Should There Be Illegal Immigration Essay

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Immigration has been part of the United States before its independence in 1776 and many people have escaped their own countries for various reasons. American poet Emma Lazarus states in her famous sonnet The New Colossus “Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to be free…” ( The Statue of Liberty has become the identity of the United States of America. Flocking to this country by the thousands, immigrants young and old have made the pilgrimage to the land of the free in an attempt to obtain a new life that is based upon the principals of the United States ”life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” (US Declaration Independence.) Every day we will come in contact with many people from all walks of life and some will be illegal immigrants. It is impossible to know who is illegal by their looks. Daily, people are crossing into the United States illegally for reasons that are not known and can only be speculated. President Obama and his administration believe the United States should agree to take and naturalize all illegal aliens, however this paints a very bad picture of America. A lot of jobs are being taken by unauthorized aliens, some have been known introduce and traffic illicit drugs into the United States.…show more content…
An illegal immigrants driver 's license as it could be used as an identification card because it contains personal information which includes photograph, address, date of birth, weight, height and fingerprints that can authorize virtually any transaction such as banking, hotel reservations, credit card authorizing or airline by showing ID if requested. Currently there are 11 states and the District of Columbia that have enacted laws that allow for unauthorized immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. In order to obtain a license all they need to provide is a foreign birth certificate, a foreign passport, or a consular card and must prove residency in the state they are applying. New Mexico, Utah and Washington offered them prior to 2013 and the list of states that allow unauthorized immigrants is
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