To find the solutions to some particular challenges, the first and foremost thing is to find the cause of these challenges. So to write some solutions of Immigration law, the reasons for its existence should be discussed. Immigrants are considered to be the people shifting from one country to another. This dislocation of people from their homeland can be caused by various reason. Security situation, better and prosperous future and good career opportunities are the primary driving forces. Legalization of a person is very tiring and hectic phenomenon. So as a short cut some people try to breach the border of another country by the illegal mean. It is commonly known as Illegal migrations. These illegal immigrants pose a significant threat to the national security, resources and other administrative issues of the country. To regulate this phenomenon, immigrations laws are created. So that the regulation of those people can be made possible. These laws vary from one country to another, mostly depending on the political situation in that country (Nunez, 8.In the case of United States of America, nearly 1 million undocumented immigrants are allowed every year. The number of immigrant visas issued by the United States is more than that of any other country in the world. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for keeping a proper check and balance on the immigrants. There has been an unending debate on almost all the forum of the United States about the legalization process of these immigrants. After a lot of discussions and untiring efforts of legislators, the current form of the legislations divides visas given to foreigner into two categories: non-immigrants visas and immigrant visas. The principal purpose of non-immigrant visas can be work, tourism, study, and family, etc. But there are some necessary conditions for that. For work purpose, it is mandatory to keep a check about the fact that whether any US citizen is eligible for that job or not. Then depending on the results of such cases, a visa is issued.
In recent past, this debate reached its apex, when immigrants from Syria and other war torn countries started breaching the borders of the countries. To cope with the challenge, G.W. Bush devised an immigration amnesty program in 2007, but it could not get the approval of the Senate. On the other hand, Barack Obama’s approach was a bit different from his predecessor. He preferred to go for the policies first and worked on it from all the aspects before putting it in front of the Senate. The basic purpose of both the presidents could not be achieved, and it depicts the fact that how important and complicated this scenario of immigration is. The primary concern of US at that moment was immigrants coming from Mexican territory (Chishti and Pierce).
The first and foremost solution, seeking the success of Canadian guest-worker program, would be an implementation of such though in the United States of America. This plan will allow the immigrant to apply as a guest-worker. Special taxes should be imposed on such workers so that the other workers of the United States get compensated. The mandatory visa fee should be imposed on these workers. Visa should be provided on the individual basis rather than consolidated or group basis. Only those job should be advertised for guest workers that are vacant because of lack of interest of citizens of the US. In this way, a philanthropist and good image of the United States can be projected on other nations. Its other benefits include generation of revenues, flourishing industry and also promotions of the serene and peaceful environment. There should also be some restrictions on the employers of such people, in case the guest-worker tries to make some discrepancy the employer should be the one to control them and report them (Carson, 12).
The other solution of this issue should be assigning a green card sort of a card to the immigrants. The immigrants can work, travel, live and perform other actions by this card. The renewal period of this card should be of one year. A yearly renewal fee should be imposed exclusively on the taxes being paid by these immigrants. They should be discriminated from the citizen of the US by not allowing them the access to regular welfare program suggested by Government. All the rights that are given to a green card holder shall be granted to these people. In the case of any wrong behavior of deceptive act, the immigrant should immediately be deported back to his or her country. It will ensure that no other person will try to do such act in future (Nowrasteh).
Third and most important solution to the problem of illegal immigration could be enforcing a law that stops the people who have entered the United States of America from getting a work permit. If someone has entered illegally, he or she has no right to get any job or work permit. First, the legalization and documentation should be assured to the relevant authorities; then the work permit should be provided. (Williamson, 87).
Benefits and Solutions
The major benefit of the law discussed in above paragraphs would be the legalization of the immigrants. At the current moment, the United States of America is the arch rival of the terrorist, because of its anti-terrorism policies and the wars she fought for defeating those elements. These elements try to create insurgency in the United States by doing terrorist activities. These terrorist activities are rarely possible with the help of residents and citizens of the United States. But on the other hand, the immigrants entering the US are from a poor background. Most of them are affected and dislocated by the war on terror, and they blame the US for that. So the insurgents now try to brainwash these people by offering their families residence in the US and a huge amount of money in case they perform the terrorist activity in the US. They also take the help of religion in this regard. These illiterate economically broke and dislocated person fall a prey in the hands of such elements. They show the willingness to perform such activities in the USA. They think that it’s some revenge but what they don’t know that they are being used by some element for their personal benefits. So these laws will ensure the regulation of such elements. These people shall be given some lectures on these issues. The primary benefit of these laws will be ensuring the citizens of the United States of America a serene and peaceful environment.
Another primary cause is the people looking for jobs. The economic un-stability of some undeveloped and developing countries adversely affect the developed countries. People try to move towards these areas. This mobilization creates the disturbance in the balance of resources and other material. The population control is also not possible with this much amount of people entering the country illegally. So to sum up, these laws are mandatory for bright future of the United States and its citizens. There should be a regulatory procedure to track these immigrants, and illegal immigration should be blocked.
Carson, Dr. Ben. “A common sense solution for immigration reform.” 17 November 2014. www.westjournalism.com. English. 25 May 2017.
Chishti, Muzaffar, and Sarah Pierce. “Immigration issue.” The Obama record on deportations (2017): 5-6. English.
D.Williamson, Kevin. www.nationalreview.com. 9 February 2016. English. 25 May 2017.
Nowrasteh, Alex. “One solution to the immigration debate.” Washington Examiner (2015): 4. English.
Nunez, Christina. www.globalcitizen.org. 04 December 2014. English. 25 May 2017.