Liberal vs. Conservative: Immigration

Politics can be a touchy subject at times. But let’s face it, sometimes social issues need to be discussed. One of the biggest issues facing America today is the topic of immigration. Okay, maybe you want to build a wall, or maybe you want to let everyone come from their homeland into your home, but that’s completely up to you. Today, you will get to hear both sides of the story.


Conservatives hold to traditional attitudes and values and tend to be cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion.

Liberals are open to new behavior or opinions and are willing to discard traditional values.

Immigration  is the action of coming to live in a foreign country permanently.


C: The way I was raised was the way you are supposed to live right, and obey the law. What most illegal are doing now is going against the law and it just isn’t right. In today’s world, refugees from Syria, Palestine, and other Middle Eastern Countries are just coming here without a visa or any type of governmental proof that they are actually allowed here. This isn’t right and we need to take matters into our own hands.

L: They are coming here because their home countries aren’t safe. America has been called “The Melting Pot” because of all the diversity we hold. We should be open to letting others in and protecting them. Though, I must agree with you, we should protect our own country as well. That  is why we must go through in-depth background checks and truly know all the information we can about those we let into our homeland. But after all that is through, I say that we should most definitely give those people a safe home.

C: Sometimes those deep background checks fail, and we permit terrorists and other suspicious characters to come into our borders. The duty of the United States Government is to not only protect our country and its reputation, but also to protect OUR people and OUR citizens of the United States. Though this sounds harsh, the United States should prioritize the safety of our people before we prioritize the safety of foreigners and other people.

L: The way I see it, the United States as a government was created so everyone could be equal and have an equal democracy for everyone. The Constitution doesn’t just protect United States Citizens, but everyone as a whole. If we can save one life, then isn’t that all that matters?

All in all, the future of America depends on the decisions of those who are or may be involved in government. If you can, be sure to vote!

– Sydney Siers (L) and Jakob Henderson (C)