Gutierrez Immigration Quotes Research Paper

“Because the truth is, today’s immigrants as they have for a generation after generation, work the longest hours at the hardest jobs for the lowest pay, jobs that are just above impossible to fill” (“Luis Gutierrez Quote.” Brainy Quote). This quote, spoken by U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, speaks volumes to his stance on immigration reform, and his compassion for the immigrants themselves. Some, for his stances, even consider Gutierrez to be the Martin Luther King of the Spanish immigrant which is further evidenced by the peaceful protests he participated in, and his belief in what is right. He is what Americans should strive to be. We are one nation who is suppose to stand united for one another. That being said, who are we to deny citizenship…

Their reasoning behind this is because they are stealing American jobs. “Roughly 71 percent of GOP voters and 51 percent of unaffiliated voters said workers without work permits were taking jobs from American citizens, while 31 percent of Democrats said the same.”(Silva, Cristina.) The is a fact of opinions, in reality most immigrants don’t have work permit therefore, the jobs they are “stealing” is hard labor. These jobs are jobs no American with some kind of sense would be willing to do. Immigrants do these jobs because they have no other options and this will be the only job available for them. The jobs are usually manual jobs. My fellow Americans who are complaining about their jobs being taking are not taking into consideration that the immigrants might just be doing them a favor by taking these jobs. Most people do not realize how hard these manual jobs are on a person. “Nearly all construction workers will experience one or more work-related injuries or illnesses over their lifetime, as well as a greater risk of premature death. The risk is even higher for workers employed in some occupations, and those who are of Hispanic origin.”(Dong, Xiuwen Sue,…