The Problem of Immigration in California Term Paper by Master Researcher

The Problem of Immigration in California
A position paper on immigration in California.
# 38745 | 2,650 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 15, 2003 in Political Science (U.S.) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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The paper explores the issue of illegal immigration and undocumented aliens in California and considers broader reforms to American immigration policy. The paper argues that illegal immigration and the employment of undocumented aliens in California is a problem that needs to be addressed. The paper asserts that America has historically been a nation of immigrants and it can continue to be so, however, illegal entry must be controlled.


From the Paper:

"America is a desirable place to live relative to many other countries. It offers an extremely high standard of living, political democracy and personal rights that are secure and exceed those in virtually every other country in the world. For all of these reasons it is an attractive destination for many. Unfortunately, not all of those who want to reside in the United States have any legal right to do so.
"These illegal immigrants arrive primarily by two methods. In the first place they may cross into the United States from Mexico. The majority of these illegal aliens then attempt to live and find work in either Texas or California. Recently, a second route has begun to develop. America's northern neighbor, Canada has a very liberal (critics call it inadequate) immigration policy particularly with regard to its processing of refugee claims. Therefore, many individuals whose ultimate destination is the United States enter Canada and are then smuggled into the United States. These two nations are the primary sources of illegal aliens in the United States.
"Illegal aliens present a host of problems. Essentially, they constitute an economic burden. As illegal aliens they are not subject to personal taxes and a range of other responsibilities that an American citizen is. Thus, their contribution to the public good is limited. Yet, they seek employment, access public services and, overall, make demands on resources and opportunities."

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