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Should working illegal immigrants be given temporary amnesty?

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No

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Amnesty (from the Greek ???????? amnestia, "forgetfulness") is defined as: "A pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons, usually for a political offense; the act of a sovereign power officially forgiving certain classes of persons who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted." It includes more than pardon, in as much as it obliterates all legal remembrance of the offense. Amnesty is more and more used to express "freedom" and the time when prisoners can go free.

Amnesties, which in the United Kingdom may be granted by the crown or by an act of Parliament, were formerly usual on coronations and similar occasions, but are chiefly exercised towards associations of political criminals, and are sometimes granted absolutely, though more frequently there are certain specified exceptions. Thus, in the case of the earliest recorded amnesty, that of Thrasybulus at Athens, the thirty tyrants and a few others were expressly excluded from its operation; and the amnesty proclaimed on the restoration of Charles II of England did not extend to those who had taken part in the execution of his father. Other famous amnesties include: Napoleon's amnesty of March 13, 1815 from which thirteen eminent persons, including Talleyrand, were exempt; the Prussian amnesty of August 10, 1840; the general amnesty proclaimed by the emperor Franz Josef I of Austria in 1857; the general amnesty granted by President of the United States, Andrew Johnson, after the American Civil War (1861-April 9, 1865), in 1868, and the French amnesty of 1905. Amnesty in U.S. politics in 1872 meant restoring the right to vote and hold office to ex-Confederates, which was achieved by act of Congress. Those were true amnesties, pardoning past violations without changing the laws violated.

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Immigration is the movement of people into a destination country which they are not natives of or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there, especially as permanent residents or naturalized citizens, or to take-up employment as a migrant worker or temporarily as a foreign worker.


In particular, Muslims are always hit the most when it comes to terrorism. Even the innocent ones are also beheaded in the name of terrorism. During immigration procedure, thousands of Muslims throng the camps without any fear and there is always a fear that terrorists may penetrate in good numbers without any checks. Therefore, it is important that the Governments around the globe prepare themselves to hit out at potential terrorists.


Language has always been a barrier in this world and we are still hanging on the notion that English be learnt from immigrants. If immigrants have landed in that particular country, where English is a native language, then, efforts are required from immigrants to push themselves and they start communicating in English language. English language is worldwide accepted and spoken by billions across the planet. The learning of additional language would help in a big way.


Children are at the mercy of everything happening in the world and it’s one of the issue of immigration. Thousands of immigrants have been displaced and numbers of children are without any identity. It is an issue, which needs amicable solution. The two identities – Previous and Future identities should not contradict with each other and a middle path should be put forward. This middle path helps in a big way in ensuring that future of children is safe.

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