Immigrants Should Not Be Illegal

1137 WordsNov 26, 20145 Pages
Immigrants aren’t given the rights that they should be. Throughout history, immigrants haven’t been given the opportunities they deserve. When certain races came to America, they were always unwanted. New immigration process would benefit many people. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” (U.S. Constitution 14th amendment). There are only a few ways one can become a U.S. citizen. The first method would be getting a green card; if you do receive one that makes you a legal resident. While having one, one would have to be a resident for 5 years and do other qualifications. The second method would be marrying a U.S. citizen. This is a more popular one, but also a more one people tend to do illegally because they only marry for papers and then divorce shortly after. Illegal Immigration has always been a problem in America and dates back to the twentieth century. It started with the banning of criminals and mentally ill who came from China. The first law was passed in 1870. It restricted residency to Asians and was only allowed to whites and African
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