Deport Illegal Immigrants

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Over the past two years, the debate around deporting illegal immigrants has become a very popular subject in the news. Many people seem to look at this debate with a very black or white point of view, disregarding any moral stance on deportation. This past week I sat down with my father, Robert Goldstein, to talk about how he views this topic from a moral standpoint. When discussing deportation, my father explained his personal belief that it is morally right to allow all humans to participate in a safe society. If their own society is not serving them or is taking away their quality of life, they should have the ability to join a different one. He went on to explain how as long as a person is going to contribute positively to a society, they…show more content…
This idea also applies to people who enter a society without legal permission but still actively participate and work to help the society as a whole. My father’s beliefs apply specifically to the United States of America as well. He believes our country was built on the idea that anyone can come here to make a better life for themselves and we have an obligation to uphold this ability. In conclusion, my father believes it is morally wrong to deport people who are actively participating in society in a positive way, regardless if they are apart of the society legally or not.
While I was speaking with my father about his ideas on immigration and deportation, he seemed very focused on addressing how much our society benefits from immigrants, both documented and undocumented. He explained how he views illegal immigrants working in our society as something positive that outweighs any drawbacks because of how large of a role they have within our economy. His point of view reminded me strongly of utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is an ethics theory that focuses on making decisions based on helping the greatest number of people. This theory
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Without regulation, mass amounts of people can migrate to other countries to join different societies, causing a shortage in resources, space, and neglect. Although people would be moving to improve their quality of life, too many people migrating to one area can actually take away this positive quality, creating a more difficult life consequently. If a utilitarian belief was applied to this moral decision, the outcome would be contradicting as well. Allowing illegal immigrants to work in our society benefits the economy and the country as a whole. Without migration regulation, however, many people would suffer from the lack of resources and scarce opportunities within our country. To prevent too many people from entering our country in large amounts illegally, we have to reinforce some form of consequence for those who enter without documents and permission. Finding a balance between helping those in need but not creating neglect in the process is a moral dilemma faced when looking at the belief that all people should have the right to live in any society they
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