Why America? Is it because we give opportunities or is it because we let the people start all over with their lives? The United States over time has changed over the years because of how people come from parts of the world for better lives.
Do you know what it’s like to want to start fresh? To pretend like what happened yesterday could be forgotten tomorrow? That is what the 11 million immigrants who currently live in America wanted, and what those who haven’t made it here yet only dream of. In order to give everyone the same opportunities to start a new life, we first need to be accepting of every person, documented or not. Undocumented residents should get a path to citizenship because families will be torn apart without it, because immigrants help improve the economy, and because this is a country of immigrants.
Undocumented immigrants live with fear of deportation every day of their lives. Those with control of state institutions who do not consider undocumented immigrants as worthy American residents in our society, take advantage of their power by instilling fear of deportation. The restrictive federal and state laws towards migration in the U.S. has become a way to keep undocumented immigrants and their families living in the shadows. Arrocha (2013) claims that the paradox of the U.S. migration seems be that our free democratic republicanism is viewed as the land of freedom, equality, and justice. Yet, these undocumented immigrants aren’t treated equally or given the freedom to live in our society without intimidation. In states like Arizona, the program SB 1070 allowed state officials to profile individuals who presumed to be residing in the state without legal documents. Needless to say, this was a tool used to regulate migration and also a way to differentiate legal residents from illegal residents, which resulted as an inhumane and degrading way to treat these individuals. For that reason, it has become unreachable for immigrants to assimilate into our American society because they are characterized as either aliens, criminals, or
With war, abuse, and terrorism happening in many foreign countries many have to flee. When they do so, they look for a country that has freedom and job opportunities so that they can care for themselves and their families. The United States is a country that supports these ideas. For example, Kristhell Alvarez wrote a letter on letters2presidents.org Why Immigrants Should Be Allowed to Stay in the United States. In the letter she stated, “I moved to the United States when I was just 7 years old, leaving their family behind, my parents decided to immigrate to the United States because this was known as
One important reason that undocumented residents should be allowed a pathway to citizenship is that many of them have American families, and tearing them apart and splitting them up would cause serious trauma. According to Senator Charles Shumer, writing in an upfront magazine in 2016, trying to deport undocumented residents rather than providing them with a legal
America has always been a very generous country when it has come to the topic of immigration, accepting more immigrants than any other nations in history. Due to all the opportunity and freedom, the U.S. is a hotspot for people searching for new lives. The U.S. has land and capital and all that is needed are workers, and the immigrants fill these spots by becoming farmers, miners, hunters, and other jobs. Immigration has made development in America possible and has helped shape society and culture. In the late 1800s, a tremendous surge of nearly 12 million immigrants came into the U.S., advancing our workforce, economy, and culture; if it weren’t for these immigrants and their impacts, America would not have achieved the power and success that it has today.
One of the most hot-button issues of the upcoming presidential election is that of birthright citizenship, and the immigration, both legal and illegal, that results from this policy. As immigration continues to flourish in the United States, the question of whether all children born on American soil should be granted automatic citizenship looms over the heads of politicians. This constitutional right is being challenged due to an influx of immigrants coming to the United States for the sole purpose of procuring citizenship for their unborn children — a process known as birth tourism. While birthright citizenship does have its flaws, they are consistently blown out of proportion, while its benefits and overlooked. Politicians are essentially
How would you feel if you and your family were denied the opportunity to a better life or had to wait years for one? The immigrants goal is to strive for a better future for themselves and their family. Coming here will help them achieve that goal. You may be thinking why cant they have a good future where they live? In some cases, the country they live in could be poor, not have many schools, is not safe, etc. America has more technology, schools, medicine, job opportunities, etc. Some may say how this may lead to letting in terrorists or how they will be taking away our jobs. That is a reasonable answer although, the United States itself was built and enhanced by immigrants who fled their country to find a better life for themselves, their families, and future generations. We as American citizen should allow these immigrants to become one of us. What if it were you? Wouldn’t you want to help these immigrants? Therefore, congress should lessen qualifications, the period
An illegal immigrant, who works for their keep, pays taxes, doesn't get into trouble, and just wants a better life in a country, should be granted citizenship. An illegal immigrant is a person who migrates to a different country in a way that is in violation of the immigrant laws. Immigration has been a tough topic to bring up for many years in America. Illegal immigrants are seen as a bad thing for America, but some see them as an economic savior. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Many Americans have mixed views about citizenship for these people. Illegal immigrants should be granted citizenship based on how the person is doing. If they are causing trouble they don't need to be here. If they are working trying to get a check to provide for their family then why not keep them here. It could also help decrease the amount of debt America is in because of the increased tax returns.
Immigrants from the mid 19th century and early 20th century consisted of mainly Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. Immigrants motivations, experiences, and impacts shaped what an immigrant had to go through being a different person from another country. Although Americans dislike foreigners who came to the United States, immigrants had a role in political, economic, cultural, and social aspects of immigrants because of their motivations, experiences, and impacts in America. New Immigrants did not have it easy and went through obstacles natives, political figures, bosses and others had thrown at them.
In Economic and Social Impact of Immigrants Stephen Moore is arguing that immigrants and refugees contribute positively to the American Economy. He conveys this through the use of surveys, data, and facts from multiple sources. In the second paragraph he took a 1986 survey that concluded that a lot of foreigners achieved success in this country in difficult positions such as engineering and entrepreneurship. Two separate studies’ discussed in the sixth and seventh paragraphs dispel common beliefs that immigrants take jobs away from natural born citizens. The studies concluded that the exact opposite of popular opinion, immigrants in fact benefitted the economy for employers, employees, and the US economic position. Another popular opinion is
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.
That is, in fact, true, however, what they didn’t mention is that the benefit they give us is less than 1% as researchers have studied. With such insignificant benefit, comes great impact. According to researchers, the wages of low-skilled workers decreases due to a few high skilled illegal immigrant. They would illegally hire them and will pay the native born works less than what they deserved. Illegal Immigrant attends our public schools but doesn’t pay the taxes. The Government will lose money because they are spending money to help the school but they aren’t getting enough money. They should never be allowed to work here or learn
If you think the immigrants have it easy in the United states, well then you’re wrong! An immigrant has a very hard time while living in the United States. Their opportunities are very different than an opportunity a citizen has. Most immigrants believe that when they come to America everyone will be treated equally, that America is the land of opportunities, and they will have their freedom, but sadly some are wrong. When most immigrants come to America they get treated like aliens, like they’re different from everyone else only because they wasn’t born as a natural born citizen. The American Dream for an immigrant and a citizen for their future are kind of the same. They both want to be successful in life.
This country was founded on the basis of freedom. Immigrants flocked to the newfound world in hopes of escaping persecution and finding freedom and a better quality of life. Through hard work and effort, the newcomers started to build a better life for themselves. Overcoming obstacles such as prejudice, discrimination, poverty, and more, led many to a much better and fruitful life. This rings true for the many different generations of immigrants up to present time. America is an amazing country due to the rights provided to the people through the Constitution. The Constitution ensures that anyone coming to this country is provided the rights they deserve to live a free and happy life.