English Comp. II
June 13, 2007
Immigration; Continuing Problem in the U.S.
The Legislation would tighten borders and offer employers more temporary workers from abroad in addition to providing lawful status to an estimated 12 million illegal aliens and putting many of them on a path toward citizenship. (CNN Associated Press)
“Every time you try and enforce the borders more, you offend people on the left.” (Sen. Evan Bayh Associated Press page 2) Immigration has always been a sensitive subject with politicians’. The reason I say this is that because many Americans complain about unemployment and not being able to obtain jobs. I would defiantly agree with Sen. Bayh on his statement about offending and enforcing borders. This article to seems to appeal to politicians in the sense that it is overdue for an immigration bill to be passed. Tony Snow, White House spokesman, says “I think one of the things you do in this is you listen.” He also goes on to say, “How can we trust to enforce this, when you have a border that’s been open for 21 years.” What seems to be the problem is many politicians’ want to get this bill passed and then there is some who just don’t agree with certain issues of the bill. Noting that the measure calls for investing in border security and would hit employers with harsher punishments for hiring illegal immigrants, Snow said the Senate “wraps this up in two days.” (CNN Associated Press page 1)
The Census Bureau will announce that the United States population has reached 300 million, 39 years after it passed 200 million (1967) and 91 years after it hit 100 million (1915). (Newsweek Samuelson page 1) Demographer Jeffrey Passel of the Pew Hispanic Center estimates that about half of the last 100 million Americans are immigrants and their U.S. born children. (Newsweek Samuelson page 1) Those are interesting facts to consider, if this bill passes maybe that would cut down the growth of the...