Arguments Against Immigration Essay

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Ingrid Nin Throughout his campaign for the United States Presidency, President-Elect Donald J. Trump has made a clear stance against immigration. One of his longtime promises that he has made is that America will “Begin working on an impenetrable physical wall on the southern border, on day one. [And] Mexico will pay for the wall” (). Even an interview done with CNN and Trump has him saying that "When Mexico sends its people, they 're not sending their best," he said. "They 're sending people that have lots of problems...they 're bringing drugs, they 're bringing crime. They 're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people" (). Many voters have claimed that statements like these show that “he is biased against minorities or says things designed …show more content…
The increase in migration rates is due to three events that have taken place over the course of the past twenty years. The first one being the expansion of the European Union in 2004. Through the expansion they included ten small post-communist countries that were very poor, and when they officially became a part of the E.U. many citizens that lived there left to go find better job opportunities in countries such as Britain. Additionally, the 2008 financial collapse and the Eurozone crisis drove citizens of recently impoverished countries, such as Spain and Portugal, to flock to other E.U. nations for job opportunities as unemployment continued to rise in their respective countries. Finally, the most recent growth of immigrants coming to the United Kingdom are the refugees that are fleeing from the war in Syria. Although politicians in favor of Brexit used the migration of the Syrian refugees as a way to fulfill their political agenda by saying that “We must break free of the EU and take back control of our borders"(), relatively few refugees that have arrived in Europe have actually made it to Britain. In fact, “net migration reached a record high of 336,000 last year[and more]… than half of these migrants came from E.U. states”(). This is due

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