Professor Bailey Written Composition October 24, 2012 Illegal Immigrants Help More than they Hurt Going back in history you probably can recall that America was founded by illegal immigrants. Without them who know if we would even be. So why are we so hard on the illegal immigrants now? They made a change once who’s to say they can’t and won’t do it again but things can only happen by opportunity and availability. We have the availability we just need to give them the opportunity.
For America to remain a free country we must protect our borders. A country that does not protect its own borders will cease to be a country at some point. Any thought of legalizing illegal immigrants without first securing our borders could be a means to an end for America. Solving the illegal immigration issue could be simple if we use some common sense. First thing we should do is modify the birthright citizenship rule to only grant citizenship to the child being born on American soil.
The 14th Amendment should be changed to disallow the practice of birthright citizenship. Only babies with mothers that are in the United States as citizens should be allowed to be a U.S. citizen. Many illegal immigrant mothers come into the United States for the sole purpose of having a child in the U.S so that the child is a citizen and they themselves from being deported if they did something that would get them deported. These children are called “anchor babies” to allow for the whole family to stay in the country. This should be changed like other countries have done.
The illegal immigrants that are already here and have begun their lives here should be able to stay without persecution from our government and be offered immunity to stay here as an American citizen and live the life they choose to live. Sending them back to their homeland only taxes the American citizens more and doesn’t
Therefore the constitution should be amended to disallow birthright citizenship. Birthright Citizenship promotes having anchor babies and baby tourism, and does not allow people to choose whether they want to be a United States citizen. Birthright Citizenship also splits families because, while the children could be born in this country, their parents could be here illegally and easily get deported. Every year, more than twelve thousand births are contributed by illegal alien mothers who are hoping to take advantage of the 14th amendment. The US Constitution states that people born or naturalized in the United States are subject to the jurisdiction, thereof are citizens of the United States of America.
I believe before we address the issue of what to do with the illegal immigrants that have already intruded into our country, we first need to cut off anymore illegal immigrants from venturing here. There are countless suggestions as to how we should accomplish this task, and there is no right or wrong recommendation. Such ideas include: building a fence along the border, revoking the birthright citizenship, removing the availability of health services and social services to illegal immigrants, and using drones to spot illegal immigrants. I will concentrate on two of these proposals. In my opinion, refusing to grant illegal immigrants health and government services will greatly aid in diminishing the flow of illegal immigrants that are coming into America.
Jeff Bone Professor Rick Keith SLS 1122 March 24, 2009 Opposite Paper I really think that the issue of immigration should be handled like this; if you’ve been waiting patiently for access to the United States then you should be able to legally reside in this Country. However, many unbeknownst circumstances are involved in which an immigrant may be on the run from the law in their country and has to take immediate action. This individual decides that the United States is the safest way for them to escape without being caught, figuring he will just get a change of name so that he will not be discovered. This person brings his family along with him and then all of a sudden there is not only one outlaw immigrant, but now there is an entire
In a debate regarding illegal immigrants Mitt Romney and President Obama had different opinions toward the issue that had the same outcome. President Obama suggested that illegal immigrants should “get to the back of the line for citizenship”. Romney in the other hand said that it would be nice if they “self-deported” them self, and “lined up back home for legal re-entry to America”. The question here is not who has the better idea, but it’s whether or not this “line” is even possible. Both suggestions seem to be ineffective since most of the immigrants are ineligible for a citizenship, and have no chances of re-entry in the first place.
Illegal Aliens; A National Epidemic It's at the detriment of not only the safety of Americans, but also the governmental funding that illegal immigrants exist within our country. Since they do not take the necessary procedures to indoctrinate themselves within our culture and gain citizenship, they enjoy all the benefits while suffering none of the penalties. With the economic freedom and opportunity America presents, Illegal Immigrants, whether intentional or not, steal jobs from legal citizens. This contributes to the fact 25 million less-educated Americans are jobless while seven million Illegal Aliens are not. It is also crucial to note that in so coming to our country by illegal means, they are breaking the law.
What is illegal immigration you ask? Well it is when an unauthorized or undocumented alien from another country crosses the national border in a way that violates the immigration laws of this country. In today’s world we are faced with the problems of illegal immigration, what we don’t know is that this actually cost us money. As of today we have eleven million illegal aliens in our United States, some of these 6,640,000 are from just Mexico alone. Mexico is one of our big illegal immigration problems we are faced with.