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Grade 10
Informational, Persuasive
Writing

All Humans Are Equal: A Call for Immigration Reform

Cindy, 826LA
A student compellingly argues that immigrants deserve respect and to be free of discrimination.

I think America isn’t fair because the government makes immigrants feel lower and insignificant by using their power to stereotype immigrants and unjustly label them as criminals. They lead other people to believe that immigrants come for the wrong reasons, when in reality, immigrants in the United States come in search of new opportunities to have a better life.

Immigrants shouldn’t be discriminated against because they come for the right reasons and they are unfairly taken advantage of and are given the heaviest jobs. What I mean by the heaviest jobs is that they are given jobs that other people wouldn’t dare to do. For example, they take jobs in construction, farming, cleaning houses, collecting trash, etc. These immigrants are given jobs that don’t give them the opportunity to show their true potential. They work these jobs for a cheap price because it’s the only thing they are given the opportunity to do. What they look for is a better opportunity and being able to give their families a better life.

Being the daughter of Mexican immigrants, I understand how difficult it can be for them to sacrifice everything they have to come to the U.S. in order to give their family a better life. In my opinion, immigrants should be respected as any other person. It’s not fair for the government to make a quick judgment over the chaos that one person did.

I’m not saying that everyone is perfect, but we can’t just judge a group of people over one person’s mistake. As a result, I think that instead of the government discriminating against the immigrants, they should use their power to legalize their papers and work permits.

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