Professor Bailey Written Composition October 24, 2012 Illegal Immigrants Help More than they Hurt Going back in history you probably can recall that America was founded by illegal immigrants. Without them who know if we would even be. So why are we so hard on the illegal immigrants now? They made a change once who’s to say they can’t and won’t do it again but things can only happen by opportunity and availability. We have the availability we just need to give them the opportunity.
The problems caused by the Patriot Act are affecting ordinary civilian, especially legal immigrants. This law authorizes of indefinite detentions of immigrants; law enforcement officers search a home or business without the owner’s or the occupant’s permission or knowledge; allows the FBI to search telephone, e-mail, and financial records without a court order. Most of the Act only affects to the immigrants. Martin Luther King Jr. writes, “An unjust law is a code that a majority inflicts on a minority that is not binding on itself” (par. 15).
This is the engagement to marriage visa. It is widely believed that marriage to an American citizen will automatically grant one a legal status in the United States. However, this is not the case. Unfortunately, many immigrants discover this fact far too late. Even the act of marriage between a U.S. Citizen and a foreign national is regulated by the government as an act of immigration.
They were either pursuing a better life, new opportunities, or just running away from a political system. Here they found peace, tranquility and opportunity for advancement — the so-called” American Dream”. Illegal immigration is one of the most controversial issues in the United States, but the new the Arizona law has provoked intense debate from Texas to Montana, drawing support in several polls and generating rejection by major civil rights groups. That is, Americans are trying to correct unlawful immigration dilemma with laws that infringe people’s freedom, liberty and equality. Although the federal government stills working on the immigration reform, according to Arizona’s law, it is a state crime not carrying immigration documents.
I believe before we address the issue of what to do with the illegal immigrants that have already intruded into our country, we first need to cut off anymore illegal immigrants from venturing here. There are countless suggestions as to how we should accomplish this task, and there is no right or wrong recommendation. Such ideas include: building a fence along the border, revoking the birthright citizenship, removing the availability of health services and social services to illegal immigrants, and using drones to spot illegal immigrants. I will concentrate on two of these proposals. In my opinion, refusing to grant illegal immigrants health and government services will greatly aid in diminishing the flow of illegal immigrants that are coming into America.
The United States became such a reference place of where to go, that it was soon referred to as the “melting pot.” Immigration can affect politics, economies, and social encounters. It is also very important to keep immigration in mind because it can bring joy and help nations; however, having too many immigrants can have devastating effects. Immigration is good for the world and it should be allowed everywhere. One of the best things immigration brings to the table is the amount of cultural diversity that comes along with it. Without immigration it would be harder to get to know other cultures because the only other way would be through traveling; however, not everyone can afford to travel around the world.
Argumentative Essay The American people don't have any problems with seasonal workers. Those are the workers who do the jobs that most of the American citizens don't want to do or are physically unable to do them. The concerns rise when seasonal workers try to steal the good jobs that citizens should have the first chance to. If the seasonal workers greatly contribute to the country, congress should reform the visa system and give them a chance to advance in the United States by making easier acceptance. There are unpleasant aspects of immigration, which includes the hardships faced to reach America and the conflict to gain acceptance.
Talent should give to preference: because gifted people can enrich this country with positive innovative ideas. The most oppressed should be an exception, because turning away people hounded by tyranny or death squads would not be democratically prudent. Preference to the richest people seeking to immigrate is desirable for economic reasons. Priority should be only for people of stable economic countries that benefit the U.S. economy and contribute to the arts or scientific fields with new talent, essential skilled professionals or wealthy people that can benefit this country economically. In closing although many citizens would argue that to turn away potential immigrants to the United States is morally goes against the foundations from which the United States was built.
Biased or Unbiased In the essay “Conspiracy against Assimilation” by Robert J. Samuelson, he explains the two proposals that are being debated on how to deal with America’s immigration problems. The first takes a harsh approach by making being here illegally a felony, which would make it extremely difficult for illegal immigrants to stay here and eventually they’ll have no other choice but to go back to where they came from. The second is to provide work permits for those who would usually sneak in, this way there would be no shortages in unskilled workforce. Samuelson disagrees with both of the proposals and proposes a different approach to solving our immigration issues. As Samuelson explains the two proposals and suggests new ideas, he mainly uses the Latino (Hispanic) population as an example to support his arguments.
Some of the most intellectual and hard working individuals, who are not satisfied with their own native countries, bring their knowledge and skills to the United States. Some countries cannot offer the limitless opportunities that the United States offers. For example, businesses can be started; you can become educated and earn a high-salary career. Many people in other countries have desired the same things we have: living wealthy and the feeling of living the” American dream”. America offers many ways for a person to potentially become great.