Across the world, illegal immigration refers to the entry of a person or a group of people from a foreign country to the home country across the border, in an unauthorized way (Shafritz, Russell and Borick, 2015). Mainly, there are various ways which illegal immigration is an intergovernmental issue. The issue might be general or specific depending on the rate of immigration. Indeed, many questions might be asked including the number of people migrating and the effects, a measure to be adhered to reduce the immigration and the type of criteria to be put in place to guide on the selection of these immigrants. Overall, such concerns emerge in mind of any successful human political leaders in a thriving government.
According to the present government, the lawmakers submit a given number of immigration bills and the flurry of bills become the major federal immigration overhaul bill. Moreover, the debt left by the federal government inactivity makes the present government’s bill punitive to illegal immigration (Shafritz, Russell and Borick, 2015). Noteworthy, issue of some foreign workers being employed in the home country with fake documents has also contributed to the establishment of the strict illegal immigration laws. The inflation of foreigners in the country has some adverse effects to employment trend in the country. About migration, regional integration and human security 2007 research in immigration and security were conducted inappropriately. Therefore, the unemployment issues arise when the foreigners take over the work that was supposed to be done by local individuals. Moreover, some laws have been enacted to control the supply of funds to organizations that engage directly in funding of the illegal immigrants in a particular country. After considering the process of acquiring new citizenship, the government is accountable for all procedures and treatment of illegal immigrants (Lopez, Morin and Taylor, 2010). Arguably, these become the significant issues that federal government has to put in the account.
Despite the illegal immigrants being a burden to the government, they also have a positive effect on the country. On the other hand, the government levies taxes and wages on these illegal immigrants (laborers). However, the logic and politics regarding immigration have effects on government plans as explained. According to Massinna, (2007), the government benefits from positive growth in the national economy. Noteworthy, illegal immigrants spent a lot on local economies hence providing demand in the domestic market thus enabling it to thrive (Newton, 2008). Therefore, the availability of illegal immigration helps to keeps the cost of goods low thereby providing an enabling environment for economic growth. As a result, it contributes to inflation control as their employers exploit some of the illegal immigrants working as casual laborers by being paid low wages and substandard working conditions which makes business operation cheap.
Even though the government banned illegal immigration, it cannot ignore some of the issues that face the immigrants and thus has to take a positive step to assist the affected individuals. Illegal immigration is disadvantageous to some of the people who undergo harassment by force ending up doing what they don’t intend to force them hence to migrate. Thus, the government takes the full control of illegal immigration by imposing legal sanctions on them such as criminal penalties. Also, the government places time limit to the illegal immigrants who file for asylum and also provide them with legal grants to the states. Regarding the procedures for granting asylum and suggested adjustments of legal immigration, there is a limit in changing of third circumstances.
- Lopez, M. H., Morin, R., & Taylor, P. (2010). Illegal immigration backlash worries, divides Latinos. Washington, DC: Pew Research Center.
- Newton, L. (2008). Illegal, alien, or immigrant: The politics of immigration reform. NYU Press.
- Shafritz, J. M., Russell, E. W., & Borick, C. (2015). Introducing public administration. Routledge.