Prosperous nations such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have always attracted immigrants who are looking for better opportunities. Since the foundation of the United States of America, immigration has been an essential factor to the growth of the nation as well as a continuous source of conflict. This may be the year Congress decides what to do about the millions of immigrants living illegally in the U.S.
Public discourse is divided over the issue of illegal immigration. Opponents argue that undocumented immigrants are an economic drain; others say they are an economic gain. Some contend that undocumented workers take jobs that would otherwise be held by American workers, while others argue they do work that Americans are unwilling to undertake. Meanwhile, many experts say that legal immigration must be made more efficient to deter illegal immigration and attract skilled foreign workers, but that the debate over illegal immigration enforcement has blocked progress on broader reform.
When people think of immigration, they usually think of crossing the border or illegal aliens, or other negative stereotypes. This paper will help inform about the political uprising that occurs because of this issue and also view both sides of the different arguments. It will also illustrate, facts, figures, and other information to help understand the current debate over immigration and possible solutions brought forth by a realistic reform.