Illegal Immigration Solution Essay

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Illegal immigration is an increasing problem in the United States. In an article titled Illegal Immigrants it states that the United States has the largest population of illegal immigrants comparted to any other country. It also mentions ways people violate the immigration laws when they come to the United States; sneaking in without permission, coming over on ship as a stowaway, and by using documents that are duplicitous. The article also states, “Roughly two out of three illegal immigrants in the United States come from Mexico.” Illegal immigration brings with it mixed emotions as many believe it is a security risk, while others place blame on the illegal immigrants by stating they are responsible for an increase in crime, lower wages, …show more content…
The ‘Illegal Immigrants” article also states, according to FAIR [Federation of American Immigration Reform], “Americans deserve decent jobs at decent wages, not unfair competition from imported foreign workers who are exploited to the point of indentured servitude.”
Men are still being paid more money per hour than a woman for doing the same job. In an article written by Ashlyn Kuersten, she states, “The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in Congress in 1923 and was reintroduced at every subsequent session of Congress but never passed. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was an attempt to give women more equality in the workplace.” Kuersten continues to say,
An amendment to the U.S. Constitution may be proposed by two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress but must then be ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures. Therefore, 38 states (three-fourths of 50) are required for ratification of any amendment. In 1972 the ERA passed both houses of Congress and was then sent to the states for ratification. Within a year, 30 states ratified it. Yet by the 10-year deadline set by Congress (1982) only 35 states had

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