Topics: United States, Immigration to the United States, Illegal immigration Pages: 4 (1153 words) Published: May 1, 2013
Khaled Almansoob
Mrs. Wilson
English 102
16 April 2013
Illegal Immigration, a Problem That Needs Solving
Immigrants coming from different parts of Europe built the United States, one of the greatest countries in the world. Pilgrims migrated from their homes seeking a better life in the new world. With the immigrants from Europe working together they were able to built one of the greatest nations in the world, the United States of America. Now even more people want to come to America, the land of opportunities, to make their dreams come true. Some people may use illegal methods to come to America due to the loose boarder control. Although some people come to America illegally, they should not be treated as outsiders. Treating illegal immigrants as outsiders is injustice because they should be treated like the pilgrims. As Martin Luther king, Jr. said in the letter from the Birmingham jail: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly… Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider (Birmingham Jail letter). As Martin Luther king, Jr. stated, everyone in America should be treated equally. Illegal immigration is a problem and should be solved by tighter boarder control and a path for citizenship for the people who are already here in America.

Illegal immigration is a problem that cannot be ignored. According to an article entitled Immigration solutions, there are more than 11 million illegal immigrants in America. Since illegal immigrants are undocumented workers, businesses take advantage of that and hire them for lower wages than legal workers. Although hiring illegal immigrants for low wages benefits businesses, it hurts the economy overall because hiring illegal immigrants causes higher unemployment rates among Americans. Another problem is lower government revenue that...
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