Employment Law: Can Illegal Alien Workers have the Right to Enforce State Law Regarding Worker Safety or other Employment laws? As of 2004, the nation’s undocumented immigrant population increased to 10.3 million since 2000 in the United States. California and Texas account for 61 percent of the undocumented population where Arizona and North Carolina are two of the fastest growing states that often hire undocumented workers (Lopez, 2005). Hiring illegal alien workers has had an inherent tension between state workers’ compensation law and federal immigration law. Among other things, employment law provides the opportunity for wage replacement of disability due to workplace injury and if possible, promotes return-to-work in the worker’s former job (Annarino & Hayden, 2006).
In addition, he states that some immigrants create a fiscal burden on local governments by using more city resources than they contribute to in revenue. Although this is true, most immigrants contribute very well to the economy by starting businesses, therefore creating more jobs and expanding the business sector of the economy. This in turn creates a larger middle class population, with the addition of many new working class immigrants. The image found at the end of this paper titled “Illegal Immigration” is also an example of the mindset mentioned previously. The cartoon depicts two men, possibly political leaders, lobbyists, or employees of the government,
Such as everything from increased revenue from taxes generated by legal immigrants, to improvements in innovation by a high skilled work force Question: How does immigration policy affect local communities? Answer: In states that adopted anti-immigration laws, such as Houston; local farmers saw a steady decline; 20-50 percent in the month’s following the passing of such laws (Esbenshade & Obzurt, 2007/2008). Landlords in areas that had past the anti-immigration laws found it hard to find renters, due to the ordinances being passed. It not only affected those individuals that were illegal, but the citizens as well. “If landlords’ licenses are revoked for violations, as contemplated by the ordinances, this would affect the renters in all units owned by the landlord” (Esbenshade & Obzurt, 2007/2008).
Luis Cholotío-García ENC1102 – Professor Fiedler April 24, 2012 Research Project The Fiscal Effects of a Comprehensive Immigration Reform The critics of immigration reform declare that legalizing 11.5 million immigrants will cost billions of dollars, which will increase the federal debt. Moreover, they blame the undocumented population for taking the jobs of American citizens, and for contributing negatively to the recession that the country is currently experiencing. However, pro-immigration reform studies have concluded the opposite stating that the law will have a dramatic, positive economic impact. Immigrants arrived freely in the United States of America since before the settlement of the thirteen colonies in 1776. Since then—236
Everything about where they were now living wasn’t clear at all, anything they knew about life was taken away from them. The Southeast Asians had to adapt to their new “homeland”, which isn’t quite easy. To add on and make matters worse, many of them had to relocate a numerous amount due to the fact that they needed to find lower living costs and better employment opportunities. However there were positive outcomes to their immigration. UCI’s librarians present the following information details about this topic: “professionals provide services in the real estate, insurance, medical, legal, and banking professions” (http://seaadoc.lib.uci.edu[->1]; source #7).
International Trade ECO 372 University of Phoenix There are many contributing factors to the stabilization and prosperity of our global market. We, the United States, are living in a time of severe trade deficit, meaning that we are importing many more goods than we are exporting. While it is nice to be able to buy foreign products at a lower price, there is risk in doing so. When we purchase foreign goods over domestic at lower prices it forces our domestic companies to sell their goods at lower prices to remain competitive. These lower prices may lend to making enough profit to sustain the current workforce.
Asian Assimilation Are Asian Americans today considered as forever foreigners or are they perceived as honorary whites? Throughout history, Asians have faced an identity crisis that only minority ethnic groups seem to face. However, after coming to America, many Euro-Americans believe that these ethnic groups have undergone similar assimilation processes as them. We are here to examine whether this holds true for Asian immigrants and their children. The assimilation paradigm that most ethnic groups experience follows three main criterions: (1) all immigrants undergo period of struggle, adversity, rejection, (2) sociocultural, economic, political differences diminish over time as times to old ethnic identity and associations weaken,
Opponents also typically insist that undocumented immigrants lower wages and labor standards by offering their cheap labor and by being willing to work under very harsh conditions (“Lower wages,” 2008). This, increases unemployment and affects the living conditions of the working class and poor Americans (“Amnesty,” 2009). Thus, according to opponents, a comprehensive immigration reform would reward “criminals” who, not only broke the law, but also exploit the US economy, degenerate society, and compete against natives for work opportunities that are running scarcer as more people continue to come to the US. Legalizing the millions of undocumented immigrants that currently reside in the US would send future immigrants the wrong message that it is acceptable to enter the US illegally and that they will, in the future, be similarly forgiven (“What is wrong,” 2005). Finally opponents complain that legalizing undocumented immigrants would be very unjust for both, those that went through the long, legal process of receiving a visa, and for those that are still waiting to receive one.
Reese Traver Global Issues Dr. Wilson 29 March 2012 Doctors Without Borders There are many immigrants that come into this country, some legally and some illegally, and work hard to make a living for them and their families back home from the country they immigrated from. Unlike some Americans who think everything should be handed to them on a silver platter without any work or effort, some immigrants come The United States seeking a better future, education, and a means of helping their families back home by sending remittances. After receiving an education, some immigrants immigrate back to their home country to share their experiences and knowledge to better off the people. Not all immigrants, however, leave the US and return to their
The first two generations of Japanese had to face terrible discrimination though. James D Phelan, the governor of San Francisco, led a rally to protest Japanese immigration and seven years later another governor imposed separate schools for Japanese children. Though Japanese Farmers only owned 1% of the land and grew 15% of California’s crops, Americans claimed they took over all of the Agriculture, which led to the Alien land law in 1913. This law restricted Japanese ownership and land leasing, which was a major downfall for the Japanese.  After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, many Japanese stayed in America, and remained good citizen, but it was very hard to get jobs due to racial discrimination.