Ethan J. Wisconsin

Should illegal immigrants be allowed to enter America?

There are many issues currently in the United States, and with the election drawing near, we need to think about some of these issues. A big one is illegal immigration, and what should we do about it?

Immigration can be a hard topic to discuss. Many people are for it and many are against it, and some are right in the middle. It's very important that we know these issues, and the effects of it as well. Illegal immigration is something we should be deeply concerned about in our growing economy. I believe that our future president should stop or control illegal immigration in the U.S.

One reason we should stop illegal immigration is because there's already too many of them in the United States. Yes, illegal immigrants can help our economy in some ways, but if we have too many, we'll be over-populated. Currently, there are 11 million illegal immigrants that make up America's population. If we let in any more, where do we put them? Our country only has so many resources to provide for them. Most likely, illegal immigrants will probably end up on the streets in big cities with no money for a long time. It's just going to keep getting worse and worse if this continues. No other country is like ours when talking about illegal immigration, because they actually control it. We need to do the same thing.

Another reason why we should stop illegal immigration is because of the cost. The government is already paying trillions of dollars to keep and support illegal immigrants, and where does that money come from? Us. We are paying more taxes to support the undocumented immigrants that come into our country, almost like the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare). And since the number of illegal immigrants are rising at a rapid rate, the cost of the tax will just keep increasing. It's almost as if they're being rewarded for committing a crime, and that's not the American way. Taxes are high enough, after all. Why should we have to spend all of our hard-earned money on people that can't even support themselves. I know, we shouldn't. 

The final reason why we should stop illegal immigration is because if things keep going the way they are, we won't metaphorically be "America" again. What I mean by this is that since 59% of illegal immigrants come from Mexico, and 15% from Central America. Because many citizens from these countries are fleeing to the United States and entering illegally, in time the Hispanics could be the dominant race in the nation. And Hillary's "open border" plan won't help this case at all, because our nation that we were once so proud of could turn into one giant Mexico. Now, I'm not saying that Latino immigrants are bad in any circumstance; however, the amount of them coming in is honestly quite dangerous. Statistics show that if things keep going the way they are, by the year 2050 America will be mostly populated by Hispanics. This is what I mean by "we won't be America again."

I want a president that can be strong, fearless, and won't let anyone get in their way of doing the right thing. Frankly, after Obama, it's what our country needs. In conclusion, illegal immigration should be controlled at least, or maybe even banished, because our country can't afford these distractions. After all, we have much larger issues to deal with.

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