Should the federal government increase
regulation in illegal immigration?
Immigration in the
People all over the world are hungry for political, social and
economic change. These people enter the United States
illegally to enjoy a better lifestyle, make money and help support
their families here and abroad. Most are fleeing oppression,
chronic unemployment, poverty and little or no opportunities in
their homelands. They crave a place with freedoms and new
opportunities, a place like the United States of America. Being
desperate, they enter the United State illegally, causing conflict
and issues for American citizens. Some believe that these
illegal immigrants are corrupting our society and some believe
that these people need help. This creates controversy of how
the United States government should regulate illegal
Immigrants help keep the economy moving by filling
low-wage jobs, they provide a better lifestyle for
those who enter the country illegally and they create
a pool of consumers for a variety of goods and
These immigrants give us diversity and excitement in
the American culture.
They bring their traditions and values from their home
countries to the United States, giving us different
tastes and new ideas, giving value to all the people
around the world.
Illegal immigrants take jobs away from
legal American citizens.
Illegal immigrants don’t have to pay
federal taxes, making it unfair to others.
Illegal immigration has high costs for
the federal government.
The policies of the federal government have a
broad impact on both the domestic and
foreign affairs of the United States. Since
illegal immigration is considered a domestic
and foreign affair, the federal government
mostly deals with this issue. Congress has
complete authority over immigration.
The federal government can’t always keep up
with the many immigrantion problems in the
United States so the state governments take
over. However, states have limited legislative
authority regarding immigration.
One example how the state controls
immigration is forced exclusion and forced
The local government is the
government that helps out with local
issue and problems. However, local
governments don’t have much control
with immigration issues. Illegal
immigration is mostly a federal issue,
not a local issue.
There were many different ethnic groups taking the
survey such as Hispanic, African American, Asian,
European and American. There are certain trends of
the results that show certain ethnic groups have
certain views on immigration. Most Americans
wanted to reduce the amount of immigrants that enter
the United States and increase regulation in illegal
immigration. While other ethnic groups like Hispanic
and Europeans wanted to increase foreign aid in
other countries and help immigrants in the United
States, especially those who were born outside
There are certain biases that contribute to the
results of the survey. It seems that the
Americans dislike the immigrants entering the
United States and didn’t want to do anything
to help them while the Hispanics wanted the
United State’s federal government to help
foreigners enter the United States and their
countries. The Hispanics seem to want that
help because they are the ones coming to the
United States and wanting help for them and
their people back at home