Ben Youtz Pennsylvania

Ben's Letter

This letter is about the topic of immigration in the U.S.

Dear Mr. or Mrs. President,

I fear for how either of you will deal with immigration into this country. I think we greatly need to restrict immigrants coming into this country because in my opinion the effect they are having are taking jobs away from hard working honest Americans. Also I feel that it deals with safety. We do not know of where ISIS is hiding. They could look like just another face in the crowd that we are letting in this country. So as for now, while ISIS is still a threat to the lives of civilians we need to greatly tighten our borders. 

As for Mr. Trump I think your motives are correct in the sense that we need to greatly tighten our borders. I only question how logical it is to build a wall along the whole southern border and make Mexico pay for it. I do feel Mexico needs to pay in some sense for wronging the U.S. in trade and making out a lot better but I do not think it is logical for Mexico to entirely pay for the construction and maintain of the wall you have in place. I do not feel like the wall is sensical by itself let alone making a country paying for the entire thing which would only benefit us. Also the wall payments and maintenance funds would greatly outweigh the trade in balance the U.S. has with Mexico.  Mrs. Clinton, I completely disagree with your stance in the whole matter of immigration. I think your ideas and practices are naive to think there is little to no threat with illegal immigration. As I stated earlier with ISIS still a large threat we need to limit as many immigrants as possible. 

I believe that America needs to take Donald Trumps thinking and tighten the border. I feel a wall could be plausible but Mexico paying for the entire thing is not. If America could negotiate some type of deal with Mexico to pay for some of the wall that would be fantastic in my opinion. If we need to keep immigration a thing while ISIS is still a threat I think anybody that has been in the middle east in the past couple of years should not be welcomed into the country and will be denied access.

In conclusion If I was to vote for a president strictly off this matter I would vote Trump. At the same time Mr. Trump if you are reading this I hope that you will reevaluate your plan for this wall. How logical is it? Could we really get Mexico to pay for it? We do not need Mexico mad at us when we already have so many problems to deal with. Thank you for the time you took to read this letter.

Respectfully yours,


Elizabethtown Area High School

2016 Fall Honors World History

A collection of questions, lessons learned, and pressing thoughts from my 2016 Fall Honors World History students at Elizabethtown Area High School to the next President of the United States on the topic of foreign policy and pressing international issues

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