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Connor Manning English 2.12 – First DrafFirst Draft WorksheetInstructions: Copy and paste the following text into a document or create a document that contains the same information.Using your essay in response to the unit's writing prompt, complete the following steps to improve your essay.Introduction1.Insert your introductory paragraph. Include any revisions your instructor asked you to make.Some of the obstacles that Enrique faces in his journey to cross the US border include corrupt police, thugs and drug dealers that rob, rape and murder those on his route. These struggles are common place to many adolescents trying to reconnect with their parents. Parents that left them as young children to find work, and some sort of income to send back to them so they can survive. They are illegal immigrants that risk their lives to cross the United States border to find work for their starving families back home. Illegal immigration is a risk they are willing to take to escape their conditions they are leaving behind. Idea Developmenta)Write the body and conclusionof your essayin the space below.A significant amount of the illegal aliens in the United States come from Mexico and Central America. In review of An Analysis of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States by Country and Region of Birth, we see “this report describes trends in the origins of the unauthorized population since 1990, offering estimates for top states and counties of residence by country or region of origin.” This shows that more than half of US immigration comes from Mexico, and Central America. There are better opportunities here for working children and adults to make income versus their home countries were work is very scarce andsevere poverty is common. “Mexico alone accounts for more than half of the estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States, with another 15 percent and14percent from Central America and Asia, respectively.” Demographically it makes sense to see a higher amount of immigrants from Mexico and Central America as they are closer and only have land to cross. Unlike those from Asia that would have to cross the ocean. Illegally entering the United States is breaking the law, even if it is for a better life.There is a process to enter the country for citizenship and it needs to be followed.Haley Barbour, a US Senator from Mississippi, gives a viewpoint in this Time
Connor Manning English 2.12 – First Drafmagazine article, and explains why the U.S. should prosecute illegal immigrants as it does with other laws that are broken. These consequences will help deter illegal immigration and impose consequences to those that do not follow the process the right way. “I am for reforming legal immigration, so that more people who come into the U.S. legally work, pay taxes, contribute to society. We clearly need the labor, and there are a lot of immigrants who entered the U.S. legally who are very successful and are very good for our community and country.”