Larkin & Lacey

In our country, some people hold the view that immigration is bad. Many more people do not like the idea of illegal immigration. Illegal immigration is when a person does not come to the United States through legally sanctioned means, and stays here. Read more: Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Phoenix New Times | Wikipedia

It consists of immigrants coming here and never leaving when they are supposed to leave, crossing the border while avoiding authorities or being smuggled in.

Different Side of the Coin

Some people are vehemently opposed to the concept of illegal immigration, and do not care about whatever excuses they are given for its legitimacy.

There are a plethora of reasons for why people, like Sheriff Arpaio, vehemently oppose illegal immigration. One of the reasons is because of the fact that the resources in America are already strained and unequal between citizens.

Many Americans find that it is difficult to get a job, so why let a ton of people in illegally to take up more jobs? Another reason is because of the fact that the problems of other countries tend to come into America when people immigrate here, and illegal immigration exacerbates the problem.

Also, our country is hooked on deadly drugs that come into this country from Mexico, so it is reasonable to want to oversee who is coming through the border. The drugs that come in from Mexico ruin our communities as they deteriorate people’s personalities. These substances also cause ruin in places like Mexico where drug cartel violence ensues.

Some people, like Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey, have views that run opposite to those of Sheriff Arpaio.

They think that the plight of immigrants is very important, and they view the topic from the perspective that the humanity of illegal immigrants trumps anything else that anybody has to say. Hispanics/Latinos are human beings, just like everyone else.

Hispanics/Latinos who immigrate illegally to America are trying to escape dangers and provide for their families. Some places in Latin America have been so unsafe that people risked their lives by going outside and commuting to work. Much of the turmoil in Latin America is a direct result of America’s intervention in its political affairs. So, in a way, America owes it to Latin Americans to take them in.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arpaio’s opinion on the issue of illegal immigration lead him to want to crack down on it. Unfortunately, race and identity are heavily weaved into the issue of illegal immigration.

As a result, “looking for illegal immigrants” turned into racially profiling all Hispanics/Latinos.

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Relevant Links

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/