One of the most alarming problems that the United States of America faces at the moment, is that of illegal immigration. This statement stems from the fact that there are now over 12,000 illegal aliens residing in the US. The sheer number of people trying to cross the border by all methods imaginable has risen to the point that the country has been forced to start the construction of a 2,000 mile long fence along the Mexican-American border, which they hope will discourage the intruders. A majority of these people have been hoping to take advantage of the 14th Amendment, which permits birthright citizenship. Therefore the constitution should be amended to disallow birthright citizenship.
Over the last several years, an increasing numbers of undocumented children have made critical transitions into adulthood. The uncertainty of how to pay for education is one of the biggest concerns for undocumented students nowadays. Due to the congressional inactivity on immigration, many have been forced to put their lives on hold. In 2012 the Obama Administration implemented the DACA law this gives students hope DACA defers deportations from the U.S. for eligible undocumented young adults, and grants them access to renewable two-year work permits and Social Security Numbers. As of March 2014, 673,417 young people have applied to the program and 553,197 have been approved.
United States Government Final Project Individual Essay Alexander Celeste / March 2010 In the Plyler v. Doe case, argued on December 1st, 1981, the Supreme Court was to decide if Texas can deny to undocumented school-age children the free public education that it provides to children who are citizens of the United States or legally admitted aliens. “The more difficult question is whether the Equal Protection Clause has been violated by the refusal of the State of Texas to reimburse local school boards for the education of children who cannot demonstrate that their presence within the United States is lawful, or by the imposition by the school boards of the burden of tuition on those children. It is to this question that we now turn.” On June 15th, 1982 they held that this Texas law was unconstitutional, hence they affirmed the judgement of the Court of Appeals. I agree whole-heartedly with the majority on this decision. Appellants argued that undocumented aliens, because of their immigration status, are not “persons within the jurisdiction” of the State of Texas, and that they therefore have no right to the equal protection of Texas law.
WE ARE HERE, EMBRACE FOR IMPACT At least once when we were kids we all accidentally got lost in the store. It’s scary being small in a vast unfamiliar place unaccompanied by your mother, father or guardian to give you any sense of where in the world you are. Lately, there has been an increase of immigrants crossing the border, and a majority of those immigrants are under the age of eighteen; which raises the questions, why are they coming here and is anyone attempting to solve the immigration crisis. Barack Obama was elected 44th United States president, November 4, 2008. During the campaign Barack Obama made several promises he would like to achieve if he became President of the United States; one of his promises was Immigration reform.
Personal stories Group 3 English 110-41517 Professor Summers 11/22/2011 Dream Act Presentation Lately we have all been hearing about the DREAM Act but we aren’t really aware of what it actually is. Curiosity sparked me and my group, so we began to research it. The DREAM Act stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, this is a proposal for a law that would potentially give permanent residency to certain illegal aliens. To be eligible for this permanent residency the applicant must meet certain requirements: The applicant must have entered the United States before the age of 16, must have been in the country for 5 consecutive years before the enactment of the bill, must also have graduated from a U.S high school or
In 1982 a law was passed by the Supreme Court stating, “all children living in the United States have the right to a public education, whatever their immigration status”(Griffee). Now in Alabama they are indirectly breaking the law, illegal immigrants are scared to send their children to should because they are afraid that their immigration status will be found out. The schools have no business asking for the kid’s immigration status because it has nothing to do with their schooling. The law is not directly breaking the law because it is not saying that kids of illegal immigrants cannot go to public schools, but that is the affect it is having. I think that all kids are entitled to an education, and I completely agree with the law passed
First thing we should do is modify the birthright citizenship rule to only grant citizenship to the child being born on American soil. By eliminating citizenship to the parents of the child born here you send a clear message that just because your child was born here doesn’t give you the right to claim citizenship. If illegal immigrants knew that only their children who were born here could have automatic citizenship you would see a lot less illegal immigrants crossing the border to have children and abusing this law. The second thing we could do is finally complete the fence across the entire border. Once the border is secure, we could build 2 or 3 maximum security correctional facilities in each one of the Border States right along side of it.
In addition, 63,000 were removed by the INS and 183,000 were awarded green cards, and therefore deemed legal (Illegal). Many feel the INS should bolster its standards because so many more people are receiving green cards then those that are being deported. The United States poor border patrol is one the largest causes of our large illegal immigration population. Unlike all the other immigrating cultures, Mexicans have a direct path into America . The Untied States-Mexico border is the site of the large majority of illegal immigration.
Conference of Catholic Bishops on January 30th, they forecast that nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors from South and Central America will be entering the United States this year from the southern border. This has escalated from less than 25,000 the year before, and an even larger leap from a decade ago of just 5,800. Many of the minors who are caught, are released to their relatives already within the United States, who in many cases are themselves illegal immigrants (Millman). Many critics of immigration see this as a way for more and more illegal immigrants to flow in to the United States without and worry of deportation. Sadly, to some, many of the minors who cross over the border illegally are mashed through a mix of government agencies all with the soul goal of supervising the children and teens before deporting them back to their home country.
One of the most significant issues to arise in the immigration debate is the question of illegal immigrants utilizing taxpayer’s funded social and human services. Illegal immigrants do not pay taxes that are used to finance social and human programs. Immigrants are often uninsured and underinsured. Forty-three percent of noncitizens under 65 have no health insurance. That means there are 9.4 million uninsured immigrants.