Immigration is a hot topic in magazines, news and the media at the moment, particularly because many elections are taking place around this time. Policies regarding foreigners moving and residing abroad is, it seems, a big issue, and one that there is plenty of scopes to write about. Below are just some of the best persuasive topics for essays on immigration.
A lot of the issues that politicians raise when discussing foreigners moving to the country are how it affects the national budget and economy. Do foreigners really come and steal all the jobs just to earn money to send back home? Or do they actually contribute a net amount to the economy (or, perhaps, even more)? Persuade your reader either way!
Does the increase in foreigners, bringing with them their own cultures, beliefs and traditions, increase awareness and tolerance of foreign cultures? In Britain, for example, the increase in Muslims moving to the country has meant an increase in the amount of effort that goes into teaching about Islam in schools. Does this help tolerance of foreigners?
Many countries have officially recognised exams and tests that allow a foreigner to become a citizen of the country they reside in. Some of these tests are harder than others, and some people are not eligible to apply for them or never manage to undertake them. But what makes someone a citizen? If not, what does?
People who are legitimately trying to enter the country to find work and improve their lives make the majority of foreigners moving abroad for good, but there are also a very small minority of people who seek to take advantage of things such as the welfare state of Britain or the other developed countries, for instance, or who have even more sinister intentions. For this reason, we might think that it is best to increase the money we spend border control so that we can better separate those who want to do harm to the country from those who will contribute fairly to the country.
These are just a few of the very many essays on immigration that will stimulate thought and improve not only your understanding of this hot topic, but also the understanding of your readers.
Second Claim Paragraph
Another reason immigration has a [beneficial/detrimental] influence [that/the fact that] [provide your second claim for or against immigration.]
Another reason immigration should be [more/less] strictly enforced is [that/the fact that] [provide your second for or against the strict enforcement of immigration.]
- Immigration is an integral part of American values and the "American Dream."
- Immigration is essential to maintain the labor pool.
- Allowing immigration and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants is the ethical thing to do.
- Immigrants are driven by a o-strong=" work ethic and an appreciation of American values.
- Immigration is what gives America its "cultural melting pot" society, and diversity is a positive element of society.
- Immigration provides an essential boost to the economy.
- Immigration is often done illegally and by allowing these immigrants to stay (amnesty) the country is rewarding illegal behavior.
- Immigration overflows the labor pool with unskilled workers.
- Allowing immigration and giving amnesty to illegal immigrants is inviting possible criminal behavior by individuals who disregard laws.
- Immigrants do not appreciate or assimilate to American values and are a threat to the values of American culture.
- Immigration burdens the economy by requiring financial support for health care, education and other government services.
Reference.com Immigration Home Page
American Immigration Council Guide to Immigration
ProCon.org Resource on Immigration