Essay About Immigration To America

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Abstract During the last decades of the previous century, immigration to the U.S. has grown significantly. Hispanics searching for better quality of life have had to pass through difficult situations, more than just a cultural shock. Many Americans argue that migration is not helpful for the growth of their country. Besides representing a professional rivalry, they use resources and public services which are funded by the American government. However, it is impossible to deny that the U.S. has become a culturally diverse country. Therefore, governments, such as the Obama administration, have increased the quality of services available, not only for white Americans, but also for Latinos, Afro-Americans, Asian- Americans, and other minorities that together form a whole important part of the American society. But no dream is actually going to last forever. Since the last Presidential election …show more content…

Zong and J. Batalova (2015), approximately 43.3 million people are immigrants in the U.S., from which, the 45 percent (19.5 million people) are Hispanics. It is almost the half of the total of immigrants which left behind their countries to live the American Dream. In the definition of the American Dream stated by James Truslow Adams in 1931, it says that "life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement, regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.” For example, Hispanics travel with the aspiration to find a job or a better job, with a higher payment, enough to maintain their families and give them a better life quality. However, there are many other reasons why Hispanic people want to live in the U.S., such as the need to keep their families safer. This has happened because, in Latin America and the Caribbean, societies coexist every day with drug wars, economic crisis, and extreme poverty. For these reasons, they take all the risks to fulfill these dreams and have better

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