Unformatted text preview: of the appropriate qualifications toward becoming a legal US citizen. One could argue that between the legal requests, educational requirements, and financial necessities asked of a “would-be” US Citizen; it is possibly wiser to risk your life sneaking across the border than to play by the rules. In the end, something of a paradox occurs in the United States. While we openly bash immigrants, we seem to forget that there are much worse people that live here legally. Millions of dollars are spent each year to fund cheap housing for those that are unwilling to make something out of their lives. We feed, clothe, and entertain these people. In a perfect act of double-edged fate, it is usually the immigrant that wants to succeed. Ultimately, the United States advertises itself as the “land of opportunity”. Maybe we should start to act on those words....
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- Spring '09
- Immigration to the United States