The Importance Of Immigration Reform In The United States

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America, the home of the free, was founded upon the desperation and hard work of immigrants from foreign lands who escaped persecution for a better life. Today, these same desperate people are facing the same hardships as those that came before them. Illegal immigrants, 11 million of them, endure the threat of deportation on a daily basis (Sinclair). There is a presidential candidate who believes this threat can be subsided and a path to citizenship created. However, there is another candidate who believes all of these immigrants should be sent back home to a land that could not provide for them as well as the United States can. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the two front runners for the 2016 presidential election, both Mrs.Clinton and Mr.Trump have made their immigration policies clear. Mr.Trump plans on building a wall and developing strict …show more content…
Immigrants come to this country for freedom and endless opportunity, and if they are treated badly, the reputation of the United States could be dimmed ("Why does the US need"). Hillary, also has supported the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act in 2006 and 2007; along with the DREAM Act which grants undocumented students who grew up in the U.S. a chance to contribute to the nation’s growth (“Immigration Reform”). Immigration is vital to the economy; it creates businesses, helps workers by increasing worker productivity, creates more jobs, improves wages, and reduces deficit ("Immigration and the Economy"). This is counter to Donald Trump 's plan of deportation, in which the economy would suffer. Hillary also backs President Obama’s DACA and DAPA executive actions which provide relief from deportation for parents of Americans and lawful residents (“Immigration

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