Immigration Opposing Viewpoints Analysis

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Why consider opposing viewpoints? "The only way in which a human being can make some approach to knowing the whole of a subject, is by hearing what can be said about it by persons of every variety of opinion, and studying all modes in which it can be looked at by every character of mind." - John Stuart Mill, British philosopher. The book Immigration Opposing Viewpoints discusses the Historical Debate: should immigration be restricted? Is immigration a problem for the U.S.? How can illegal immigration be controlled? Lastly, how should U.S. immigration policy be reformed? This purpose of the this book is to not change your opinion about immigration but rather inform of others opinions. “ Those who do not know their opponent’s arguments do not completely understand their own” (David L Bender, Publisher) So think of others perspectives, is it a problem for the U.S., can immigration be controlled?, immigration restriction, and how should U.S. immigration policy be reformed?…show more content…
Do we have the right to judge? Do we have the authority come into one's territory? That believing that ethnicities principles and practices are wrong? “ It is one which no law can alter, and no authority destroy.” “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”, “are set down, in our Declaration of Independence, as among the self-evident, unalienable rights of man.” (Page 18, Immigration opposing viewpoints) The issue seen here is, one could argue is that you must come to the country legally by following the laws of the country. Countries did not have laws stating you can't come into our country. The reason is because it was a new territory, it would also take a certain amount of time before laws were set, and people were just trying to flee from their country. They were fleeing from persecution, communism, and for economic
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