Are Illegal Immigrants Harming America?
By Raul Arellano
Tidewater Community College
IS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION HARMING AMERICA?
I. Purpose: To persuade the audience about illegal immigration. II. Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience about illegal immigrants wanting to better themselves and make a future for their families. III. Attention getter: Over the years, a dispute has arisen over the issue of illegal immigration in the United States. Although there had been an open door policy on immigration for many years before, today individuals have a different perspective on the situation. IV. Preview statement: While the differences in the contradictory and racist immigration laws are relevant, individuals should understand that “illegal immigrants” only desire to provide for their families, as well as, give their children a future, something that is economically impossible elsewhere, specifically Mexico. Body:
I. Many individuals would agree that racism should be prohibited. It is negative approach that only results in more controversy. The United States immigration laws are inconsistent and racist. Does that mean they should be forbidden? A. “The United States was created as a nation of immigrants who left Europe for political, religious, and economic reasons” (Katel 404). They wanted to better their lives in order to have hope for a future. An example of the inconsistency “[in the 19th century, thousands of Chinese laborers were brought here to build the railroads and then they were excluded- via the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 – in a wave of Aniti-Chinise hysteria” (Katel404). An individual getting excluded after such an accomplishment signifies a contradiction. B. What about the racism? “in 1890, Census Bureau Director Francis Walker said the country was being overrun by ‘less desirable’ newcomers … whom he called ‘beaten men from beaten races’” (Katel 404)....