What should be done with immigration?
Ask me questions on how I will do this and debate against me.
I thank my opponent for respondid back in short notice, and will argue similarily about being against illegal immigration. However, I will argue that building a bigger fence or increasing funds for border patrol isn't the way to go. The way to go, which I will be arguing, is to reform the system on coming to the country legally. How so? By making it much more easier, faster, and more efficient than coming in illegally.
I will explain more in my argument, and wish good luck to the opposing side for this debate in both conservative view points.
There needs to be something done about the illegals already in the country also. Deporting every one of them is unrealistic and Amnesty is unfair to the American people. Any illegal with a criminal record or any involvement in criminal activity should be deported. The other illegals should be able to become guest workers but not citizens. I believe this plan will work and fix the immigration problem in the U.S.
President Ronald Reagan once said in 1979 to Holmes Alexander “Some months before I declared, I asked for a meeting and crossed the border to meet with the president of Mexico. I did not go with a plan. I went, as I said in my announcement address, to ask him his ideas — how we could make the border something other than a locale for a nine-foot fence” (1).
I learned this fact recently myself that the biggest Conservative in the United State history supported immigration, even illegal immigration. Now before I get into my argument let me state that I disapprove illegal immigration for the fact that they receive more rights than our countries veterans (2). For this, I am against it but wish to provide a solution that will benefit our country as well as resolve conflict on opposing sides dealing with this issue.
http://www.cnn.com...). Illegals that are coming over to smuggle drugs or other illegal activity aren't going to even try to come over legally. You talked about putting more funding for background checks and that is a very good idea but those coming over for illegal purposes know they don't have a chance and will just come over illegally. Even if coming over legally is made easier coming over illegally will still be easier and many will gravitate towards that option.
What are you going to do with all the illegals currently in the country? Are you going to keep the border the same as it is now? If you do nothing only few immigrants coming over for ONLY good purposes will no longer come over illegally. I agree that the legal immigration system should be fixed but this alone will not fix this problem.
I will agree, and it is true that there is crime with illegal immigration, however I will argue that no system is perfect.
A System Won't be Perfect
Lets take a look at building a wall, and increasing in border patrol. You can do that, but it will not stop all illegal immigration. You build a wall, they can dig a hole and cross that wall. In fact, the percentage of illegal immigrants in our country is 3.5% compared to others in the country (1). That is a small percentage, and I will admit that that half of that percentage is crime, but even so that is only 1.75% of the country. Yes there will be some crime because of course no system is perfect, however like I stated in the previous round "Which for an immigrant 98% of the time they are trying to come into the states for employment or for family" (2).
Response to Opponent's Questions
In this round, my opponent asked me a few questions and will answer them. For his questions, I will italicize them and give a response.
What are you going to do with all the illegals currently in the country?
We track them down, and deport them back until they do the legal system.
Are you going to keep the border the same as it is now?
I will say "yes" because if a majority of illegals are searching for a job, but the only reason they come here illegally is because of the system; the system needs to be changed. Also, its much cheaper to do this system than building a wall.
You can actually because they have a card to determine if they are here either illegally or legally. And when I was referring to kick them out, I was more so mentioning that we should put some kind of influence on them to notify them "Hey you're here illegally, we will kick you out unless you follow the legal way to come here". So we won't kick them out physically, we will bring an influence to follow the legal system. We will at least give a chance for them before drastic actions are made, but if they fail to cooperate then that is when we kick them out physically.
To conclude this debate, I would like to state how this debate went. My opponent argued on putting a border fence around the United States, but he failed to provide any evidence on how this can be achieved as well as its benefits. While I provided a logical system, with evidence to support on why it needs to be reformed. Then my opponent failed to Rebuttal my arguments, by more so asking a question which I answered. The answers I gave to the questions, he did not follow through with a couner argument or anything. Also, in the final round, my opponent agreed with me that no system is perfect but failed to provide how is system is better than my own.
For this reason, I urge voters to vote Con! Also, I thank my opponent for this debate.
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