Persuasive Essay Immigration

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Immigration is a widely debated topic, especially considering there has been an overwhelming amount of attempts for immigrants to cross borders into the United States. The biggest question I have is why don’t they go through the proper route of trying to cross over legally and apply for citizenship? The United States government tried to propose new immigration reform that would make it easier for immigrants to get green cards in order to come to the United States to work, but this new law does not successfully grant all immigrants citizenship, in most instances. What would be the incentive to apply for full citizenship for immigrants applying for a green card through this reformed law, if passed? Illegal immigrants who are here, avoid taxes and have access to hospitals as well as schools without green card or citizenship. So what is the incentive for them to apply for citizenship? What would make them want to abide by the law or eventually apply for citizenship? The right to the pursuit of happiness should indeed be available to everyone, but we need to fix the problems that the citizens of the United States are experiencing before taking on the responsibility of seeking to employ others across borders. It is not morally permissible for the government to deny citizenship to immigrants that have worked diligently with a green card for a number of years. It is understandable that they came here for a better opportunity however, why do many immigrants decide to migrate to the
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