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Opinion "Are Illegal Aliens Damaging to the United States? No"

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Opinion "Are Illegal Aliens Damaging to the United States? No"

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Written in response to Graeber's Yes opinion, Lucas presents a dissenting No opinion. Citing to the Kennedy Institute, he says that the statistics used by Graeber are a "gross exaggeration of the number of illegal aliens in this country." He then argues that the types of jobs these immigrants are filling are not the types of jobs that the typical American would want and would "provide less income than welfare payments." Further, according to Wayne Cornelius, the director of a four-year Mexican migration study, notes that Mexican immigrants make far less use of social services than they contribute. Lucas attacks the idea of a warrantless search, saying that this power would lead to abuse. Finally, he ends his opinion by quoting the Statue of Liberty and connecting it to the plight of immigrating Mexicans.

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Lucas, Ricky. "Are Illegal Aliens Damaging to the United States? No." The University of Richmond Collegian 65, no. 5, (October 5, 1977): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19771006.2.19&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1977-10-05

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Lucas, Ricky, “Opinion "Are Illegal Aliens Damaging to the United States? No",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 15, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2502.