Mexican Immigration

907 WordsSep 29, 20054 Pages
Title: Mexican Immigration Specific Purpose: To inform classmates on the causes and effects of Mexican immigration Thesis Statement: The causes of Mexican immigration is a combination of "push/pull" factors, where conditions in Mexico push them out and opportunity in the U.S. pulls them in, where they actually become an asset to the U.S. economy. INTRODUCTION: Attention-getting material: Imagine waking up everyday to hunger, hopelessness, and despair, knowing that you cannot do anything about it, knowing that next door there is opportunity, and that the grass is greener on that side, and the only option is to stay where you are and starve or find a way to make it to the other side. This scenario is one that millions of Mexicans…show more content…
businesses demand a cheap efficient labor force in order to compete domestically and globally, this situation is especially relevant here in the valley where there is always demand for agricultural laborers. III. Fourth main point: Conservatives see immigrants, as a threat to America but the truth is that Mexican immigrants are an asset to America. A. Subpoint or supporting material: Conservatives are fueled by a "save America" rhetoric that labels immigrants a threat and a parasite, an example of this occurred in the mid 90's when prop 187 was passed in here in California, along with denying services it ignited a racist backlash against all Latinos the National Catholic Reporter recorded instances of blatant racism throughout California, in one case two U.S. born Chicanas were stopped at a school and told "we don't have to let you (expletive) Mexicans in here no more." B. Subpoint or supporting material: But to counter what conservatives believe many economists, intellectuals, and politicians understand that Mexican immigrants are an asset to the U.S., which is why prop 187 was soon declared unconstitutional and studies indicate that Mexican immigrants contribute $27 billion more dollars than they take in services, even President Bush recognizes that Mexican immigrants pose no threat and are an asset which is why he is pushing for his immigrant friendly immigration reform. CONCLUSION: Summary: In
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