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Illegal Immigration

  • Date Submitted: 07/16/2014 04:51 PM
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200 years ago the very first immigrants arrived on American soil. The United States established itself upon the concept of immigrants but a great debate of how immigration policies will take effect goes on still today. The controversy: how should the United States and Mexico handle legal and illegal immigration? More and more immigrants arrive illegally in search for a better life. In just the last fifteen years, a tremendous increase of illegal immigrants came to the United States. They believe 700,000 per year” (Nadadur 1040). An estimated of 11.9 million in total (Galston Pickus and Skerry 89). Many Americans feel the opposite, as if the American Dream will be lost in the balance with so many immigrants. Both points of views increase to the intensity of the controversy. The United States will always stand tall, known as a nation formed by immigrants journeying towards a better life. The question; how does this great nation balance the reality with the need to uphold freedom of choice and national rule of law?
Many intelligent and ambitious people have the desire to bring their talents and gifts to America. Rarely does a country offer the privileges that the United States offers. Whether it is towards education or work the opportunities are limitless. We as Americans have the freedom to choose and to make the best of our future. Only in America where we can dream of being a “nobody” but eventually we can become a “somebody”. Over the history of the United States we have seen such examples. Hakeem Olajuwon was born January 21, 1963 in Nigeria. Nicknamed, “The Dream,” Olajuwon led the Rockets to the NBA championship in 1994 and 1995, and was voted the league’s most valuable player for the 1993-94 season. “The Dream” became an American citizen in 1993. Joseph Pulitzer was born April 10, 1847 in Hungary. He bought The New York World. He and his brilliance in marketing raised public subscriptions for building a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty so it could be...


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