Immigration reform should include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants in the US
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First when immigrants become documented citizens this qualifies them for welfare programs such as obama care and unemployment benefits. According to cis 57 percent of immigrants documented and undocumented use at least 1 welfare program costing an estimated 517 billion dollars. So you must see that immigrants cost more then what they provide and making them documented sends a message that it is okay to not seek employment but to just live off welfare programs.
Second his stats saying that immigrants boost gdp do not stand any ground because we cannot directly correlate gdp with immigration. Then he goes on to argue cultural diversity, there will be no enhancement in cultural diversity because
A) He has no stats to further this claim and
B) There is a 20 year waiting list for immigrants to seek citizenship so therefore prioritizing the undocumented citizens will not further cultural diversity
Now you must see the negation for these reasons
A) It is unfair to not let the people who are in the twenty year waiting list and who are going through the fair legal process not proiritize people who came into the country illegally
B) It furthers that it is permissable to break legislation and come here illegally.
For these reasons i urge an negative ballot
2) When my opponent attacked my point about immigrants bolstering America's GDP, he/she claimed my argument was invalid. However, he/she has given no evidence whatsoever that supports his/her claim whereas I, in fact, have. Therefore, my argument does still stand true.
3) My opponent also refuted my cultural diversity argument by claiming it to be false since I do not have "stats." However, it is common sense that when people from foreign countries come to our nation, they bring with them the traditions of their culture. That is why when people go out to shop, eat, etc., there is a wide variety of choices for them to choose from. We eat pizza inspired from Italy, rice inspired from Asia, the list goes on. Therefore, my opponent cannot correctly claim that immigrants do not enhance our cultural diversity.
4) In my opponent's first point, he/she stated that a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants would be unfair to the immigrants currently waiting in line. However, I am curious as to what other plan he/she would propose to solve the issue of 11 MILLION undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. There is no other practical way to combat this issue other than granting citizenship.
5) In my opponent's second point, he/she claimed this path would promote illegal immigration. However, as reported by the Christian Science Monitor in January of 2013, Mexico, the main source of immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally, is experiencing a rapid birth rate decline and rising domestic industry wages, "making the U.S. less attractive." Additionally, the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies found, through thousands of interviews with prospective migrants in foreign countries, that none of the respondents who expressed an intent to immigrate stated amnesty as one of their primary reasons for coming to the U.S. Therefore, if we grant a pathway to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the U.S., it will NOT promote illegal immigration.
6) Additionally, there are countless reports of undocumented immigrants who are harassed due to their illegal status, which is also what causes them to stay silent and not speak out. A California State University survey found that 90 percent of migrant workers, for example, cite sexual harassment as a problem--local experts say violent sexual harassment among undocumented immigrants is a growing concern. "It's all too common," says attorney Stephen Born of the law firm Mills & Born, "It's hard to know what's unreported. Immigrants who are illegal avoid any contact with the authorities. It's one of those very-difficult-to-quantify issues." Due to the looming fear of deportation, many undocumented immigrants refuse to speak out, even when they are confronted with dangerous situations concerning assault. By granting these immigrants citizenship, we, as a nation, would be giving them a chance to speak out against the iniquities without having to worry about deportation.
He counteracts my statistic and says that altough there is aburden it cant outweigh that they are provideing jobs in that survey it didnt provide a job success rate meaning we cant weigh those statistic but he counters by saying they bring 776 billion revenue but most of this revenue goes to the buissnessman and about 11 percent goes to the country so therefore his statistics cant counteract mine. And he attacks my source but his attacks are conspirical and this is a fact based debate. Secondly the lack of warrant to causation in the gdp statistic non weighable.
Thirdly his cultural diversisty has no impact That is substancial. Forth my counterplan os that in order to join thus country you have to adhere to the legal process and in order to prevent this deportation and enhhancement inn security wil prevent this.
Also his christan science moniter statistic is not substancial and there will always be millions of people coming into the country. And saying that through illegal immigration can we prevent illegal information makes no sense. Finally his attacks on quality of life is subjective and most people would rather adhere to fairness than non legislation
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