Illegal Immigrants : The Land Of Opportunity And Home Of The Free

701 Words Nov 13th, 2014 3 Pages
America, the land of opportunity and home of the free. Immigrants come from all over the world to live the American dream. “According to the United States Census Bureau, 700,000 to 800,000 illegal immigrants settle in the United States annually,” (Briggs, n.d.). Of those, 71 percent of illegal immigrants are households with children and received benefits on behalf of their U.S.-born children in 2009 (Steven, 2011). For quite some time now, there has been a big debate over whether or not illegal immigrants should receive social security services. Some of these including, education for children, food stamps and medical care. Many people argue illegal immigrants are draining our taxes dollars from the system, while others believe it unethical to leave an individual empty handed and not offer any help. Then, there are those who fall somewhere in the middle. I do believe illegal immigrants should receive benefits, however, I also believe these benefits must be limited. Yes it is true that the children of illegal immigrants, whether born here or in another country are provided free public school. I find nothing wrong with providing free education to children regardless of where their parents were born. As an individual residing in the United States, it is imperative that the children of this country receive schooling because they are a part of our future. Children of illegal immigrants should be given the same equal and fair opportunity each child in the United States has in…

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