Illegal Immigration Research Paper

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American’s can not make up their mind decisively on the issue of immigration and what to enforce on this issue.Although, last November when President Obama announced broader initiatives to grant legal status to children and parents who are in the US without authorization now it has turned into fear instead of joy. Since the Republicans in Congress have announced that they plan to undo the president’s executive actions. So again the actions taken seem to remain the same, not legalizing immigrants. On the other hand, it is ironic how we are an immigrant country and have always been from the start. We claim to be a diverse nation, but yet again we do not accept immigrants today and want to diminish them from our country. Way back in the 1800’s…show more content…
Deportation is “the lawful expulsion of an undesired alien or other person from a state.” That is how people who are citizens view it; they know the meaning, but they do not know the troubles and emotions an undocumented person encounters. On the other hand, deportation from an illegal immigrant perspective means simply fear. They already encounter fear everyday because they know they can be deported any second of their lives; all the risk they took to come here for it to be all taken away in a flash. For the only reason, seeking to provide a better life for their children and families than what might have been available in their country of origin. It is more than fear because what comes first to their mind is their family. What will happen to their family? For instance, what happens to a family when the father is deported, or when both parents are deported? What about the children,what happens to them? ICE doesn’t care nor track down if these individuals have family to care for them. As described by Vanessa Ceceña from San Diego Free Press, “Children with an apprehended parent(s) can be placed into temporary foster care even though they might have undocumented relatives that can care for them. They are deemed “unfit” to care for the children because they are also at risk of…show more content…
If they are not deported they’re imprisoned; instead of imprisoning actual criminals who are free. We imprison innocent human beings who only came here seeking to provide a better life for their families than what might have been available in their home country. “It cost $285 billion—of removing the entire undocumented population from the United States over a five-year period, including continued border- and interior-enforcement efforts. $23,482—The cost of apprehending, detaining, processing, and transporting one individual in deportation proceedings. $2.6 trillion—The amount of money that would evaporate from U.S. cumulative GDP over 10 years if all undocumented immigrants in the country were deported or “self-deport.” Instead if we would approve the reform legalizing the 11 million immigrants in the United States we would boost the nation’s economy. It would add a cumulative $1.5 trillion to the U.S. gross domestic product—the largest measure of economic growth—over 10 years. That’s because immigration reform that puts all workers on a level playing field would create a virtuous cycle in which legal status and labor rights exert upward pressure on the wages of both American and immigrant workers. Higher wages and even better jobs would translate into increased consumer purchasing power, which would benefit the U.S. economy as a

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