First of all immigration is not only a American phenomenon, but a world phenomenon. Is happening in all the world and to almost any country that can offer a better chance of living and resources. Have you ever heard of Survival of the Fittest, well, that's exactly what's going on in the world today. It is natural for a person or individuals to search for the resources their nations lack. Mexicans migrate because they have same necessities as any other human been, but even Mexico has an immigration and migration problem. Rural people in Mexico also have migrated to more developed areas in Mexico, like Mexico City, Monterrey, Cancun, Acapulco, and near the US border. Other Mexicans compliant that migrants workers from rural areas take city people jobs.
In Europe, countries with growing immigration population are England, Spain, France, Italy and other Western Europeans. The majority of immigrants are from Eastern European nations and they are view as bringing down the standards of the west, hey, and they are white and European too! But also Europe gets a lot immigrants from Saharan Africa, Middle, East, and Asia. Other immigrants included people from within the European Union who immigrate freely between nations in the EU.
In Asian nations, Immigration is also a major issue. In Japan there many Hindus, Arabs and Southeast Asians and even Brazilians. China has also brought in many immigrants from all over the world.
In Latin America, Dominicans migrated to Puerto Rico and the US. People are immigrating from less developed Latin American nations to more develop one where there an opportunity for money and food.
Immigration and migration is as old as Human creation. People have always been migrating in search of resources. From Ancient times, to the Age of Discovery to Now. Societies, Ethic groups, bands, tribes have old either conquered others or live together and share resources.
Human Immigration as a basic law of nature. "If you lack resources for survival, immigrate and search for those resources that you lack" This is part of the Natural Laws of Humanity. Either eat or perish.
People say, "They have broken the Law, so they are law breakers and shouldn't even be here."
So what is greater, the law writen by man's hands or the Natural Law which is part of all humanity?
Thomas Hobbes, a great English Political Philosopher,
said this; "The things that make a good judge or good interpreter of the laws are, first, a right understanding of that principal law of nature called equity (Justice) ; which, depending not on the reading of other men's writings, but on the goodness of a man's own natural reason and meditation," (The Leviathan CHAPTER XXVI
OF CIVIL LAWS)
Immigrants legal or illegal has the right to be examine as an individual, not base on the fact that he or she broke a law, that prohibit a human the necessities for human survival and dignity to live as other Humans who have what they don't got.
Justice should be done base on character and desire for a Human to be here, that he or she when as far to brake one law to be where we are and live or try to live like the more fortunate ones.
REMEMBER AS OTHERS HAVE IMMIGRATED, ALSO EVERYONE'S ANCESTOR DID ALSO. WE ARE ALL THE SAME.
We Say: "Let's stop world hunger and help the poor"
But when poor folk comes to your nation and your home, you rather give him or her a snake or shoot the poor b*****d in the head"
What a bunch of hippocrates!
Answered By: Socrates - 10/21/2009