Jakob G. California

Immigration and Climate Change

In this essay I chose to address issues on Immigration and Climate change for the new President of 2016

Dear Future President,

My name is Jakob Gomez and I am currently a senior attending Santa Clara High. I am writing my letter to voice my concern about the following dilemmas concerning the nation and its citizens: Immigration, Climate Change. Both of these issues are only a fraction of the whole that others may address but these were the ones I had chosen and would like to discuss with you.

Immigration. Many immigrants from other countries have crossed the national borders into the United States in hope of a better life and opportunity. There are different ways to immigrate into the U.S. of course, that is legally and illegally. Legal immigrants go through a process to claim their citizenship, while illegal immigrants cross the national border with no repercussions and work to help support themselves or family in hope of a better future.  Many United States citizens however, argue whether or not that illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S.. One side strongly claims that illegal immigrants are taking jobs and welfare that legalized citizens need, or the fact that immigrants are “stealing” over 125 Billion dollars worth of American taxpayer resources each year. All across America, our suffering citizens are standing in lines in grocery stores trying to make ends meet and barely able to feed their children while watching illegal immigrants use food stamps and welfare to benefit their families ahead of us.

Others argue that even if they’re illegal immigrants, they should be given a fair chance even though they may not have gone through a legal process. Citizens say immigrants today strengthen the country because of their hard work and talents, and that America was built upon immigrants, referencing back to the American Revolution.

The second topic following Immigration is Climate Change. The climate is changing. The earth is warming up, and there is now overwhelming scientific consensus that it is happening, and human-induced. With global warming on the increase and species and their habitats on the decrease, chances for ecosystems to adapt naturally are diminishing.The world mostly agrees that something needs to be done about global warming and climate change. The first stumbling block, however, has been trying to get an agreement on a framework. I believe you have the ability to influence an agreement to aid the planet and its ecosystems.


Jakob Gomez from Santa Clara High