The Legalization Of Illegal Immigrants Essay

803 Words Apr 18th, 2016 4 Pages
The party views on immigration are differing from each other, as it is for most issues. The Republican Party is generally in favor and supportive of legal immigration, but adamantly against illegal immigration. The Democratic Party however, while they do not “like” illegal immigration, they believe that illegal immigrants should be put on a path to achieve American Citizenship.
It is a strong belief within the Republican Party that the safety of American citizens lies in knowing who is in the country, and who is entering the country. The Republican view on immigration, generally is one that values legal immigration, acknowledging that they make a vital contribution to many aspects of national life. They are however, generally very strongly against illegal immigration. They view illegal immigrants as people who break the law, and disadvantage those who follow it. They believe that granting amnesty to illegal immigrants is only going to encourage more law-breaking. They also think that border patrol agents should be able to deport illegal immigrants without giving them a hearing before a judge. House speaker John Boehner proposed a plan for immigration reform saying that “our nation’s immigration system is broken and our laws are not being enforced. Washington’s failure to fix them is hurting our economy and jeopardizing our national security.” His plan to fix the problem is to implement a zero tolerance policy for those trying to enter the country illegally or…

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