There is a lot of talk lately about immigration. I can hardly pick up
a copy of the news without reading some headline story about the latest
government position on the immigration issues our country is dealing with.
Every political leader has a different perspective on how our country
should be handling the issues ahead of us.
I, for one, have a hard time seeing our country become so divided over
things that clearly do not matter when there are much more significant
things happening in the world. I get frustrated seeing our nation divided
about immigration when there are hundreds of thousands of people starving
and dying of preventable diseases in many countries of the world. We like
our American society just so and no one from the outside is allowed to
come in and interrupt how we like it.
As a columnist for my local newspaper, many people have been asking me
to write a column on my opinion about the immigration controversy that
has been happening lately. I have been hesitant to write on the issue
simply because I have had a hard time entering a debate that I am not
sure qualifies as a real debate. On the one hand I can see why immigration
is an issue we need to deal with. I am in full agreement that we must
do all we can to protect the citizens of America. On the other hand, I
think we would do well to remember that at one point or another, all of
the families that call themselves American were at some point immigrants
to our land.
How then, can we take a nation that is relatively so young and one whose
citizens all originated from other lands and all of a sudden put a standard
upon who can and cannot enter and live in our lands? When did we, as American
citizens and even the American government, earn the right to choose who
should be allowed to become part of our nation and who cannot?
If we take a serious look at the effects of immigration on our current
society, we will likely see just as many benefits of immigration as we
see problems. There is no doubt that people who come to America through
immigration perform jobs that many Americans are unwilling to do. These
jobs are vital to our national economy and well being, and therefore we
need to think before we act to strictly on immigration.
The bottom line for me is that people have value. We need to care more
about the health and lives of people than we care about whether or not
they are disturbing us. We need to give everyone, whether through immigration
or not, an equal chance to enjoy the freedoms we love.
About the Author:
Triston Huntsmin loves to write for his local newspaper. He is hesitant,
however, to enter debates such as the one on immigration in the U.S. See
Read more articles by: Triston
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