Friday, November 5, 2010

Immigration: What do we do?

We have had a great discussion via "Moodle" regarding immigration. It is easy to think about building a wall to prevent people from coming to the US, but what can we do once people have arrived to an area and settled? How can we demand that a group of people assimilate into our culture and learn our language, yet not provide the resources and opportunities for this to take place?

Hopefully, you have visited some of the links I sent you all regarding taxation of immigrants. This is on of the most common argument used when stating the negatives of illegal immigration, but it is not always very accurate. It is always better to be well-informed so that your argument is much stronger and true.

You have also been provided a resource that gives the process to become "legal." As you can see, it is very complex and could take up to 20 years to achieve. Again, this is a case that could be simplified bia immigration reform.

I hope that you are more knowledgeable when it comes to issues regarding immigration. It is a very difficult issue, and it is marred with gray areas that don't allow for clear application of laws, nor the protection of individuals being faced with deportation.

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