Immigration Laws and Reforms

In the recent past, the US government has undertaken major immigration reforms. The reforms would allow the foreign students who come to study in the US on an F-1 visa, that is none immigrant visa, to be transferred to an H-1B visa that would see them secure job opportunities in the US. There has been wide range debate on this issue and its impact on the US economy and citizens who are still seeking job opportunities. This paper gives a personal analysis of whether these reforms are appropriate or not in allowing the foreign students to work in the US.

As things stand, the US congress is in the process of discussing these immigration reforms that will allow the foreign students an opportunity to secure jobs in the US after they have completed their studies .It is estimated that close to 188,000 foreign students, who enrolled in the US education system through an F-1 visa, would have secured work permits in the year 2010 if their F-1 visas were changed to F-1B visas. According to an analysis by the Brookings Institution, legislations should be made that will allow the foreign students to continue staying in US after completing their studies within the US universities. A senior analyst in Brookings Institution by the name Neil Ruiz argues that by allowing the foreign students to secure jobs within the industries in the US, the economy will be impacted significantly in a positive way. 

From a personal analysis, claims that foreign students be allowed to secure job opportunities within the US market should not be entertained. The main objective of any government is supposed to be the legislation of laws that are to the advantage of its citizens. By allowing the foreign students to seek job opportunities within the US industries the government is discriminating against its citizens and this will create wide spread problems that will be an addition to the current problems faced by the US citizens. The most notable challenge that will be created is that of unemployment.

By allowing the foreign students to work in the US, the number of job seekers within the job market will significantly increase.  This will increase the level of hopelessness in the quest to search for jobs as the chances of the local citizens getting these opportunities will be minimized since priority will be given to the foreign citizens as they will be considered significant towards positively affecting the economy. This will create situations of biasness in job employment as the locals will be discriminated against.

The joblessness state that will be created through allowing the foreign students to work in the US industries will eventually lead to criminal activities as majority of the job seekers will try to find other means to survive. In the long run, the increased level of criminal activities will impact negatively on the other citizens thus requiring the government to come up with other stringent measures aimed at curbing the high levels of insecurity. This will see most of the youths end up in jail due to a problem that is created by the government itself by allowing foreign students to work in the US industries at the expense of the local citizens.

In conclusion, therefore, the government should not come up with legislations that will allow the foreign students to work within the US industries after they have completed their studies in the US universities and other institutions. This will ensure that the local citizens are given priority when it comes to employment opportunities thus avoiding instances of hopelessness that will result in criminal activities with consequences that are disastrous to other citizens.

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