More Strict Border Control
One problem today that we have in society is immigration. Hundreds of thousands of people immigrate to our country illegally each year. These people are unregulated so no one really knows who has come into the country. These people are coming from many countries. The problems with illegal immigration are undocumented people taking jobs, possible terrorists coming into our country, and illegal trafficking of drugs and or people.
This is a growing problem in The United States each and every day. Last year, an estimated four-hundred thousand people entered our country illegally during a time of slow economy and a large terrorist threat, that is four-hundred thousand too many.(Tancredo) Since 2006, there have been ten thousand killings related to the drug trade in the US. There are worried that the crime may spill over more towards the United States. (Gerdes) Criminals may illegally cross the border and find refuge in the U.S. putting Mexican American cities in danger. (Gerdes). The Mexican government benefits by pushing off as many of their extremely poor and poorly educated people as possible. (Hampton) These illegal aliens mail back an estimated 20 billion dollars a year into the Mexican economy. Mexico also uses the US social services program to benefit Mexico’s citizens with US tax dollars between 250-300 dollars yearly. (Hampton) Many illegal immigrants use the 14 th amendment as a loop hole for citizenship. Families with a pregnant mother sneak into the US and have their child on US soil; they do this because the 14 th amendment grants any person born on US soil US citizenship. Once the parent’s child has citizenship they try to use the child for permanent rights in the US. They also try to bring other relatives in through the child. This is called anchor babying. When they hop on over the border and give birth to a U.S. citizen, they then try to get the other family over with the citizenship they already have.
As for a solution, we propose to end birthright citizenship. This would be a good solution because it will minimize the motivation for people to cross the border illegally and give their children citizenship. Without a sure-fire way to guarantee citizenship, it may deter many from coming over. In doing this, it will save our country a lot of tax dollars. It would also boost our economy by giving jobs back to the true American citizens.
Higher welfare costs, Greater difficulty deporting parents, and loss of control over nation’s future. Birthright children of illegal immigrants are granted welfare benefits. More than 200,000 children of illegal aliens in California received aid at a cost of 720 million US dollars. If we take away birthright citizenship it will greatly reduce taxes, it will force parents to go back to the country since there will not be any more anchor babies. Also more jobs will be produced because there will not be illegal immigrants taking them away from actual American citizens.
In conclusion birthright citizenship should be ended because it will help the United States by lowering taxes, giving jobs back to American citizens; there will be less over population in the America. Illegal immigration will greatly decrease because there will not be a “anchor babies” to the families of the United States.
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