Undocumented Immigrants Should Not Be Given The Same Opportunities

872 Words Oct 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Illegal immigration in the United States is currently a very hot topic. Many people have strong opinions for and against allowing undocumented immigrants to be educated, find jobs, and even live in the United States. Some Americans argue that undocumented immigrants will take jobs meant for legal citizens, or financially burden the country. People in support of the opposing argument believe that undocumented immigrants deserve a chance to become educated and earn a living in America because they do not have the opportunities to do these things in their home countries. I believe that undocumented immigrants deserve to be given the same opportunities as documented citizens because every human deserves freedom.
“My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant” is an essay written by Jose Antonio Vargas published in The New York Times revealing the status of his American citizenship. Vargas describes leaving the Philippines with his “uncle” (a coyote) to live with this grandparents in California at the age of 12. Vargas quickly grew to “love” American culture, he learning the language, the culture and learned to love his new home. Vargas who had been living in the United States for 4 years is shocked to learn that his documentation is fake after trying to obtain his permit at the DMV. His grandfather, or Lolo, warned Vargas: “don’t show it to other people” (182). Vargas spends much of the rest of his life working as hard as he can to live the “American dream”.
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