Scrambled States Of Immigration Analysis

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Moving forward under the shadow of President Obama’s recent executive order to grant amnesty to more than four million immigrants, The Editorial Board’s article in the New York Times, “The Scrambled States of Immigration” examines our nations stance on immigration reform. Highlighting just how close the nation is to a breaking point, we see that rather than unity, there is disunity among the states, even though all know reform needs to be put in place in some form or fashion. Whether it will eventually be pro-immigrant or anti-immigrant, under the Lockeian view, illegal immigrants should not be granted amnesty under President Obama’s orders at all. Yet because of laws and programs such as mandatory public education, and Obamacare, it is clear …show more content…
103). In order to achieve this, from the get go education and society should aim to, “establish in the mind of every individual an idissoluble association between his own happiness and the good of the whole” (Mill, pg. 108). This is quite the opposite of Locke, who argues government is formed by a people who give up some rights in order to protect their interest alone (Knoebel). To achieve Mill’s ideal requires a constant evaluation of government policies and procedures, as well as the political climate of the nation. For reasons to be explained accordingly, it should first be stated that President Obama’s executive order should be allowed to pass for the greater good of the nation and her citizens because the policies in place for immigration are not utilitarian at all. According to federal law, it is illegal to employ and continue to employ a known illegal alien (the Political Guide). Upon discovery for overstaying a visa or entering illegally, an immigrant will be barred from applying for re-entry for five to twenty years depending on the severity of their offenses and frequency. What affect does this have on American

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