Persuasive Essay On Illegal Immigration

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Today, nearly 11.6 million undocumented immigrants are found in the United States. We see them everywhere such as on construction sites building a bridge or maybe even doing yard work, but that’s not an issue. The issue in America right now seems to be immigration and how the government can stop it from happening. Meanwhile, many Americans see immigration as a big problem there are also benefits for our country as well, such as improving our economy, literacy rates, and by bringing diversity of new cultures.
Immigration is “constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history. Immigrants are taxpayers, entrepreneurs, job creators, and consumers.” Many of them come here and start their own companies. …show more content…

“The DREAM Act would permit certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for temporary legal status and to eventually obtain permanent legal status and become eligible for U.S. citizenship if they go to college or serve in the U.S. military” (nilc.org) This act will give young adults an opportunity to go to school/college. Many immigrant parents come here so their children can have a better life, to accomplish something they couldn’t, and with that being said the DREAM Act allows that to happen. “More than half of the undocumented immigrant population has a high school degree or higher” (americanprogress.org). According to a 2009 Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project study, 52 percent of undocumented immigrants have a high school diploma or higher and 15 percent have a bachelor’s degree or higher, this is also increasing the literacy rate in America. Not only that but “At least $329 billion and 1.4 million jobs would be added to the American economy over the next two decades if the DREAM Act became law.” (Americanprogress.org) However, with this being said the immigrants that relocate themselves into the United States causing overpopulation, but they tend to have deeper roots here than anywhere

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