impact of immigration
Immigration is the movement of people from one place to another for which they intend to settle, work and start a living. The United States is enriched with a large diverse population with individuals from different countries. The United States is known to be the “land of the free,” and a country which presents life changing experiences and great opportunities. The United States is a reputable and attractive country, hence providing immigrants the opportunity to live the American dream.
The problem of illegal immigration has been ongoing for many years. According to United-States statistics, the population of legal and unauthorized immigration continue to grow. Due to the physical and financial constraints and poverty level in other countries, many immigrants migrate to the United states for an opportunity of a better life.
I believe that the United States should grant amnesty to undocumented immigrants who have been productive without a criminal background. Many undocumented immigrants have lived peacefully in the United States and contributed to the improvement and development of the country. Granting amnesty to these certain individuals would be fair and deserved.
In terms of social aspects, granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants promotes more diversity and also aids in alleviating some negative stereotypes, fears and fixed notions of individuals who are immigrants. Furthermore, this will promote social and cultural awareness and acceptance of other cultures within the society.
In terms of economic aspects, many undocumented immigrants have contributed to the United States work force. Granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants will bring more revenue to the government by legal employment of immigrants, paying taxes, and contributing to social security, health care insurance and welfare.
In terms of healthcare aspects, granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants will allow for access to healthcare. Many undocumented immigrants are reluctant to follow up with a doctor or access a health care facility due to lack of access to health care and out-of-pocket fees which can be financially constraining. If granted amnesty, undocumented immigrants will have the opportunity to obtain healthcare insurance and have adequate access to healthcare, which can help reduce healthcare co-morbidities and mortality rates and allowing for individuals to take charge in their health.
United States is a country with huge potential and presents many opportunities especially for immigrants. Many immigrants living in the United States are unfortunately undocumented. Undocumented immigrants who have positively contributed to the country, without a criminal history should be granted amnesty by the United States as it will make an impact in economic, social, and healthcare aspects.
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Pros: Economics Advantages
Immigration and economic growth Gordon H. Hanson
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H., G. (2013, April 6). Immigration and Economic Growth. Retrieved March 20, 2020, from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2245000
Cons…… Economics disadvantages
The economic consequences of amnesty for unauthorized immigrants. 2012
Orrenius, P. M., & Zavodny, M. (2012). The Economic Consequences of Amnesty for Unauthorized Immigrants. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-06480-2_9
Promoting entry of high-quality workers through US immigration policy. Lawrence Brunner and Joseph Pate
Department of Economics, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI, USA.
Brunner, L., & Pate, J. (2016). Promoting entry of high-quality workers through US immigration policy. Applied Economics, 48(52), 5045–5059. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2016.1170933
Cons…Social Economics Problem
The Ethical and Public Health Implications of Family Separation
Mia Stange and Brett Stark
Stange, M., & Stark, B. (2019). The ethical and public health implications of family separation. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 47(2_suppl), 91–94. doi: 10.1177/1073110519857327
Immigration and Health: Law, Policy, and Ethics….
Wendy E. Parmet, Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong, and Maya Prabhu.
Parmet, W. E., Sainsbury-Wong, L., & Prabhu, M. (2017). Immigration and Health: Law, Policy, and Ethics. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 45(1_suppl), 55–59. doi: 10.1177/1073110517703326
The impact and implications of undocumented immigration on individual and collective health in the United States.
DeAnne K. Hilfinger Messias, PhD, RN, FAANa, Marylyn Morris McEwen, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, FAANb, Lauren Clark, RN, PhD, FAANc Messias, D. K. H., Mcewen, M. M., & Clark, L. (2015). The impact and implications of undocumented immigration on individual and collective health in the United States. Nursing Outlook, 63(1), 86–94. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2014.11.004