Illegal Immigration

Dear Future President, I don’t want to see families torn apart because they are illegal immigrants. There are over 10 million families with illegal immigrants, and each one of those families will suffer from deportation. I realize that some illegal immigrants are people who make bad decisions, but most immigrants are hardworking people that came to America for a better life for themselves and their children. Those immigrants deserve to be here because of their hard work. That’s why I propose that Congress offer a path to citizenship. I am a Christian, and I believe that every life matters. People who came from different countries shouldn’t get penalized for not being born in the United States. People that are here illegally should not be deported right away, they should be given the option of citizenship. We need to resolve the deportation issue because there are hardworking, tax paying immigrants who could potentially be deported and that could really take a toll on our economy. According to H. A. Goodman there are 8.4 million illegal immigrants employed in the United States, that’s 5.2 percent . If the United States starts deporting illegal immigrants whose children were born in the United States, where will those children go? Imagine two hard working illegal immigrant parents, they go home to officials in their house who plan to deport them. Their children are on the couch wondering what’s happening. You’ll have to witness a child being separated from her mother and you can’t do anything to help. Those children will have to grow up alone while their parents are stuck in another country. This is what will happen if we don’t offer them a path to citizenship. Although I believe illegal immigrants should be given the option of citizenship, I also believe that we need to strengthen our borders to keep everyone safe. I would like to see the our new President push through legislative laws and allow illegal immigrants who have been in the United States for one year to become citizens. One presidential candidate believes that Congress should pass comprehensive immigration reform which helps maintain or increase legal immigration while decreasing illegal immigration that provides a path to citizenship, and I agree. The United States is a country of all different nationalities that come together as one great country. I would like to live in a country that values all lives. Sincerely, Nicolina