Analysis Of My Life As An Undocumented Immigrants

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Illegal immigration in the United States is currently a very hot topic. Many people have strong opinions for and against allowing undocumented immigrants to be educated, find jobs, and even live in the United States. Some Americans argue that undocumented immigrants will take jobs meant for legal citizens, or financially burden the country. People in support of the opposing argument believe that undocumented immigrants deserve a chance to become educated and earn a living in America because they do not have the opportunities to do these things in their home countries. I believe that undocumented immigrants deserve to be given the same opportunities as documented citizens because every human deserves freedom.
“My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” is an essay written by Jose Antonio Vargas published in The New York Times revealing the status of his American citizenship. Vargas describes leaving the Philippines with his “uncle” (a coyote) to live with this grandparents in California at the age of 12. Vargas quickly grew to “love” American culture, he learning the language, the culture and learned to love his new home. Vargas who had been living in the United States for 4 years is shocked to learn that his
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The essay seemed to have multiple intended audiences, including other undocumented immigrants, people who are not in favor of undocumented immigrants in the United States, and people who are on the fence about which side of the immigration debate they are on. Vargas wrote this essay in a way that was extremely effective in persuading his intended audience. Other undocumented immigrants can empathize with this story because they have likely gone through a similar situation in their lives. Most importantly though this essay makes it very hard for the audience to not feel upset for all the stress being an undocumented immigrant has caused

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