Immigration Persuasive Essay

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Immigration has always been a major part of American history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people travel to the United States in search of a better life. Of the 1.49 million immigrants who traveled to the United States in 2016, 150,400 immigrants were from Mexico. There have also been many people from Mexico who have immigrated illegally to America, with 5.6 million Mexican unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016. The large scale of immigration, both legal and illegal, has brought up issues such as national security and the U.S. economy. The U.S. Senate is struggling to find a viable solution; they can’t seem to come up with a plan on how to deal with immigration that appeases both sides of the political spectrum. Many immigration proposals have already been introduced, and one of them is a bipartisan plan called the McCain-Coons plan. Although this proposal is not perfect, I believe that it is a step towards settling the immigration debate and should be considered by the Senate. First of all, one of the main factors in the immigration debate is the cancellation of DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. This program was introduced by President Barack Obama in 2012 and was aimed at protecting people who were brought to the United States under the age of 16 from deportation. The program required applicants to be in or have graduated high school, to have no criminal record, and other requirements. It provided applicants
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