There are around 11 million reasons why the United States needs immigration reform. Illegal immigrants don't pay income taxes, abuse public assistance and shift the burden of paying for them to the American taxpayer. Not only do we need to secure our southern border, but companies must take a stand and refuse to hire illegal workers. The drug trade must stop by legalizing marijuana and lessening the impact of cartels along the border. Our military should be recalled to American soil to act as a true Department of Defense. Constructing some kind of barrier along our border with Mexico would create thousands of jobs. Yes, it is costly to build. However, many Americans are out of work.
The U.S. Needs immigration reform in the sense of allowing workers to obtain legal status in this country. The naysayers come across as prejudicial haters, who offer no good reason to deprive our country of the intelligence, labor and dedication that immigrants bring to a culture, and in fact on which this country was built.
The U.S. needs immigration reform in the sense of allowing workers to obtain legal status in this country. The naysayers come across as prejudicial haters, who offer no good reason to deprive our country of the intelligence, labor and dedication that immigrants bring to a culture, and in fact on which this country was built.
The current system for immigration is broken. The fact that what country you come from can greatly influence how easily you can gain citizenship is not fair. There should be a system in place to measure the contribution that the applicant will provide to society, and also the need of the applicant to immigrate here (possibly for social or religious reasons). Country of origin should not be the main factor in ability to immigrate to the U.S.
Our system has great intentions but horrible execution. A colleague of mine, who has a PhD in computer science and is on a tenure track position at a university, has been attempting to gain citizenship since 2009. I do not understand why it matters that he is from India, what should matter is the fact that he is a PhD that is greatly contributing to our society. The applications should be reviewed based on worth of applicants not country of origin.
The United States does not need immigration reform, what it needs is to uphold the laws currently on the books to their letter, and stop using immigration as a political football. Legal immigration is what this nation was built on, but we continue to "look the other way" in many cases, be it for cheap labor or getting more votes.