Should Immigrants Become Cititzens Essay

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Should Illegal Immigrants Be Legalized? Should illegal immigrants become legal citizens? This is one of the main questions that trouble this country. Well most people in this country think they should not because they take away unwanted jobs other people do not want, an increase of income taxes, immigrant students get benefits, for example the dream act. Others think they should because they are humans as well. The people that are against legalizing immigrants do not think that America was founded on immigration. People don’t think that pilgrims were immigrants as well; they escaped England because of religious freedom, if they did not come from England. We would not be standing here right now; America would not be America if it weren’t the pilgrims which they were immigrants that came to this country for a better life. So like the pilgrims, illegal immigrants come for a better life; they come to live the American dream to live in a country with liberty and justice for all. Preventions for immigrants so they won’t enter this country illegally have been set like, for example an increase in border patrol on Mexican- American border, like when reaching the bridge to come to America they ask for passport or birth certificate. They’ll ask you questions like where you going, what was your purpose for coming to Mexico, they’ll sometimes ask the kids (if kids are on board) where there from, what school you go to, questions of that matter. Also right a few miles out of Laredo there is a homeland security toll way check; where they check buses for any immigrants on border. Illegal immigrants being deported for convictions depending if they serve time or not, if they are sentence to serve time they will be deported after their time is served but the number of the non-criminal immigrants is higher than the convicted immigrants. What does that show? The government does not check if they have a criminal record, they only check if they have papers to be here in America. The government has created laws that are against illegal immigrants. For example the illegal immigration reform and immigrant responsibility act of 1996 states That immigrant unlawfully present in the United States for 180 days but less than 365 days must remain outside the United States for three years unless they obtain a pardon. If they are in the United States for 365 days or more, they must stay outside the United States for ten years unless they obtain a waiver. If they return to the United States without the pardon, they may not apply for waiver for a period of ten years.( Another example is Arizona. Arizona has created laws to combat immigration like law Arizona SB 1070. The Arizona act additionally made it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in Arizona without carrying the required documents. Many Americans believe that illegal immigrants do not pay taxes but they do, the problem is they will never receive that money back, because social security administration keeps a record of wages that do not match up with real names and numbers in their system. Immigration does not have a clear solution but there are certain situations that allow people to stay in the country. For example President Obama passed a new policy that stop the deportation of illegal immigrants who are under 30 and it allows illegals apply for work permits that are good for two years. The government should update immigration policies like the new policy that stops the deportation of immigrants under 30. The new proposed law brought up by four Democrats and four Republicans that allow more illegal immigrants to come out of the shadow and allow them to become U.S. citizens. Another false assumption is that illegal immigrants do not pay taxes but they do pay taxes, and do not receive that money back because they use fake names to apply for jobs. The Democrats and Republicans have different views on what they should do with the immigrants. Republicans like