Dear Presidential Candidates,
First I would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to read this letter concerning immigration. Immigration has been an important issue in American history and has been a topic of debate in recent years. Our nation was built on immigration and prides itself on diversity; however we do little to encourage it legally.
The immigration process into the United States is a long drawn out processes which takes months, even years to finalize. Radical ideas have been suggested, and put in place, such as the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico. What if instead this money was put into speeding up the legal immigrant process? The number of illegal immigrants may decline, rather than having the immigrants come up with new ways to illegally enter the United States. This is just one suggestion to speed up the process; however the biggest problem is informing the people about the facts of immigration.
I suggest a convention be held to help inform the people of United States about the real issues of immigration. This meeting should consist of immigrants whom have come to the United States legally. They can speak about how long the process was as well as what it consisted of. They can inform us about why they wanted to come the United States and enlighten everyone about what they are contributing to the United States by being here. I believe this convention should be televised and active politicians should be there as well. This will give real immigrants a chance to voice their opinions and the truth about immigration, rather than simply politicians debating about whether it’s beneficial or devastating to our economy in the United States. There could either be one big convention in Washington D.C. or smaller ones across the nation. If this convention was advertised with fliers or in the newspaper it could become very well known. There could even be an editorial section in the paper where readers write in and voice their opinions about immigration.
I am aware immigration is often looked at in a negative light, which is understandable. With too much immigration jobs would be lost and our economy effected. However I also believe that there are positives to immigration and the other side should be considered during this next election.
Thank you for your time,