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Persuasive Essay On Illegal Immigration

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In today’s media, illegal immigrants to America are often viewed as criminals and rapists, when, in fact, that is incorrect. Jörg Spenkuch, a researcher at Northwestern University says "There’s essentially no correlation between immigrants and violent crime." The idea that immigrants are violent lawbreakers is nothing more than a distorted conception born out of hatred and fear. I believe that America should welcome immigrants with open arms, especially when immigration is what influences America the most. While I partially agree with Ruben Martinez’s position in his article “The Crossing”, I think that it should be much more simple for someone to legally immigrate to America, and that preventing illegal immigration should still be enforced.…show more content…
I agree with how the wall only makes the cross to America more dangerous, and those that want to seek a better life for their family will risk their own to enter America. I believe that people who are in a situation like that need our help the most, and the system for legal immigration to this country needs to be simplified, if not to provide a better life and future for those in need, but to save their lives. However, in the documentary, I believe that the people known as the Minute Men were portrayed unfairly, even though almost all their remarks towards the border and illegal immigration were questionable. For example, when criticized of being racist by the interviewer, the leader of the Minute Men refutes by saying “The people who are protesting are clearly more racist themselves, by saying that other people are racist.” Although what he answers with is debatable, I feel as though the Minute Men have a stigma of fear towards immigration and foreigners, especially after 9/11, when a few in the video referenced how they were afraid of terrorists coming to America through the Mexican border. I believe that if they put some of the fear that they had aside and tried to listen to the people who are trying to come to America, they, and a lot of other people who feel the same way towards Mexican…show more content…
If people who move to America are not documented, there is no telling of who they could be. Even though most people coming to America are simply looking for a better life, some people could be terrorists, spies, drug dealers, criminals, or so on. Without keeping tabs on the people who come to live in America, we risk the threat of terrorization. If there were a way to make the Mexican-American border more secure, then I believe that it should be done. Although I believe that anyone should be able to come to America in search of a better life, I also strongly feel that they need to stay in their own country and make it a better place. If there are little to no opportunities, obviously, something needs to be done in that country to improve the standard of living. It’s not always up to another country to provide for another, at some point they have to provide for themselves. If they can’t, then the only option is to move to somewhere else, which is what I wish was not the