But what does the reform mean, and how will it benefit both the American population and the undocumented immigrants? There are always two sides of a coin, and I will dig into that in my speech. The US Immigration Reform 2014 Barack Obama recently presented the Immigration Accountability Executive Action to the American population that will result in looser regulations regarding illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants that have been in the United States for at least 5 years and undocumented parents of children that are US citizens or legal permit residents, and the Dreamers that examined in 2012 will be able to stay in the US legally .
1. The essay’s thesis is, “that we can have an immigration policy that both strengthens our borders and welcomes immigrants.”. In my own words I would restate it as, “Our country should have a better system with letting immigrants with good intensions into our country, and the treats outside of our country, while never discriminating any immigrants.”. 2.
Immigration and immigrants in the United States is a very hot topic. Especially with Donald Trump in office and the significant actions he has taken upon. So, should they be allowed in our country? In my opinion I believe they should be because America is a nation built off of immigrants. The U.S is known to be the top destination to go to for a better life, and with only 13.5% of America’s total population being immigrants.
The Obama Administration has streamlined the process for supporting family reunification as a priority and has appealed the Immigration Executive Action policy that was overruled by a federal judge that would keep five million immigrants from being deported. The Border Patrol is adequately staffed and unlawful crossings is at a forty year low. The Department of Homeland Security is deporting criminals and immigrants that pose a threat to our communities. (2012 Democratic) The Independent Task Force on Immigration Policy continues to encourage the Obama administration to move forward with the reform legislation that will discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers and level penalties, making jobs available to all qualified workers
There is a certain irony to debating whether more immigration is good or bad for America, because unless you are a Native American, you are the product of immigrants. However, the majority of us can never know the feeling of being so completely helpless and hopeless that we give up everything familiar to start over in a foreign land. This requires tremendous strength. America welcomes 675,000 permanent, legal immigrants every year (http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/how-united-states-immigration-system-works-fact-sheet), and if immigration stopped there, I think federal and state systems would not have the strain that put everyone on edge. However, when immigration is discussed, it is never about those who hold doctorates, who invest
In a letter to Jean-Baptiste Leroy in the year 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Just over two hundred and twenty five years later, his statement still holds its validity. Before the Sixteenth Amendment was ratified in The right for the government to tax income (the 16th) is less damaging to society than the right to keep and bear arms (the 2nd) because the Sixteenth Amendment applies to everyone, income tax is a vital component to the running of the United States, and income tax allows Americans to make a positive contribution to the country. America is known for its diversity.
Dear Mr. President, Here are the basic principles guiding my work as the Director in charge of Immigration to the United States: I believe there should be a limit of 675,000 immigrants a year because if there are too many immigrants in the U.S., there could be an overwhelming amount of unemployment because there wouldn’t be enough jobs and resources for everyone. I also believe that there should be thorough background checks on every immigrant entering the country because of terrorism happening in the world right now. However, I don’t think that immigrants from certain countries should be discriminated against because of their religion or skin color like has been mentioned by the president elect Donald Trump.
In America, our great nation is facing an immigration problem. As of 2014 there was an estimate of twelve million illegal citizens in the United States (Cairco.org). There is an average of 700,000 illegal citizens who enter every year (Cairco.org). Immigration is important to the prosperity of our country. However, the government needs to take the proper steps to ensure that each immigrant enters legally.
According to Open Society Foundations, "People come to the United States for the promise of freedom and opportunity. But the current immigration system in the United States is broken: Families are separated, immigrant workers are exploited, people die trying to cross the border, and there is rampant discrimination against immigrants". Most immigrants claim they move to America for the job opportunities all over the nation. "There are currently 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. People move to make life better for themselves and their families.
The reform policy is allowing undocumented aliens, who are here illegally in United States to continue to live here in this country without any penalty. If we are able to keep that rather large percentage lower than what it has been in the past 5 years, then the United States will be able to focus on the real problems of the border, such as illegal drug and sex trafficking, kidnapping, etc. ‘’The last time our government measured border security, only 13 percent of our borders are under “operational control. ”(TRUE Immigration Reform: A Policy that Serves the Interests of the American People) The undocumented aliens living in the U.S. will keep hiding and won’t get legal papers if they think they will be sent back across the border them if they come out of hiding.
The immigration system in this country is broken. The process to enter this country legally is too lengthy and difficult, which is forcing large numbers of people to enter the country by illegal means. There are currently an estimated 11 million people in the USA that are undocumented. The vast majority of these people are hard working individuals that are trying to provide for their families. They came here to find better opportunities, or to escape war and conflict zones.
Immigration has always been a huge topic in the U.S. However, it is until recently that there has been an attempt to stop immigration and to ‘ship’ away illegal immigrants. This has been a worldwide dilemma. When you have a president that strikes fear into the hearts of people, specifically immigrants, you can see why certain holidays won’t take place when they should. In the article, “Cinco de Mayo parade canceled over Trump immigration crackdown fears”, by author Matt Gray, it speaks about a conflict with immigrants in the U.S.
“ I speak not of myself but for those without voice.. Those who have fought for their rights.. Their rights to live in peace, their rights to be treated with dignity, their rights to equality of opportunity, their rights to be educated.” ~ Malala Yousafzai. Sometimes people judge others without knowing how they truly are.
Illegal immigration has raised the question: should illegal aliens stay in America? By letting them stay, they pose as a potential threat of copious issues. Some Americans postulate that everyone deserves a chance at a better life, and then there are some Americans that do not desire foreign invaders inside their home country. The issue is that many immigrants are drawn to America like a magnet because of the American dream. The conception of this is to live a vibrant and prosperous life, by hard work and dedication.
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.