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Immigration Argument Essay

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It seems like this “thing” wraps around you without letting go, and there is nothing you can do about it. "In October 2008, the illegal immigrant population stood at 11.9 million according to the Pew Hispanic Center." As an illegal immigrant myself I feel that people that are against this issue don’t see what life is really like for an illegal immigrant. Illegal immigrants don’t come to the U.S and do nothing like most people assume, we come to work hard for what we want to achieve in life just like everybody else. Since legal status makes a big impact on life, I haven’t always had what I have today. I remember as a kid my mom waking up at 3 a.m to make burritos to sell out ...view middle of the document...

Weather the candidate is for or against immigration. Obama won the Latino vote by more than 2 to 1 in 2008 67% to 31% which helped him win his presidential election. I feel that Obama needed the Hispanic vote to win so he immediately turned to promising things to illegal immigrants. In 2008 Obama promised 4 things to illegal immigrants. They were to improve our immigration system, remove incentives to enter illegally, bring people out of the shadows and to work with Mexico. Its funny cause people try to get rid of illegal immigrants but yet their president relies on trying to please Hispanics and illegal immigrants to win. After his win in 2008 he has not even mentioned immigration till now just a few months before elections. In June Obama finally tried to pass the Dream Act which failed. I feel that he didn’t really care and that he just tried to show the Hispanics and illegal immigrants that he was making an effort for them so they would vote for him. He later did pass a mini version of the dream act which stopped 800,000 from being deported and gave young immigrants a temporary legal status and work authorization. Many people were angry about this but shouldn’t Americans try to keep us here to try and better the economy and help America advance?
To stop America from deporting us and trying to stop us from our American dream we needa stand up for what we believe in. We need to take a stand and try to fight for our rights! “ we are all the same when you turn off the lights” Shel Silverstein once wrote.
Many people feel that immigrants don’t pay taxes. All immigrants pay taxes whether its income, property, sales or other. Studies find that immigrants pay between $90 and $140 billion a year in federal, state, and local taxes. This study also proves that immigrants aren’t bringing down the economy if anything we are making it better. Did you know that even undocumented immigrants pay income taxes? It is evidenced by the Social Security Administration’s “suspence file” in which taxes cannot be matched to worker’s names or social...

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