Justice in Immigration In The Devil’s Highway, Luis Urrea portrays the terrible pain and suffering that illegal immigrants face on their journey to the United States. Urrea, however, gives little attention to the controversy of dealing with the illegals currently in the American population. One major question that arises in this category is whether or not U.S. employers should hire illegal immigrants and whether or not these employers are justified in the decision they make on the matter. With the impoverished economic situations in Mexico and many Latin American countries, it is easy to understand why many people choose to immigrate to America and into a land they have always heard offers opportunity for a better life. The real matter however,
Immigration Immigrants in todays’ society come to America for a better life, opportunities, and to be free. The Hispanics will do whatever it takes to any extreme to get beyond our borders to have the possibilities we ensure. The traffic of illegal immigrants in America currently is a problem we face because, they have taken the jobs some Americans could obtain to support their families in todays economy. We must find extract the reasons these immigrants flock to America because they’re taking jobs away from Americans during this horrid economy. Illegal immigrants have broken the law by sneaking across the borders of the United States of America.
Illegal Aliens are harming our economy and are taking American jobs contrary to what you are led to believe. "Over the past 10 years, more than 2 million low-skilled American workers have been displaced from their jobs and each 10 percent increase in the immigrant workforce decreases U.S. wages by 3.5 percent" writes CNN financial analyst Lou Dobbs (Grigg 1). Current president George W. Bush and his political allies assure the public that illegal immigrants are doing jobs that nobody else wants. However, Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, points out "what they really mean is that they are doing the jobs that they as middle- and upper-class people don't want" (Grigg 1). Agriculture has many other instances of employers switching to immigrant workers whether they are legal or not to increase their profits.
economic conditions. The border fence appears to impact the amount of apprehensions, by having the lowest recognized amount in 40 years. However, Homeland Security only records the illegal immigrants that get apprehended and has no way of knowing how many actually get into the United States. Therefore, it is unclear if the fence is as formidable and imposing as the numbers imply. The recent economic slump in the United States could also be a reason for lower arrest numbers.
This event opened up an era of crisis, and constitutes the global war on terrorism. After the attack our government started to open up about the terror cell of the
These percentages run about the same in Chicago, Miami and New York. With over three million illegal aliens migrating annually, they birth about three hundred thousand anchor babies in California alone and we pay the maximum for it. This isn’t just for the costs of births either. The consequences to to treating illegal immigrants have increased cost and reduced access to trauma care. Immigrants may not be such a burden if they generally paid more in taxes than native-born Americans.
By blatantly disregarding both the local and federal laws, illegal immigrants eliminate benefits such as jobs, schooling, and public services away from those of us who were born here or have gained these rights legally. ‘Immigrants and their children also account for nearly two thirds of the increase in the population lacking significant if any health care. This creates significant cost for taxpayers and it drives up the costs for insured Americans as providers pass along the costs of the treatment of those who are uninsured to paying customers” (Canarota, 561) Hospital administrators are pushing the legislation to help reimburse hospitals for the emergency care of these immigrants, providing them with $1.18 billion dollars a year. Today there is an increase in the population of school age children. This means more crowding and less supplies and resources for the students.
Amnesty is over rated and it is killing our country, economy and culture. We are a country build by immigrants but they did it legally. I am all for legal immigration and even more supportive of making citizenship more of a streamlined smooth process but a mandatory one. Something can and should be done. Think of the benefits to our school and healthcare systems alone if those hundreds of billions of dollars annually were not taken from them but pumped back into them.
By denying immigrants the means to arrive in the country legally, conservative immigration policies have created unmonitored channels of travel that are open not only to immigrants, but terrorists as well. Smuggling people across the border for a fee is a lucrative business, and the punishment if caught is less harsh than that for smuggling drugs. Ironically, this problem of their own making has only increased hatred for illegal immigrants, who are blamed for compromising border security. Typically, the conservative response has been to advocate for policies that would only treat the symptoms of the problem rather than solving it, by funneling money into increasing border patrols and constructing a wall along the border with Mexico. Somehow, this costly and wholly unnecessary program is preferable to the simple solution of allowing immigrants to come in legally, allowing us to better monitor and control who enters the
Reid shows that other countries has a lot better health system than does the USA and we could learn from them. Reid believes that we can decrease costs and improve access to care if we used a different health care system. One of the main reasons that Reid dislikes the American Health Care system is because the system does not provide health care to everybody in the country. “The cohort of Americans who don’t have health insurance on any given day numbers over 45 million (about 15 percent of the population)”(Reid Ch. 3).