7 October 2013
In her essay “Immigration,” Emily Sintek states that when choosing sides in the immigration debate one should know that there is a middle ground. Summarizing Guttentag and Parrent, Sintek states that people over estimate the amount of immigrants coming into the country each year and shouldn’t be afraid of immigrants taking U.S. jobs. Sintek explains that these immigrants provide “moral, social and economical benefits” (2) and we should encourage immigration to aid the country. Collecting information from News that Misfits from the National Review, Sintek reveals the other side of the argument. Instead, she says, they believe immigration “produced little or no net economic gain for the country” (2). She says the immigrants are making it difficult for natives, using up all the resources and benefits. Sintek then explains the idea of the middle ground between the two sides. She argues that the common ground present in these arguments is apparent because those involved are “either immigrants themselves or decendants of immigrants” (2). Sintek explains that no matter what side you may choose both sides are arguing for a better life and a better America. She claims the only way to fix these arguments is by finding a balance because too many immigrants will throw off the stability of the country but too little immigrants will result in “lost opportunities” (2). Sintek states that the only way for this to work is through government enforcement to ensure “maximum benefits” (2). Lastly, Sintek claims that as of right now, the immigration situation in America is not stable and is negatively impacting the nation. She states with the help of “stricter policies and fewer immigrants,” (2) the nation will reach the balance it needs to reach the highest quality of living for each of its inhabitants.
Sintek, Emily. “Immigration.” Purpose and Process. Fifth ed. Ed. Stephen Reid....
Cited: Sintek, Emily. “Immigration.” Purpose and Process. Fifth ed. Ed. Stephen Reid. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2003. Print.
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