Illegal immigrants have always been a problem for the United States. Entering the country illegally can result in deportation back to their native country. The majority of those that enter the country illegally are here to find a better future. As more and more undocumented immigrants pour into this country, stricter laws are being passed which in terms becomes a controversial issue.
The United States is well known as the land of opportunity. Many immigrants come here to work and live a better life. For immigrants that cannot enter the country legally, the end result is to enter the country illegally. The majority of undocumented immigrants “do often take some of the country’s least ...view middle of the document...
This is a “controversial immigration bill authorizing police officers to stop suspected illegal immigrants and demand proof of citizenship” (The Huffington Post). This is giving the police too much authority and can lead to many other problems such as discrimination against Hispanics.
The Arizona Immigration Law that just passed has caused many other states to question if this was unlawful because it is targeting Hispanics. Some cities in California even boycotts doing business with Arizona because of the new law. This law has brought divided attention to the American people. States that have borders with other countries are paying close attention and reacting to this law as carefully as it can because it can affect them. Other states that do not have this issue are just thinking of what is right in their terms.
I have gathered a questionnaire with eight questions either to agree or disagree and to answer yes or no in regards to immigration. One of the questions was, “The Arizona Immigration Law of authorizing police officers to stop suspected illegal immigrants and demand proof of citizenship is a good law to help deport illegal immigrants” (Appendix A). I have given this questionnaire to twenty-five random individuals. Nine individuals agree with this law and sixteen individuals disagree. In terms of percentages, 36 percent of the individuals agree and 64 percent disagree charted on Appendix B. In this questionnaire, the majority rules that the Arizona Immigration Law is not a good law that was passed. This questionnaire helps support that the Arizona Immigration Law is not a good law.
According to this law, if a police officer suspects an individual and finds out that the individual is undocumented, the person can get deported. If that individual is the only person working to support the family, the family can be in dire situation as there is nothing to help support the family. When this situation happens, it causes mayhem for the family as dreams of opportunity are being shattered.
There are other options other than implementing such a law that can be discriminating. A very good option is to secure our borders so that there are no places for people to enter the country illegally. If we can be able to achieve this, I believe that this can somewhat slow down the numbers of people entering the country undocumented. It is just like killing a snake by removing the head. If we can stop illegal immigrants by the border, we do not have to deal with such laws like the Arizona Immigration Law.
Another option is to build a bigger wall on our borders to deter immigrants from entering the country illegally. This will cost huge amounts of money and it will be well worth it. If a thirty feet wall was built on the border with a lot more border patrols, it...