Immigration Paper

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Immigration
“America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.” George W. Bush (BrainyQuote® 1). One of our presidents made the statement that leads many to believe that success isn’t only what you choose to do with your life; it is where you choose to do it. Immigration is such a relevant and pressing topic in the minds of millions in our growing society. The news constantly covers stories of today’s youth striving to become what their parents brought them to this country for. Our country is full of promises and dreams of making what we thought impossible, become possible. Illegal immigrants deserve to be part of this country.
The mind set of an illegal
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The price this young man paid for pushing and striving for his dreams isn’t a price anyone should pay for an opportunity that should be readily available for those who seek success and show determination. (Manny Fernandez 1)
Illegal immigrants in the United States should be offered the opportunity to succeed and become part of this country full of potential and growth. However, there are many that would counter this argument with arguments such as the following; “with more immigrants, there is more of an opportunity for terrorism, drug dealing, and a larger influx of criminals entering the country. Immigrants, especially the poorer ones, consume a high amount of government resources without paying a corresponding high rate of taxes. Less-skilled American citizens earn less money and have fewer job opportunities because they must compete with immigrants in the job market.” (Joe Messerli 1) There are many counter arguments to all of these points that are less than valid.
Illegal immigrants are not the only group of people that pose a threat to our countries well-being. Generalizing that the vast majority of immigrants pose a threat is a nonfactual statement, and one lacking credibility and intelligence. Generalizing that the security of our country is based on the influx of immigrants is an ignorant notion with little results. This isn’t to say that they do not pose a threat, be they immigrants or not, anyone can pose

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