The Importance Of Immigrants In The United States

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Sonia Villasana
December 12, 2012
Dual Enrollment
6th Period

Good evening ladies and gentlemen from Phoenix, Arizona. I am very glad to see that each and every one of you individuals could make it to this event. Everyone knows that immigrants founded this country that we are now in; if it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t have this nation where we can express our thoughts freely. To quote the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest- tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” This quote brings me to my point: if undocumented people want to succeed in this country and have a high-paying job without having to result to crime, then why can’t the DREAM Act be a priority to the United States, since people came here to triumph and earn an education to help the country that helped them get the education? Many Americans think that people that are undocumented, come to the United States to steal their jobs but they don’t take in mind that the jobs that the undocumented typically take the low-paying jobs. Americans are very stereotypical thinking how ALL of the undocumented individuals are here for warfare. They don’t know that “High school, and college students that are or were “honor-roll students, valedictorians, community leaders” and such, want to help the United States and become “tax paying American citizens.” I feel that the DREAM Act should be what Congress looks at first because children “too young” couldn’t understand the actions their parents made by coming to this country illegally and America does not have a “tradition that punishes children for the choices of their parents.” These children become adults that have an education and cannot have a job because they are not citizens here in the United States. They are stuck with their major in what they graduated on and don’t get to