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It is high time for an immigration policy that serves immigrants and citizens alike. As an important part of this, we must find ways to reform our legal immigration system to create a process that is truly fair, orderly, and efficient. Indeed, currently there are close to 4.5 million individuals waiting in line to come to this country legally— and some have been waiting for aslong as 24 years.
Over the past several decades, however, immigration policy has become confused, unfocused, and dysfunctional. America lacks a simple system to attract the qualified immigrants who can help our economy and contribute to our nation. Millions of unlawfully present immigrants are undermining America’s core principle of the rule of law, while the legal naturalization process isn’t working as well as it should. Large-scale immigration without effective assimilation threatens social cohesion, along with America’s civic culture and common identity. This is particularly true when immigrants are assimilated into the welfare state rather than into a society of opportunity.
Path to Citizenship
a. Pro, who’s for it:
Fixing a broken immigration system will bring much more benefit for the country and their economy. The 11.7 million illegal immigrants, past immigrants, business owners and a consistent and solid majority of Americans —63 percent—crossing party and religious lines favors legislation to create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the United States illegally. Sixty percent of Republicans, 57 percent of independents and 73 percent of Democrats favor a pathway to citizenship, according to the report. Majorities of Protestants, Catholics and Americans with no religious affiliation also support that plan
1. 1 in 6 workers in the U.S. is an immigrant.
2.Comprehensive immigration reform would create 1.4 million jobs.
3. Every day, the U.S. loses around $36 million in tax revenue due to inaction on immigration reforms.
4.Immigration reform would provide a pathway to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
5. Implementing and enforcing anti-immigrant immigration laws are costing state million of dollars.
6.Immigration reform would reduce the federal deficit by $897 billion dollars over 20 years.
7. State tax revenues would increase by an estimated $748 billions by 2033.
8. 2.1 million DREAMERS would be allowed to contribute more fully to the economy and their communities.
9. By being allowed to earn citizenship, DREAMERS would add $329 billion dollars to our economy.
10. Americans across the political spectrum and even most members of Congress agree that the immigration system is broken and needs to be overhauled.
11. For every $1 increase in immigrants income there is a $1.17 increase in GDP.
12. The immigration system has not been significantly reformed or updated since the Reagan administration – before most DREAMERS were born.
13. Immigrant – owned businesses are employing millions of workers: 1 in every 10 workers in this country employed at a privately owned business is employed by a business owned by an immigrants.
14. Americans overwhelmingly wants to fix our broken immigration system; in poll after poll, nearly three quarters of Americans surveyed say they support immigration reform
b. Con, who’s against: Mainly the opposition party are not willing to accept this reform. The 16 House Republicans who signed off on the letters have all expressed opposition to a comprehensive approach to immigration reform. House Republicans who signed the letter: Reps. Lou Barletta (R-PA), Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Walter Jones (R-NC), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), John Fleming (R-LA), Steve King (R-IA), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Mike Rogers (R-AL)
1. Legalization would displace American workers.
2. Per Dr. George Borjas’ study, legalization would lower American wages.
3. Legalization would lead to unemployment among African-American and Hispanic communities.
Define Illegal Immigration
a. Illegal immigrant n. an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the United States without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa.
b. Why:United States has made itself a new home for immigrants in search of a better life
c. Past history which allowed them to come:In 1986, Congress granted amnesty to 3.1 million illegal aliens. In 1990, Congress increased legal immigration by 40%, and grantedamnesty to the illegal relatives of aliens who benefited from the previous amnesty.10-20 million illegal aliens presently roam the U.S. The number of illegal aliens doubled in the 1990’s. Each year more than 1.3 million legal and illegal aliens settle permananently in the U.S.
d. Children of Illegal: Children who were brought into the United States illegally and who have grown up in America did not set out to break any immigration laws. The administration decided that since they are not responsible for what happened when they were young, it is unreasonable to punish them.
Define the Dreamers Act: (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001
This bill would provide conditional permanent residency to certain immigrants of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools, arrived in the United States as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill’s enactment. They are other requirement and condition that may apply.We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass meaningful immigration and fix our broken system. And we’re not alone. There is a broad coalition of over 400 organizations across the United States fighting for immigration.
a. Senate–what they want
b. House of representative what they want
How business owner taking advantage of illegal?
The most obvious beneficiaries are the companies hiring illegal immigrants and their stockholders. That promotes higher profits and better returns to stockholders. Another obvious beneficiary is the U.S. consumer. Say you’re going out to eat, and the restaurant uses illegal immigrant labor. Theoretically, you will benefit as a consumer because the meal price will be lower. And any restaurant that tries to not use illegal immigrant labor will be at a competitive disadvantage. So restaurant owners have a choice: They either violate the law and use illegal labor, or they go out of business. The ultimate beneficiary is the person who’s eating out. Well, more often than not, that tends to be upper-income Americans, not lower -or middle-income workers.
a. What are proposed solutions? : Regulate better the terms of the Immigration reforms.
b. Who really is gaining with illegal? : Obvious beneficiary is the U.S. consumer, food and restaurant industry, manufactories
Congress Members Use Immigration Myths To Justify Reform Opposition