Immigration: Problem with Too Many Immigrants in the U.S


Immigration is a major problem facing the U.S. today. Hundreds of
thousands of immigrants flock to this country every year. Some legally, others
illegally. Some are escaping from religious and political oppression while
others come to seek out the "American Dream". Either way they are causing
nationwide problems. Non-English speaking workers take jobs away from American
people because they will work for cheaper wages. Illegal immigrants receive
welfare and health care and the money to fund this comes straight from us, the
citizens of the United States. Some limitations have to be put on the number of
immigrants allowed each year and much stricter border patrols must be installed.
Harsher punishments and frequent checks are necessary to keep corporations from
hiring illegal aliens. We need to do something about this problem before its to
late.

The number of legal immigrants should definitely be lowered to a much
more reasonable number. Right now, an average of over 600,000 legal immigrants
are granted access to the country. I believe this number should be cut in half.
We need to focus on problems facing American citizens, such as poverty, AIDS,
cancer, and unemployment. We don\'t need 300,00 more people to deal with, we have
enough problems with the currents population.

I don\'t think certain ethnic groups should be give preference over
another group but I think educated workers who can speak English should be
granted passage before a poor worker who is coming over here to pick lettuce for
minimum wage. The educated people are the immigrants that will cause this
country to flourish and they are the ones that should be encouraged to migrate
to the U.S.

With some many problems facing the U.S. now, we need to worry about
ourselves and try to get ourselves on track before we can worry about saving the
world. If we can get our economy going and take care of poverty in our cities,
then we can begin to help out the countries of the world. I\'m not saying that we
should completely cut them off, the poorer places should receive some financial
aid, but the majority of our problems lie inside our borders and those are the
ones we should be most concerned about.

Illegal immigrants are sucking up hardworking American taxpayer\'s money.
They are gaining benefits like welfare, public education and health care and the
money that funds those benefits comes straight from our wallets. These people
are not tax payers and our not helping to deal with American problems.

One of the main reasons that we have such a problem with illegal
immigrants is because companies continue to hire them. The U.S. government needs
to crack down on these companies to make sure that they are not putting these
people to work. After watching news clippings on how easy it is to "sneak"
across the border, its no wonder we have so many illegal aliens living in the
U.S. It is not the fault of the border patrol guards, but the fault of the U.S.
government for one, not having a enough help, and two, not enough barriers.
People can basically walk over the U.S./Mexican border without being seen or
caught. If they are caught, they usually return the next day. I

Another privilege that should be taken away from illegal aliens is
automatic citizenship for children born in the U.S. If the kids are not citizens
then they will not be eligible to attend our already over crowded public schools
and further discourage people from coming over.

People take sneaking over the boarder as a joke. They can laugh about
being caught because nothing can be done and since there are so few guards there
is little risk of getting caught. By increasing border guards, cracking down on
phony passports and pleas for political asylum in our airports we can stop
illegal immigrants from coming over and receiving benefits that they do not
deserve. Once we have that problem taken care of we can work on setting up fair
legal immigration policies.

Category: Social Issues