Immigration to the United States and B. Immigrants Essay

Submitted By mcrisan22
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“We need immigration reform that will secure our borders, and… that finally brings the 12 million people who are here illegally out of the shadows... We must assert our values and reconcile our principles as a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws.”- Barack Obama, June 28, 2008
“America’s immigration system is outdated, unsuited to the needs of our economy and to the values of our country. We should not be content with laws that punish hard-working people and deny businesses willing workers and invite chaos at our border.” -George W. Bush, February 2, 2005

I. Illegal immigrants are very hard workers. A. Immigrants are up for anything. They are breaking the patterns of segregation in American neighborhoods Hispanics live and work with African Americans B. There’s the myth that immigrants take jobs from legal citizens. That’s not true: they take jobs that few others would do for very low wages and some of them also become entrepreneurs. They also pay taxes: state, sales and social security. Some states couldn’t survive without those undocumented citizens. A. Mexicans and other immigrants are very educated Illegal immigrants have illiteracy rate 2½ times greater than U.S. citizens. They know more than one language and can be very useful. B. Immigrants come from hard times They move to make a better life for themselves. Do whatever it take to get the job done and be successful. III.