Immigration is the entrance into a country by people who are not native citizens. The movement of these foreigners is governed by rules and regulations that are different in every country. This paper will explain the rules that govern immigration in the United States of America.

Ethical Issues Concerning Immigration

There are ethical issues that arise due to illegal immigration. One of these questions is who benefits from illegal immigration? The two political parties also encourage illegal immigration because it earns them votes (Gerdes 50). The democrats see immigrants as an easy way of earning votes by providing them with healthcare and, as a result, giving them appositive first impression of America (Bhutani). Most immigrants come from Mexico, and they benefit from illegal immigration in a number of ways. One of these is that, the immigrants send back money to their families. This earns the country foreign exchange. Once in the United States, the immigrants will demand that their home be treated fairly (Carolle). This indirectly influences the relations between Mexico and the United States. The third benefit is that Mexico finds an escape in dealing with dissent and social tension experienced in the country by encouraging those that are angry to leave (Duncan).

Another issue that comes up is that it is difficult to establish whether Mexicans are immigrants because Mexico is a part of Southwest America which makes them Americans. They thus should be able to relocate to the United States just like other Americans (Wellman et al. 34).


Illegal immigration is a persistent problem that plagues the United States. It is made worse by people that benefit from it being a problem. Illegal immigration and the issues that arise from it can be solved using more stringent rules and policies.

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