Argumentative Essay On Illegal Immigration

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Immigration There has been a lot of fuss over the issue of illegal immigration. It truly is one of America’s biggest problems, in my opinion. This has been an issue in our country for years and it is about time we resolve the issue. The two of our 2016 candidates had very different views on the situation and both felt very strongly about it. Hillary Clinton felt that it was unnecessary to take drastic measures when it came to immigration; When it came to border security she claimed that she would “ protect U.S. borders and national security but did not give any specific plans”. Then came her plans for deportations; she had plans to defend DACA and DAPA (President Obama’s plans). DACA, which stood for deferred action for childhood arrivals,…show more content…
His first plan for border security was to build a wall. In most of his speeches all you would have to hear is “build a wall” and you knew what he was speaking of. He wanted to build this wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, would this be cheap? No, and he expected Mexico to pay five billion to 10 billion to build this wall. When it came to his plans for deportations, it was to deport all of the undocumented immigrants, (which was about eleven million immigrants). Not only did he want to deport all eleven million, he wanted to penalize those who stayed longer than their visa departure date. He wants to have more immigration and custom enforcement officers, triple to be exact. He also wants to require that immigration and customs enforcement to go with local police officers to gang raids. His plans for the detentions were “no more catch and release” which means he wants immigrants who are caught illegally crossing the border to be detained and deported. He also had plans for the visa’s and work permits, his plans included to raise wages paid to H-1B (“a non-immigrant visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations”)- he wanted to do this so employers are motivated to offer jobs to unemployed Americans, the visa’s including the H-1B requires that employers look to hire American’s first, also to certify that immigrants who come to the U.S. are able to afford their own
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