Project 5 - Eli Quinn Section 105 May 1 2007 Illegal Immigration in the United States Immigration in the United States is what originally started

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Eli Quinn Section 105 May 1, 2007 Illegal Immigration in the United States Immigration in the United States is what originally started this country, and immigrants are what make up the entire U.S. population. As time went on, immigrants that made the way to the United States became Americans. Many circumstances have changed since those times. When a person comes to the United States to live from another country they are now considered illegal immigrants until they go through the Naturalization Process. The Naturalization Process is a series of tests for immigrants to go through to become United States Citizens. When one receives United States citizenship they are provided with social security, social services, ability to pay taxes, etc. But not all immigrants believe they need to go through the Naturalization Process to stay in the United States, and this is where government officials turn immigration into a controversial subject. The controversy on illegal immigration lies within the boundaries in which illegal immigrants should be able to acquire social services, whether or not immigration expands the economy, demographic changes in the nation’s workforce, strategies for controlling illegal immigration, and whether or not the naturalization process is a positive enforcement of our immigration laws. While some experts see illegal immigration as a way for economic growth, others see illegal immigration as a major problem and needs to be controlled. Immigration Policy and Possible Alternatives When an immigrant comes to the United States and decides they want to become
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an American citizen they must go through the Naturalization Process. The Naturalization Process is a series of tests in which immigrants need to make a certain passing grade to become an active part of the United States population and workforce. This process is the legal way to become a United States citizen. Not all immigrants feel they should go through the Naturalization Process to become part of the United States economy; these people are called illegal immigrants. Tamar Jacoby, writer of “Immigration Nation,” feels that the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants should be put through the Naturalization Process to earn their citizenship since they are already working and living here (Jacoby). For the United States government to issue a plan that would get these illegal immigrants to earn citizenship would require a lot of work. The U.S. government would have to come up with stricter immigration laws to receive compliance from these estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. President Bush has made it clear that immigration reform is his top domestic priority, and legislators from both camps spent the summer insisting on the need for change (Jacoby). But as the 109th Congress drew to a close in 2006, it seemed unlikely that members would make a serious effort to resolve their differences before going home to face voters (Jacoby).
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Project 5 - Eli Quinn Section 105 May 1 2007 Illegal Immigration in the United States Immigration in the United States is what originally started

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