Immigration and Deportation Policies


The immigration policy of the US has been the main element of political discussions for the past few decades. The majority of the policymakers in America support the extension of America’s global competitiveness and neglect issues concerning the security of the U.S, they tend to ignore safety measures and allow illegal immigrations via the US boarders. Most currently, the debate managed to touch on the issues of security. The debate addressed matters concerning the observance of technical visa application methods and the presence of unregistered immigrants in America.

Apart from this, it is also evident that America takes advantage of international laws. As outlined in international law, states are entitled to the establishment of immigration and deportation policies. International law does not allow states to breach human rights in the process of establishing deportation and immigration policies. The United States occasionally fails to observe international laws that advocates for observance of human rights in its established immigration laws and law enforcement policies. Immigrants in America are frequently treated unfairly at the hands of the government (Grigorenko, 2012). The US is also known for its illegal act of imposing un-proportional sanctions, arbitrary detentions, and lack of respect for family rights. The US also does not protect immigrants from returning to persecutions. These policies practiced by the US violate the international human rights to which the US claims to be a party.

Disregard of asylum seekers

Immigration policies in America disregard Asylum seekers. Asylum seekers in the US need to be considered by the government of America. It is inappropriate for the US to bar asylum seekers from working and expanding their financial positions. They need to be granted the opportunity of exploiting the available resources and chances in the US in order to meet their objectives. The act of barring asylum seekers from meeting their goals exposes the majority of the immigrants in the US to exploitation.

Friendly immigrants

The existing immigrant laws in the US advocate for prosecution and deportation of illegal crossers in the states of America. However, these immigrant laws fail to provide protection to American citizens and immigrants. Occasionally, the set laws end up targeting individuals who are not threats to America. In addition, the law enforcement agencies in the US in most cases expand prosecutions without paying close consideration to whether the prosecutions will meet the intended goals. It is also inappropriate for the government of the US to direct its forces and resources to put on trial individuals running away from violence, seeking jobs, or searching for their family members. It is appropriate for the US senate to establish marker protections for illegal immigrants. This will significantly reduce human rights violations in the US.

Family unity

The US greatly violates human rights. For over 25 years, the US has barred the majority of people from uniting with their families. It is also evident that the immigration policies in the US contribute significantly to the separation of most families. The immigration policies also leave the majority of the immigrants in the US to live in fear of future separation. This is evidenced by a letter written to the US government by Human Rights Watch addressing the act of the US not respecting the rights of all people. It is appropriate for a well-renowned nation such as the US to practice fairness in its daily activities (Wasem, 2010). The US needs to expound its protection and provide protection to all people irrespective of their place o origin. Research carried shows that a family is the fundamental element of society. In regards to this, a family is entitled to security by the members of the society and the government. Psychologically, the reunification of families plays a significant role in boosting the health status of individuals. Reunification of families also boosts the well-being of the United States.

Contradicting immigrant laws

The lawmakers in the United States tend to contradict themselves. For instance, just recently the congress passed a law that granted discretion to the US executive branch. Homeland Security released two thousand people from immigration confinement leading to the emergence of many questions. However, from the answers provided by individuals involved in releasing the convicts, the majority of the detainees had no mistakes while others had committed light crimes that did not deserve imprisonment. Therefore, it is quite inappropriate for the US to detain immigrants without mistakes. It is also unfair for the US to detain individuals who are not fighting risks. The US opts to treat all citizens equally regardless of where they come from. It also needs to provide immigrant convicts the chance of defending themselves before imprisoning them (West, 2010).

Protection to immigrant detainees

The immigrant policies in the US do not protect immigrant detainees from sexual abuse. Most of the detainees’ facilities and detainees themselves are sexually abused. It is appropriate for the US to not only employ and allocate enough staff members to prisons but also to come up with rules and regulations that will protect immigrant detainees from sexual harassment.

Child armed conflict

It is evident that the US rarely protects children from armed conflicts. On most occasions, the government of the US has been one of the major supporters of the countries that use child soldiers during wars. As a matter of fact, relevant confirmations show that the US government often provides these countries with firearms and other war weapons. The US, as one of the best military nations in the world, is supposed to oppose the abuse of children’s rights.


Grigorenko, E. (2012). U.S. Immigration and Education: Cultural and Policy Issues Across the Lifespan. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Wasem, R. (2010). U. S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions. New York: DIANE Publishing.

West, D. (2010). Brain Gain: Rethinking U. S. Immigration Policy. New York: Brookings Institution Press.

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