Antebellum Immigration Impact

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Immigration impacts in America (Social, Antebellum America and Economy) Is the stereotype that people have of immigrants and their effects on the United States social, economy, and antebellum America based on truth or just a stigma? “If the American dream is for Americans only, it will remain our dream and never be our destiny. As Americans, we are all born with natural rights and opportunities. From a young age it is instilled in our minds that we can set a goal and nothing is out of reach.” Rene de Visme Williamson The evolution and the come about of immigrants migrating to America has transformed and expanded in a major way. Many immigrants came to America seeking greater economic opportunity, while others arrived in search of religious…show more content…
The social impact of immigration has usually been seen as negative. People say immigrants are seen as taking up valuable resources. As a result, policy makers have seen their role as balancing the economic need for migrants against the social problems they create. Illegal immigration causes many problems in America economically. People say illegal immigrants do not pay taxes, other than sales tax, therefore they are not adding to the nation's money supply. Another issue that has a lot of American citizens upset is that they are taking jobs that Americans could have. There are many outside influences on American culture from immigrants. They create new cultures and traditions such as food and other products that we enjoy, religions that are important to some people, and holidays that many people celebrate. Even the English language has many words that are either taken or adapted from other languages from immigrants. Immigrants are important to the United States, and contribute to society in many…show more content…
One of the main focuses of this reform is Mexicans migrating from the southern border. The purpose for their migration is because Mexico is a third-world country affected by poverty meanwhile the United States in industrialized. There was a study made by Michael Woods who is Omaha Economy Examiner, she claims in her study “Are illegal immigrants really taking jobs from American citizens?, documented April 13, 2013 that, “Many of the illegal immigrants work jobs for slaughter houses, landscaping services, produce farmers, livestock farmers, grain farmers, maid services, janitorial services, and restaurant services. A lot of the jobs the Mexicans take are manual labor jobs. Several farmers down South try to hire workers from other nationalities, but did not have success and decided to hire illegal immigrants to work the farms instead.” This is yet another demonstration of how these immigrants are working jobs that Americans are unwilling to take. Without immigrants working these jobs crops would not be harvested and farmers will not be as successful in making a
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