Modern Challenges in Immigration

Modern Challenges in Immigration

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When asked, “Should United States government policy favor certain kinds of immigrants?”, I would respond, “Absolutely, and these immigrants must be legal immigrants and not from countries that are in opposition with the United States of America.”
Throughout the history of its existence, the United States government has designed acts

and policies regarding immigration, e.g., Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, The National Origin

System. The United States government currently has a policy or act in position that addresses

this issue – the 1965 Immigration and Naturalization Act. “The primary goals of the act were to

reunite families and protect the American labor market. (Schaefer, 2006) The act also initiated

restrictions on immigration from Latin America. Since, the Immigration and Naturalization Act

has changed. The sources of immigrants now included Italy, Greece, Portugal, Mexico, the

Philippines, the West Indies, and South America.” (Schaefer, 2006)

While present day policies and procedures appear to favour the skilled immigrants, the

activity should continue, yet at a slightly reduced margin or quota. A much-required, unskilled

immigrant labor force should be capable fill the newly created void and entry-level employment

positions within the United States. Additionally, there are immigrants entering the US who

possess diminutive to no practical means of self-sufficiency. This allowance should be reduced

because, the impoverished immigrant may add to the already existent levels of poverty in our

country, and may be unable contribute to the growth of the United States without being an

economic burden. “Immigrant labor is needed, but transition can be difficult, even if for

immigrants individually it ultimately means a better life economically.” (Schaefer, 2006)...

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