainable. Likewise, today, in the twenty-first century, the American dream is still not attainable. Ordinarily, no one would go through such physical and mental challenges to achieve a just barely attainable dream, but many of disadvantaged families still do, even today during the twenty-first century.
For instance, it could decrease illegal immigration, if the 14th amendment wouldn’t allow them to. According to Center for Immigration studies “ Disposing birthright citizenship would decrease the incentive to come and bring spouses and other family members with them.” Another pro if the 14th amendment was ratified and changed would be saving money on health care and social service. Some cons of birth tourism are it punishes the children who are born. They have no control over where they are born due to the parents interest in taking them elsewhere. Another con is that the population is increasing so they’re has to be more money funded to these individuals.