One main problem that there has been back then and now has been in debate that immigration is either good thing or a problem, this has been an issue for centuries. Immigration is taken off as something invading and trespassing to others, but those who are immigrants see it as a passage of rights, the opportunity to have social justice in having equal rights even if from another country. What it means is that coming from another foreign country and relocating to a new one is referred to immigration . I would know, my father always told me I am lucky to have papers to have a education, to have more opportunities in life than what he had in his life. He said he struggled as a young kid getting out of school to go work to help his parents,
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.
Our nation is a melting pot of many different cultures. America has become famous for its thriving diversity. This would not have been possible if it weren’t for the many immigrants, who come here in search of a better life. As of lately though, there has been much controversy over whether or not we should allow those who come here illegally to be granted amnesty. As a daughter of immigrant parents, I know first hand about how dedicated immigrants are, and the difficulties it would cause to send them back to their former country.
Immigration began when the Civil Rights movement was growing, and people wanted to enter the US. Congress created the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, which is when the US population increased dramatically with the new immigrants. “Between 1965 and 2000, the highest number of immigrants (4.3 million) to the U.S. came from Mexico, in addition to some 1.4 million from the Philippines” (US Immigration par. 6). The Act created two new amnesty programs for unauthorized aliens and granted amnesty to the majority of the illegal immigrants. Amnesty also provided the admissions of immigrants from a variety of countries to increase the diversity of the immigrant flow.
For centuries, people from other countries of all ages and ethnicities have left their countries to begin a new life here in the United States. After the first new settlers arrived in America centuries ago they started a chain reaction, people have been coming to the United States for countless of reasons. During the 1820s the number of immigrants per year were over ten thousand, and from that time on it kept increasing throughout the years. As the country and the population have grown, immigrants have slowly moved down to the West Coast. “One in six Texas residents is an immigrant, while fifteen percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent.”
We need to put an end to the deportation of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record. Undocumented immigrants are still being deported even if they have no criminal record and have lived in the U.S for over 10 years. Deportation is unfair to immigrants who have a clean record, it tears apart families, puts refugees in danger, and has many negative effects on our country. Some people might think that most illegal immigrants are going to cause trouble and need to be deported in order to decrease criminal activity.
The United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy.
With the outgrowing number of immigrants living in the states, legally or illegally, immigration has now become one of the controversial topics today. Though, everybody has their own approach towards to this issue, the most debatable part of immigration are undocumented immigrants. The first is, why should everybody be aware of this matter? who are the undocumented people? why they didn’t
There is a major problem in this country today. Millions of migrants are traversing the U.S. and Mexico border, hoping for a better life for themselves in the “Land of the free, home of the brave”. These people are having to cross miles and miles of desert, all the while being attacked by dehydration, heat stroke, poisonous animals, and worst of all roving gangs of “minutemen”, vigilantes killing and maiming immigrants to “protect” america. Yet once these peaceful people reach the gate to “the american dream”, they are often turned away, and often thousands of miles away from home, the desperate people will illegally cross the border, but why were they not let through in the first place? The politicians in Washington may debate, and re-debate,
It is understood that many Americans think that immigrants are stealing our jobs. They think that Americans need jobs to support themselves and lower unemployment. It is true that Americans should have first pick of jobs. At the same time American farmers are losing money because crops go to waste. In fact the washington times researched that Normally immigrants would pick the harvest at a low price and because many Americans do not want to do this job
Immigrants are becoming part of American culture. Many citizens are worried about losing the American culture, and lifestyle. There are also citizens that believe immigrants have a good impact for the United States. The debate on immigration has been going on for years. However, whether immigrants are deported or welcomed, there is no perfect solution.
This paper is a rhetorical analysis on immigration and how it is impacting the GDP of the country. Immigration has always been an issue in the United States for many years and today it is still a major hot topic everywhere you pass. The entire world is discussing the immigration situation in the US presently because of the number of people it is impacting. The President of the US has placed executive orders to ban people from certain countries and many are outraged and disgusted. Information on immigration can be seen in all directions and places such as on social media, newspapers, discussion groups, radios and televisions.
Why Children of Illegal Immigrants Should Be Granted Citizenship On July 9, 1868, Congress passed the fourteenth Amendment, allowing “all persons born or naturalized in the United States” to become citizens. This concept of birthright citizenship applies to this day, even for children born to illegal immigrant parents. These children may not know any other home besides the United States, and the fourteenth amendment guarantees their right of citizenship. Some people, however, do not think that these children deserve to be granted their citizenship.