Should Immigrants Be Allowed To Stay In The United States

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Immigration and immigrants in the United States is a very hot topic. Especially with Donald Trump in office and the significant actions he has taken upon. So, should they be allowed in our country? In my opinion I believe they should be because America is a nation built off of immigrants. The U.S is known to be the top destination to go to for a better life, and with only 13.5% of America’s total population being immigrants. There is no reason they shouldn’t be allowed to create a better life for themselves here. With war, abuse, and terrorism happening in many foreign countries many have to flee. When they do so, they look for a country that has freedom and job opportunities so that they can care for themselves and their families. The United States is a country that supports these ideas. For example, Kristhell Alvarez wrote a letter on Why Immigrants Should Be Allowed to Stay in the United States. In the letter she stated, “I moved to the United States when I was just 7 years old, leaving their family behind, my parents decided to immigrate to the United States because this was known as…show more content…
The United States opened up many opportunities for, not only my family, but to many immigrants as well. Growing up my parents were very poor, they had a slight chance to survive if they stayed in Mexico.”. Kristhell is speaking for many immigrants coming into the U.S. They don’t want to cause trouble or steal jobs. They came here for a safer and better life with more opportunities. With this said, most who are migrating internationally are seeking economic opportunities. In 1889, a geographer named Georg Ravenstien wrote in his Laws of Migration, “Bad or oppressive laws, heavy taxation, an unattractive climate, uncongenial social surroundings, and even compulsion… All have produced
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