Argumentative essay model
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The issue of whether immigrants should be allowed to enter a country has been widely debated in the media recently. It is an important issue because it concerns fundamental moral and economic questions about the way countries interact globally and how citizens live their lives.
Introduction: General statement
A variety of different arguments have been put forward to discuss the benefits of the influx of new citizens into a country.
Introduction: Thesis statement
This essay will discuss two of these arguments.
It will then consider an argument against immigration and point out some of the problems with this view.
Introduction: Plan counter
The BBC, in Bitesize, that when people move into another country, they bring their culture, food and traditions with them, and this leads to a more diverse market in the host country (2019).
B1: Topic sentence and indirect quote
It argues that immigration leads to a richer variety of ethnic experiences and products for citizens of the host country.
Body 1: supporting argument
An example would be setting up of Asian supermarkets in Melbourne is a good example of this. Australians are able to try food that they would have had to go overseas to try prior to this.
Another benefit that immigration brings is that it helps to fill the labour market gap created in by an aging generation.
B2: Topic sentence
According to Bebeio "immigrants, with their children and younger relatives, will bring in more young workforce that can slow down the increase of this important ratio" (Bebio 2009).
B2: Supporting sentence and direct quote
This is evident in Germany, which has a very high ratio of older people to younger ones. The government allowed a large number of young Syrian refugees into the country thus establishing more of a balance.
Opponents of immigration may claim that immigrants have a negative impact on the economy.
Counter: Topic sentence
The BBC states that immigration can put a strain on public services such as schooling and healthcare (2019).
Counter: Supporting and indirect quote
However, while this may be the case in the short term, once these people settle into life in their new country, they set up businesses, work and therefore pay taxes which over the long term contribute to the economy.
For example, a family first arriving in Melbourne receive English classes funded by the government, however this is limited to a number of hours, after that the family members find jobs and start paying taxes.
In summary, there is no doubt that opening the boarder to people from other countries brings many benefits over the long term. It is important not to be side tracked by initial difficulties, but to consider a bigger picture.
Conclusion: first part
If governments do not allow immigration to occur, MEDCs will become stagnant, and less competitive with countries that do allow this rich resource into the country.