4 December 2007
Illegal immigration is an ever growing and ongoing issue not only in the
Many illegal immigrants send most of the money they earn here in the
Also, many immigrants are paid cash, and therefore are not getting taxed for the money they earn. This also causes the
“In Plyler v. Doe (1982), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all children who reside in the United States regardless of their immigration status, have the right to a free education. (Counters)” Each year, states are having to pay for these illegal immigrant children to go to school, while their parents are not being taxed. The states also have to pay for the programs to teach most of these illegal immigrant children to speak English, and for the free lunch programs most of them are on. Economically, this is hurting not only each state individually, but the
“The Center for Immigration Studies reports that the criminal illegal alien population represents about 30 percent of the total prison population (Counters).” In the year of 2003, there were a total number of 495,614 arrests of illegal immigrants. (Illegal Immigrants) Allowing these illegal immigrants who commit crimes to stay here is a huge threat to the American peoples’ safety. Think about it, if illegal immigration was stopped, then 30 percent of the prison population would be gone and 495,614 crimes prevented per year. Obviously the
It also costs the American people and government a lot of tax money to keep these incarcerated illegal immigrants in the
Even though the issue of illegal immigration seems to be a completely black and white issue, with seemingly no gray area for mediation, I believe however, that it is possible to mediate the two sides of the issue. One side being that illegal immigration should be stopped completely, and the other side, that it should be allowed. It is possible to mediate the issue of illegal immigration with just a few simple policies that could be put into play.
First of all, a big reason immigrants come to the
Currently, full citizenship is granted to immigrants who take an oath of loyalty. (
Many immigrants also come to the
Another illegal immigrant issue that should be addressed is what to do with those illegal immigrants that are caught by the government. Currently in the
Lastly, another way to cut down on illegal immigration is to increase border control. If the above policies were put into place, it should discourage many immigrants from coming to the
Illegal Immigration. Center for Immigration Studies. 14 November 2007.
Illegal Immigration Counters. Data Sources. 14 November 2007. <http://www.imigrationcounters.com/datasource.html>
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