It is a topic that has plenty of people fired up on both sides of the debate; this is of course the topic of illegal immigration. While there are plenty of opinions that are on both sides of the debate, there are some facts that should be considered in an effort to get the information that will help a person make a wise decision about the topic and not just lead them into a blind debate. Many people react off their instinct and do not put any real thought into the topic. A real debate is one that people on both sides can see the point of the opposing side. Regardless of agreement or not, the topic needs to be discussed openly and fairly.
First, there are well over 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. That is quite a significant number when you look at the overall population of the United States, which is approximately 300 million. This staggering number means that at this rate, there will be more illegal immigrants than there is the number of legal residents in California. This in many people's eyes places a drain on the systems that citizens rely on. Things like healthcare and financial assistance tend to become strained as a result of a larger amount of users, but not a greater amount of resources to match.
On the other side of the debate, employers see this as an excellent opportunity. They see this as a way to get cheap labor in the fact of not having to pay the minimum wage, as well as not having to provide healthcare coverage for them. This is one of the biggest reasons that an employer will be eager to hire one of these illegals and save on their operational cost.
The real question turns into what to do about all of the people that come into the country illegally, this in turn leads to a good portion of the people in this debate to come up with a wide range of options from border patrols to building a wall. Then, there is the issue of the people already in the country.
Many people see the solution as being a simple matter of taking the people that immigrate to the US illegally and send them back to their original country. This is a great solution except for the highly complex issue of a person that has a child while in the country illegally. This can turn the situation into a complex issue that has to be dealt with in a responsible manner and allow a child born here in this country to stay. The main problem in this regard is the fact that the United States Constitution guarantees automatic and full citizenship any human being that is born on US soil. So while a person is born to parents who are in the country illegally they are in fact US citizens simply by the fact board within the United States borders.
There is not going to be a quick and easy solution to this problem, as it rages on, there will be more and more people that will join this debate and weigh in on the subject. This in turn, means that the subject will remain a hot topic of debate to contend with. As time progresses this issue will eventually have a solution, as many of the issues in the US always do. It may not be the solution that many people agree with, but it will be a solution that will put an end to this once and for all.