Jenna Taylor Emily Bayus Lindsay Shewmaker English 102 1 December 2013 Illegal Immigration: The problem and the Solution [INSERT INTRODUCTION HERE] In the United States of America, as of 2011, there are an estimated eleven million illegal immigrants from across the globe (mostly coming from Mexico). Illegal immigrants that come from around the world are simply looking for the good ole “American Dream”, and that’s what we have to offer, right? So why not just let them enter peacefully, so that they can fulfill this dream, and live happily ever after. I mean heck, the only reason that we, as Americans have any opposition over illegal immigration is because of racism, right? Wrong.
Arizona’s Immigration Law Arizona’s Immigration law Look up the state Arizona on the Internet many words come up such as the Grand Canyon or hot desert. The biggest thing that is affecting Arizona is illegal immigration. Like Texas and California, Arizona is one of the closes states to Mexico. Our state has had many issues with immigration and I’m sure for many years it has been going on. Just this past year a controversial law SB1070 was signed by Arizona’s governor, were local police have the power to stop anyone on reasonable suspicion that is an illegal immigrant.
Everyone in society plays a particular role. Social justice advocates might be concerned about incarceration rates that show racial disproportions and a fiscally conservative taxpayer would also be worried about the cost of said “war on drugs.” State legislatures need new ideas and solutions to come out of the war on drugs, considering policy change is in their hands. The United States has one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. The inmate population grew considerably by 1,849 prisoners a week in 1996; that is 264 people a day. One out of every 155 U.S. residents has been behind bars, putting the United States only second to Russia and it’s per person rate of incarceration.
First, we must prevent all illegal immigrants from entering the United States. This has been attempted various numbers of times, and all attempts have failed miserably. In the late 1990’s, the INS suggested the “Operation Gatekeeper”. This consisted of the construction of an 1800 mile long fence across the US and Mexican border. At first, one would believe that this would work.
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.
Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, Jan Brewer signed on Friday, April 23 2010 the strictest immigration law in the United States. From that day, the police will have to check all people who look or act like illegal immigrants. Opponents of this law reported that it will become the basis for racist behavior and will violate human rights. The new law will affect people’s lives after 90 days of the day, the law was signed. Arizona is a state bordering Mexico and ruled mainly by Republicans.
Downing alleges he was stopped and questioned by state police after arriving on a flight to attend a meeting on racial profiling. Downing has sued theMassachusetts Port Authority, which operates the airport, and theMassachusetts State Police, citing they violated his constitutional rights. Downing, who is black and wears a short beard, believes he was targeted because of his race. In his lawsuit, Downing alleges the behavioral screening system used at Logan International Airport encourages racial profiling. His lawsuit also seeks a ruling to declare airport racial profiling as unconstitutional.
That is right, I said free emergency care and then the care they are supposed to pay for, they do not, for the most part, have the means to pay their medical bills off. As bad as that is we have citizens, taxpayers, hard working blue collar Americans that are refused care. The healthcare assistance programs are so tapped out from the tab of illegal aliens’ care that paying for a 12 year olds heart transplant is impossible to do! I do not see how or why this goes uncorrected. In the 40 years prior to 2002 there were 900 cases of leprosy in the United States.
It costs approximately $15 billion to provide welfare to illegal immigrants each year. “Most illegal immigrants are part of the working classes, and do not have any special skills or a good education. Many of these people live on government benefits even in Mexico.” (Kim, 2011) Many of these illegal immigrants are working in this country illegally, most of their earnings are sent back to Mexico to their families, keeping it out of the American economy. To patrol the U.S. border with Mexico it costs approximately $2.7 billion per year. Illegal immigration from Mexico is having a negative social impact on the United States as well.
Illegal Immigration in the United States How do we define illegal immigrant, an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa. There are over 11.9 million illegal immigrants in the US today. The numbers have rapidly grown over the years. In 2008 the Pew Hispanic center reported that 6.8% of the students enrolled in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools are children of illegal immigrants. These children automatically gain US citizenship.