Thursday, February 11, 2016

Immigration Becomes a Popular Subject

As the Presidential campaign approaches this November, many issues have been zoomed in on in order to raise awareness and fix some of America´s flaws. One of the biggest problems that we are dealing with, according to Trump, is immigration. There have been many suggestions regarding finding a solution to our ever-growing struggle with immigrants, a few of which are very radical. Trump, for example, believes that the solution is to force immigrants to leave, and build bigger walls around our country´s borders for protection purposes. Despite the fact that this may solve immediate conflict, it is essentially running away from the dilemma that we face together as a nation.

Even though there have been conflicts with immigration in the past, I do not think that the answer is to simply avoid it altogether by making it nearly impossible to be an immigrant in the United States. Many immigrants are proven to have worked and bettered the United State´s economy in some way, shape, or form. There is also the argument that America´s education system is very good, and draws attention to people that come from countries without such benefits and opportunities.

America has always been known as the land of opportunity. We are supposed to be a nation that allows its people to set goals and achieve them. There are no limitations when it comes to dreams. However, when the people that need the hope of becoming successful in reaching their goals can no longer do so, our ¨opportunistic¨ name loses credibility.

There still lies the problems with drugs, violence, and other disturbances that immigrants may cause. Working to combat those issues while allowing the others to pursue their goals is very hard. It is a problem that needs to be faced head on instead of taking the easy way out like Trump and eliminating it altogether.

1 comment:

  1. I like that you present both sides of the argument. When a lot of people think illegal immigrants, they think drugs and crimes. However it has been proven that they can help our economy grow and prosper. If you disagree with Trumps immigration policy, what do you think should be done about the issue?