Pg. 662 Comprehension:
The argument Feinstein makes about current immigration legislation and border enforcement is that they haven’t worked. She gives examples and estates that today’s immigration world in America is very different from the 1990s, 1980s, and 1970s. Employers’ sanctions, which are the seed of current immigration laws, have failed. Naturalization takes years. Border control is spotty at best. In conclusion she says that the government has essentially failed to attempt in gaining operational control of our border and to secure the interior of the United States.
Mentioning that the attempts the government has made failed. Feinstein argues about giving illegal immigrants the opportunity to be legal. Feinstein’s larger argument is about giving families what they deserve, meaning that if they have achieved and earned some type of award or by demonstrating that they do deserve to be here being a true American, they should have the opportunity to be legal residents. The points she makes before are important because government is rejecting the idea of giving people good opportunities that could easily the United States. Pg. 663 Style and Structure
Feinstein acknowledges opposing arguments in paragraph fifteen, twenty seven, and thirty-two through thirty-four. She acknowledges them by describing what they are and how they work, giving examples and facts of the amount of people working in agriculture. She then gives an idea of how it could be improve into something better. I think she does refute these arguments effectively, by proving her points with examples and facts. She’s stating that the opportunity given to illegal aliens would not be like an amnesty, meaning an instant forgiveness with no conditions. There would be rules in order to be able to apply for a green card and get a legal residency. Pg. 663 Journal Entry
My respond to the examples Feinstein presents in paragraphs thirty-six through forty-six would be that...