Lucía Massachusetts


The official definition for immigration: The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. However, the definition of illegal immigration is very different. Illegal immigration: a foreigner who enters the U.S. without an entry or immigrant visa, especially a person who crosses the border by avoiding inspection or who overstays the period of time allowed as a visitor, tourist, or businessperson.

Dear Madam or Mr. President,

“The group of overseas migrants represents a tiny fraction of the more than 408,000 people caught crossing the Mexican border illegally in the last year. But the arrests suggest a rising trend in the number of migrants opting for a convoluted trek that sometimes wends across the seas to South America, overland to Central America and then through Mexico before arriving at the U.S. border illegally.” Many illegal immigrants come to America each year for so many different reasons, hoping for a better life for their families, to earn money, to get out of poverty, etc. Many immigrants are law abiding and good people who have steady jobs, who were making contributions to the community. However, there are those people who do whatever they can to get into this country illegally and who don't follow the rules and who are only interested in abortion. 

 The topic of immigration is a very important issue because my father actually was an immigrant, he came from Spain though 12 years ago he became a citizen. Also, when I was six years old my two sisters and my mother we moved to Madrid, Spain for a semester. For me, as an ignorant six years I thought it was the biggest deal in the world to leave my friends and family behind for people I didn’t know and a language (Spanish) I was just learning. Yet over time as I began to make friends as I visited my grandparents and the rest of family I developed a love for Madrid like I had lived there forever. The parks, the sites, I knew them by heart! I knew when the day came that I would need to go back home I would be upset. Also, I know that my case isn’t as serious as deportation of immigrants but I get the feeling of how they would feel. 

 I really feel that if this topic from a point of view of a younger person and someone who has experienced immigration in the form of a parent and in my own experiences. Yet I’m here to help those people helping our communities all across America who get deported even though they are making the community better. I want the future president to really make a difference in their lives and try to make conditions better. For example, illegal immigrants still pay taxes and work for our country and I think deportation is a good options for some like criminals but not for people doing good. For those difficult jobs like picking oranges for 12 hours with only half and hour of lunch, working on farms, etc. immigrants are doing it and getting just enough money to survive and help their families survive too. If we didn’t have immigrants most of those jobs that people don’t think about and a lot of our food would be much more expensive.

Baker ELA


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