Somera G. California


There should be a limit to how much immigrants are admitted in the U.S. each year.

Dear Future President,

I am writing to you to address a very important issue that very much affects the lives of people today. As the president of this country, how will you approach the problem of illegal immigration and immigration in general? I feel that the things being done about this problem are not enough. I strongly believe that we should let immigrants in the country, but do it the legal way. We should not provide amnesty to illegal immigrants already in the United States because it seems very unfair to some people and families that came to the U.S. the legal way, which may have taken years to achieve. The U.S. accepts around one million legal immigrants each year, the sheer amount of immigrants and citizens that the country has to provide for is one of the major problem that we face today. We are already facing the problem of underfunded schools, unemployment, overcrowding, resource depletion, and budget deficit which is making the quality of life very poor. American workers suffer from around $113 billion in wage losses coming from immigration competition. The United States should admit 100,000 legal immigrants per year. The rapid population growth is one of the main driving forces behind the United States' problem. Creating a long-term immigration policy is one of the interest that the US should focus on.

Anti-immigration advocates are arguing that the U.S. should get rid of bilingual education. I disagree with this argument; studies have shown that bilingual and multilingual children have the academic advantage, it improves life-long learning skills, it removes international language barriers, it leads to collaborative learning, and early bilingual education leads to increased fluency in later years. Knowing more than one language will be an advantage later on in life, it will help children with jobs and with school.