The Importance Of Immigration Policy

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For countries around the world, immigration policies may be different. For example, Japan has strict immigration policies, but, the United Kingdom had around 7.5 million immigrants in their country in 2011 (Line). One of the main discussions in American history about immigration, is the amount of people who come in with visas, and overstay their visits (Bouvier). Immigration has recently been brought to the attention of the United Nations, who is doing research on statistics of asylum seekers, refugees, and permanent resident status (Percy). Because of the differences worldwide, there is no easy solution to handling immigration properly. This is why it is important for each country to create their own policies, based on the countries personal …show more content…
government find a happy medium for an immigration policy. One solution to this, could be a law that allows an immigrant to be in the United States with a visa, for a certain (reasonable) period of time. During this time, the immigrant must abide by all the American laws, hold an American job, and contribute to the American society. Once that time period is up, if the immigrant acknowledged all of these standards, they will be able to receive their citizenship. This law could be effective because it is necessary for these people to show their loyalty to the United States. If they commit a crime, within these years, their time period may restart, or it is possible they will be deported and not be allowed, legally, back in the country. If the immigrants can prove to the United States government that they would be a positive asset to the country, by following this guideline, it can suit the Democrats and Republicans by setting a legal way for immigrants to seek refuge in the …show more content…
Most democrats are against that idea, in fact they are for looser border security. If the democrats and republicans came together and combined these two schools of thought it would help the clarify our border laws and satisfy both parties. The republicans main concern is illegal immigrants sneaking over and breaking the law because they say we are nation of borders and those laws must be enforced correctly. By increasing the amount of officers at the border, will help prevent illegal immigrants from coming over illegally which will leave them with one choice, coming to America the legal way. The current quota for visas allowed per year in america is 480,000 per year (How). Increasing the quota to 700,000 would be the best way to satisfy both parties because they are both getting something they want out of the deal. This proposal brings peace to the argument because the solution addresses the main needs the parties preach about, border control and continuing our history of being a nation of immigrants. With both political parties disagreeing so much, this is the easiest and most logical solution we have right

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