Madi F. Pennsylvania


This letter was created to express concern over the proposals for immigration in the United States and reasons why you, as the future President of the United States, should reconsider your proposals for immigration.

Dear Mr / Mrs. President:

In a continuously growing world full of new changes, people look for the strongest of leaders to guide and protect them in their home and country. The United States is a strong and powerful nation because of the leaders that took charge and fought for the freedom and liberty for all people. An ongoing problem in America is immigration and finding a tactful way to prevent terrorists and illegal immigrants from entering into the country. From the building of a wall and the deportation of all of the undocumented people in America, to the allowance of citizenship and the purchase of health insurance to the undocumented, the next President of the United States will have a tremendous amount of work to do to find a solution to the growing immigration crisis.

Immigration is an important, growing matter that should not be put on hold any longer. Refugees from war torn countries such as Syria are flooding to America to start a new life but are unable to get the proper documents and background checks needed to become a legal citizen. Due to the terrorist attacks on America by a few Muslim people, all Muslim refugees now face the judgment of others who stereotype them as terrorists because many fear they could be apart of another deadly terrorist attack. I believe the President of the United States should be able to unite all people and keep everyone safe. While refugees struggle to gain citizenship, illegal immigrants such as Mexican drug cartels, are coming into the country from the border of Mexico undetected. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2014, 52% of the illegal immigrants in the United States were Mexican. Building a wall will not stop people from entering the country illegally, it will only cause them to dig their tunnels deeper. The solution to decreasing the amount of people crossing over the border illegally is to increase the border control and security. By having more patrols along the border the number of undetected illegal immigrants will decrease.

The matter of immigration is important to me because it affects the national security of America. Although I agree that the United States should be accepting of refugees, without thorough background checks people with terrorist like intentions or backgrounds could get into America. Background checks should not be made easier to get and the depth of the background checks should be intensified. As a United States Citizen, I want to feel safe when I am within my home and country, without the fear of a terrorist attack. By increasing the intensity of background checks, the less likely a terrorist will be able to pass through into America. Also, I do not believe that undocumented people living in America should not be deported out of the country. Instead, they should be able to get an intense background check and if they are cleared then they should be able to stay in the United States. If the undocumented are able to make a living for themselves and their family and provide for the American society then they should be able to stay in America and get the necessary documents and visas to work towards becoming a legalized citizen.

In conclusion, our country needs a president who will work for all people, regardless of their race, religion, or background and I hope you will consider my points as you deal with the duties of being the President of the United States.

Respectfully yours,

Madison Faulkner

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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