Immigration Policy: A Featured Controversy from Issues & Controversies

Immigration Policy: A Featured Controversy from Issues & Controversies

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IMMIGRATION POLICY: Do Stringent Immigration Policies Benefit the United States?

Do stringent immigration policies benefit the United States? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Here is a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides of the issue.

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The United States must take drastic action to secure its borders. Illegal immigrants are a drain on the U.S. economy and pose an urgent security threat. Building a border wall and limiting immigration from certain countries will benefit the United States.

Immigration is a core aspect of the United States’ national identity. Building a border wall, banning immigration from certain countries, and denying undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship are cruel policies that will ultimately harm the United States.

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