Essay Immigration Should Be Allowed

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Why I think Immigration Should Be Allowed Consider the following thought experiment: Moved by the plight of desperate earthquake victims, you volunteer to work as a relief worker in Haiti. After two weeks, you’re ready to go home. Unfortunately, when you arrive at the airport, custom officials tell you that you’re forbidden to enter the United States. You go to the American consulate to demand an explanation. But the official response is simple, “The United States does not have to explain itself to you.” That would suck but it’s true. You don’t have to be a libertarian to admit that this seems like a monstrous injustice. The entire ideological liberals, conservatives, moderates, socialists, and libertarians would defend your right to move from Haiti to the United States. What’s so bad about restricting your migration? Most obviously, because life in Haiti is terrible. If the American government denies you permission to return, you’ll live in dire poverty, die sooner, live under a brutal, corrupt regime, and be cut off from most of the people you want to…show more content…
I could never imagine going through this myself why should anyone have to? George Washington once said “ I had always hoped this land might become safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.” That should be happening, illegal immigrants should feel safe instead of fearful. I can see how people may think that they are some type of harm because they act like a criminal by hiding. That however is it valid as they hide because of fear, fear they might not get back home to see their children, fear they might fail trying to help their families. Immigrants are no criminals, and if they have no criminal past they should get some of that fear relieved by knowing they will not be deported, not
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