Immigration: United States V. Wong Kim Ark

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The Benefits and Disadvantages of Immigration
Immigration is a huge global issue that we deal with on a day to day basis. Immigration is when a person moves into a different country. There are many consequences and rewards when it comes to the topic and idea of immigration. There are many laws and regulations that pertain to immigration. Immigration is a worldwide issue that has many pros and cons that will entail the future of our world, government, country, and state.
In the beginning, the early inhabitants began emigrating from Europe into what is now called the United States. The first colonists came for wealth and to seek independence from the British Monarchy. "The first permanent English colony was Jamestown, Virginia. It was founded
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The case was United States v. Wong Kim Ark. It was debated that, “A child born in the United States, of parents of Chinese descent, who, at the time of his birth, are subjects of the Emperor of China, but have a permanent residence in the United States, and are there carrying on business, and are not employed in any official capacity under the Emperor of China, becomes at the time of his birth a citizen of the United States” ("United States v. Wong Kim Ark”). They came to the conclusion under the statement of the 14th amendment that, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside” (US Const. amend. XIV, sec. 1).
With the help of laws and regulations relating to immigration, people can become a United States citizen through a certain process. There are four ways that a person can become a legal U.S. citizen. The first way is by being born within the United States. Secondly, if a person’s parents were born in the U.S. then you are automatically considered a U.S. citizen. Thirdly, a person can become a citizen through the naturalization process, which is the passing of the citizenship test. The final way you can become a citizen is if one or both of your parents has been admitted to the citizenship of the United
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Our opinions are much different than the people related closely to immigration, such as the Border Patrol that deal with it every single day. Tim Foley is a Border Patrol agent in Arizona. His opinion on the matter is, “It’s a cat-and-mouse game, and the mouse is still winning. In spite of the best efforts of our Border Patrol agents, drugs and humans keep coming across our border with Mexico” (“Despite Border Patrol’s Best Efforts”). With this being said, there are not enough Border Patrol agents to cover the border to keep our country safe and control the illegal immigrant traffic. The result has been a huge increase in the number of illegal immigrants crossing the borders. In addition, the drug cartels are extremely intelligent and have become more successful in the past few years. When people like myself look at illegal immigration situations, the people see it as being a burden to the United