14. . . . . . Should Illegal Immigrants Be Allowed To Stay

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14 Should illegal immigrants be allowed to stay in the U.S By Tyrese Ellis English Mr.wilson March 14, 2017 Yes, Why? The united states is a country of free rights. Not being born in the UnitedStates shouldent mean they arent allowed to live in a country of equal right and freedom of speech. Illegal families have the chance of opportunity and a chance in life. Why do families travel all the way from thier country to the U.S? Foreign families travel all the way to the United States because the United states has oppurtunity, Whats oppurtunity ? A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. Getting the chance to achieve a goal and to get to…show more content…
Gaining legal status would likely mean three things for people now living in the US illegally… First, they would no longer be subject to deportation solely because they’re in the country illegally, as long as they are law abiding in other ways. Second, they would be authorized to work. Third, they would have the ability to travel in and out of the United States. At least 60 percent of the illegal population has been in the US for more than 10 years… and are unable to return to their home countries to visit family or for other reasons… [A] path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, means that as naturalized citizens, they would be eligible to receive government benefits, such as unemployment insurance and Social Security. They could vote. And they would be eligible for special immigration privileges, such as being able to bring family members into the country. If they commit a crime, they can 't be deported. Republicans have long been conflicted over U.S. immigration policy. On the one hand, consistent majorities of Republicans favor providing a path to legal status for people in the U.S. illegally. Yet most Republicans also worry that granting legal status to undocumented immigrants would amount to a tacit reward for illegal behavior. And in the past, nearly half of Republicans supported changing the Constitution to bar birthright citizenship, and a majority supported building a fence

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