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U.s. Immigration And Border Security

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Kiana Thiesfeld
Professor June Trudel
Political Science 102
9 July 2015
U.S. Immigration; Border Security
This research will address U.S. immigration, specifically border security. I will evaluate liberal and conservative views on this issue and then present my own ideas.
The main view for liberals on border security is to pardon those who enter the U.S. illegally, including undocumented immigrants. This view believes that regardless of a person’s status in the U.S., they should have the same rights as anyone living here legally; this includes our education system, health care and other financial benefits. President Obama said, “Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still
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This was an immigration reform bill that would allow a lot of “undocumented immigrants to gain legal status and eventually citizenship” (Wolgin) based on specific qualifications. Most liberals believe that if this bill had passed, then “millions of people would be on their way to permanent legal status and citizenship, thousands of families across the nation would be together, and the U.S. economy would see significant gains” (Wolgin). In conclusion, a final thought about this issue from a liberals’ perspective would be that overall they highly believe in equality and civil rights for everyone, including those who are undocumented. They should be protected under our laws when they are here.
Though on the right side, some conservatives believe in highly securing our borders more, while other conservatives believe we should close off our borders completely. A CNN contributor says, “Pro-border security conservatives confuse "securing" the border with "sealing" the border… There is a big difference between securing and sealing. The former is feasible; the second is a fantasy” (Navarrette). This is a true thought, but conservatives have their opinions about why the border security should be so tight. For one, conservatives believe in legal immigration. They are all for supporting people that take their time and fill out the necessary paperwork to become an American citizen. In other words, they don’t like freeloaders; the fact that
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