Essay on The State of The Union Speech

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“Let’s make this a year of action” says President Barack Obama in the State of the Union Address for 2014. President Obama’s “bold promises” and “feisty proclamations” included the following: Immigration, Health Care, and Minimum Wage. “Independent economist say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades” states President Obama. The battle for immigration reform began at the start of 2013 but was stop by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives. According to the Washington Post, many republicans worry that “immigrants from this hemisphere do not experience the “psychological guillotine” that severed trans-Atlantic immigrants from prior allegiances.” According to Dr. …show more content…
The ability to easily and legally enter the United States will grant terrorists, drug dealers, and other criminals to enter the country with ease. According to Joe Messerli of, “many of the terrorists on 9/11 came to the country legally.” Messerli also wrote that “the poorer ones” will “consume a high amount of government resources.” The majority of the immigrants begin working for low wages and will not be able to increase their income without additional education or training. The current tax system prevents the low-income families from paying taxes and, as a result, the money they used from the government is not recovered and money is lost in the process. With the rise of immigration, “the national identity and language is disappearing.” The “multiculturism” being promoted by schools and politicians motivates the immigrants to keep their customs and original language instead of having then assimilated into American society. On a final note, emigration to the United States harms their home countries. These people leaving their home countries tend to be the top intellects, males, and workers. The loss of these citizens prevents their home countries from producing an effective work force. “The American people aren’t interested in refighting old battles. So again, if you have specific plans to cut costs, cover more people, and increase choice – tell America what you’d do

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