Economy and Business 22

TOPIC

Regulation on illegal workers from abroad

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 Since illegal workers from abroad could cause many dangers to citizens, the government should implement strict regulation about it and I believe that there are two major regulations the government can establish.
 The first major regulation is to give foreigners more job opportunities and work visa. In Japan, as the number of elderly people is increasing while the number of young people is decreasing, foreign workers are indispensable for Japan to increase work force. Since it is the shortage of job opportunities that produces more illegal foreign workers, this can be a good solution both to Japanese economy and illegal workers.
 The second major regulation is the stricter immigration law. On November 20 2007, Japanese government started the new immigration law which requires foreigners to be fingerprinted and photographed at Japan's airports. Since this law was implemented, the number of illegal immigrants has been reduced to about 113,072 from about 300,000. It is obvious that this law has a great impact on illegal immigration. Albeit there are many objections against this law, considering the fact that many illegal foreigners have perpetrated many crimes, it must be said that this law is a great solution to illegal workers from abroad.
 As I mentioned, I believe there are the aforementioned two major regulations on illegal workers from abroad.

メモ

不法外国人労働者に対する規制です。
このトピックは、予備知識が全くなく、大変でした。
色々調べて書いたのですが、やはり一番気になるのは、日本政府が2007年11月20日から実施した、外国人の指紋採取と顔写真撮影の義務付けです。
この法案のおかげで、たしかに、不法滞在者は3分の1程度になっているのですが、人権侵害との声が多いおようです。
Japan Timesの記事にも、この法案に反対している記事を見つけました。
http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fl20060613zg.html
英検の面接の場合は特に、面接官の一人が外国人なので、このスピーチをすれば、外国人の指紋採取は人権侵害ではないか?という質問が来ると思います。
その時は、外国人不法滞在者が数多くの犯罪を起こしているという事実がある以上、やむを得ないと答えるのが良いと思います。
参考
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E4%B8%8D%E6%B3%95%E6%BB%9E%E5%9C%A8
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%A4%96%E5%9B%BD%E4%BA%BA%E7%8A%AF%E7%BD%AA