The Pros And Cons Of Illegal Immigration To The United States

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In the United States, we are privileged enough to boast our freedom in being the land of the free. People travel to the US from several countries, but a particular country, which receives the most controversy, is Mexico. A vast majority of these immigrants come to the United States illegally, but come for work to provide for their family. The focus of this vulnerable population is on the men that are apart of the illegal immigration that come to the United States. This isn’t a topic that many would think as a potential vulnerable population, yet they are faced with many barriers on a daily basis. Illegal Mexican immigrants fit perfectly in what the meaning of what vulnerability is. They are susceptible of being in situation that can cause them harm physically, emotionally, and financially (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, n.d.). This is the risk they take while being in this country in order to provide a better life for their family in their home nation. In 2009, the number of undocumented immigrants living in this country was 11.1 million, and the majority of them (around 60%) were Mexicans (Cabrera & Arenaza, 2012). These people come to this country in most situations because they are informed of jobs that…show more content…
“When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God. (Leviticus 19:33-34, English Standard Version). This vulnerable population is a major topic in our nation, but only focusing on the negative aspects of it. We must treat each person as our neighbor, and love unconditionally, for our nation is place where we have the ability to have immigrants come and call it their

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