Emma Wisconsin


Everyone deserves a chance to have the opportunities that being a U.S. citizen provides.

Dear Future President,

I want to bring to your attention to the issue of deportation of illegal immigrants. If a person is moving to the United States there is likely a good reason why they are doing so. In my opinion, there is no reason to deport immigrants if they are making an effort to earn their U.S. citizenship. According to the current president, Barack Obama, the process for immigrants to earn citizenship would not be easy or quick, but it would be fair. I agree with Obama to give immigrants the chance at a better life in the U.S. Everyone deserves a chance to have the opportunities that being a U.S. citizen provides.

One reason that proves deportation is not a good situation is that families are getting separated. If a mother or father is an illegal immigrant and they had their baby in America they have a chance of being deported and separated from their child. If the parents are deported and the child is not, the child will grow up without its family and could have the possibility of never seeing them again. This could also happen with extended family. Deportation needs to stop because it is important to keep families together.

Another reason why deportation is not the answer, is because new immigrants coming from all around the world will give America diversity. The American Jewish Committee agrees with my point. They said this about immigration, β€œ[it] will stimulate the economy and enhances America's rich, vibrant, and diverse culture.” It is nice to see a change in America with all different kinds of ethnic groups and cultures.

Although some of the 11.1 immigrants may have entered America illegally, everyone deserves a chance at a better life. The right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, is what these people are trying to find. When immigrants come to the U.S. there must be a reason. For example, they might want a job to support themselves or their family, or they might want to get away from poor conditions or upset in their country. If that is the case, why are we sending them back? The government should give them the opportunity to have the same rights that U.S. born citizens have.

In conclusion, there is no reason to be separating families because of illegal immigration. Everyone deserves a good life, and if the immigrants are making an effort to become a citizen of the U.S. and trying to come to America for a better life, then they should be provided with a chance.