Sanctuary City Essay

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Many cities within the United States have become sanctuary city. Sanctuary city has a policy that protect undocumented immigrants from being punished for violating solely the immigration laws. The administration of the sanctuary city sees a need for protection to those people who came to the United States to escape from the cruel condition they are facing in their home countries. Our new president, Donald Trump, is opposing to the existence of these kind of city. In his presidential debate on the immigration policy, he says that he would cut off federal funding for every city that is considered sanctuary. Trump believes that the illegal immigrants would obstruct the growth of America; therefore, eliminating the sanctuary city status could promote …show more content…
Currently there are many illegal immigrants living and working within the Coachella Valley. Many of them are taking well care of this area, and already determined that this is their second home. Coachella Valley should become a sanctuary city because of human rights and economic purposes. One reason why Coachella Valley should become a sanctuary city is because of human rights. Majority of the undocumented immigrants come to America for survival, for their families, or to start a better life; therefore, sanctuary cities are significantly effective to those who are illegal but are good person. Wanting to survive is human instinct, and these undocumented immigrants are compelled by the harshness of reality. If they are satisfied with their living condition already, then they will not choose to enter the United States illegally anyways. According to Gibson’s article, Bernabe, a Mexican man, left his family when he was only 15 years old. Due to the starvation of his whole family, he chose to cross the border without being documented. After more than 10 years, Bernabe already has his own family in Middletown, New York. He contributes to his community, pays taxes, and follows the rules, but the only difference between him and …show more content…
During Trump’s presidential campaign, he argues that the undocumented immigrants are stealing American citizen’s jobs and making the economy of the United States worse. However, in reality, they actually contribute to the U.S. economy. Illegal immigrants are more willing to take less desirable works that the American citizens do not want. How can people complaining about this issue when they do not even care about that kind of jobs? Most places have agriculture related works which are tedious, exhausting, and paying low wages. In the 1960s, Middletown economy was dying because of the people who left the agricultural works behind; however, the economy started to recover when many immigrants came and accepted those undesirable jobs in the 1980s (Gibson 3). Not many people would be willing to take the agricultural jobs if all undocumented immigrants are being deported. Small businesses can find a way to stay active when these immigrants can take these jobs. When they contribute to the economy, it benefits everybody in this country. Trump had argued before that only few of these undocumented immigrants are paying taxes, and they are paying as little as they can. However, in the study “Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contribution,” shows that 11 million of the undocumented immigrants are paying in total $11.64 billion in taxes

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