Persuasive Essay On Civil Rights

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Illegal aliens and undocumented immigrants make up a significant percentage of today’s society in the United States. With more and more of these people permanently living, working, and going to school in this nation, their civil rights have become an increasingly controversial and talked about topic. Some question whether those in this country illegally should even be allotted civil rights, while others feel that civil rights come naturally to every human being, whether they have the proper documentation or not. The answer lies in the U.S. Constitution, although some interpret it’s meaning differently than others. The Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, passed by Congress in 1866, states, in part, that “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”…show more content…
Because these people are living in and contributing to our country, whether it be by working or attending school, etc., they in turn are entitled to civil rights. If one is a productive member of society, they are eligible to reap the benefits of and be granted the liberties clearly stated in the nation’s Constitution. Former presidential candidate Ben Carson even went so far as to say that without illegal alien workers, entire industries would collapse, as America needs undocumented immigrants to do the jobs that Americans feel they are too good to do (hfdhjgfjhhf). It is unfair to deny basic civil rights to illegal immigrants when they are such an integral part of our country’s job market, economy, and
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