Describing a Larger Conversation (2-4 pages). Write a paper that explains various perspectives an issue, addressing at least three different sources (published texts, interviews, etc.) and no more than five sources. Rather than presenting the issue as having two sides (those for or against something), explain more than two points of view, showing the complexity of the issue. At some point in the paper, take your own stand, but the majority of the paper should explain the larger conversation surrounding the issue.
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Immigration has been a major issue in the United States, especially illegal immigration. Immigration can be defined as the act of immigrating, which means to move to another country where you were not born in, or which you are not a native of, and use this new country as a permanent residence.
There are many reasons why someone would want to immigrate to another country. One reason would be religious freedom. Another one, and a main one, would be opportunity. In the United States, millions of jobs are offered to anyone. Those from other countries believe that moving to America, will in return, provide them with a job. Next on the list of reasons would be survival. Back in the 17th century, many foreigners would immigrate to the United States in order to find food and resources to survive. Last would be political freedom. That is self-explanatory.
There are different ways to look at immigration. There are a lot of people against immigration for various reasons. One main one would be coming here illegally and taking the jobs of the citizens already here. Also, immigration can lead to people bringing their own religion and forcing those around them to abide to it. Last, the country is overpopulated, not like China, but it growing every day and having more illegal immigrants come into our country, will just make the matter worse. This is why people are against immigration.
Some people are actually for immigration. The main reason for this would probably be family. If you and your family are separated, and immigrating them to your country will turn both of your lives around, then it’s a plus. Also, immigrants that come here can be legal. People believe that if you can come to America, and pass our tests and gain citizenship, they are welcomed here more than illegal ones. This is why some people are for immigration.
Last, there are people who don’t care at all. People that have jobs, and never really watch the news, wouldn’t even have this problem pass through their heads. As long as nobody is changing their religion, taking their jobs, or basically doing anything to mess up an average Americans daily life, then they are not going to care.
I personally believe immigration is only bad if it is illegal. I think that if you can pass our citizens test, you deserve to be here. If you come here illegally then you need to get out. Those here illegally don’t deserve our jobs, food, or anything else in our country. This is what I believe is the best.
In conclusion, immigration is in a lot of people’s minds. The thought of it being bad or being good can cause discussion. The United States has tried hard to decrease immigration and create border control, but it still happens. No matter what you think in the end, it won’t help stop what is actually going on.
Second Claim Paragraph
Another reason immigration has a [beneficial/detrimental] influence [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against immigration.]
Another reason immigration should be [more/less] strictly enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second for or against the strict enforcement of immigration.]
- Immigration is an integral part of American values and the "American Dream."
- Immigration is essential to maintain the labor pool.
- Allowing immigration and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants is the ethical thing to do.
- Immigrants are driven by a o-strong=" work ethic and an appreciation of American values.
- Immigration is what gives America its "cultural melting pot" society, and diversity is a positive element of society.
- Immigration provides an essential boost to the economy.
- Immigration is often done illegally and by allowing these immigrants to stay (amnesty) the country is rewarding illegal behavior.
- Immigration overflows the labor pool with unskilled workers.
- Allowing immigration and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants is inviting possible criminal behavior by individuals who disregard laws.
- Immigrants do not appreciate or assimilate to American values and are a threat to the values of American culture.
- Immigration burdens the economy by requiring financial support for health care, education and other government services.
Reference.com Immigration Home Page
American Immigration Council Guide to Immigration
ProCon.org Resource on Immigration