3/2/2011 Fixing America’s Immigration Issues The United States due to increasing economic concern needs to address our current immigration policies. An estimated 12 million illegal immigrants are in the United States and this number is increasing every year. In many areas illegal immigrants can receive public assistance including education, welfare and medical care without paying in taxes. Immigration reforms could help in reducing the national debt while allowing us to retain many of the current benefits given to American citizens. The American public in general realizes reform must take place, but the direction the policy reform should to take is still very much up in the air.
The New York Times claimed that, “When immigrants do take jobs, they’re hard workers” (Preston and Connelly a1). Therefore, it greatly contributes to America’s retirement system. The presence of immigrants also contributes to America’s long term population growth, necessary to stabilize the overall retirement fund. The Springer Science and Business Media’s journal states that some other countries in the world suffer from the labor shortages and a demographic crunch, in which a very small number of workers will be expected to pay the retirement and health care for elderly people (Gold 409). The ratio of retired people to workers is expected to dramatically increase in the coming decades, which would result in significant changes in the Security System of America’s retirement money.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
Goals and Objectives by Artis Cary The effects of the immigration population have been debated since immigrants began to enter the United States over a century ago. The positive and negative effects of their presence has become a controversial topic among political leaders, lobbyists, and citizens, resulting in the implementation of immigration policy that mirrors the opinions of these Americans. It is you, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that enforce and in some ways implement these immigration laws. What I mean by implement is that you seem to have the upper hand when it comes to the reformation of immigration policy; that is, you have
Case Study Argument Essay Birthright Citizenship is Draining Our Country Illegal immigration has been a huge financial problem for the United States for many years. It costs millions of dollars to catch, process, and deport the thousands of illegal immigrants that are apprehended, and they are only a small percentage of over 11 million illegals living in the U.S. (Birthright). Children born in the United States have automatic citizenship, even if the parents are here illegally. Birthright citizenship encourages illegal immigration by granting citizenship to “anchor babies”, legitimizing illegal immigrant’s presence, and making deportation less likely. Many pregnant illegal women count on state funded healthcare to receive prenatal care.
(CAIR 1) Now that you have heard some background information and some stats on immigration, I want you to think about one thing, immigration laws. Should we make then stronger or should we ease off and allow more immigrants to come over to the United States. We should have tougher immigration laws, and I will tell you why. First of all we have to look at some ways people think immigration is a good thing and that it helps our overall
Immigration policy needs to be carefully evaluated by the United States government (Friedman, 2010). Immigrants have become very vital in the workforce in areas such as construction, restaurants, technology and health care. Immigrants have been known to start businesses than non-immigrants, which contribute to the economy by creating jobs. The United States once saw a need for immigrants; however, once times began to change, immigrants were pushed to the side to ensure that American citizens would be able to maintain jobs. Currently, the population is not seeing the increase as it once did.
Unemployment and low paying jobs, especially in rural zones, drive people to see the necessity to immigrate to different countries. They immigrate with the hope of finding honest jobs and a higher quality of living for their families. Insecurity also drives people from their countries. Mexico has had a considerable increase in crime rate. Assaults, ransoms, kidnappings, drug trafficking, and organized crime in general are some of the most common in the country.
(Name) (Course Instructor) (Course Title) (Date of Submission) Immigrant as Employees The United States of America has had a perennial problem concerning illegal immigrants working in the country. Indeed, the problem does not appear to end soon since every single day there are immigrants getting into the country illegally and proceeding to get employment. As a developed nation, the country’s phenomenon growth has ensured existent of many employers who require labor. In effect, the need for a workforce has necessitated an influx of illegal immigrants seeking employment and a better life in the country. The estimated figures of these illegal immigrants are around 22 million of them.
Migration and Immigration In today’s modern society, migration has truly become a global occurrence. From 1975 to 2005, the number of people living outside their origins doubled to 191 million (Bloemraad). From 1960 to 2005, the number of countries hosting more than 500,000 immigrants increased from 30 to 62 (Bailey). In addition, in 2006, immigrants accounted for at least ten-percent of the total population in fifty-three countries (Bailey). This monumental movement of people and cultures is the result of rapid industrialization, political and cultural developments, and extended environmental changes.