Child Immigration Research Paper

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Child immigrants are the fastest-growing group, by percentage, in the US, even outdoing native-born children. The amount of immigrant children in the US is 19.6%, about a third and a half of the native-born children, at 72.9%. That’s pretty big! Many of these first-generation immigrants are coming to the US because of unstable conditions in their homeland and prosperity in the other territory they might even get deported from, even though they could be better. This dilemma that is so big it sparks controversy over the news agencies and politics, could easily be solved by making people in Central America more aware that Canada wants more people as it’s aging population demands for a new workforce to build up the country. What is this problem?…show more content…
Many of these countries around Mexico’s southern border are riddled with drug lords and gang violence, many of whom hold more power than the actual government in the local countries. On the government, “It occurs against a backdrop of government institutions that are incapable of meeting the basic needs of the populations”(“FORCED TO FLEE CENTRAL AMERICA’S NORTHERN TRIANGLE”). Many government plans or agencies set up to help people or end up doing nothing to help the citizens of a hostile country. Many of the shelters made by the Central governments for the poor are very small and slim down on actual supplies. Many of these government institutions fail because fail because of what’s starting them. Violence in the Northern Triangle is common and is usually successful, hence why it is so violent. This persuades ordinary people, sometimes even cops, to join the gangs for some extra money. Many people put that as, “...one of the key factors driving large numbers of Central Americans to leave their communities is violence”(Beltrán). A basic and agreeable stance on this issue is that many Central Americans escaping their communities are taken out by an understandable amount of violence. They are usually forced to help the gangs not depending on their decisions. Not doing so can lead to being beat up, or worse. When factoring in the lack of modern federal agencies and the…show more content…
Many people hope to become part of Canada’s idea of open arms, as, “the federal government is aiming to bring a total of 310,000 newcomers to Canada by 2018, …, the plan reflects a new multi-year approach to immigration planning that experts say will lead to better preparation and integration”(Scotti). The Canadian government focuses on getting to 310,000 in 2018, coming from a new way to approach immigration. Canada’s aging population has dropped from a ratio of 6.6 people per senior to 4.4 people per senior, and might even drop to 2.2 people per 1 senior. That is why Canada needs more people to cater towards the aging population. However, some officials may be holding off the whole Canadian approach to things. Ahmed Hussein, from the Canadian Immigration Council says, “we don’t want people to illegally cross our border, …, we are saying, you will be apprehended, screened, detained, fingerprinted, and if you can’t establish a reasonable claim, you are denied refugee protection and removed”(Bilefsky). This won’t affect much, though. The claim made by the council is that the immigrants can’t come ‘illegally’. For poor children, they should be able to salvage as little as $5 to get impermanent status to work in Canada. From there, just head south, to Costa Rica, Nicaragua, or Panama, rather safer countries in Central
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