Why Is Illegal Immigration Wrong

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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. As Barry Chiswick PhD refers to it, "By definition, illegal…show more content…
Illegal immigration is as old as U.S. immigration law... With changes in U.S. immigration law and economic and political conditions in the United States and other countries, the nature and characteristics of illegal immigration have also changed." Chiswick believes that the entire nature of illegal immigration has completely changed, and so should that of the laws America holds against them. Many economists believe that illegal immigration does not impact the country in such a negative way that many believe. For unskilled workers, illegal immigration may cause these people to be hurting of work, only because many times illegal immigrants choose to do work in a uncostly manner. Other than that, our country overall benefits from these people that we call “illegal aliens”. The problem comes in when we speak of taxes and laws that these people do not abide…show more content…
One great solution that was raised recently, was that of “legalizing” all of the eleven million illegal immigrants within the United States. Doing so, they would have to all come forward, go through extensive background checks, and also begin paying taxes and penalty’s for being illegal in the first place. John McCain came forward with the conclusion that this “solution” would not work in any way, shape, or form. Why in the world would these illegal immigrants want to do this without any incentive? Unless you are going to offer a sort of “reward” for coming forward, this just wouldn’t work. So, after extensive research and going through many politicians ideas, but coming up with one “superpower” if you must, the solution is actually quite simple. Instead of amnesty, the deporting of all illegal immigrants, or making them all “legal”, why not offer a different view on immigration? To “adopt” immigration, without making them United States citizens. To have all of the illegal immigrants come forward, with incentive along with it. So get this- not like a green card, where you can eventually become a citizen, but a way in which these people who came to America and broke our laws-can never become citizens. But the incentive lies within their offspring. Say that an illegal immigrant came to America with 3 of their children? Well their children would be immediately able to apply for citizenship,
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