Name: Jeremy Lyles
Date: 4/3/09 Time: 9:00-9:50
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA 31030
Persuasive Essay Outline
Limited Topic:Equal Rights for Illegal Immigrants
General Purpose:To Persuade
Specific Purpose:To persuade my audience to defend equal rights for illegal immigrants.
Method of Arrangement: Monroe’s motivated sequence
Attention I. Think of yourself being a single parent. You have four children, ages ranging from 6-13. You are working two jobs, not including your job as a parent. II. As you see your children get on the bus to school, your day is just beginning. Walking to work which is 10 miles. You are a couple of minutes late. Your boss threaten to fired you, and dock your pay for being late only twice.
III.Five hours later you arrive at your second job. You overhear your co-workers complaining about hiring immigrants.
IV.This is just one example of the hard days of illegal immigrants face in the states. Unlike most you are a hard-worker seeking to archive the American’s Dream.
Central Idea:The Immigrants’ Rights Projects of the American Civil Liberties Union’s works to defend the civil and constitutional rights of immigrants through a comprehensive program of impact litigation and public education.
Internal Preview:First, I will explain the importance of equal rights for illegal immigrants. Then, I will discuss how serious this problem is by providing my argument with current information, statistics, and testimony. Next, I will satisfy my plan, by providing you with a solution to the problem. Lastly, I will describe its benefits to illegal immigrants, and becoming involved and signing petitions to make this law in affect.
Need I.Illegal aliens have the same rights as any other US residents? They the rights to free speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms, the rights to due process; Children have a right to attend public school. What rights do they not have? A.The main rights they don’t have are the rights to vote and to remain in this country. They also are limited from receiving public assistance and a few other benefits.
B.The big issue is that illegal aliens cannot do anything to enforce most of these rights. If they are being mistreated by an employer, they cannot go to court to enforce their rights because if authorities become aware of their illegal status, they can be deported.
C.So while they technically have these rights, their illegal status keeps them from being able to enforce those rights against those who violate them.
Transition Sentence: After explaining the some problems immigrants face, next I will discuss my plan.
Satisfaction II. Enforcement and enhancement of labor and employment law protection.
A. Ensure that enforcement of state labor, employment, and civil rights statutes is conducted regardless of immigration status.
B. To the maximum degree permitted under federal law, prohibit employers from taking adverse actions against workers based on their participation in the Basic Pilot employment eligibility verification program or receipt of “no-match” letters from the Social Security Administration.
C. Make it an unlawful employment practice under law for an employer to retaliate against workers by contacting ICE to begin a worksite investigation of the employer’s records or to arrest current or former employees because the workers have exercised their workplace rights.
D. Make it unlawful employment practice under state law to discriminate against an employment-authorized worker in the hiring, terms and conditions, or termination of...