Borders Argumentative Essay

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Today in the Middle East there is an all-out war which involves many countries. This creates a hostile environment for the families who are not participating in the war and if they have the funds they find ways to illegally move into North America to live. Not only are the Middle Eastern people moving to this country illegally, many illegal Mexican immigrants have been crossing the border also. The Mexican people are not moving due to war like the Middle Eastern people, they move to try to escape Mexico because it is a poor country and very dangerous for the most part. With the coming of our new President, President Donald J. Trump, he has implements executive orders to secure our southern border and “expedite determinations of apprehended individuals' claims of eligibility to remain in the United States”. With these executive orders many state officials feel this is unconstitutional and wrong to send these people back; so they have created sanctuary cities. A sanctuary city is defined as “a name given to a city in the United States that follows certain procedures that shelters illegal immigrants. These procedures can be by law (de jure) or they can be by action (de facto)”. These shelter cities are located all over the United States such as, New York City, …show more content…

People who support sanctuary cities “argue that many cities have higher priorities, and that local efforts to deter the presence of unauthorized aliens would undermine the community relations, disrupt municipal services, interfere with local law enforcement, or violate humanitarian principles”. Although these are all valid reason for that side of the argument, there is always another side. Opponents of sanctuary cities “argue that sanctuary policies encourage illegal immigration and undermine federal enforcement efforts”. These issues are all valid on both sides and what it really comes down to is which side is constitutionally

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