The Syrian Civil War is resulting in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees migrating to different European countries. This is causing havoc, not only to the Syrian’s, but also to the citizens of bordering countries that are having to handle the destruction and chaos caused by the migration. The European Union has had two emergency meetings, where they have decided to relocate 120,000 refugees to relieve Greece and Italy, at least a little bit. Controversy has risen on whether foreign countries should let the Syrian refugees into their country with open arms or attempt to prevent them from entering. If we do not stop this widespread immigration, it will continue to generate the spread of disease, poverty, and crime rates will sky rocket.
The issue of immigration has been brought to the world’s attention because of the problems it is causing in Europe; the United States has similar immigration complications as well. Immigrants have been sneaking their way into the United States for many years, but it is a topic often swept under the rug. Although America was built on immigration, there is a point in time when immigration gets out of hand and needs to be controlled.
Living in Texas, we have been exposed to the problems that occur as a result of illegal immigration; as a border state, we have a constant influx of illegal immigration that stirs up problems such as language barriers, risk of disease, and an increase of crime rates. Illegal immigrants are starting to cause risks to the American people’s health because they are not properly vaccinated for tuberculosis, swine flu, and other fatal illnesses. If you wish to become a teacher in a public school in Texas today, there is an obligation to be bilingual because of how many Spanish speaking children there are in the classrooms of border states. Wherever there is illegal immigration, can guarantee a higher percentage of crime rates. Illegal immigrants in any country are already at a higher risk of being deported, so they tend to turn to crimes, such as stealing, to help feed and support their families. Allowing these kind of crimes to be committed is making it harder for the United States to control the long term effects of illegal immigration.
Immigration has become a hot topic in the campaigns of many 2016 presidential candidates. This touchy topic has Americans citizens on the edge of their seats as they begin to decide who they wish to be the next President of the United States.
“I believe that the great majority of people coming here illegally have no other option. They want to provide for their family. But we need to control our border… We need to be much more strategic on how we deal with border enforcement, border security… It is ridiculous and tragic that people are dying because of the fact that local governments are not following the federal law.” – Jeb Bush
It is not our obligation, as United States citizens, to care for and financially support illegal immigrants. They are taking potential jobs away from legal citizens who need the jobs to support their families. We are paying for health care rehabilitation with our own tax dollars. Most importantly, we are allowing a greater risk of crime and disease to enter our country. Stated in Emma Lazarus’s famous poem, The New Colossus says, ”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;” but now, we are tired and we are poor and we are suffocated by the seamlessly unending growing population. Illegal immigration Needs. To. Stop!