The author of this essay "Education to Children of Illegal Immigrants" touches upon the issue of free public education for illegal immigrants. It is mentioned that the US has the duty of providing free basic education to all its citizens. …
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At the height of immigration to North America, the country coined the title “land of opportunity.” Denying free education to children of illegal immigrants defies the American dream and the hopes that people had for the new country (Schrag, 2010). Free education for all was the main factor that differentiated America from other European nations. American progress and development was based on the government’s ability to create uniformity among its citizens through free education for all. The American legal system recognizes a child as a person who is below the age of 18 years. Such individuals are not entitled to voting or making major decisions concerning their life. In addition, the US is a leading nation in terms of respect for human rights. It is evident that most children are illegal immigrants out of their own choice. Most of the children were born when their parents had already immigrated to the country. Thus, these children cannot be identified as illegal immigrants since they did not make a choice to be in the country. The government should respect their rights to free education until they are old enough to make concrete decisions about their citizenship. The American government should consider the long-term impacts of denying free education to the immigrants. Obviously, most immigrants have hopes of becoming legal citizens of the United States. If the government continuously denies education to its citizens based on their migration status, the country will experience an education gap (Hing, 2004). Education is a major factor in the country’s development, and hence the country should not tolerate illiteracy. Denying education to such children will create long-term economic hardships for the country. Educating children prevents them from...
The American government should consider the long-term impacts of denying free education to the immigrants. Obviously, most immigrants have hopes of becoming legal citizens of the United States. If the government continuously denies education to its citizens based on their migration status, the country will experience an education gap (Hing, 2004). Education is a major factor in the country’s development, and hence the country should not tolerate illiteracy. Denying education to such children will create long-term economic hardships for the country. Educating children prevents them from engaging in other social evils such as crime, drug abuse, and terrorism. Therefore, the government should provide free education to the children of illegal immigrants to promote their integration into the American society.America has a global obligation that goes beyond its domestic affairs. However, due to economic constraints, America often overlooks its global obligations. America’s involvement in global politics and economics has made the country a key factor in promoting stability and development. Since the end of World War II, the United States has been involved in all conflicts around the world. Most of these conflicts create immigrants, most of whom end up in America. For instance, the Cold War forced many people from former Soviet states to immigrate to America for fear of persecution. Lack of proper immigration policies made most of the immigrants end up in America as illegal immigrants.
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The USA has gained the reputation of a land of opportunities both with respect to education and employment. This, together with the tough and extremely critical immigration policies of the USA are the main causes of increase in the population of illegal immigrants in the USA.
Coming up with a budget that cares for these individuals has been a stumbling block to the government, but a solution must be realized. This paper will critically analyze the question of whether providing free education to illegal immigrants in America should be allowed.
1. Illegal Immigrants and Free Public Education a) Introduction b) Body i. Educational Goals ii. Importance of free public education for illegal immigrants a. Reducing crime b. Peace and Harmony enlightenment c. Solve labor importation d. Improving Life style iii.
Arguments against Educating • Misuse of taxpayer’s money in educating immigrants while funding border patrol to keep them out • Unfair to legal immigrants who had to work their way into the system and pay taxes while the illegal ones just get in effortlessly III.
The problem of illegal immigration has sparked numerous debates due to its significant effect not only in the economies of host nations, such as the United States (US) and other developed countries, and the illegal immigrants' country of origin. This has been a growing problem particularly in the US, such that more than 14.5 million illegal immigrants have been expelled by government agents from 1991 to 2000 (Montgomery).
Noteworthy about 40% of the US population is of Hispanic origin and worse still a big chunk of these population are illegal immigrants. A more important subject of discussion that has not been given much attention despite its crucial importance is the need to educate the off springs of illegal immigrants in the United States.
Legal immigrants are immigrating to a country either for professional or educational needs. But, illegal immigrants often who don’t have proper visas or work permits, engage in antisocial activities like robbery, theft, etc in order to