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FIRST DRAFT MA#2 Natnael Shitaye
Are state laws targeting illegal immigrants a proper response to the problem of illegal immigration? The word Immigration has become a term that everyone hears and has been talking about for quite some time now. Ever since the immigration crisis in Europe, starting at around 2014 and having its pique the following year, the discussion of a countermeasure and its, then perceived, disastrous nature has come across the Atlantic to the USA. My first real introduction to the issue being from the current President of the United States, President Donald Trump, most prominently politicizing Immigration and creating a wave of support for new harder border protections, with the infamous rally chant that goes “Build the Wall.” This eventually led to the topic of Immigration becoming something I call a mainstream issue, where seemingly everyone is expected to have a definite solution to the issue to align to a specific political party or orientation. This special form of tribalism has led to the real issue and its real complexity to be forgotten based on the animosity of both sides that purposely stand for two opposing opinions to distinguish themselves from one another. Much like a lot of other problems that get politicized, the beliefs of a group become an identity from which ration flies out of the window. I believe that this obliges a great disservice to the ones that suffer from the issue and it does not lead to a general understanding of anything involved or anyone that can help. The topic of Immigration minus the climate around it is however still a large matter. It is estimated that 28 percent of the overall US population are Immigrants and their children (Batalova) . That is around 90 Million People in the US, proving that the topic is not one to forget but to appropriate some seriousness to as it deserves. Migrants chasing either asylum from political retribution in their home countries, seeking shelter from violence, and a breach of peace in their nation or people just coming for the better economic opportunities and a better level of lifestyle will all have the US as the desired destination. While the stream of

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