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Madison Thompson
11/7 Discussion
Fri Nov 7, 2014 1:10pm
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I am really nervous for this argument paper. I want to do better than I did on my Boyle paper because when I got my grade back today I was not happy. However, I think this argument paper is going to be very hard. My topic is, the US government should not provide undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. I also considered doing the paper on, drug testing welfare recipients. I think the drug-testing topic is more interesting than the undocumented immigrants topic because I feel more strongly about the drug-testing topic. However, I donít want to write my paper with a strong opinion before I do all the research. I think I will be able to write a better paper on the undocumented immigrants because I do not have a strong opinion on either side of the argument. It interests me because even though I have preconceived ideas about this topic, I do not know very much about it and I will be able to do a lot of research to form my opinion. It is also interesting because immigrants are always coming into the United States and I have seen on the news that a large portion of them come in illegally on boats or crossing the borders in Mexico. There are a couple counter arguments I could potentially encounter writing this paper. One being, even if immigrants are illegal or legal, they contribute a large amount to the US economy and work force. If an immigrant is illegal, they can be hired for manual labor that Americanís donít want to do. Without these workers, a lot of people who are legal could charge whatever they wanted to do this work and get paid however much they want. With these illegal immigrants, they canít demand a salary and therefore people can pay them whatever they want. Another counter argument for this topic could be, illegal immigrants contribute to a growing population. Even if the parents are illegal immigrants, they could have a child in the US and that child would be able to benefit from all legal systems and luxuries of being a US citizen. This topic will be interesting to write about once I do some research, but overall I am very nervous for this paper.

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