Argumentative Essay: The Issue Of Immigration To The United States

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Immigration has been going on for centuries. It began with migration which dates back to the paleolithic period. Nowadays Immigration is a much more common practice but is done for mostly the same reasons. The most common being escaping a corrupt government. More often than not people tend to seek refuge in another country when their government is at odds with the people. Another popular reason for immigration is that people want to make a better life for themselves and their families so they seek that opportunity somewhere else.
Immigration however enlightening it may sound has become a huge issue in the United States. Because of the intense screening it takes to become a U.S. citizen, many foreigners have been illegally immigrating into the United States and
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" When Mexico sends it's people, they're not sending their best... They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." Outrageous statements such as this one introduce us to the homogeneous way of thinking that is present when discussing immigrants. He has also made comments insinuating that if he became president he would "build a wall to keep the Mexicans out." While many U.S. citizens are against his views there is a vast majority of them that share his opinions and even advocate for him.
My views are on the side of those who are pro-immigration. This entire country was founded off of illegal immigration so it is borderline hypocrisy to deny others entry into our country who are willing to play by our rules. Most arguments made in opposition to immigration are personal and don't benefit the majority of the population. They are also heavily assumptive and are geared towards stereotypes. I think immigration diversifies the U.S. and makes it what it is so limiting or stopping it would be detrimental to the

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