Angelo M. Washington

Mexican Immigration

Immigrants should be treated equally

Dear Mr. or Ms. President,

“What makes someone American? It’s just blood or birth, but allegiance to our founding principles and faith in the idea that anyone from anywhere can write the next chapter of our story.” This quote comes from our President Barack Obama. I believe this quote is true because immigrants should be treated equally. Immigration is a big problem for Mexicans trying to enter our country. People should care that they need some way to make their lives better. Immigrants should be treated equally. There should be more healthcare options for immigrants, and immigrants should stop being racially profiled by police.

Healthcare options are too expensive for immigrants. An article from The Huffington Post says, “The Affordable Care Act is meant to expand access to affordable health care coverage, but the law excludes one group from benefiting: the nearly 12 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States”(Nevarez). This is important because undocumented immigrants do not have access to cheap health care.

Immigrants face racial profiling from police. An article from ABC news says, "Excuse me, I'm going to need to see some identification. You don't look like you belong here in America" (LAVENDER). This is how police treat immigrants. This is important because they are being treated in a different way because of how they look. It isn’t fair because it makes them feel like they don’t belong.

Some people believed that Mexican immigrants are bad people. For example, Donald Trump said “They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists”(News Day). But, in reality, most immigrants are coming to America to find a better life. Many of them are escaping crime and violence not bring it onto America.

Immigrants deserve the same right as everyone else. I hope the next president of US will change how Immigrants are treated.


Angelo Mark

By Jie Zong and Jeanne Batalova. "Mexican Immigrants in the United States." N.p., 31 Mar. 2016. Web. 27 Oct. 2016.

Preston, Julia. "More Mexican Immigrants Leaving U.S. Than Entering, Report Finds."

The New York Times. The New York Times, 19 Nov. 2015. Web. 31 Oct. 2016.

Lavender, Mary Beth. "Hispanic Profiling Happened Before Arizona's Stringent Immigration Law." ABC News. ABC News Network, 2011. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.

Planas, Roque. "Undocumented Immigrants Face Limited Health Care Options." The Huffington Post., n.d. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.

"The Most Controversial Quotes from Trump's Campaign." Newsday. N.p., 2016. Web. 02 Nov. 2016.

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