Undocumented Workers

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All over the United States and Canada people are debating on how we should handle illegal immigrants. I believe that the U.S. and Canada should be more sensitive to the hardships of these undocumented workers for the following reason: undocumented workers are frequently hard working individuals who have no other means of supporting their families, these workers fill an important economic role, we can learn from these workers to not take our freedoms or privileges for granted.

Undocumented workers are frequently hard working individuals who have no other means of supporting their families. For almost all of these workers leaving their homes and coming here is a last resort. They leave their families and come here to find work to hopefully improve their family’s way of life. They send the money they make to them so they can survive. No one takes into consideration how these people must have been living and what it took for them to come here. They don’t get to see their kids grow up but they know that they have to find a way for them to have a better life then they did.

These workers fill an important economic role, the cheap labor of these workers fuels or economy. Most people work for low paying jobs with no job security or benefits. Most people don’t like to admit it but they feel some of these jobs are beneath them and they are not willing to take a pay cut, no matter how much they may need a job. But these workers jump would jump at a chance for any job. Without people willing to do the manual labor it takes to run our economy it would fall apart. The majority of employers seek out undocumented workers for these types of jobs to make sure they turn bigger profit.

We can learn from these workers to not take our freedoms or privileges for granted. All of us take for granted the freedoms that we are born with by being born in the U.S. and Canada. We have different privileges that we don’t even see as privileges. We have rights as citizens here that...
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