Franky North Dakota

A Problem With Our Immigrants

Not every immigrant in the U.S. is here to cause harm.

Dear Future President,

My name is Francisco Diaz. Today I will be talking about Immigration and how it is an issue and in many cases it’s not. There are currently 12 to 20 million undocumented workers in the U.S. Over the years there are many who have mentioned this situation including the candidates running for president. In most cases the people that are coming to the United States illegally are just looking for a fresh start to help and support their families that they may have left behind or brought with them. Yes there are others with different intentions that may and could cause harm to our great country, but that doesn’t mean that every single man, woman, and child are a threat.

My mother came to the United States when she was very young. It wasn’t an easy change for her. Learning a new language, adapting the new customs of americans. Yet things still weren’t easy. When I was a young kid and we lived in Michigan at the time I remember my mom would wake up at five in the morning to go the fields with family and friends and people she didn’t know. I went with her a few times because she wanted to show me what it was like. I didn’t understand much at the time. Yet today I do. In many towns and cities there are immigrants who help their community in many ways such as farming and creating small businesses.

There’s hundreds of families that have been torn apart due to immigration. Becoming a citizen isn’t as easy as it may seem. There are several steps to becoming a U.S. citizen, such as test and applications that they must sign up for. They must meet certain eligibility requirements such as you must have a green card for at least five years, become a legal permanent resident of the United States, and go through the neutralization process.

Now immigrants aren’t just looking for a new life or a fresh start. They could also be running from war. War that is going on between the Sinaloa and Gulf Cartels. Battling for the billion dollar drug trade between Mexico and the United States. This isn’t happening all over Mexico now. Most of the conflict is happening within the northern region of Mexico. It may not be running though. There are those who come with drugs and weapons that America does not need. Yes there are these people who come to cause harm to our nation. Yet as I had said many times before, not every immigrant is bad. Every immigrant should be giving should be given a chance to become a U.S. citizen. If they refuse then they have lost their chances of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Now to sum up mostly everything I have just said in these few paragraphs. Immigration can be an issue but in some cases it’s a problem for others, immigrants in particular.