Studies indicate that when an issue is raised in interest to the Black and Latino immigration, the congress “glass is always a half full or half empty.” The Latinos usually embrace the die value of immigration while the black often encroaches mainly on their rights and privileges. It was all drama in the month of February when a bi-partisan group of eight senators decided to craft a bill addressing immigration. The bill outlined their intention to bring foreign laborers into the country. This controversial issue is represented again at the front burner for the President and the congress. Unfortunately, in the recent incidences most of the meetings have unflavored the black immigrants from Africa, Latin America, Haiti and Caribbean (Martin 2).
It is important to note that as the new century continues to unfold itself, the population explosion in underdeveloped nations, terror and spread of war continues to be a great challenge. Emigration from these poor countries to US as the main destination continues to increase. Allowing the huge numbers of newcomers in the nation not only overburdens the healthcare systems and schools but also drains the countries important resources. In fact, the brain drain only poses a challenge to the developing countries in meeting their own needs (Martin 3). The idea surrounding immigration provokes a greater feeling not only to the public policy but also to every American citizen. These sentiments have a greater concern onto the economy, social services and ethnic relations. In current situations, the debate has accelerated beyond the congress to incorporate some of the broad ranges of foreign policy issues. Therefore, the argument now encompasses on the U.S. relationship with the international trade, human rights, Latino America and the worldwide refugee crisis (Jones-Correa 686).
Since the onset of the 21st century, the forces of globalization are constantly creating new world opportunities. Many issues such as international trade are constantly expanding. People, goods and ideas, are constantly interchanging across the globe. Unfortunately, many nations are losing the significance of their border. These trends of immigrating goods and people have suffused the American experience. Today, many of the important values of America as a nation are closely related to immigration. In the year 2007, Dr. Owens, delivered a speech on the “impact of immigration on the social, political, economic status of the blacks: A Case Study of the Black-Hispanic Conflict.” In the paper, the California State University Fullerton argued that the immigration has enamors detrimental effects on the Blacks (Jones-Correa 686).
In his argument, Dr. Smith believes that these immigrants will archive more power, create warlike situations and become politically powerful individuals in the America. Smith in his paper continues to believe that immigrant groups who might have migrated to America thorough kinship relationships have better kinship ties than the Native Americans. These kinship ties may have power to dictate the current immigration policies. Their prolonged stay in the country only makes their kinship ties to more strong. In relation to Smith Theory, it is true that today, the Latinos are almost dominating the other social groups in terms of social, economic and political reference. The Blacks have been provided with various favors by the government and public policies. Most of the policies do not burden the Latinos since they are formed chiefly by their language (Jones-Correa 686).
Ronald Fermandez continues with the debate by claiming the complex linkages that surround the history of America and the Immigrants, he claims that most of the American culture have been drained as a result of the high number of immigrants entering America yearly. In his argument, the sociologist resists the high level of multiculturalism and only longs only to increase diversity value only as a sense of national unity (DeLaet 123).
In the 2008, Mitt Romney lost a higher number of potential votes when interviewed on his view towards the constant influx of the illegal immigrants. In his view, he said that millions of illegal aliens’ immigrants will be forced out of America. His remarks made majority of these people refuse him as a model for America. To many of the Americans, Romney destroyed his credibility to prove as the forthcoming president. Statistical analysis indicates that, a higher number of Black Americans who outnumbered the Latinos ended up voting for their ‘own” president Barrack Obama. Studies shows that, Romney intention to decree any negative immigration policy as the president foreshadowed many issues that he may not have considered the black immigrants. His opinion would have led to the displacement of a greater number of American voters. Currently, the immigration inversion is mainly supported by the corporation, financial interests and elite politicians who have more power in lawmaking than the ordinary American (Jones-Correa 686).
This provocative paper calls for the Latinos and the Blacks to deal with their regular immigration differences and provide amicable solutions to the immigration problem. Smith and likeminded immigration theorist framework identified that immigration is the main cause of variables that promote conflict and negative political repercussions in the society. They recognized that, the Blacks socio-economic status continues to deteriorate as immigrates continues to influx America. His theory mainly focuses on particular characteristics such as employment displacement and political movement (Martin 7).
As observed by DeLaet 2001, he argues that economic progress is one of the main drivers of American call to scale immigration. The new century sets a high level of economic competition among states. America, as a country must be in a position to compete and adapt to the continually demanding pace of technology and global marketplace. In the last few couple of years, the American economy has been through unbearable readjustment from collapse. In many circumstances businesses have been cut down, workers are forced to work under limited wages and state programs are almost capsizing. It is true that the current economy has emerged from the trials of capsizing thus proved that the Americans people owe nothing than handwork (Martin 7).
Research studies indicate that every country has the will, power and right to elevate its national interest. The US as a country is not exempted from the act. In logical sense, it will not make sense to admit hundreds of immigrants from the entire underdeveloped states that will be a burden to the country. The American immigration policy should be created in a manner that promotes country’s interest economic interest before it captures the aliens. To spur the societal, economic and technological standards forward, America should only open ways from engineers and scientist from overseas. To support the service industries, factories and farms to hold to better services, it should be the federal motive to allow only limited number of immigrants in the country (Telzrow 35).
As congress debate on the various proposals to reform the immigration Act, it is vital for every American to understand the claim in a wider perspective. Understanding of the concept will ensure that the country meets its long term goals. The current congressional proposals mainly focus on the best ways of resolving the high influx of refugees, undocumented workers and prompt law enforcement. These policies may not prove to provide the best solutions to the challenge, therefore, it important for the state to opt for better policies that will fully frame the question in its context (Jones-Correa 687). The options should include a wider range of possible directions and the various ramifications for each. They options should highlight the possible American policies, history/beliefs and lessons learned from the histories. The set of policies should further comprise of criticism that is carefully designed to help the country attain the long term goals. It is important to note that the options presented should not present any political or cooperate view. It is the job of every American to sort the immigration issue through the presented options with a critical understanding on the strengths and weaknesses of each option (Jones-Correa 688).
America is a strong country but, unfortunately it may not be able to absorb the high level immigrants without considering their own infrastructure and economy. Nonetheless, for humanitarian reasons the country cannot bar itself from the plight of poor immigrants from the borders. The country has already given enough to the poor states. In fact, it is a national best for American unique culture is preserved (DeLaet 123). As the strongest political and economic powerful nation across the globe and the most sought destination for the poor immigrants, it is a mandate to provide amicable solutions to the challenges. It is its duty to stop the senseless number of yearly influx who aims to deteriorate the national economy. It the federal government mandates to explore the necessary incentives on how to help and stabilize the immigrating individuals in orders to stay and contributed significantly to their nations. Moreover, forging ahead with realistic and positive strategies, the country may make greater moves in the subject of immigration.
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