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Why immigration reform matters critique

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Why immigration reform matters This article comes out of The Washington Post , which usually produces articles that have a liberal bias. George Will wrote this opinion piece, he is known for having a conservative viewpoint in his writings. Throughout the article one can occasionally see Will’s conservative bias appearing with comments like “Obamacare’s manifold defects are obvious enough”. His targeted audience is clearly other conservatives which is odd given that he writes for a more liberal paper. His stance on the issue is different than what would be expected, rather arguing that the Republican Party should change its viewpoint on immigration to be more open. Will appeals to statistics to provide the support for his article, such as how long the average illegal immigrant has lived in the U.S. and how much the government has been spending on border patrol. He counters many arguments made by the Republican Party such as the argument that immigrants from the Americas are more resilient to assimilating to the U.S.’ culture. Will argues that most that most of the illegal immigrants that are in the U.S. have lived here for more than fifteen years, and that this has not had a negative impact on our culture at all.
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  • Spring '14
  • ThomasPreston
  • Immigration to the United States, George Will

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