Persuasive Essay Immigration

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Illegal Immigration has been a highly contested issue for the country at the beginning and still is today. Countries have always dealt with people from different places and of different values entering their domain of living. Some people welcome the diversity and economic opportunities that this can bring. While others think it will harmful to the status quo. They think the inclusion might erode at their morals by having to deal with people who may not believe what they do or even look like they do. So they seek to maintain a perfect image of their society. Specifically certain members of the the United States government has sought to close down the borders and many americans devote themselves to just that job. The United States has primarily…show more content…
A lot of opposition has been struck up against immigration but a lot of people use the roots of the United States as a compelling argument as well. They brign up the fact the United States first settlments were started by immigrants. With the onset of the great depression in the nineteen thirties a lot of europeans immigrated the urban areas of the United States. So not only does the United States a history of immigration but it is also written on the statue of liberty. "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of you teamming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" The winner of the debate is the latter in favor of immigrants. Although the position against immigration has valid points with the economic issue, the issue itself only exists because of a lack of reform. It has been shown that these illegal immigrants have just as much right to pursue opporutunities that america has always prided itself on having for those with their circumstances. After all how can a country employ such a large number of people only to simultaniously condem them and try drive them after the contribution that they have

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