Immigration

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Immigration Control

Immigration control does not mean no immigrants, in actuality it should read, illegal immigration control. This hot topic needs looking at carefully, because immigrants do a lot for this country and if they were to all be deported, then parts of the economy of this great nation would decline even more and quicker than it is currently.
We hear many stories of how immigrants are taking jobs away from the legal residents and speculation as to how much better life would be for its citizens if those that are here illegally would not take all the jobs and send the money out of the country. From the surface, this looks exactly like that. The economy of the United States is currently in a recession, if not depression. Many people on unemployment are unable to find jobs to support their families. The media capitalizes on the misfortune of so many, and stirs the pot by talking about the amount of illegal aliens that live and work within our borders. There are states that have implemented strict terms for employers when hiring new employees. South Carolina is one of those states that threaten businesses that do not properly check for citizenship of its workers. From South Carolina’s Department of Labor, License and Regulation, the following statement from the Office of Immigrant Worker’s Compliance say, “Failure to enroll in and use E-Verify to verify new hires will result in probation for the employer or suspension/revocation of the employer’s business licenses.” (South Carolina Department of Labor, License, and Regulation, 2012) This is quite a harsh punishment for the employers of this state. The use of driver’s license or state issued I.D. cards are not adequate for proof of citizenship. Other states have begun to follow suits.
What most people do not realize is that these illegal aliens who work in our country, still pay taxes and put money into…...

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