For me, American is a term that describes anybody who lives in America through almost all of their live time. I know that there are lots of people in the US who came here since there are very young or even born here but still do not have a legal status in America. I know that they maybe broke the law first. But since there were so young it could be their parents’ fault. They do not have any other country where they could feel the same way as they feel America. The government does need to prevent more illegal immigration. But those people who grew up in America should be treated differently. America is their only home. I believe people the government needs to renovate illegal immigration in the States, but they need to use a different way to deal with something that has already happened. All the people who grew up in America deserve an American identity.