1544 words - 6 pagesIllegalimmigration has been a source of mounting concern in the United States since the 1970’s. Statistics indicate that the past ten years have witnessed an increase in the number of illegal immigrants with the number estimated to increase in the future. “The percentage of illegal immigrant population from Mexico was 59% (or 6.8 million) as of January 2013. Other countries with large amounts are El Salvador (660,000) Guatemala (52000), Hondorous (380,000) and China (280,000)” (Infoplease 1). The rising number of illegal immigrants over the past ten years has led to an increasing concern about the effects of illegal immigrants on wages, national security, and public finances. EvidentlyVIEW DOCUMENT
1403 words - 6 pagesRunning head: ILLEGALIMMIGRATIONIllegalImmigrationUniversity of South FloridaWhen desperate immigrants are confident of that the chances of successfully migrating are more than the risks and the cost, illegalimmigration turn out to be an option. From the very beginning of human race, people have migrated from a place to another. Immigration has always been an essential part, of human history. Officially, there are two types of immigration in today world, legal and illegalimmigration. The legal immigration is aVIEW DOCUMENT
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One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegalimmigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. are Mexicans (Anderson 55). Roy Beck clarifies the situation by stating, "The national consensus is that the United States should be a post-mass immigration country has included most leaders of business, religion, labor, academia, and social work." Illegalimmigration from Mexico must be stopped by means ofVIEW DOCUMENT
984 words - 4 pagesOne of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegalimmigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U.S. are Mexicans. Illegalimmigration from Mexico must be stopped by means of different policies and other methods of prevention, because the effects on both Mexico and the United States unpleasant for either.VIEW DOCUMENT
2197 words - 9 pages people are entering the US illegally. According to U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, America has always welcomed legal immigration, "but as we welcome people in the front door, we see people crashing through the back door and the back window, violating our laws, flouting our sovereignty and ignoring our process" (Griffin). Every day thousands of Mexicans and Central Americans surreptitiously cross the U.S.-Mexican border carrying little more than dreams of a better life. America has always accepted its newcomers and has offered them opportunities; however illegalimmigration impacts the judicialVIEW DOCUMENT
956 words - 4 pages, gasoline, property, and Social Security at both federal and state level, which benefits the U.S. economy (D’Amato). Where in the contrary, the cost of deportation and immigrants removals exceeds the actual cost of services granted to illegal immigrants. In the Fiscal Year 2013, The Immigration and Custom Enforcement conducted a total of 368,644 removals of illegal aliens of which 235,093 individuals were apprehended while trying to illegally cross the U.S. border; in fact, according to The Center of American progress the total cost to deport illegal immigrant over a five-year period approximates 285 billion American dollars ("FY 2013 ICE Immigration Removals”). The truth is that hundreds ofVIEW DOCUMENT
619 words - 2 pagesIllegalImmigrationImmigration, legal or otherwise, is a huge issue right now.Debates rage about how many immigrants should be allowed into thecountry and how zealously we should guard out border from illegalintruders. To a point, these people are correct, illegalimmigration is something that should be stopped. People shouldnot cross the border illegally or overstay on visits. Theimportant question is, however, does illegalimmigration deservethe massive amount of attention it receives? No, it does not.By looking at the respectedVIEW DOCUMENT
1020 words - 4 pagesIllegalImmigration in GreeceIllegalimmigration is the act of migrating or settling to a foreign state without a legal permission of the state authorities. It is otherwise known as irregular migration or undocumented immigration. People in this situation have the status of illegal aliens, "illegals" or "honest" smugglers. Illegalimmigration can take many forms (forced migration, labor migration, etc.) and may have many different reasons (wars and asylum, overpopulation, family reunification, deprivation of citizenship). Amongst the European countries, the problem of illegalimmigration is very topical in Greece for the past decade.There are two types of illegal immigrantsVIEW DOCUMENT
2031 words - 8 pagesThe subject of illegalimmigration seems to be a very hot-button topic for many Americans. The subject seems to lose public outcry on either side at any given moment, then suddenly cause tremendous tremors on our social conscious. The subject of illegalimmigration has many sub-issues, but one of the most problematic is that illegal immigrants are a financial drain on the American economy.
Ellis Island is the location where European immigrants passed through and were documented. According to June F. Tyler, “Before 1890 each state handled immigration according to its own rules. After that date the federal government assumed this responsibility. Ellis Island became the first immigrationVIEW DOCUMENT
932 words - 4 pagesIllegalimmigration is a major problem in the United States, as it causes economic problems and negatively affects homeland security. Illegalimmigration causes population increase, which in turn, results in a decrease in job opportunities, increased pressure on the few available resources, and more cases of criminal activity in the country. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs to push for stringent policies and measures to enhance border security and prevent illegalimmigration into the country.
Illegalimmigration into the United States leads to an unchecked and unplanned for increase in the country’s population. Population increase is not necessarily a problem, but it becomesVIEW DOCUMENT
742 words - 3 pagesDana Wang Mr. North Civics and Economics 14 February 2014 IllegalImmigration Undocumented immigration, is the act of entering the United States without government permission also called illegalimmigration. Currently illegalimmigration to the United States has been on the rise, with an estimate of nearly 11.7 million aliens in 2013 and increasing daily. The greatest numbers of illegals come from the Central Americas (Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala), and Asia (China, Korea, India, Philippines). The United States is an extremely sought after destination, where there is a better opportunity of providing improved lives for themselves and their children. They sometimes come for economicVIEW DOCUMENT
2290 words - 9 pages coming with a degree.
Most Americans disagree with the idea of birthright citizenship for children of undocumented immigrants (Nowicki). To prove this, there was a survey taken by American citizens. 58 percent opposed of birthright, meanwhile 34 percent support it. It’s been 112 years since the Supreme Court’s landmark made a decision on birthright citizenship. American’s who are against the citizenship, are pretty confident they could persuade the 21st century justices to a different termination with regard to illegalimmigration, which wasn’t an issue in the 1860’s (Nowicki). There are two paths for a newborn to be a citizen; parents need to pass the federal or state legislation. The otherVIEW DOCUMENT
1230 words - 5 pages>Madeline Cosman's main focus about Anchor babies and what happens when an Illegal immigrants has her child here in the Unites States. When an Illegal immigrant has a child inside of the U.S. borders they are considered citizens of America. So, that makes their illegal mother, father, and any brother or sisters now citizens of America. In 2003, In Stockton California 70% of the 2,300 babies that were born was anchor babies.The economic side of illegalimmigration and the harm to the US economy is addressed in his article Illegal Immigrants Harm America's Economy and Workers; He demonstrates the issue that the illegal workers, employed indirectly through subcontractorsVIEW DOCUMENT
721 words - 3 pagesIllegalImmigration
“If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 years hard labor.
If you cross the Iranian border illegally, you are detained indefinitely. If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot. If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally, you will be jailed.
If you cross the Chinese border illegally, you may never be heard from again. If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally, you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed. If you cross the Mexican border illegally, you will be thrown into a political prison to rot. If you cross the U.S. border illegally, you get: the right to carry your country’s flag while you protest that you don’t getVIEW DOCUMENT
882 words - 4 pagesImmigration is a complicated system that grows larger and larger throughout the years. Middle Eastern immigration has grown by the thousands since the 1970’s not only the Middle East, but the U.S. immigration as well. 55% of immigrants come from Mexico and about 40% reside in California. Lots of people believe that immigrants are bad for the nation but studies show otherwise. Overall, Middle Eastern immigrants exist as much as Mexican immigrants.
Beginning almost 100 years ago, Middle East immigrant’s population in the United States has grown significantly. Although they only have information from 1970-2010, you can definitely see the increase. September 11, 2001 was an important dateVIEW DOCUMENT
929 words - 4 pagesMany people illegally travel to another place because they are desperately looking for better opportunities, running away from famine, wars or violence. For instance, Mexico unfortunately has a poor economy with a high population and the country is still engaged in a war with various Mexican drug cartels which kills more than 80,000 people every year (“Reasons for IllegalImmigration). Therefore, United States, being one of the most prosperous countries, attracts many of these illegal immigrants. It provides freedom of speech and religion, steady jobs, a safe environment, and benefits for the poor and unemployed. It has become a home to many of them. Some individuals believe that thisVIEW DOCUMENT
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Is slavery going to be a key factor behind the sustainability of America’s success in the global market in 21st century ? Currently there are about 20 million illegal immigrants, serving nearly 5 to 6 million jobs across the country, to provide cheaper goods and services. Over a period of time, majority of the low skilled jobs are taken over by these illegal immigrants, causing a considerable harm on country’s social and economic growth. Thus illegalimmigration should be stopped to prevent sinful act of slavery, to protect healthy living standards and to support government in creating a prosperous nation for the future generationsVIEW DOCUMENT
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What is deviance? Deviance describes actions or behaviors that go against the social norms of a society. There are two types of deviances. Positive deviance is when someone over conforms to the norms of society. Like a straight “A” student in middle school or high school, this makes everyone else not like them because they make them look bad by doing extra. Negative deviance is the more recognized of the two. It’s when someone under conforms to society’s norms. For instance, a student who skips class and doesn’t do any work. Deviance is determined by three circumstances. Social status and power of the individuals involved; social context in which the behavior occursVIEW DOCUMENT
1011 words - 4 pagesHow much longer will Arizona have to suffer from illegalimmigration? Peter Katel wrote that “While illegal immigrants only make up about 5 percent of the U.S. work force, critics of the nation's immigration policies say illegal immigrants take Americans' jobs, threaten national security and even change the nation's culture by refusing to assimilate” (Katel par. 1). We will look at how Arizona is dealing with illegalimmigration. Even though illegalimmigration is not a major issue in most states, Arizona is dealing with more crime, overcrowding, and additional cost.
One important example of why illegalimmigration is an issue in Arizona is the increased crime rate. Arizona’s crimeVIEW DOCUMENT
2316 words - 9 pagesOn September 11, 2001 hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon killing over 3,000 people. The nineteen terrorists involved in the hijacking and killing were allowed entry to the United States through student visas, but were not students. Illegalimmigration is a sweeping controversy in this nation and it affects the economy, the job market, and national security (Lakely). The estimates for the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. range widely from seven million all the way up to twenty million with the number growing larger everyday. Many of these illegal immigrants do not pay taxes, but still reap the benefits of the U.S. government and socialVIEW DOCUMENT
857 words - 3 pagesEvery year many immigrants cross the border into America in pursuit of a better life but not all of the immigrants will find such a life. Many of these immigrants do not have the money or time to become a citizen so they stay in the country as an illegal alien. The number of illegal immigrants crossing over into the United States has reached an all time high. Many people believe this number will continually grow and have felt a need for a change in the U.S immigration policy but the proposed Immigration Reform Bill will only worsen the issue. “In 2013 eight senators wrote the Immigration Reform Bill in hopes to improve current laws on the status of immigration.” ("A Guide to S.744VIEW DOCUMENT
981 words - 4 pages late to change this. America can return to the being the nation that embraces the tire and the poor and the ones yearning to breathe free. I urge you to aggressively pursue bipartisan Immigration reform this year with or without majority support from The Republican Party. It is a pressing issue that can determine whether The United States continues to be the dominant force in the world. Mr. Speaker you should pursue this immigration reform because Republicans need the support from the immigrants in future elections, it presents a viable platform to fix the issues with illegalimmigration, and it can provide a better, more efficient way, to handle immigration in the future.
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573 words - 2 pagesWhy should illegalimmigration be focused on by effort to restructure U.S. borders? Illegalimmigration is an American concern. Our borders are dangerously open to aliens and the population continues to grow which can cause overpopulation in the United States. Illegal aliens weaken the national security of America. This can effectively create a cover for terrorists and criminals. Also, illegal immigrants are causing unemployment. Many citizens and illegal aliens are competing for jobs, but because the undocumented immigrants are available for tougher jobs with lower wages, the companies are hiring them causing the citizens to lose their opportunities. Because of illegalimmigration, U.SVIEW DOCUMENT
629 words - 3 pagesIllegalimmigration is a violation of the immigration laws of the country by illegally crossing the national borders (Taylor, 2007). Migrants should move to another country according to official rules and others, who cannot follow laws, do it illegally. Some people prefer to call them "undocumented immigrant" instead of "illegal immigrant", but, essence remains the same. Like any social phenomenon, illegalimmigration is not taken out of nowhere. Continuous influx of illegal immigrants has its causes which affect different mechanisms of particular society. According to Shermer (2008) the most common reason is the economic backwardness of "suppliers" of immigrants. The level of wages dependsVIEW DOCUMENT
1657 words - 7 pagesIllegalImmigration and Equal Rights
Should immigrants receive the same tolerances that other minority groups have received in the past decades? Should their struggle for equal rights over- shadow the fact that immigration laws are ignored? Pro Amnesty and Anti-Immigration groups have different opinions about these issues The immigration laws that exist in the U.S are not the problem, the problem exist with the people who refuse to enforce them because they contrast the immigrant’s struggles with those of early equal rights movements. The simple fact that the immigration system in this country is broken comes as no surprise to Americans. America admits more legal immigrants than any otherVIEW DOCUMENT
5521 words - 22 pagesPolitics, Payoffs, and IllegalImmigration
According to the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, from 1993 to 1995 the United States has experienced the largest two year decline in immigration since the years 1930-1932. In 1995 there were 720,461 legal immigrants admitted to our country; some people would make the argument that this is far too many immigrants ( U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service). It is impossible to clearly define the term "anti-immigration" because it is not a thing, it is a thought, a philosophy, a movement that appears in the abstract. In order to gain a better understanding of anti- immigration, I turned to the Internet. The medium of the InternetVIEW DOCUMENT
1154 words - 5 pagesThe actual problem behind illegalimmigration is that there are too many incoming undocumented aliens from other countries which weakens the security of the United States. The existence of so many aliens in the United States is a symbol of how weak and insecure our borders are. This doesn't only harms our security but it also distorts our law. More than 10 million undocumented aliens currently reside in the U.S, and that population is growing by 700,000 per year (4 Kane). This has to be taken into account that it's not only a certain amount of illegal incoming aliens but 700,000 a year, which is an estimate. There is a good chance that this population increase might be even higher that whatVIEW DOCUMENT
1549 words - 6 pagesMost Americans in the United States may not truthfully admit that there is discrimination in America when it comes to immigration. The type of immigration that I am referring to is that of illegalimmigration into the United States from the southern borders. The people coming here illegally or those that have overstayed passed their stipulated time issued by their visas are the ones who are facing this problem head on. They are coming originally from different countries, such as Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and other Latin American countries. In the United States the estimated number of illegal immigrants has grown from 6 million in the 1990's, as stated in the US censusVIEW DOCUMENT
930 words - 4 pagesIllegalimmigration in the US is and has been an ongoing battle for many years. According to legal-dictionary an illegal immigrant is define as an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the united sates without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa. There are many problems that occur such as overpopulation, raising crime rates and unemployment. Some Americans have issues with illegalimmigration and some do not. Those with the issues are concerned about illegal immigrants taking Americans jobs and not paying taxes. Those without the issue are mostly business owners who hire them because most immigrants will work for a low wage and owners also do not have toVIEW DOCUMENT
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One of the most controversial topics today in politics is what to do about illegalimmigration in the United States. Should we consider all of the illegal immigrants felons? Should we give them full citizenship rights? These are all important questions related to illegalimmigration. In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act made it illegal for employers to knowingly hire undocumented workers and imposed fines of up to $11,000 for each violation. Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill, entitled H.R. 4437 (The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and IllegalImmigration Control Act of 2005). Just recently, due to massive overpopulation, the problem ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1282 words - 5 pagesIllegal immigrants have caused lots of consequences for the U.S. economy. For examples like taking away jobs, not paying taxes, and committing crimes. These are a number of costs that U.S. citizens have to deal with constantly. As the lives of immigrants continuously improve in the United States, doesn’t connote that this situation is healthy for the citizens and our economy. Illegalimmigration is a serious difficulty that is occurring in the United States. If this affair isn’t controlled soon, the state’s population is going to increase by 52%. That is forty-nine million illegal individuals, between the years 2000 and 2025 (Dickey 14). There are large amount of illegal aliens appearing inVIEW DOCUMENT
1250 words - 5 pagesAmong many of the highly disputed issues in the United States, illegalimmigration is near the top, as it is continually growing and must be brought to an end. The term “illegalimmigration” is used to describe the migration of people into another country without the government’s permission. Due to the United States’ highly desirable lifestyle, illegalimmigration is more common than many other countries in the world. Even before the Constitution was written, significant political and social idols, such as Benjamin Franklin worried about the outcome of immigration. His ideas were particularly towards the increase of German immigrants, for he would caution that “Pennsylvania will in a fewVIEW DOCUMENT
2319 words - 9 pagesOpen borders and opened doors that is what America stands for, and that is what this country was built on. This country was made great through the hard work of immigrants, from the rail road to the modern super highway immigrants built most of the infrastructure that is in place today. The problem is not the immigrants that have come to this country legally but rather the problem is the immigrants that have broken the laws to get here and also stay here against the laws that already are in place. America has become over run with the epidemic of illegalimmigration, from small towns to every big city illegalimmigration is a serious situation that is putting a strain on the country. If theVIEW DOCUMENT
1221 words - 5 pagesNational Issues Paper: IllegalImmigration
There are more than 10 million illegal immigrants living in the United Sates, and each day that number is increasing by 1,400 illegal aliens. An illegal immigrant is a foreigner who either illegally crossed an international political border, whether it was by land, sea or air, or whether it be a foreigner who legally entered a country but nevertheless overstayed their visa in order to live and/or work there. The two focal attractions that the illegal immigrants perceive in the U.S are superior job opportunities, and better living for their families. Several businesses in our Nation are eager to hire cheap, submissive manual labor from overseasVIEW DOCUMENT
1974 words - 8 pages different; Immigration leads to diversity and cultural tolerance.” (www.issues2000) Both presidential candidates believe and acknowledge that there is a problem, and recognize limits need to be set to regulate and discourage illegalimmigration into the U.S.
Congressman of Ohio including Mike DeWine, John McCallister, and Ted Celeste each have differing opinions on the issue of immigration. Mike DeWine has voted “Yes” on all issues concerning immigrants in the United States. He favors limits to make immigrants work while they earn their VISA for citizenship. He believes that immigration adds a variety to our society. In his opinion, it will help the economyVIEW DOCUMENT
872 words - 3 pagesIllegalImmigration Growing on the U.S.
In “Illegal Immigrants Do Not Harm America’s Economy,” Brian Grow and his colleagues, reporters for Business Week, argue that rather than damaging it, illegal immigrants actually help the economy by paying taxes and advancing general economic growth. The writers are responding to claims that illegal immigrants receive unwarranted negative attention for supposed drains on public services. They also address the fact that, despite possible legal ramifications, companies hire undocumented workers in higher numbers than ever before while the government seems to turn a blind eye. They speak of depressed wages, increased spending, and ambivalentVIEW DOCUMENT
1796 words - 7 pagesAs you can see, the issue of the border relating to immigration has never been straightforward. Instead of enforcing the laws of our country, exceptions were made during times of war which created problems that could not be overturned. Now we have illegal immigrants in our nation and any action is opposed by some special interest group. One of those groups is the Mexican government. Since the 1980's, and most prominently recently, the Mexican government has opposed our restriction of the border because their working class far overflows the few low paying jobs offered in the country. Yet that should not effect our policies, we need to curb the illegalimmigration as soon as possible, andVIEW DOCUMENT
2212 words - 9 pages as well as grant a period of asylum for those that are here illegally. A countless number of Americans believe this issue needs to be resolved. Nevertheless the majority of American people demand a more stringent policy on immigration, specifically the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. from Mexico. What those people fail to understand is the hardships, struggles, and poverty these individuals face if they were to stay in Mexico. The immigration policy needs a reform; the American people must understand why these individuals make the illegal journey across the border into El Norte.
A major issue that is always brought up at political debates is the issue of immigration. “Many AmericansVIEW DOCUMENT
1903 words - 8 pagesIllegalimmigration is a “hot” topic in our country. There is controversy between the state and federal governments over who has authority, and our elected officials in Washington are addressing the issue, with limited success. The majority of us have some opinion on the subject, and our opinions tend to be based on how the issue will impact us. We question if illegalimmigration is good for us. What are the costs to us? Is it in the best interest of our country? As nearly twelve million people have secretly slipped across the border to invade our space, our concerns have increased. While our concerns are important, we should not limit ourselves to a one-sided view. Only byVIEW DOCUMENT
1584 words - 6 pagesFormer President Grover Cleveland once said, “Remember, remember always that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.” While this is true, the immigrants, who built this country, came legally. Immigrants create a diverse country and build up a great nation like America. On the other hand, illegal immigrants tear down a country economically. Illegalimmigration to the United States creates a variety of problems that will only grow worse if not addressed by the federal government.
Immigration has been the major source for America’s growth.The United States has the most immigrants in the world ("Nation of Immigrants"). Russia has the second mostVIEW DOCUMENT
2715 words - 11 pagesIllegalimmigration has been a problem in the United States for a long time. The government attempted to use different methods to eliminate or reduce illegal immigrants. From deportation and increasing boarder security, to implementing laws that punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants, to awarding temporary work permits, and then to legalizing illegal immigrants through amnesty, these attempts have all failed. Nowadays, many questions ask if this problem of illegalimmigration can ever be solved. Before this question is answered, perhaps another question that arises is why should we even care to stop illegalimmigration?
For those who are rational, and most people in the UnitedVIEW DOCUMENT
1643 words - 7 pagesOne of the most controversial political issues of today is illegalimmigration. Illegalimmigration describes the long-term shift of populations across national borders without complying with the legal requirements. Many people are crossing the United States borders illegally to find better jobs, escape political persecution, and to help out families back home. Some Americans are against this movement of immigrants. One problem is because of the damaging effects to the United States environment, another is the amount of money needed to clean up the waste that is being left behind. Illegalimmigration not only hurts the economy, it is also taking its toll on the environment. IllegalVIEW DOCUMENT
1524 words - 6 pagesDid you know that there are an estimated 3.1 million American children with at least one parent who is illegally in the United States? Illegalimmigration has always been a problem in the U.S dating all the way back to 1875. In 1882 president Chester A. Aurthor was the first president to ban all Chinese workers. Soon after, the criminals and the mentally ill were refused from the U.S. Immigration wasn't always a problem before this. In 1892 the first portal of immigration opened up in Ellis Island, New York. This was the premier station for immigration. Here new arrivals had to show identity and were asked a series of questions. After all this, the immigrants were scanned for physicalVIEW DOCUMENT
1841 words - 7 pagesOne of the most significant issues facing the United States as a whole is that of the question of immigration policy. Some projections place the number of illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States at nearly 20 million. This number represents a significant portion of the American population. The debate over how to best approach immigration policy is one of heated passion for most people. However, like with many controversial topics, it is easy for people to form biased opinions and become blind to contrasting views on the issue. While there is no doubt that illegal immigrantsVIEW DOCUMENT
3004 words - 12 pages all legal remedies to their application under the Refugees Act (Cap 420) will be considered prohibited immigrants in terms of the Immigration Act (Cap 217) and shall be detained in custody until such a time as they are removed from Malta in terms of the conditions laid down in the same Act."Although many people emphasize on the repatriation of the illegal immigrants as the optimum solution, it is not an easy task. As mentioned before many of the immigrants arrive to our shores without documentation and do not have any form of identification at hand. Without this documentation, authorities do not know the country of origin of the immigrants and even if the authorities find out the country ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1356 words - 5 pages have a very protective fence, police men and dogs to prevent people— especially poor and uneducated— to enter to that mansion. That is, you are not allowed to go in if you are not rich and educated.
That mansion is United States, and those poor people dying are the illegal immigrants who crossed the border. They crossed the fence that the mansion has; they risked their lives in the desert for their families’ well being and to get a better life. It is said that illegal immigrants are criminals, because they came to this country illegally. As a hungry person outside the mansion where food was in abundance got into the mansion illegally for food, immigrants got into United States for necessityVIEW DOCUMENT
1258 words - 5 pagesAmerica as a whole has come to be defined by a single phrase, “Give us your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” written by young immigrant from Portugal, Emma Lazarus, and engraved on the Statue of Liberty. With more and more people entering the country, the United States quickly evolved into the ultimate melting pot that it is today. As time has moved on America remains welcoming to the millions of immigrants. However, entry into the United States has become much more complicated. This complication resulted in a new type of immigration: illegalimmigration. Ignoring American laws, these immigrants enter the country unnoticed and assimilate themselves intoVIEW DOCUMENT
1105 words - 4 pagesRecently illegalimmigration has become a very pressing issue among people. Many people around the borders are being greatly affected by the issue and think immediate action needs to be taken to put a stop to the issue. The Documentary Border War: Battle Over IllegalImmigration takes a stand on the issue using many examples of pathos, ethos, and logos to try and persuade people that illegalimmigration is a very serious issue and we need to put a stop to it. This documentary follows the lives of people who have been affected by illegalimmigration, and explains how they feel about the issue. Another way that people can look at the issue of illegalimmigration is through the eyes of theVIEW DOCUMENT
1956 words - 8 pagesImmigration is one of the hot topics in today’s society: legal and illegal. According to, Philip E. Wolgin in his article, “Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration Reform,” there are 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in America today. From 1990 to 2007, immigration increased from 3.5 million to 12.2 million. Since 2007, immigration has decreased and fluctuated from 12.2 million illegal immigrants to 11.7 million illegal immigrants. In the article, “Splitting the Difference on IllegalImmigration,” Peter Skerry states that, included in the eleven million illegal immigrants, there are more than one million children under theVIEW DOCUMENT
963 words - 4 pagesThe United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegalimmigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down fromVIEW DOCUMENT