Immigration and Globalization
Immigration is changing. The world is evoling and globalization is creating new challenges and benefits for immigration policy and reform like never before. US Immigration Bonds has been in the business of getting detainees released from detention centers for years, and in that time there have been a lot of political changes as well as cultural changes to the landscape of immigration. Although it is always a hot button issue, immigration tends to become an even bigger talking point in the forefront of the nation’s mind during election years.
Regardless of what side of the issue you might take, immigration is something that will always be a hot button topic in the United States. In an issue as important as immigration, it is crucial to try and distinguish the facts from the fiction.
The United States is a “nation of immigrants”. Throughout the history of the USA, at the core of all is this concept of a nation of immigrants. A large majority of US citizens have mothers, fathers or grandparents who were born in other countries, across seas and over mountains. Every generation is faced with a new set of challenges and cultural ideals in terms of immigration. So as it stands now, what are the challenges we face today?
In the US today, there are a plentitude of visas, work programs and alien residency programs that stem from immigration policies built to help the incoming migrants. Even though these programs aim to help legitimize immigration, there are still almost 10 million undocumented migrants living in the US today. These migrants come to the United States seeking better lives in the land of opportunity. This is a testament to the lure of the US and promise that it holds for many. Unfortunately, it also causes a burden on the economy that affects everyone from immigrants to citizens.
Today’s increasingly digital world has some of the necessary means to relieve some of this burden. With globalization comes the ability to monitor and do effective background checks on any criminal entering the country. Rather than spend ludicrous amounts of tax payer money on security and detention, biometric identification can take the guess work and money out of programs and put it back into the parts of the immigration policy that should be reformed. Bio Identification takes the fingerprints, eye scans, and DNA of an individual and creates a profile for them. The future is heading towards this form of identification.
Globalization also means that more jobs can be done remotely. Will this affect the future of immigration? Digital jobs can be outsourced to other parts of the world and done every day without the hazards of immigration. But is this a viable option for people who do not want to live undocumented in countries like the United States? As of today, it is still too early to tell what the full effects of this form of globalization will have on the United States.