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Melting Pot…when people hear that phrase no doubt the image of United States pops up. It is almost like “Melting Pot” is a copyrighted phrase that only the United States of America can use. Our nation was built on diversity, it was built on the oppressed, finally be able to progressed. Millions emigrated to America to create a better future for themselves and their families, their new nation. What if Andrew Carnegie never emigrated to the United States when he did? Mostly likely The United States would not have evolved to the great nation it is today. As 2017 is around the corner, the topic of immigration is controversial and popular matter. As president-elect Trump has promised during his campaign that he will deport all illegal immigrants …show more content…
We were all immigrants at one point, if not us, our parents, if not our parents, our grandparents. The only natural citizens would be the Native Americans. Let us remember that this nation was created on immigrants as American colonies tried to gain their independence from Britain. With that being said, how can America deport immigrants? Obama stated in this speech on immigration reform, “[s]cripture tells us, we shall oppress strangers, for we know the heart of a stranger. We were strangers once, too.” Immigrants need to have a path to citizenship. Like Obama also mentioned, this excludes any criminals or anyone who is not willing to contribute to the American way. “It makes no sense to tell a major and sizeable group of people who are willing to work hard, learn English, pay taxes, and raise American children that they can never have access to full citizenship in this country” (Fixing Our Broken Immigration System: The Economic Benefits of Providing A Path to Citizenship). It is not morally right to deport hard working parents from their children due to the status of citizenship. Why is it such a horrendous crime for not being a citizenship. There is a stigma that immigrants are worse than Americans. Let us recall one of the greatest scientist was an American immigrant, Albert Einstein. What if someone today with the intellect of Albert Einstein was rejected from applying to universities and scholarships just because he or she was not a citizen. That is not only morally wrong, it is logically wrong. Why would America not want the brightest and most hard working people to stay in the country and contribute it. America is the melting pot, what this country is and what it should be. Some moral aspect mention in the 2016 democratic platform, was that we should be the example to the world as we are “a beacon of hope for people seeking safety, freedom, and security”

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