Immigration Objectives

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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…show more content…
Often, people are against increased immigration as a result of the influence of your opinion in government and society, creating an “anti-immigrant feeling” that has spread throughout the world and created “patterns of discrimination and criminalization” (Anderson). This has caused much of the blame for a poor economy or society to be put upon immigrants, whether it is their fault or not (Anderson). John Isbister, professor at Princeton University, is an excellent example of the portion of American citizens that carry such a mindset. He states that having too many immigrants lowers the standard of living because the increase in population creates an inverse relationship to the output per person. 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,…show more content…
They are often treated harshly because of their illegal entrance. Yes, I acknowledge that it was unfair of them to enter the United States without properly applying for a visa. Your solution is to arrest or deport these illegal aliens, where they will spend months, sometimes years, in a jail cell or detention center waiting to be deported. I also acknowledge that many do support this decision because it is only fair to those immigrants who waited months to be granted or denied a visa. This solution is too harsh toward the deported immigrants; their lives are once again disrupted and families are separated, creating more turmoil in their already difficult lives. My solution is to give these already present illegal immigrants a chance to apply for a visa or green card to avoid deportation (Palakow). If these immigrants do not take responsibility and do so, then after one year or so, they may be lawfully deported back to their home
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