Persuasive Essay On Mexican Immigration

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Immigration policies have been a hot-button issue for many years now, especially regarding emigration from Mexico. Politicians have started up campaigns promising to effectively end illegal immigration, claiming that it is the source of the United States’ unstable economy. However, similar plans have been enacted in a particularly vulnerable period, with little to no success, indicating that repetition would be a huge blow to both the economy and United States citizens. In the late 1920’s, there had been a growing number of Mexican immigrants. Similar to previous “waves”of people coming to the United States, the recent influx of Mexicans came with a stigma. Generally, American-born citizens would blame immigrants for corrupting American culture or bringing unwanted traditions to the country, but this time was different. In October of 1929, the stock market crashed, and the Mexican population was deliberately blamed for the state of the economy, especially through the media. The general…show more content…
Donald Trump, a current Republican front-runner, is well known for his presidential campaign and its harsh policies on illegal immigration between Mexico and the United States, which are largely similar to the 1930’s repatriation movement. His policy on Mexican immigration states, “The influx of foreign workers holds down salaries, keeps unemployment high, and makes it difficult for poor and working class Americans… to earn a middle class wage.” This is almost identical to a claim that was made during the Great Depression, and his plans for solving the crisis are also identical to the efforts made during the Repatriation; welfare refusal to immigrant families, job denial, and mass deportation of roughly 11 million Mexican immigrants. Though the thought of these plans going through may seem unachievable, history shows that they can be --and have been --
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