Can you still live the American dream? The immigration in the United States has become more and more illegal. People are being smuggled every day into the country, only to live at better life, and to start all over, but the success is very limited, since the immigrants live in fear of being deported every day, so they live their live with a low-profile: staying out of trouble and working many hours every day for very low paycheck. Is this really a dream come true? At the moment, there are estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, and it only seems impossible to deport each and every one of them, since it would cost too much, and the idea itself sounds impossible.
But the Sate is trying to argue that the state is just trying to help the federal law by making more action because it is not doing enough in Arizona State. The law intends to do more good than harm. The state is just trying to find a more simple way to protect their border making the states safer by preventing illegal aliens to come in and make their harm in our society, I think that in the end it does more harm than good. With the whole debate, it gets to have many effects in many different things I already mentioned, even in politics. Is true that Arizona and many other states have been struggling with the illegal immigrants but there can be some other healthier way to prevent this from happening.
Immigration, damaging or helpful? Immigration has been a problem in the United States since before the country was established. Many citizens and politicians claim that illegal immigration is a hindrance to the country’s economy because immigrants take American jobs and that they don’t pay taxes. They also agree that our government spends too much money in keeping them out. People on the other side of this argument claim that immigrants help by taking unwanted jobs with very little pay, and in doing that they are helping keep the prices of domestic goods down across the country.
I also agree with people saying that immigration is a good thing. The facts that people use to argue that illegal immigration is good is that a lot of the people that migrate to this country come to work hard and achieve the American Dream. They come into this country and do most of the jobs the American citizens don’t want to do. According to a report that Univision Television made most of Georgia’s immigrants left the state due to the immigration laws, that led to farm workers not having workers to pick their crops. Some American Citizens went to work since it was a job opening.
Undocumented immigrants are people who have entered a country without permission otherwise known as illegal immigrants. Undocumented means that the US government has no record of them ever entering the country. In most cases it is normally a step to better themselves because they face poverty in the country they live in. When immigrants believe that the chances of successfully migrating upwards are greater than the risks or costs, illegal immigration becomes an option. The benefits taken into account include not only a high chance of increased income and better living conditions, but also expectations and potential to have a future residential permit.
Furthermore these immigrants are taking whatever jobs they can find, and because of this they are doing some of the most undesired jobs in the nation. Some people would argue that the illegal immigrants are taking money from our economy, but this notion is also quickly put to rest, as these workers are putting there money right back into the economy as they buy cell phones, or parts for their cars, or any number of other goods. Because they purchase goods they help other businesses prosper and more jobs are created. Hence the non-legal immigrants are not a hindrance to our society but rather they help it. These people are close to the bottom of our society and yet they provide a crucial role.
The fact that they do not pay into any of the agencies that run the healthcare system yet they still reap a lot of the benefits is a very big problem because they are going to be over budget from the smaller amount taken in compared to what has to be spent. On page 14 Orranius explains that emergency rooms and hospitals are unable to turn away someone if they are not able to pay for their treatment if they need help. This is both good and bad but mainly negative because the illegal immigrants who do not pay into the system are only drawing money from it and not putting any back into it. “The cost of treating illegal aliens amounts to nearly $11 billion a year, according to calculations done by the Federation for American Immigration Reform” (Orranius 17). Having such a high amount of money being spent on illegal immigrants can be extremely devastating to a hospital and in some cases has been the cause of many hospitals being forced to close because they cannot afford to stay open anymore.
The Good, the Bad, and the Immigrants In recent media, immigration has become the talk of the year and whether the discussion is regarding Obama’s new immigration plan, if immigration is good or bad, or where most immigrants seem to be headed, the conversations are heating up more than ever before. But what seem to be the most involved arguments of all is the fact that some people tend to believe that immigration is taking a negative toll on their country without actually looking into the effects that come with them. Although some may argue that immigrants are taking up job opportunities, overpopulating the country, and increasing crime, I believe that immigrants are bringing more cultural diversity, shaping how the world seems to view America,
courts, jails, prisons, and the probation system. Much of the crime can be seen in the increase of gang activity. Immigrant gangs are considered a threat to public safety due to their members’ tendency for violence and their involvement in transnational crime. The National Alliance of Gang Investigators states, “Over the past few decades, the United States has experienced an increase in the number and size of gangs made up largely if not entirely of immigrant youth (legal and illegal) and the U.S.-born children of legal and illegal immigrants” (Feere, Vaughan 2). According to a study for the U.S. Department of Justice, “aliens arrested under Operation Community Shield collectively represent a significant menace to the public.