The Instigator
Dancer4
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The Contender
aliasuser
Con (against)
Winning
51 Points

Illegal Immigrants

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/3/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,212 times Debate No: 138
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Dancer4

Pro

America is a free country, so everyone who is pursuing for a better life than the one they had in a different country, has a right to live in America. I understand the whole securing the whole border thing with more security to stop anymore incomingimmigrants, but why kick the ones out, that have already have a life in America?
aliasuser

Con

I have no problem with imigration but if they want to imigrate, they can do it legally. they are forcing us to conform to their culture and ways when we have already settled this country and it is THE LAW to come in legally
Debate Round No. 1
Dancer4

Pro

Dancer4 forfeited this round.
aliasuser

Con

My point is just that if you are willing to come into this country, then you can do it legally. The only reason the English came in was because the country was not established yet. Now that we have an established country, they need to abide by our rules.
Debate Round No. 2
Dancer4

Pro

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aliasuser

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by co-op 6 years ago
co-op
As soon as we can go to Mexico and live and pay no taxes and take there jobs all with no penalty then im ok with them coming here
Posted by jordan.leckband 9 years ago
jordan.leckband
Just go move to the South Pole.
Posted by schoolglutton 9 years ago
schoolglutton
Con presented a counter argument concurrent with a main argument which was never refuted. Therefore, I must also vote for the penguin.
Posted by Devils_Advocate 9 years ago
Devils_Advocate
After careful thought, I think the penguin won.
Posted by TeaandScarves 9 years ago
TeaandScarves
While the pro made basically no arugements, I must give it to them because the con ran themselves in false circles. First of all, no immigrant is forcing us to do anything, let alone take in their culture. If you are referring to basic language avalibilites such as providing voting cards in spanish, that can only apply if you are a legal citizen, but you said you had no problem with that so there's no issue there. Second, there was no country here before? So all of those native americans that we killed and forced on to small reserves, apparently they didn't have a way of life?

"it is THE LAW to come in legally"

Thank you for defining what legally means. I was wondering what it meant.
Posted by clsmooth 9 years ago
clsmooth
I had to go Pro. The Con argument is that every law must always be obeyed, as if every law is automatically just. That is illogical.

The Pro's logic is not entirely sound. No one has the "right" to inhabit any piece of property unless they are the rightful owners of that property. But the Con counters with a statist argument that could also be used against people who chose to, say, serve black patrons in the segregated South, or teach slaves to read, etc.
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
What is this debate even about, anyways. The header is so vague. IS it about the existance of illegal immigrants, or what? I am very confused.
Posted by RepublicanView333 9 years ago
RepublicanView333
This is the debate for me. Me and Harlan had a Illegal immigrant debate (just so you kno) and it was kickin. Illegal Immigration is my Pet Peeve. Just ask my history teacher. anyway I want to see how this turns out.
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