Essay on Immigration

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Immigration Paper-Compare/Contrast
Immigration is a topic that has been argued many times in the United States. Many people support it while others believe that immigrants are criminals who commit the crime of entering the U.S. illegally. Roberto Rodriguez and Star Parker both use different styles of writing in “Border on our Backs” and “Se Habla Entitlement” respectively. Although Roberto Rodriguez uses a personal approach to convey his message, Star Parker’s method of using real life facts and details to support her opinion really pulls through and is therefore more convincing. Roberto Rodriguez tries to use emotion to motivate and capture the reader’s attention to support his feelings for immigration but fails to back up any of his
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In “Se Habla Entitlement” she argues “Part of the package deal that comes with showing up in the United States today is our welfare state as well as our free economy”(Parker 566). This is very true, as many immigrants not only Hispanics come to the U.S. for these benefits and opportunities. She goes on to say “Illegal immigrants’ children who are born here are U.S. citizens. Significant demands are being made on our tax dollars in the way of schools, health care and government services”(Parker 566). She stresses that much of the money from the government goes to supporting these illegal immigrants’ children who occupy the schools and receive free education while their parents do not pay taxes. Parker uses reason and factual information to influence the reader’s thought one way; anti-immigration. Star Parker is one of the many authors who realize that evidence is necessary in order to make her point come across to both supporting and opposing readers. In “Se Habla Entitlement” she contends …If we can be convinced that illegal immigration is a right, that those here illegally are innocent victims…Draping these bogus claims in the garb of the civil-rights movement is particularly annoying. The civil-rights movement was about enforcing the law, not breaking it…If Americans were kidnapping Mexicans and selling them into slavery here, I might see the equivalence…these are free people, who chose to come