Donald Trump’s Presidency has brought many people aware of immigration and illegal immigrants. Some people view this as Our Country is built from immigrants and we should always welcome people who are in search of a new/better life. On the other side of the argument people think the southern border is bringing drugs, gangs, and violence into the country illegally. In an article by thebestschools.org ; “As newcomers seek pathways into the U.S., those opposed to their entry have called for more restrictive immigration policies, stricter borders, and greater enforcement effort aimed at preventing illegal immigration”. Trump said that he will “Build a Wall” on the US/ Mexico border. Because Trump wants to build this wall, he is called racist because he wants to build a wall on the mexican border.
In 2017, there 10.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the US which is 3.2% of the U.S population. Also according to Pew Research Center, A rising share of illegal immigrants have been living in the us for more than a decade. This means most people in our country who are undocumented are working hard and doing good things for our country, and trying to change for the better.
My opinion on this topic is that people who want too should be coming here for a better life because of the privileges and freedom we have here. I am not from America but I just know the process to be called an american citizen took years and there was so much to do. I think that the process is long and hard for someone who has kids or needs something sudden to happen. I think there should be quicker ways for people without criminal records and things like that. Also though, I think that there needs to be security and heavy background checks.