Immigigration Debate Outline

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ratMichael Roberts
Period 7

Thesis: Illegal immigration in the United States poses no serious threats to the economy or safety of the people. It sticks true to the American dream and fulfilling all your hopes and dreams in a free country.

a. Illegal immigrants are not terrorists and pose no harm to the safety of American citizens. a. "Illegal immigrants are not terrorists. They want to come legally to do the jobs Americans don’t want, but our broken immigration system doesn’t allow that to happen. If there were legal channels for these migrants to use, the government could concentrate on identifying the real terrorists. Instead, the government is wasting money and manpower trying to keep out the immigrant workers the U.S. economy needs. That makes the job of finding a terrorist like finding a needle in a haystack." (American Immigration Law Foundation) b. “America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.” (James Madison)

a. They are so helpful to the American economy and the economy without them would not be as successful. a. "[E]very empirical study of illegals' economic impact demonstrates... undocumenteds actually contribute more to public coffers in taxes than they cost in social services. Moreover, undocumented immigrants contribute to the U.S. economy through their investments and consumption of goods and services; filling of millions of essential worker positions resulting in subsidiary job creation, increased productivity and lower costs of goods and services; and unrequited contributions to Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance programs. " (Francine J. Lipman) b. As Congress continues to debate ways to address...
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