1. Helping immigrants, regardless of documents, is our patriotic duty. The U.S. should have various reforms: a generous, earned path to citizenship and a pathway to make family reunification a priority.Helping families reunite and earn citizenship will help our economy improve. New immigrants create jobs. There’s no doubt our immigration system is broken. The best way to fix the immigration problem is by creating paths to citizen for all people.

 

2. Deporting undocumented immigrants is our patriotic duty. The U.S. should have various reforms to put this in place: a strict law enforcing all illegal immigrants to go back home and jail time for those who attempt to work in the United States without papers.Deporting undocumented workers back to the their native country will help our economy improve. There’s no doubt our immigration system is broken. The best way to fix the immigration problem is by not allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

 

Step 2: Circle the paragraph you disagree with.

 

Step 3: Generate a counterargument in response to the paragraph you disagree with.

 

Step 4: Read over the rubric to make sure you have written a clear counterargument.

 

 

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Choosing a positionClearly chooses a position and argues for that position OR Clearly demonstrates why both are equally believable

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Does not choose a position or demonstrate why both are equally believable 
* EvaluationDemonstrates logical and critical evaluation of the article(s)Demonstrates some logical and critical evaluation of the article(s)Severely lacking in logical and critical evaluation of the article(s)No logic or evaluation evident 
ContentIncludes many good/accurate details that help support his/her opinionsIncludes some good/accurate details that support his/her opinionsIncludes a few details that somewhat support his/her opinionsNo details 
Grammar/

Organization

Few grammatical errors, and the paragraph is well organized.Some grammatical errors OR the paragraph shows evidence of some organizationMany grammatical errors, and the paragraph is poorly organizedNot organized;

vague/incoherent

 
* Although an evaluation of the articles was not specifically stated in the question, logical and critical evaluation of the articles is necessary in order to answer the question. The answer should demonstrate that the articles have been evaluated well.

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