My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

Introductory paragraph

Introduce topic: Undocumented immigrants who came to U.S. as minors, like Vargas
Explain issue: These undocumented immigrants seek pathway to legal residency status (via DACA & Dream Act) but face threat of deportation.
Thesis: Present your position on whether or not people like Vargas, undocumented immigrant who came to the U. S. as minors, should be given the opportunity to become legal residents of the U.S. Given that all of you seem to support the pro side, in presenting your position, you should use the two arguments we examined in class from the procon.org website one related to issues of human capital and the other related to the cruelty of deportation.

Vargas Essay: Summarize
DACA & Dream Act: Briefly explain what these are and how they are relevant to Vargass situation (find a source that explains these things and summarize)
Pro 1: explain the argument that deporting DACA immigrants would be a waste of human capital (use the Benjamin Harris article)
Explain how Vargass situation and experiences support or illustrate this argument about human capital.
Pro 2: explain the argument that deportation of DACA immigrants is cruel (use the Thiru Vignarajah article and/or the Andrew Rafferty article this one is where the Obama quotation is from)
Explain how Vargass situation and experiences support or illustrate this argument that deporting such immigrants would be cruel.
Conclusion