Devils Advocate Essay

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Immigration Relief In history one sees the rise of immigration as a certain region, country, continent, expands and progresses in terms of industry. When the United States began to grow in terms of industry in the late nineteenth century, one saw the rise of incoming immigrants into the country. Ever since, immigrants from all over the world have come to the U.S. in search of jobs, education, freedom, and new beginnings. With this high influx of immigrants, the U.S. government began to come up with policies that would allow for the deportation of these foreigners. Soon, the U.S became notorious for its immigration laws that were being aimed at all types of immigrants, hardworking positive influences, or criminal freeloaders. Although the rising population of illegal immigrants may causing cities to overpopulate, and cause competition between foreigners and U.S citizens, foreign policy should be more lenient to illegal immigrants because their arrival will help boost the economy, will give future generations more useful qualities, and will allow the U.S industry to gain skills that these immigrants bring to the United States. The problem with the American immigration policy is that it is being applied to every immigrant who comes to the land of the free. The United States is an attractive country that allows for virtually anyone to have an equal opportunity to be successful. This appealing quality causes different varieties of newcomers. There are those who have a positive effect in the U.S and actually take advantage of the opportunity, and there are those who do not take the opportunity of being here and have a negative effect on society. The immigration policies should be applied to those who do not wish to work or have an education in this country. For this goal to be achieved, certain steps or solutions must be accomplished in order to reach it. Many say, “Well how are we going to keep track of this incoming flow of immigrants, and their progress during their stay here in the United states?” and the answer is by granting them a temporary identification card. With the technology found in the U.S today, this task could be made as simple as a library program. By granting these immigrants an ID card, the government can keep an accurate report of what the immigrant has been up to and for what kinds of jobs they have been applying to and what types of schools he or she has been attending. Officials can see if the job that the foreigner took is one of good reputation or is one that is notorious for granting foreign workers jobs, without paying them the legal minimum wage or jobs that fall under the category of drug dealing or black market jobs. These identification cards would be of great asset to the government, and would decrease the difficulty of finding certain immigrants who are causing more harm than good in this country. Another solution that can be taken to please both sides of the immigration question is to do a detailed background check on all incoming immigrants. Now- a- days background checks are done on immigrants at airports, which is a crucial start to a complete solution. Although these screenings are in place, they are not efficient enough to search all incoming visitors, especially the criminal ones. Janet Napolitano said, “The sweeping immigration overhaul introduced last week in the Senate would improve national security by helping authorities know who is in the country” (Gonzales para. 3). Gonzales sees the importance of a background check, which would decrease the number of illegal criminals that would be allowed in this country which is a major goal in the immigration debate. Also, by doing these background checks and getting rid of these criminals, the number of immigrants would decrease, again pleasing both sides of the immigration argument. Another step would be to grant those who sail through the background check, a social security card that would allow the visitors to receive certain