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Informative Speech On Immigration

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Title of Presentation: Immigration is More Complex than it Seems.
Specific Purpose: To inform about immigration in the United States.
Thesis Statement: Today I will be informing you about immigration in the United States.
Introduction
I. According to migrationpolicy.org, accessed October 16, 2017, “In 2015 (alone), 1.38 million foreign-born individuals moved to the United States, a 2 percent increase from 1.36 million in 2014.”

II. Immigration has been a topic of great discussion and controversy even before this year’s election. In recent years, illegal immigration has been the focus of these discussions, but other forms of immigration exist. Immigrants also immigrate through legal processes.

III. Today I will be informing you about immigration in the United States.

IV. I will start my presentation with a depiction of what legal and illegal immigration encompass. After, I will talk about the impacts of immigration on America. I will finalize my presentation with the current government actions that are changing the immigration system.

Body
Transition: Now let's analyze the different immigration path ways that are available.
I. The process of immigrating to the U.S. involves more than one pathway and extensive requirements.
A. When an immigrant utilizes a legal process to get in the country, the process can take a lot of time and money.
1. americanimmigrationcouncil.org, accessed October 16, 2017, claims that Immigrants can apply for visas or U.S. residencies
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