COM 220 Week 9 Final Project - Persuasive Research Paper

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COM 220 Final Project Immigration Reform: Addressing Illegal Immigration ‘”Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” This slogan has been quoted by congressional and common men alike. There comes a time when we have to amend and update the great ideas from our past to protect our future. Illegal immigration is exactly what it is, Illegal. America is known to the world as a nation of immigrants. Our genealogy can be traced to all documented regions on the planet. We came to America for an escape from a cruel and harsh climate. We traveled miles of seas to have our families know of a life we wanted for them as
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well as ourselves. We walked from one country to another to seek prosperity that we saw fit to have. Some of us came without hesitation to seek out the unknown in a land considered unexplored. Some of us resisted, fought and died to escape those who sought to bring us here against our wills. We have melted in a melting pot of America that stems from all over the globe. Consequently, we set laws into motion to govern and protect us from both the outside and within. However, these laws have been manipulated, misused and broken in the process of immigration reform. We have seen terror walk right through our front door and destroy our cities. We calculated our debt to an unimaginable total due to lack of enforcement on our immigration laws. We have been split as a people who know the value of another human being, and those who know the value of our on longevity. Immigration reform is not just a concept but a law that has been voted on, inducted by and enforced by the citizens of this great nation. Without immigration reform, we are vulnerable in the very ideas of a nation of immigrants. In just recent years, we watched our economy fall due to lack of jobs being supported by our legal citizens. We have watched as countless illegal immigrants use and abuse our welfare programs and public funds. We have been robbed of our identities to provide a false identity to those who come here illegally. We have issued student visas to foreigners who attend bogus schools here to only input terrorist cells in our cities. We can no long stand idly by and watch our country fall into ruins by the hands of those who seek to destroy it. We must have a reality check on our stand on the governing of our immigration law. Adopted in 1891, The Immigration Act was the first comprehensive law for national control of immigration. It established the Bureau of Immigration within the Treasury Department and restricted immigration by certain classes of persons. It directed the deportation of anyone
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entering the United States Illegally. Sixteen other milestones are noted, among them the Alien Registration Act of 1940 and the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1965. The most resent, the 2001 USA Patriot Act which amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to
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