There are economical, security, and logistical constraints that make immigration a hot button issue the world over, but particularly in the United States of America (witness.org). There are many reasons why immigrants come to America, and they do not all revolve around money. Many immigrants are fleeing persecution, dangerous circumstances, or they are often in search of a better life for them and their families. In essence, where they come from might be riddled with poverty and hardship, so they desire to have great opportunities. Whatever the reason, it is important to approach immigration rights from a human rights perspective, as it is critical that all immigrants be treated with dignity and respect.
To be sure, there are opposing viewpoints when it comes to the rights, if any, that are granted to immigrants in America. Some argue that if an immigrant comes to the country illegally, then they should have no rights except those according under basic human rights conventions, and then they should be returned to their country of origin. Others contend, equally as strong, that immigrants deserve a chance at the American dream. As long as they choose to abide by the laws of the United States of America, contribute positively to society, and make an effort to actively support American interests, then immigrants should be granted many of the same rights as an American citizen. The reality is that a plausible solution to the immigration will likely require a compromise that takes components of arguments on both sides.
In certain parts of the nation, a large influx of immigrants could certainly put a drain on available resources, such as jobs and government assistance. At the same time, America has long been predisposed to being a nation of immigrants and equal opportunity for everyone. The country itself is a signing member of the UDHR, which states that, “Member states have pledged themselves to achieve, in cooperation with the United Nations, the