Illegal immigration US

Unites States in violation of the United States immigration laws. Under the law of immigration those who have entered unlawful are subject to deportation illegal immigration is a common debate in the United States among different people. Illegal immigration has over a long period of time continued to be a lot issue in the United States. Illegal immigrants are referred as illegal, undocumented immigrants, undocumented worker, criminals and aliens.

This subject of illegal immigration has been a very difficult subject to deal with in some complex situation such as the children of the illegal immigrants born in the United States may automatically gain citizenship. There are various ways used to cross the border illegally which are sometimes the Cubans try to reach Florida resort using small homemade boats. Others enter through the Mexican border; others cram into shipping containers, trucks without being noticed.

This debate has formed 2 major parties in which there are those who support illegal immigration and those who don’t support illegal immigration. In each of the two arguments there are logically consistent reasons. The topic of illegal immigration has elicited numerous debates among the stakeholders. Among the pro illegal immigration stakeholders they argue that the illegal immigration is important especially in the economic development of the United States. The illegal immigrants are of economic values to the United States as they provide for a source of cheap labor.

The illegal immigrants are purported to search for a better opportunities and as such they become committed and hardworking in order to achieve set objectives. (Malanga, 2007). The states massive resources and numerous opportunities are actually exploited by such people termed as illegal immigrants. The illegal immigrants come with them certain skills that are missing in the United States. Such job opportunities include restaurants, hospitality, construction, agriculture and domestic services. The major argument is that illegal immigrants tend to take jobs that the citizens refuse to perform.

(Edmonston, 1996) President Bush supported comprehensive immigration reform which has proposals such as resolving the states of the millions of illegal immigrants already in the United States, encouraging illegal  immigrants to assimilate, making the borders secure, penalizing employers for hiring illegal immigrants. All this issues must be dealt with simultaneously if the issue is to be solved. On June 29th the United States Senate killed the proposed comprehensive immigration legislation, ending chances for President George W.

Bush to pass his immigration reform plan–a centerpiece of the president's domestic agenda. Immigration reform supporters garnered just 46 of the 60 votes needed to conclude debate and proceed to final passage. Sixty senators, including 37 of Bush's fellow Republicans, voted against it. Most senators said they had no plans to try to overhaul immigration law before the 2008 presidential election, so it is unlikely that any major immigration bill will become law until 2009. The biggest obstacle was to convince conservatives that the path to citizenship for illegal aliens is not Amnesty.

The bill's bitter end has a deeper meaning, as it demonstrated that conservative Americans’ vision for US immigration reform should not include any type of amnesty or legalization for undocumented workers. During the first session of the 107th Congress, the caucus focused on three primary issues: addressing the explosive growth in illegal immigration, reversing the growth in legal immigration and stopping a further extension of Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act – a "mini-amnesty.

" With the events of September 11th, in the second session of the 107th Congress, the caucus continued to establish and emphasize the link between open borders, unregulated immigration and the potential for terrorism. In addition, the caucus has pushed legislative proposals which would help secure America’s borders and reform the outdated U. S. immigration system. A federal judge barred the Bush administration from launching a planned crackdown on U. S. companies that employ illegal immigrants, warning of its potentially "staggering" impact on law-abiding workers and companies.

A federal judge also barred the Bush administration from launching a planned crackdown on U. S. companies that employ illegal immigrants, warning of its potentially "staggering" impact on law-abiding workers and companies. (http://www. house. gov/bilbray/irc/  11/11/2007) In my own opinion the United States is supposed to develop enabling policies that can accommodate the illegal immigrants. This can be done by giving those illegal immigrants United States citizenship. The other step to be taken is to tighten the border security to reduce the influx of illegal immigrants.

Proper scrutiny of the immigration documents should be done to avoid any chances of illegal immigrants to the United States. For all this to done effectively proper legislation should be instituted that will give necessary support. Continuous reforms to the immigration shall be very important in reducing the high cases of illegal immigrants. The illegal immigrants have been perceived to cause strain on the part of the government in the provision of the major social amenities such as education, medical e. t. c.

The government uses a lot of money to cater for the needs of the immigrants children in terms of provision of education. The total number of foreign born students enrolled in college in 1990 was 1. 9million or 14 of total college enrollments of 13. 8 million (US bureau of the census, 1993: table 3; 1996: table 231) and these illegal workers in most cases do not participate in the payment of tax. In addition to this, the illegal immigrants create competition with citizens in the available job opportunities. (Darabi, 1996)


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  • Edmonston B. (1996) Statistics on U. S. Immigration: An Assessment of Data Needs for Future Research. National Academies Press.
  • Malanga S. (2007) Why Illegal Immigration Alone Doesn't Matter: Special to washingtonpost. com's Think Tank Town Thursday, November 15; 12:00 AM Immigration Reform Caucus: Office of Congressman Brian Bilbray 227 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 t: (202) 225-0508 | f: (202) 225-2558