Over the past few decades, the United States immigration policy has become so confused and unclear to the point that there is a deepening concern about the US present policies regarding immigration are not working. Certainly, poorly planned policies and weak enforcement of immigration laws led the United States security in bad position. Billions of illegal immigrants in the United States contradict the core principle of the rule of law and denigrate the legal naturalization process.
Consequently, continued large-scale immigration without effectual assimilation threatens social cohesion and America’s common identity and civic culture. Immigrants have been good for the US and the United States has been very good for the immigrants. America’s system and its principles of equal justice and economic freedom invite all those seeking blessings of liberty and opportunity.
The existing illegal population in the United States is much smaller than the size of the existing legal population due to the constant movement-out of illegal status to the legal status in the country. Finally, it must be remembered that although enormous number has been observed in the entrance of illegal aliens in the country, high level of legal immigration has also been observed in the country, by which, a very large legal immigrant population has been created in the United States Statement of Problem
Immigrants who come to the United States have significant effects on the public policy. Governments introduce immigration reforms to control the various impacts of legal and illegal immigration. Therefore, it is extremely beneficial for government officials to find out and critically evaluate current and future probable impacts before designing an immigration reform. America is a welcoming nation, and the hard work and strength of our immigrants have made our Nation prosperous. Some Facts and Figures
• In the March 2005, the highest number of legal, as well as, illegal immigrants was 35. 2 million in the United States. In 1910, the amount of the immigrants in the country was 13. 5, which was two and a half times lesser than the recent one. • In the American history, the highest five-period of immigration started from January 2000 and ended on March 2005, as country was settled down with 7. 9 million new immigrants legally, as well as, illegally. • Estimates showed that illegal aliens were approximately half of 3.7 million after the post-2000 period.
• In eight decades, the highest percentage has been observed in the immigrants. The total population of the United States constitutes of 12. 1 percent of immigrants. In 1910, the high of 14. 7 percent was reached in the United States, and it will be surpassed, if the continuation of current trends will not be stopped within a decade. Illegal immigration creates a lower class of workers. In addition, America’s present immigration laws hinder many companies to find honest workers.
The visas now available do not permit employers to fill jobs in many key business sectors of American economy. Principles of Immigration Reform In this regard, the current President's proposal on immigration reforms is based on the following principles. • Defending the homeland by controlling our borders. • Serve America's economy by matching a willing worker with a willing employer. • Encouraging Compassion. • Supplying incentives for return to home country. • Protecting the basic rights of legal immigrants.