Dali. D. New York

Immigration & Deportation

There are 11 million immigrants who are undocumented and they're benefitting this country.

Dear President of the United States,

Hello, my name is Davlatshoh Dilshodov. I’m 12th-grade in Brooklyn International High School from NYC. Congratulations on your victory. I hope you make this country better. I believe that undocumented immigrants are the ones who are keeping our economy strong by paying taxes and doing construction, farming, and service jobs. We need to have these immigrants working these jobs. Without them, our economy would drop. I believe that you should give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship because they pay taxes that help grow our economy and most of them are helping to make our country great again.

According to Kate Hunter, Bloomberg “About 11 million people live in the U.S. after crossing the border without permission, or remaining in the country after their visas expired.” All this 11 million of people are using state transportation, getting haircuts, going to restaurants, buying clothes, shopping at stores etc. So this means they’re spending money and creating more jobs and this is positive for the country. To deport 11 million “immigrants would cost $400 billion to $600 billion. That price includes finding and detaining individuals, legally deporting them, and preventing them from returning to the U.S.” But we cannot do that and it’s impossible, the American economy will drop. “Farming, meatpacking, construction and hospitality industries would be hardest hit by labor shortages, the study concluded. In all, the private sector of the economy could lose 4 million to 6.8 million workers.” This will hurt the economy a lot. People risk coming to the US without a green card or visa because they want a better life and life back in their country is much worse than here.

Please give undocumented immigrants citizenship because they will help the US a lot. I am an immigrant too and I can imagine how it would feel to be stuck between two countries.


Dilshodov Davlatshoh





Brooklyn International High School

BIHS Seniors 2016-17

Brooklyn International High School, in New York City, is a public school for recent immigrants to the U.S.

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