Kayla H. Texas

Why immigration needs to be refined

Persuasive letter to the next president, advocating modification towards the immigration system

Dear Mister/Madam President,

Could you ever imagine America not allowing immigrants into our country? Just picture thousands of people suffering because their own countries are not safe anymore. The biggest problem facing our country is our immigration system. Mister/Madam President, fix this issue by signing bills or supporting to make immigration laws less harsh. Families are being torn apart by these poor laws. When this system is fixed, immigrants will be able to fix the economy by taking all the jobs no one else wants.

How would you feel growing up without parents there to guide you through life? ”I haven’t seen my father since I was eight and have only spoken to him on the telephone. He was deported in 2009. The last day I saw him was in a train station… and I had no idea why I was saying good bye… and why everyone was crying. When my friends come over and asked where my father is I say he is “working”. Every year on my birthday he calls me and I try hard not to cry, because I know it’s another year of him not being able to see me grow.”, says a young girl from Albany, New York. This example is very common throughout the United States. Many young people have their parents or other relatives deported every year. You must encourage more laws that keep immigrant families together.

Many people fear that newcomers with different languages, religions, and cultures are reluctant to assimilate to American society and to learn English. However, this is simply not true. Immigrants bring their own unique culture and embrace the American culture for themselves. The United States is known for being a cultural melting pot. By having all of these languages, religions, and cultures, we are showing all other countries that we are a united people. Do not forget that our country was founded on immigrants. For instance, in 1620, about 100 Puritan Pilgrims immigrated to America to escape religious persecution in Britain. This is the case for many undocumented residents. Whether they’re running from war, religious persecution, unemployment, or natural disasters, everyone deserves a chance to escape.

There are many jobs American citizens do not want to do. For example, about 75 percent of janitors, 65 percent of construction laborers, and 55 percent of maids and housekeepers are native-born. These jobs are probably not something many people would strive to be when they grow up. But, for immigrants there aren’t many jobs to chose from that don’t ask whether you have legal documents or not. By filling these job positions, it prevents job shortages and supports the economy. It is crucial that you as president, reassure that immigrants will be able to fill the jobs that no one wants and that they will fill.

Therefore, Mister/Madam President, fix this problem by supporting laws that will make immigration laws less harsh. Build a system that does not tear families but keeps them together and that also supports the economy by letting undocumented citizens fill unwanted jobs. Imagine our beloved country with this new and improved immigration system. Congratulations on the huge honor of being elected the next president of the United States of America!

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