Argumentative Essay: The Case Against Migration

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Ricardo Ramirez
Jeffrey Rubinstein
ENC 1102
August 11, 2014
Persuasive Essay: The Case against Migration The issue of immigration has emerged as an important aspect of national policy in the last few years. As millions of immigrants continue to flock our borders each year looking for a better life, many members of the elite liberal class have chosen to look the other way even as the masses of Americans from all ethnic backgrounds insist that the federal government needs to enact tougher laws against immigration. As Americans of all classes begin to feel the growing pressure on national resources and jobs resulting from continued arrival of immigrants, so has there been a growing emergence of literary works that dissent from the view that immigration
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If the latest opinion polls are anything to go by, the liberal elites are beginning to agree with the middle class and the poor that current levels of immigration are undesirable. Between 2012 and 2013, the number of middle class Americans who mentioned immigration as their biggest worry rose from 20 percent to 30 percent. Americans of all political and ethnic background today want less immigration, yet ever year immigrants flood across the borders in millions as elected officials continue to insist that immigration is beneficial and its negatives are exaggerated by racist and activists (HISTORY.com …show more content…
The consequences of immigration which include crime increases, heightened ethnic and racial tensions, lowering of wages, disintegration of the nation’s cultural and societal bonds as well as increased pressure on infrastructure are well documented. However, leaders from both sides of the political divide continue to defend immigration on the basis of America’s global responsibility and humanitarian grounds. This phenomenon presents an almost paradoxical situation in that the continued unchecked arrival of immigrants makes the country progressively less able to cater for the immigrants who need America’s help the most. “The Case Against Immigration” is an exhaustive and well-researched representation of the negative consequences that immigration is causing for America as a whole. Works Cited
Beck, R. (1996). The case against immigration. 1st ed. New York: W.W. Norton.
Dvorak, W. (2009). Immigration in the United States. 1st ed. New York: H.W. Wilson Co.
Feliciano, C. (2005). Educational selectivity in US immigration: how do immigrants compare to those left behind?. Demography, 42(1), pp.131--152.
HISTORY.com, (2014). U.S. Immigration Since 1965 - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com. [online] Available at: http://www.history.com/topics/us-immigration-since-1965 [Accessed 11 Aug.

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