Mohamed D. New York

Immigrants deserve to prosper in the U.S.

Undocumented immigrants participate in the development of this country, so why not grant them legal status and even a path to citizenship?

Dear Next President of the United States,

My name is Mohamed Doumbia, I’m writing to talk to you about immigration because I believe every immigrant deserves a chance to prosper in the U.S. Many immigrants have done great things in the U.S and they are hard workers. Also, according to Pew Research Center, 72% of the Americans people say the undocumented should be allowed to stay in the U.S. (Hunter, n.d.).

There are many reasons undocumented immigrants should be given a chance to live in the U.S. For example, for the undocumented children from Central America, it’s too dangerous for them to go back to their native countries because of the violence there. Also, their families count on them and they also have a dream to achieve (Hunter, nd). This shows that they have to provide for their families in their home countries, and they want to have a better future. Furthermore, many undocumented immigrants lived in the U.S since they were 3 years old and some even graduated from college (Carcamo, 2013). It’s clear that many undocumented can be nurses, teachers etc due to the fact they are educated. if the local state and the government grant them legal status, it could be beneficial for all. Finally, some people believe immigrants bring violence and disorder to the U.S. This is not absolutely true because not all the undocumented bring violence and disorder. Some bring their experience and their intellectual quality. I mean put yourself in their shoes and see how it feels.

As the next president, you should give a chance to illegal immigrants that are already in the U.S an easier path to citizenship or legal status without anyone being taken from their families. Remember that all of us are descended from Immigrants. The undocumented have already established themselves. Why take them back to a country where they flee starvation, poverty, and employment.

I hope you take what I say into consideration.


Mohamed Doumbia


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Carcamo, C. (2013, July 25). Staging a risky U.S. border protest against thousands of deportations. Retrieved from

Kimberly, K., & Lozano, J. A. (2014, July 30). Schools make immigrant kids feel safe. Retrieved from

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

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