Should America Maintain/Increase the Level of Legal Immigration?
Overview/BackgroundA political battle that has been heating up recently is the battle over immigration. Terrorism, the drug war, and the national deficit have all fueled interest in a long dormant debate. The U.S. population, fed largely by immigration, will grow to 420 million by the year 2050 (according to the U.S. Census ). The Hispanic population alone should be over 100 million, which is especially relevant since over 60 percent of immigrants come from Mexico.
Proposals have recently been put through by the President and House to deal with various aspects of illegal immigration, varying from amnesty for existing illegals, guest worker programs, deportation, fines for unpaid taxes, stricter border enforcement, and so on. However, very little attention has been given to legal immigration. Is immigration in general good for the country? Should we increase the level of people that are allowed to enter the country and work towards citizenship?
Pros and Cons of Amnesty/Path to Citizenship
Pros and Cons of U.S.-Mexico Border Fence
Jobs, Immigration, and Outsourcing
USA Immigration Information
Federation for American Immigration Reform
Immigration and Legal Issues
Legal Immigration: Setting Priorities
Written by: Joe Messerli