Imagine yourself as the president’s chief of staff. you have been hearing about a recent humanitarian crisis from somewhere in the world, and you feel strongly the united states has a duty to , not only because human rights are at the base of american society, but also because the united nations has established that universal human rights must be protected globally.
research the humanitarian crisis (you may choose any current crisis) and write a five-paragraph persuasive essay styled for the president of the united states. using the resources provided, you will choose the three executive departments and/or independent agencies that you believe are best suited to aid the united nations in securing basic human rights around the world, and request that the president ask congress to increase its funding. your report should begin with an introduction briefly discussing the humanitarian crisis you have researched and why the united states should provide as required by the universal declaration of human rights. the body of your report should describe the basic duties and functions of each of the departments/agencies you have chosen, and how each department/agency could serve at least two elements included in the united nations declaration of human rights.
5 paragraphs, intro 3 body and a conclusion
the president: my fellow americans: tonight, i am speaking to you because there is a growing humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.
every day, customs and border patrol agents encounter thousands of illegal immigrants trying to enter our country. we are out of space to hold them, and we have no way to promptly return them back home to their country.
america proudly welcomes millions of lawful immigrants who enrich our society and contribute to our nation. but all americans are hurt by uncontrolled, illegal migration. it strains public resources and drives down jobs and wages. among those hardest hit are african americans and hispanic americans.
our southern border is a pipeline for vast quantities of illegal drugs, including meth, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl. every week, 300 of our citizens are killed by heroin alone, 90 percent of which floods across from our southern border. more americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire vietnam war.
in the last two years, ice officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. over the years, thousands of americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.
this is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.
last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the united states — a dramatic increase. these children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. one in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through mexico. women and children are the biggest victims, by far, of our broken system.
this is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border. this is the cycle of human suffering that i am determined to end.
my administration has presented congress with a detailed proposal to secure the border and stop the criminal gangs, drug smugglers, and human traffickers. it’s a tremendous problem. our proposal was developed by law enforcement professionals and border agents at the department of homeland security. these are the resources they have requested to properly perform their mission and keep america safe. in fact, safer than ever before.
the proposal from homeland security includes cutting-edge technology for detecting drugs, weapons, illegal contraband, and many other things. we have requested more agents, immigration judges, and bed space to process the sharp rise in unlawful migration fueled by our very strong economy. our plan also contains an urgent request for humanitarian assistance and medical support.
the border wall would very quickly pay for itself. the cost of illegal drugs exceeds $500 billion a year — vastly more than the $5.7 billion we have requested from congress. the wall will also be paid for, indirectly, by the great new trade deal we have made with mexico.
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