The Argument against Illegal Immigration Argumentative Essay by scribbler

The Argument against Illegal Immigration
An argument that the US government should curtail illegal immigration.
# 152475 | 1,085 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Feb 19, 2013 in English (Argument) , Ethics (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper provides a rational argument against illegal immigration from the perspectives of finance and national security, and then considers emotional arguments as well as the ethical implications of the US government's position. The paper concludes that illegal immigration is irrational, unethical and generates negative emotional responses from American citizens. The paper argues that American citizens should demand that their government mobilize its resources to address this situation immediately.

Table of Contents:
Rational Argument - Financial Implications
Rational Argument - National Security
Emotional Components
Ethical Considerations

From the Paper:

"The United States is no longer in its infantile stages of development and in present day accounts for the greatest super power on the world's stage; in many aspects a near hegemony. The United States spends more on military expenditures than the rest of the world combined. It is poised to rule the world by domination and force but somehow still cannot manage to secure its own borders. This situation illustrates a point of weakness that is humiliating to US foreign policy and represents security threats that are in surmounted in potential. If the US still plans to rule the world by the threat of force than it must consider this problem a priority.
"The failed invasion of Iraq has already done much to diminish the effective perceptions of the United States' capabilities worldwide. The failed immigration system is also acting to bring global attention to the country's weaknesses. Not only does the perception of weakness increase the risks associated with unsecured borders, it also provides an avenue that could be exploited by someone who wishes harm upon the US. Border security is essential to the national security obligations of the federal government."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Camarota, S. Center for Immigration Studies. n.d. 31 May 2010 <>.
  • Carroll, A. Online Athens. 3 Ferbuary 2007. 30 May 2010 <>.
  • Davidson, A. National Public Radio (NPR). 30 March 2006. 30 May 2010 <>.
  • Marshal, J. The Ethics Scoreboard. 4 December 2005. 30 May 2010 <>.

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