Immigration Essay, Research Paper
What could be more captivating than an oasis in a desert with green foliage, cool fresh water, and succulent fruits? An oasis is a paradise to a fatigued, dehydrated, and hungry person who must survive in the desert. The United States is the oasis, the paradise to immigrants who live in other countries in undesirable conditions. The preferred land where shelter, water, and food are plentiful. Unfortunately, not everyone can live in paradise. A limited number of immigrants should be allowed into the United States with consideration towards the current population, employment, and an imposed immigration tax.
Overcrowding will destroy a paradise. The population growth must be monitored. Using the number of births minus the deaths should be calculated. These calculations should be done annually. This would provide a baseline to determine the number of immigrants allowed into the United States.
Another consideration should be the immigrant’s employment. They must possess a skill or trade. This is essential in the current job market. Immigrants must maintain the ability to gain employment. The probabilities of the immigrants putting a drain on the economy will be reduced.
The final consideration would be to impose a tax on the immigrant. This tax will be imposed based on the number of immigrants in each household and the amount of income. Each immigrant should be taxed individually for the duration of five years. Any newborns, during those five years, will be taxed also. The taxes collected would be used for deterring the importation of illegal immigrants in the United States.
The United States must protect its resources. It must avoid freely handing out those resources to anyone without some type of return. It is imperative that conditions be set and enforced. It is inevitable that individuals will attempt to manipulate the system. Those who participate in the unlawful importation of illegal aliens should be exiled from the United States and required to forfeit their citizenship.