The Legalization Of Legalizing Immigration Reform

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Gabby Punzalan Mrs. Schmidt Speech & Debate 25 May 2014 Legalizing Immigration Reforms I. Introduction A. America, to everyone around the world – even to those who have not stepped on its land, is acknowledged as the "Land of Opportunity," a place applauded and revered for its allocation of freedom and equality among its inhabitants. Because of this, those seeking to flee poverty and lack of resources to sustain their lives come this country to experience the "American Dream." One might ask, however. why the presence of illegal immigrants is still apparent within the country 's boundaries if everyone on this territory is equal to one another. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States was estimated at 11.5 million in 2011. The population of these illegal immigrants flourished by 27% between 2000 and 2009, as stated by the Department of Homeland Security. With the growing rate of undocumented immigrants, is the government taking action to solve this setback? Fellow classmates, do you think your country is fulfilling its accepted identity? Is America really the "Land of Opportunity"? Is the concept of the American Dream attainable to everyone? Is the presence of equality and freedom apparent in the country? Seemingly, these perceptions are granted only to American citizens. What about those undocumented immigrants – should they have the rights, privileges, and benefits as the rest of us? B. Considered as a prosperous nation,
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