F​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​orum A.2 respond to at least two other posts submitted by other students: state whether you agree or disagree and give reasons why. In your response, provide complete statements that build on the post you are responding to. Avoid posts such as: I agree with your post completely and learned a lot about the topic. Provide the reason(s) why you agree/disagree and offer new information that will help the reader further understand the topic. Use proper etiquette in responding to the other posts. 

Cite any research in your posts and include bibliography. my opinion: Forum A.1 The immigration debate draws different interests based on the philosophical ideas shaping the matter. For example, the concerns for public safety, socio-cultural differences, economic costs, and benefits, among others, determine the position many take in the subject linked with undocumented aliens’ immigration debate. The subject continues to be a hot political issue due to the opposing views dominating discussions on undocumented aliens. It has attracted mainstream media and social media platforms (Facchini et al. 2). The media has partly contributed to the subjects’ high profile by publishing content touching immigration among their top headlines. My opinion on the immigration debate on undocumented aliens is that strict laws and policies discouraging undocumented aliens should be formulated and implemented. It will discourage the alien immigrant from flocking the United States territories. The laws and policies formulated should also recognize different reasons that contribute to the alien immigrants fleeing other countries to come to the United States (Berlinger 104). Those documented and providing proof showing their life is in danger from their source countries should be given amnesty and supported to resettle, including working with the internationally recognized bodies, such as UNHCR, to facilitate their help. However, those found to have come to the US for economic reasons looking for employment should be deported and encouraged to use and follow the laid-out procedures. 

The subject of alien immigrants has concerns touching on the safety and security of the country. Government has a responsibility to secure its citizens, and, hence, strict measures and policies enhancing security have to be formulated, including those that touch on undocumented aliens. The policymakers should always prioritize the country’s national interest in addressing immigrants’ issues. Page et al. showed how the Covid-19 pandemic exposed alien immigrants’ lack of healthcare insurance, limiting their access to primary care services, such as immunization (2). All concerned stakeholders should weigh the strategy’s merits and demerits before settling for one propelling the country’s best interest in resolving the undocumented alien immigration concerns. Such steps would result in the development of objective intervention measures. Works Cited Berlinger, Nancy. “Is It Ethical to Bend the Rules for Undocumented and Other Immigrant Patients?” AMA J Ethics, vol. 21, no. 1, 2019, pp.100-105. doi:10.1001/amajethics.2019.100. Facchini, Giovanni, Anna Maria Mayda and Riccardo Puglisi. “Illegal Immigration and Media Exposure: Evidence on Individual Attitudes.” IZA J Develop Migration, vol. 7, no. 14, 2017, pp. 1-36. doi.org/10.1186/s40176-017-0095-1 Page, Kathleen R, Maya Venkataramani, Chris Beyrer, and Sarah Polk. “Undocumented U.S. Immigrants and Covid-19.” The New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 382. no. e 62, 2020, pp. 1-3, www.nejm.org/doi/pdf/10.1056/NEJMp2005953?articleTools=true. Accessed 6 March 2022. POST BY OTHER STUDENT: 1st: The debate on immigration has been going on for years now. Do undocumented aliens pose as big a threat as we think? 

Based on the research i’ve done, i’ve come to the conclusion that undocumented immigrants are not as harmful to the U.S. as the government tries to convince us. Immigrants, without question, are some of the most hard working people in the world-especially those that have migrated to america. I do not believe in Undocumented immigrants being dehumanized or imprisoned because alot of them lack the recourses needed to gain citizenship in america and just want a be​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​tter life for themselves and their family. Undocumented aliens should be allowed into america because “to be legalized in America takes years. Those who are trying to escape their dangerous homes for a much safer environment, aren’t going to wait that many years to be legalized, they are going to do what they can to keep themselves and loved ones safe…”. Illegal immigrants also contribute economically by working hard and doing the jobs a lot of citizens do not want to do. “Immigration fuels the economy. When immigrants enter the labor force, they increase the productive capacity of the economy and raise GDP. Their incomes rise, but so do those of natives..and while a small share of additional GDP accrues to natives — typically 0.2 to 0.4 percent — it still amounts to $36 to $72 billion per year”. Another posing argument is that immigrants may bring sicknesses to the U.S., if that’s the case then no one should be allowed to travel outside of the U.S. to other countries because they themselves may risk contracting something and bringing it back home. Lastly, the argument that undocumented aliens shouldn’t be allowed because they may be criminals is absurd. Some of history’s most heinous crimes have been committed by natural born Americans, proving that crime has nothing to do with your documentation status- but instead who you are as a person.

 References https://www.bushcenter.org https://immigration.procon.org/ access 3/06/22 2nd: The continuum of responses to the immigration problem ranges from allowing open borders and full amnesty through strict enforcement of existing immigration laws and the removal of all undocumented aliens from the United States of America and everything in between. When it comes to the removal of all undocumented aliens from the United States, I am for it. However, the way the government treat these undocumented aliens though, I am against it. For example, the government would lock up undocumented aliens in jail like cages in the past, including small children. The United States is a nation formed on the rule of law. Each year, however, hundreds of thousands of aliens deliberately violate our nation’s laws by unlawfully crossing U.S borders. Today, there are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants currently residing in the United States. The consequences of illegal immigration are far reaching. Illegal immigration causes an enormous drain on public funds. Accommodating the needs of endless numbers of poor, unskilled illegal entrants undermine the quality of education, healthcare and other services for Americans. 

American workers must compete against job desperate illegal immigrants, unfairly depressing the wages and working conditions offered to legal residents. Illegal immigration overwhelms communities by crowding classrooms, consuming already limited affordable housing and increasing the strain on precious natural resources. Illegal immigration compromises our nation’s security, allowing potential terrorists to hide in the same shadows. Some economists and many business leaders, say that the American economy depends on illegal workers. They accept low wages for necessary jobs, pay taxes and spend money, all of which expands the national economy. Other economists say that the influx of illegal workers costs the government in increased expenditures for Medicare, law enforcement and education. Also, illegal workers don’t pay enough in taxes to recompense what they cost. 

According to a Gallup Poll, 66% of Americans believe that illegal immigrants cost the taxpayers too much by using government services like public education and medical services, rather than becoming productive citizens. I would suggest that people should enter the U.S lawfully rather than unlawfully because research shows that undocumented immigrants live in widespread fear of deportation, which limits their use of health care and social services and prevents social integration. References Doug Lamborn. Serving Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Illegal Immigration. Gallup. Business Journal (2006). The Real Impact of Illegal Immigration. American Psychiatric Association. Stress and Trauma Toolkit. For Treating Historically Marginalized Populations in a​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‌‌‌‍‍​ Changing Political and Social Environment.