Illegal Aliens Immigration Regulations in the United States

One of the most important issues of the White House and Congress should be securing the borders, but homeland security is all but non-existent. This is a complex problem that is not being solved by the congressmen, who continuously fail to act in the country’s best interests. These congressmen are hoping to gain political ground with tough-talking television sound bites but their actions have demonstrated that they are willing to disregard the demands of the majority. Throughout the history of America, people of differing ideologies have generally agreed on immigration controls. Public opinion polls have continually shown overwhelming opposition to illegal immigration as well as for the concept of amnesty. The most persuasive rationale to be in opposition to this latest bill again does not respect the rule of law. Amnesty for illegal aliens is merely a reward for law-breaking and by whatever name, causes ever escalating future illegal immigration. “No system depending on a strict regard for the rule of law can treat law-breaking so casually” (Erler, 2004).
Congress is under tremendous public pressure and is attempting to undertake the most extensive renovation of the country’s immigration laws in four generations. On May 25, 2006, the U.S. Senate version of an immigration bill that focuses on stricter enforcement of the border passed by a 62-36 margin. The House bill, passed last year, is limited to border enforcement and would make all illegal immigrants subject to felony charges. It contains no stipulations for either a new temporary worker program or citizenship (Espo, 2006). The Hagel-Martinez bill now goes to the House for compromise negotiations during the summer session with no assurances of success.&nbsp.&nbsp.