Argument Essay About Immigration

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Today, immigration has been a very popular topic especially in the media. It has been a subject of intense national debate because of the new election. Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come here to the United States. Because they feel like the United States has more benefits, and freedom. These people all have different reasons; some hoping to get a better life, some hiding from persecution etc... Many of them believe America is the best place to go. I plan on finding answers to the following questions: Why should/shouldn’t immigrants be allowed to stay? Should we have any restrictions on who is allowed to immigrate to this country? If so, which ones? How does immigration affect the…show more content…
Throughout the week I’ve found numerous sources on the subject of immigration: such as scholarly journals, a few articles from popular news/newsmagazines, three websites that provided good background information, and an opposing viewpoint page through the database. The research helped me gain a ton of information on the topic and how to better understand what’s happening today. I also understand that immigration affects everyone differently, we all have different opinions on the subject. Most of these sources talked about the negativity revolving around immigration and the different reasons why its driving a wedge between the people on the United States. Ultimately I understand why some people are bothered with “immigrants” immigrating into the US but I also primarily understand why others agree with letting them in, because this is the land of the free; and everyone deserves a chance to have a great…show more content…
"50 Years Ago, Immigration Changed in America." US News. U.S.News & World Report, 2 Oct. 2015. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.
This article from a well-known newspaper discusses something called the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. He explains how it created a new approach to reuniting immigrant families and brought skilled workers to the U.S. which dramatically transformed the makeup of the country. “the Immigration Act” was like a time-release capsule he said. “year by year, it reshaped America into the America we know today” (n.p.). This article also explains why immigrants break the law to move to the U.S. I believe this article is an important aspect in my research because he discusses important facts about immigration.
Williamson, Chilton. "The ideology of unrestricted immigration." Modern Age 58.3 (2016): 19+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 17 Oct.
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