English 1B Research Paper

English 1B Research Paper - Martinez 1 Prof. Sirkin English...

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Martinez Prof. Sirkin English 1B 16 November 2006 Defending Illegal Immigration in California “All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy” (Section 1, Article 1 of the California Constitution). 1 These are the rights that are promised to a human being amongst coming into the great state of California. Recently, however, these rights have changed from belonging to all people to belonging only to certain people, those fortunate enough to have been born on this side of the border. Those who weren’t born on this side have been forced to make the dangerous, and illegal, cross-over in order to obtain the same opportunities. Unfortunately, negative criticism has come from those who neglect these people the opportunity to succeed in life. Those who oppose illegal immigration argue they are placing a burden and a threat on the state, yet immigrants work hard to integrate and assimilate into the American culture while still holding their own cultural backgrounds, to contribute to the economic well being of the state, and to act like first class citizens in their societies. The first thing to understand when it comes to illegal immigration is reasons why people choose to immigrate illegally. The most obvious reason that is most common amongst immigrants is poverty. Usually people don’t have the economic well being or any hope for their futures in their home countries. The people who leave their countries are generally the young working people who seek better a better life than that offered in their home country. Seeing as how California has the fifth largest economy in the world, it is no surprise that immigrants want to come into the state. California will offer much more opportunities for those working people to
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