Illegal Immigration Outline
Thesis: Illegal immigrants are sometimes portrayed as thieves of American jobs and resources; however, most illegal immigrants are justified in their movement and are not malicious freeloaders but hard working people looking to support their families.
1. Americans like to boast of their past success in assimilating millions of immigrants into their society. (Huntington 2)
2. Almost all of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah was part of Mexico until Mexico lost them as a result of the Texan War of Independence and the Mexican-American war of 1846-48.
B. Immigration is increasing the Hispanic population.
1. 46.5 percent of Los Angeles residents are Hispanic. (Huntington 2)
2. It is estimated that by 2050, Hispanics will constitute up too 25 percent of the U.S. population. (Huntington 3)