Friday, February 10, 2017





Immigrants Aren't Taking American Jobs
Summary: Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, has called for a crackdown on illegal immigrants, saying they compete directly against vulnerable American workers. He promises to cut back legal immigration with new controls he says would “boost wages and ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.” On the other hand, Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival, takes a view, saying immigrants contribute to the economy whether they are here legally or not, by providing labor for American employers and opening businesses that create jobs for Americans rather than taking them. 

Connection: This connects to the past when African American's had different working conditions than white people. They did not have the same rights because they were African American, and like these immigrants, they cannot really take any job opportunities because they are not American citizens, so they also have different rights.

Critical Thinking Questions: 
Do you think that immigrants should get the chance to work in the U.S? Why ? 

13 comments:

  1. I remember that watching a documentary that cracked down on the type of jobs that illegal immigrants have. Most of them had jobs that worked in the meat packing and agricultural industry. But that doesn't heed my opinion on if immigrants should be withheld from jobs-- In fact, I find that dehumanizing and discriminatory towards people who just want a better opportunity in the land of america. (This is Summer btw)

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  2. I believe that illegal immigrants should get a chance to work. Illegal immigrants have the capacity to benefit the U.S and give us many resources. Just like this comment above, dehumanizing and discriminating towards people who want an opportunity is unfair. America could be better.

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    1. I do agree that they should be given the opportunity to work here

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  3. If immigrants come with a refugee status or a legal work permit they should be able to work. IF such immigrants can to work they stimulate the economy, which is a benefit to the United states as a whole.

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  4. I dont think it's fair that immigrants are not allowed to work here. I think they should get the chance to work here because at the end of the day they live here, and they spend a lot of their money here, helping out the economy

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    1. I agree with you because they do live here, which means they should get the chance to work here.

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  5. I believe that people should get the chance to here because they are regular human beings. They should be allowed to work here because they waste most of their money here

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  6. They should be able to work here because it is where they live and they do spend their money here.

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  7. I believe that any person should be able to work and I agree with Hilary's statement that the more people working, the more it helps the economy. No one should be discriminated against because they are not Americans. Illegal immigrants should be allowed to work in the US and be given the same opportunity as every one else that lives here.

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  8. I think it should be allowed that immigrants should be able to work in the US. As stated above, immigrants help the economy, legal or not, they help our economy grow. It is not fair if they are not allowed to work, they only want to find a better way of life, make money, and prosper.

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  9. Everyone that comes to the U.S should get some sort of chance to work. You can't expect someone to come from another country and be able to jump right into buying a home and having a steady income. It will benefit us and them.

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  10. i think that everyone deserve a chance and just because someone is an immigrant does not mean they are less than people who live in the America for a long time and letting them work help improve the economy and the work load done. Letting them work means helping us and them at the same time.

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  11. Immigrants should be allowed to work in the US because they talk all of the jobs that most people wouldn't take. Not only that they should be given the chance to improve, a chance to be given a choice.

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