Illegal Immigrants And The United States Essay

1608 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 7 Pages
In the United States, there are approximately 11.4 million illegal immigrants. An immigrant is a person who goes to a foreign country with the intention of living there permanently. The part that makes an immigrant illegal is that he does not obtain citizenship or the right papers he needs in order to live in the country legally. An immigrant will move to the United States for many reasons. His home country may lack basic food, medical care, and work, ultimately, an immigrant desires a better life. Therefore, the United States government should allow illegal immigrants to stay in the country because they are trying to make a better life for themselves, they will take jobs U.S. citizens do not want to do, and they want to be reunited with family who is already living in the United States.
Hispanics that are not citizens should be allowed to stay in the United States because they are trying to make a better life for themselves. Every person, citizen or not, should be able to live the American Dream, without having to risk their life. According to the article “Heat Makes Immigrants Journey Risky.” Baro’s interviews Juan Martinez, an illegal immigrant caught trying to cross the border and he states, “ ‘I am scared, but I need to risk my life.’ ”A person should not have to put their life on the line just to try and make a better life for themselves and their family. His children should not have to worry about the possibility of not having a father anymore. A better life should…

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