Argumentative Essay On Illegal Immigrants

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Did you know there are almost 320 million people in the United States, but 11 million of those people are illegal immigrants? Many people accuse illegal immigrants of harming America’s economy, which may not be the exact issue. Many families cross the Mexico-United States border into the United States searching for a better life and the number of undocumented alien population continues to grow. Although illegal immigrants may put a depth on American citizens, illegal immigrants do not harm America’s Economy, therefore the children should be given birthright citizenship, and be able to be educated despite costs.
Why do people think that illegal immigrants harm America’s Economy? S.J. Miller believes illegal immigration is devastating the American
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When a person is born they have no control of what country they are born in, what race they are going to be, nor can they choose the life they live at that age. Therefore children of illegal immigrants should be given birthright citizenship if they are born in the United States. Denying someone citizenship if born in the United States violates the 14th amendment. The 14th amendment has been entrenched in the constitution since 1868, along with granting citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the United States with equal rights and protections under the U.S. laws. It’s not fair that just because a parent is an illegal immigrant, that child isn’t a U.S. citizen even though he or she was born in the United States. “While preserving the benefits immigrants bring to America: they fill key segments of the labor force, contribute to high-tech innovation, and serve as a "powerful source of vitality and stability in our distressed inner cities," according to Fannie Mae chairman James A. Johnson.”(Kemp 1) Putting a foot down to reduce illegal immigration is something that can be done but breaking the rights in the constitution isn’t

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