The Pros And Cons Of Donald Trump

What many American citizens do not understand, is the foundation of this country was built on immigration. Unless you are Native American, your ancestors once immigrated to this great country with one goal: to create a better life for themselves and their families. This remains the common goal of immigrants, as they are not trying to utilize your tax dollars or steal jobs. Illegal immigration can create issues but like many other things, it has its pros and cons. The controversy appears everlasting, as Americans have been arguing about immigration for decades now. Donald Trump has emerged as the new face of anti immigration, as a candidate in the heat of a presidential campaign. Citizens need to see past Trump’s political ignorance and realize …show more content…
It seems as if stereotypes have become apart of every level of our culture and do not appear to be going away. This severely hurts the perception of immigrants, as many American citizens associate them with false identities due to influential people like Donald Trump. In a recent speech announcing his candidacy for president, Trump described illegal immigrants in an irrational and inaccurate manner. “Bringing drugs, they 're bringing crime, they 're rapists,” This severely effects an immigrants image as a whole, as Trumps words have a trickle down effect. His words echo, as they are reiterated on just about every news station and website. This is exceptionally harmful to an illegal foreigner’s reputation. Despite the fact of an individual opposing Trumps stance, the words rapist, criminal and drugs become repeatedly mentioned along illegal immigrants. This generates false stereotypes, as the majority of the illegal aliens are none of the three terms Trump associates with …show more content…
Yes, a fraction of illegal immigrants partake in gang organization, drug smuggling and violent crime but many of the others are hard working people. Understanding my ancestors could have been in the same position illegal aliens are in now, allows me to look at the issue from a different perspective. The majority of illegal aliens are not terrible people. An abundance of them fled their country with an idea of opportunity and a motive to live a better life. “While undocumented male immigrants are generally low-skilled, they also have the highest labor participation rates in the nation: Among men age 18 to 64 years, 94 percent of undocumented immigrants work or actively seek work, compared to 83 percent of native-born Americans, and 85 percent of immigrants with legal status.”(The Impact of Immigration and Immigration Reform on the Wages of American Workers, Shapiro, Vellucci) The prior statistic exemplifies the immigrants desire to better themselves. They also desire to better their children’s lives, just like my ancestors wanted for my own family. The United States foundation was built off immigration, and now that centuries have passed, does not mean it has become a different concept. Stereotypes and inaccurate public claims have placed the aliens in a state of

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