“Undocumented immigrants contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.64 billion a year’’(qtd. in “Is Illegal Immigration An Economic Burden To America?”). The U.S. would lose billions of dollars in taxes if they were to be deported. Not only do they pay their taxes, but they also help raise GDP. (“10 Critical Pros And Cons Of Illegal Immigration” ).
Immigration is the backbone of the United States’ society and it is notably evident that this has been recently challenged due to current events in America. Immigrants travel from all over the world to the United States. Some may come legally, others may stay more than they should have or crossed the border. In America, seventy-six percent of immigrants are legal and only twenty-four percent are illegal. Although nowadays illegal immigrants are decreasing, the number of unauthorized immigrants has raised since 1990 to a triple size.
The most common made claim against the Patriot Act is that federal agents will arrest immigrants based solely on their race or where they come from. What most do not know is that, “no one has been arrested under the immigrations provisions of the Patriot Act” (Fitzgerald, 2003). For the most part people are just simply uninformed on major issues that are blown out of proportion by the media. Those who blame the Patriot Act for discrimination against immigrants do not know that immigration arrests have been made under laws that existed before the Patriot Act (Fitzgerald, 2003). Discrimination against immigrants does not exist because of the Patriot Act because it existed long before this law, however, since this act made it easier to track and arrest terrorists that enter the country legally it is getting blamed for doing the job of protecting this country.
Under the Obama-administration, a new policy was created called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), a program that allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. at the age of 16 or under, who are called the DREAMERS, to be shielded from deportation. Since DACA was created, 800,000 DREAMERS have been saved from being deported. Even though many Democrats are trying to fight it, President Donald Trump has announced the ending to the DACA program. DREAMERS who came to the United States as young children and are going to contribute to society should get to stay here. At young ages, the DREAMERS didn’t have any say in the decision to come to the United States or not.
Over the last 40 years, we have spent trillions of dollars on the failed and ineffective War on Drugs (Aclu). Drug use has not declined and drug markets are become more resilient to the mass incarceration of drug offenders. There is always another drug dealer standing by, ready to replace the one who has been sent to prison. Along with the War on Drugs, the changes in sentencing policies contributed to higher levels of incarceration at both the state and federal levels. Mandatory minimum sentences were established as the response to complaints from politicians and the public that offenders weren’t serving long enough terms for their convictions.
Becoming a United States citizen is a long and dreary process, and applying for citizenship if you are residing in the United States illegally is practically impossible without the fear of being deported. Some argue that illegal immigrants have an unfair advantage because they do not have to pay taxes and other legal fees, but they do contribute economically to the society with billions of dollars per year. Becoming a United States Citizen The easiest way to become a citizen is to be a natural born citizen. According to the 14th Amendment, a natural born citizen means that someone was born in the United States automatically being granted legal status. Another way of being a legal United States citizen without applying for citizenship, is when either the biological or adoptive parents of that child became or were already United States citizens before the child turned eighteen years old.
American officials realized by that time that processing the 8 million immigrants which passed through New York during the 35 years prior was challenging enough, and that they couldn’t hope to process the ever increasing stream of arrivals. Thus the Immigrant Inspection Station was constructed. It is staggering to comprehend the sheer number of people who passed through this tiny, mostly artificial island. Genealogical studies indicate that over 100 million Americans can trace their roots to one of the 12 million who entered the island between 1900 and 1924 (that’s one in three Americans!). In fact, the island could process up to 11,000 immigrants a
Only 49% of the white people believes that African American does not face racial discrimination at any place”(www.CNN.com). For many years, African American did not got the rights that they deserve, and because of that, they were barely making the livings in the United States for many years prior the ending of the discrimination against the color of the skin. Which made them low-income and because of that much crime were happening in the African American community. But even after many decades, many people still discriminate against the color of
FBI reports that over 84,000 rapes were reported in 2014 alone, none of which exploited gender identity inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinances to commit sexual assault. As there were little number of transgender would commit sexual assault, it doesn’t look like would increase the sexual assault after having unisex toilet. Regardless of whether a Non-Discrimination Ordinances is in place, to enter a bathroom to harm or harass people. When sexual predators do commit sexual assault in bathrooms, they don’t need to pretend to be transgender and exploit Non-Discrimination Ordinances to do so. People commit also acts of voyeurism with us without Non-Discrimination Ordinances in place, and don’t need to pretend to be transgender to do so