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Lydia Montes De Oca

English II

12-15-17

Should the government allow Immigrants who are illegal to become U.S. citizens?

For many years, illegal immigration has been a problem in the United States. Many

immigrants cross the border illegally, many say that they make the U.S. a better place and make

the economy grow. But others say that immigrants take away jobs, and they are criminals. Today

many illegal immigrants come to america, to have a better life, work hard, and get money to

support their families. Some people disagree and say that illegal immigrants should not be

allowed to stay. First reason, why Illegal immigrants should be allowed to become U.S. citizens

they make the economy grow. And americans need to understand the illegal immigrants pay

taxes just like everybody else, and finally because they are law-abiding they are high minded.

Illegal immigrants should be allowed to become citizens in the U.S. because they come to have a

better life for their self and their families.

Illegal immigrants should have a path to citizenship, millions and millions of illegal

immigrants cross the border to america to have a better life and and earn money to support their

families. Barack obama propose a “path to citizenship” for those who are in the country

illegally, some people in america agree that the government should allow immigrants who are

illegally become US citizens. And some disagree with me that they shouldn't, they help benefit

the economy. In the Article “5 reasons why to grant Amnesty to illegal immigrants” it gives a

reason why illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay and become citizens. In the text it states
“immigration actually provides a benefit to the national economy, economist call specialization

labor”, which means that foreigners who come from different countries come to america eager

and ready to pick up crops, clean houses, and clean tables. This is why the government should let

illegal immigrants to become citizens they make the economy grow.

Second, reasoning why the government should let people who are illegal to become

citizens in america, is because they pay their taxes and make the US stronger. Obama says the

path to citizenship is paying taxes in the article “5 reasons to grant amnesty to illegal

immigrants” it states “one of president's obama’s markers on the path to citizenship is paying

taxes, an estimated of 8 million illegal immigrants pay taxes”. Which means that illegal

immigrants pay taxes and benefits the economy agriculture. This is why the government should

let illegal immigrants become citizens in america, they pay taxes which brings more money in

and have many benefits in america .

Finally, the last reason why the government should let illegal immigrants become US

citizens because most immigrants are law-abiding which means their obedient to laws of the

society. In the article 5 reasons why to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants it states, “

immigrants, in fact may help drive crime down the vast majority want to stay in the country in

order to work and so naturally steer clear of breaking any laws.” Which means that illegal

immigrants follow the laws and they make sure to not break them because if they do they will

send them back to what country they came to. They come to work and earn money and try to stay

out of trouble.
People in america think that illegal immigrants who become citizens, should not be

allowed to become citizens. One reasoning, why this don’t want illegal immigrants is because

they take jobs away etc. In the website Pew research center article name “Most say illegal

immigrants should be allowed to stay but citizenship is more diverse”. In the text it states

“Immigrants are burden because they take jobs, housing and health care”, some americans feel

this way because they supposedly take jobs away for the people in US. This is an illogical issue

because, most of the jobs illegal immigrants take they don’t most americans don’t work, for

example most restaurants that people and they need immigration people working. In the article

“what happen when these restaurants lost their immigrant workers for real” it states in the text

“restaurants depend on undocumented workers for labor” which means that they need

undocumented immigrants to work in restaurants.

The government should allow illegal immigrants become US citizens, the issue with this

problem is that some people disagree with me. Illegal immigrants come to the US to have a

better life and work to support their families, they make america a better place, make the

economy grow, pay taxes and follow the laws and they don’t break the laws. And this needs to

be addressed they should allow illegal immigrants, undocumented people to become citizens we

need illegal immigrants in the US. Some people think that they should not allowed because they

steal jobs. The government should allow illegal immigrants become citizens they make the US

and economy a better place to live.


Ed Krayewski, MS, Associate Editor of Reason.com, in a Feb. 7, 2013 article, "5 Reasons 
to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants," available at reason.com, stated: 
http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/07/5-reasons-for-amnesty-for-illegal-immigr/4 
 
The president, Barack obama proposed a endorsed in principle providing “a path 
to citizenship” for those who are in the country illegally. Opponents were quick to label 
“amnesty” and barack obama denies it he wants the immigrants to pay penalties, pay 
taxes, learn english and want them to go to the back of the line. There are five reason to 
grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. The first one is immigration is good for the 
economy, immigration provides benefit to the national economy for the labor, the 
foreigners are eager to pick up crops, clean houses , clean tables etc. The second 
reason is that the illegal immigrants pay taxes, barack obama says that paying taxes is 
the path to citizenship millions of immigrants pay of their taxes. The third reason why 
to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Most illegal immigrants are law-abiding , 
immigration is a crime crossing the border without authorization is a mere 
misdemeanor immigrants which helps drive crime down. The fourth reason why to 
grants amnesty to immigrants, immigration is a natural law. A natural law is the right 
inherent to our humanity and the freedom of movement. And the last reason why grant 
amnesty to immigrants is that there are two many illegal immigrants. 
 
This topic relates to the source because it explains to me why illegal immigrants should 
become citizens and says why illegal immigrants make america better. For example 
they say that they make the economy better. 
 
One quote in the source that helps me with the argumentative essay is “immigration 
actually provides a benefit to the national economy”. It tells me why Immigrants should 
be in america they make the economy better. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Lynch, PhD, Professor of Economics at Washington College, and Patrick 
Oakford, MSc, Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress, in a Mar. 
20, 2013 article, "The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship 
to Undocumented Immigrants," available at the Center for American Progress 
website, stated: 
 
Legal status and citizenship are also about the economic health of the
nation as a whole. Legal status and a roadmap to citizenship for the unauthorized
will bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax
revenues, and job,all of which will not occur in the absence of immigration reform
or with reform that creates a permanent sub-citizen class of residents. It shows
that the timing of reform matters. The sooner we provide legal status and
citizenship, the greater the economic benefits are for the nation.The resulting
productivity and wage gains ripple through the economy because immigrants are
not just workers—they are also consumers and taxpayers. They will spend their
increased earnings on the purchase of food, clothing, housing, cars, and
computers. ​U​ndocumented immigrants are granted legal status but are not
eligible for citizenship within 10 years. Legalization and a roadmap to citizenship
bestow greater gains on the American people and the U.S. economy than
legalization alone.

This topic relates to the source because it is talking about the benefits of illegal
immigrants and how they work and buy and sell stuff in america. And why the
government should let illegal immigrants to become citizens.

One quote in the source that helps me with the argumentative essay is
“Roadmap to citizenship will bring sufficient economic gains” which is saying that
if illegal immigrants become citizens quick the economy will grow tremendously.
Hillary Clinton, JD, former Secretary of State, in an article accessed on Sep. 25, 
2015, "America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform with a Pathway to 
Citizenship," available at hillary clinton.com, stated: 
 

Immigration enforcement must be humane, targeted, and effective.


Hillary focuses on resources on detaining and deporting those individuals
who pose a violent threat to public safety, and ensure refugees who seek
asylum in the U.S. have a fair chance to tell their stories. Hillary will work to
expand fee waivers to alleviate naturalization costs, increase access to
language programs to encourage English proficiency, and increase outreach
and education to help more people navigate the process. Hillary will create a
national Office of Immigrant Affairs, support affordable integration services
through $15 million in new grant funding for community navigators and similar
organizations, and significantly increase federal resources for adult English
language education and citizenship education.

This topic relates to the source because it talks about why illegal immigrants
should be in the united states and how the politics for example hillary clinton
trying to create immigration affairs for the immigrants to be able to become
citizens of the united states.

“Hillary will create a national office of immigrant affairs” this quote helps me
with the essay because this is telling me that they wanna help out the
immigrants to become citizens.
Bernie Sanders, US Senator (I-VT), in a June 19, 2015 article, "Prepared Remarks 
for National Association of Latino Elected Officials Conference," available at 
bernie sanders.com, stated: 

The United States undocumented workers perform a critical role in our economy. 
They harvest and process our food and it is no exaggeration to say that, without 
them, food production in the United States would significantly decline. 
Undocumented workers build many of our homes, cook our meals, maintain our 
landscapes. We even entrust undocumented workers with that which we hold 
most dear our children. we should not even be talking about sweeping up 
millions of men, women, and children, many of whom have been here for years 
and throwing them out of the country. They trying to create a reasonable and 
responsible path to citizenship. 
 
This topic relates to the source because bernie sanders is trying to help illegal 
immigrants. And is giving examples why illegal immigrants should be come 
citizens of the united states of america. 
 
One quote that helps with the argumentative essay is “Undocumented workers 
build many of our homes, cook our meals, maintain our landscapes” which 
means that many of illegal immigrants help the economy they build, make, stuff 
etc. 
 
 
Ed Krayewski, MS, Associate Editor of Reason.com, in a Feb. 7, 2013 article, "5 Reasons 
to Grant Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants," available at reason.com, stated: 
http://reason.com/archives/2013/02/07/5-reasons-for-amnesty-for-illegal-immigr/4 
 
The president, Barack obama proposed a endorsed in principle providing “a path 
to citizenship” for those who are in the country illegally. Opponents were quick to label 
“amnesty” and barack obama denies it he wants the immigrants to pay penalties, pay 
taxes, learn english and want them to go to the back of the line. There are five reason to 
grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. The first one is immigration is good for the 
economy, immigration provides benefit to the national economy for the labor, the 
foreigners are eager to pick up crops, clean houses , clean tables etc. The second 
reason is that the illegal immigrants pay taxes, barack obama says that paying taxes is 
the path to citizenship millions of immigrants pay of their taxes. The third reason why 
to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. Most illegal immigrants are law-abiding , 
immigration is a crime crossing the border without authorization is a mere 
misdemeanor immigrants which helps drive crime down. The fourth reason why to 
grants amnesty to immigrants, immigration is a natural law. A natural law is the right 
inherent to our humanity and the freedom of movement. And the last reason why grant 
amnesty to immigrants is that there are two many illegal immigrants. 
 
This topic relates to the source because it explains to me why illegal immigrants should 
become citizens and says why illegal immigrants make america better. For example 
they say that they make the economy better. 
 
One quote in the source that helps me with the argumentative essay is “immigration 
actually provides a benefit to the national economy”. It tells me why Immigrants should 
be in america they make the economy better. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Lynch, PhD, Professor of Economics at Washington College, and Patrick 
Oakford, MSc, Research Assistant at the Center for American Progress, in a Mar. 
20, 2013 article, "The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship 
to Undocumented Immigrants," available at the Center for American Progress 
website, stated: 
 
Legal status and citizenship are also about the economic health of the
nation as a whole. Legal status and a roadmap to citizenship for the unauthorized
will bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax
revenues, and job,all of which will not occur in the absence of immigration reform
or with reform that creates a permanent sub-citizen class of residents. It shows
that the timing of reform matters. The sooner we provide legal status and
citizenship, the greater the economic benefits are for the nation.The resulting
productivity and wage gains ripple through the economy because immigrants are
not just workers—they are also consumers and taxpayers. They will spend their
increased earnings on the purchase of food, clothing, housing, cars, and
computers. ​U​ndocumented immigrants are granted legal status but are not
eligible for citizenship within 10 years. Legalization and a roadmap to citizenship
bestow greater gains on the American people and the U.S. economy than
legalization alone.

This topic relates to the source because it is talking about the benefits of illegal
immigrants and how they work and buy and sell stuff in america. And why the
government should let illegal immigrants to become citizens.

One quote in the source that helps me with the argumentative essay is
“Roadmap to citizenship will bring sufficient economic gains” which is saying that
if illegal immigrants become citizens quick the economy will grow tremendously.
Hillary Clinton, JD, former Secretary of State, in an article accessed on Sep. 25, 
2015, "America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform with a Pathway to 
Citizenship," available at hillary clinton.com, stated: 
 

Immigration enforcement must be humane, targeted, and effective.


Hillary focuses on resources on detaining and deporting those individuals
who pose a violent threat to public safety, and ensure refugees who seek
asylum in the U.S. have a fair chance to tell their stories. Hillary will work to
expand fee waivers to alleviate naturalization costs, increase access to
language programs to encourage English proficiency, and increase outreach
and education to help more people navigate the process. Hillary will create a
national Office of Immigrant Affairs, support affordable integration services
through $15 million in new grant funding for community navigators and similar
organizations, and significantly increase federal resources for adult English
language education and citizenship education.

This topic relates to the source because it talks about why illegal immigrants
should be in the united states and how the politics for example hillary clinton
trying to create immigration affairs for the immigrants to be able to become
citizens of the united states.

“Hillary will create a national office of immigrant affairs” this quote helps me
with the essay because this is telling me that they wanna help out the
immigrants to become citizens.
Bernie Sanders, US Senator (I-VT), in a June 19, 2015 article, "Prepared Remarks 
for National Association of Latino Elected Officials Conference," available at 
bernie sanders.com, stated: 

The United States undocumented workers perform a critical role in our economy. 
They harvest and process our food and it is no exaggeration to say that, without 
them, food production in the United States would significantly decline. 
Undocumented workers build many of our homes, cook our meals, maintain our 
landscapes. We even entrust undocumented workers with that which we hold 
most dear our children. we should not even be talking about sweeping up 
millions of men, women, and children, many of whom have been here for years 
and throwing them out of the country. They trying to create a reasonable and 
responsible path to citizenship. 
 
This topic relates to the source because bernie sanders is trying to help illegal 
immigrants. And is giving examples why illegal immigrants should be come 
citizens of the united states of america. 
 
One quote that helps with the argumentative essay is “Undocumented workers 
build many of our homes, cook our meals, maintain our landscapes” which 
means that many of illegal immigrants help the economy they build, make, stuff 
etc.