Week 3 CheckPoint - Modern Challenges in Immigration ETH125

Week 3 CheckPoint- - would only establish the U.S as being a “what's in it for me” country Certain countries should be given preference over

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Should United States government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants? Should citizenship preference be given to the neediest applicants? The most talented? The most oppressed? The richest? Should applications from certain countries be given priority? (Feltey, 2006, p. 11) Immigration is one of the largest growing concerns in the United States. For years it has been fairly easy to obtain visas to live in the United States, whether it be for employment or family reasons. The policies of the U.S. seem to favor certain groups of immigrants, usually from specific countries. For example, it is much more difficult for a person to migrate from Mexico than from a European country. The United States government policy on Immigration should not favor one group over another, unless it is based on life and death scenarios (e.g. genocide, refugees). Citizenship preference should not be given to anyone who is not in need of protection. To give preference to the rich, talented, or selfish
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Unformatted text preview: would only establish the U.S. as being a “what's in it for me” country. Certain countries should be given preference over others for only one reason. Allied countries of the United States should have the first opportunities for immigration because there is a lower risk to the U.S. national security. There are many steps associated with keeping the United States safe through the process of immigration. The process of fingerprinting is acceptable, but the cost of relocating is too high. If it is too expensive to move to the U.S. certain people who may be an asset to the American society would be forced to remain in their current situations. The United States was founded by immigrants and everyone should have an equal opportunity to benefit from this great country as long as they pose no threat to national security....
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This note was uploaded on 11/12/2010 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Jameshenderson during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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