Protests Against Immigration

Social Issue of Protest

Illegal Immigration

  • Trended topic
  • Some people have no concern
  • Many are anti-immigration
  • Others are pro-immigration

The Situation

Illegal Immigrant

Anyone who is born in a foreign country, a non-citizen of the United States and who does not possess any legal residency while living in the U.S.

"there were 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2014"

-The Pew Research Center

"the Coast Guard [...] reported an increase in the number of Cubans trying to enter the United States"

-The Washington Post

The Reasons


  • Scared of terrorism attacks
  • "America's exceptional status as a 'nation of immigrants' is [...] making both migration and terrorism much easier"
  • Shows a lack of structural system around the borders
  • "it is a sign of how dangerously open our borders are"

-The Heritage Foundation


  • Has brought growth to the United States
  • "the increase in the immigration flow has corresponded with steady substantial reductions in unemployment from 7.3 percent to 5.1 percent"
  • Retail market and labor force would have a catastrophic hit
  • "retail milk prices would increase by 61 percent"

-The Hill


Why should we care?

  • People with bad intentions can enter
  • Devalues the legal and national security environment
  • Decreases unemployment
  • Maintains a structured economy

Current 'Solution'

  • Impenetrable physical wall
  • Eliminate President Obama's illegal executive amnesties
  • Suspend issuance of visas

-Donald J. Trump

The Pew Research Center

An organization the promotes citizen involvement and community issues, and its contributor's Jens Manuel Krogstad, Jeffrey S. Passel and D'Vera Cohn, with expertise in immigration, demographic trends and census.

The Washington Post

A trusted news and political analysis cover, that reports on race, gender and immigration.

The Heritage Foundation

A foundation located in Washington D.C. focused on conservative research with writers such as Tim Kane and Kirk A. Johnson, PhD graduates from Stanford University.

The Hill

A top political website read by the White House and numerous other high held positions with, H.A. Goodman, a columnist, journalist and author who not only studied International Relation at the University of Southern California but has contributed to various publication throughout the country, and has worked at the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service Institute, as their writer.

Donald J. Trump

Current President of the United States of America.

Work Cited

Goodman, H. A. "Illegal Immigrants Benefit the U.S. Economy | TheHill." The Hill. Capitol Hill Publishing Corporation, 23` Apr. 2014. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Kane, Tim, and Kirk A. Johnson. "The Real Problem with Immigration... and the Real Solution." Heritage. The Heritage Foundation, 1 Mar. 2006. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Krogstad, Jens Manuel, Jeffrey S. Passel, and D'Vera Cohn. "5 Facts about Illegal Immigration .Sin the U.S. | Pew ..." FACTANK. Pew Research Center, 20 Sept. 2016. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Ross, Janell. "3 Things to Know about Illegal Immigration as America ..." The Washington Post. The Washington Post, 8 July 2015. Web. 21 Oct. 2016.

Trump, Donald J. "Immigration." Donald J Trump for President. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.


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