The number of immigrants in the entire world is 224 million. To put that into perspective in the United States the population is 323 million people. Also, there is only 65.64 million people in the whole United Kingdom. For some countries immigration is looked at as a must have, but for most it is looked at as a nuisance in the country and a leech on the government. Research has found many different effects of immigration both positive and negative.
Illegal Immigration: What Are Its Pros and Cons Individual 2012, there were approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the US that make up over 3% of the total population. This may have something to do with the American dream. After all, the USA has been known throughout history as the ultimate destination when searching for greener pastures. The steady flow of immigrants from all over the world is unlikely to slow down anytime soon which is why America is the most diverse country today. Mexicans make up the majority of unauthorized immigrants in the USA.
Immigration is a hot button issue in the U.S. today, so much so, that it has become a key factor in political platforms for presidential nominees and fodder for 24-hour news channels. What generally gets left behind in the political debates and looped news feed cycles is the human experience. Though Americans perceive these immigrants as incapable of assimilation, many Mexican emigres are hardworking people, looking for a bigger and brighter future in the land of opportunity, with children and spouses in the U.S. The majority of these transplants start at low paying, backbreaking jobs disdained by the average American, and slowly work their way up to more substantial gains. In his article “Angels in America” Victor Davis Hansen observes, “More
Does having officers who check documents based on the color of your skin really work in reducing the number of illegal immigrants we have in the U.S? Would farmers and productions companies land on hard times without the extra help the immigrants provide? .Things have been going downhill for a while now. With all the problems that are caused by basing whether or not you should be pulled over while following all traffic laws, stopped on the sidewalk on your way home from getting a bite to eat, or taking longer at border stops just trying to take your family to disneyland, all because of the color of your skin. This controversial law was passed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who signed the law in 2010(Serrano, Sept. 07, 2012).
After reading many personal accounts of immigrants and learning about their expeditions to America, it became evident it is not as joyous a ride as many make it seem. Numerous stories are heart retching and devastating. Trying to imagine being in the shoes of those immigrants is almost impossible, as I have been blessed with a wonderful problem-free life. Unfortunately, I am unable to even relate to any of the several issues immigrants encountered daily, as I have never experienced anything they have suffered through. Although, I personally cannot attest to such horrible experiences, I can promote acceptance and equality among immigrants in America.
“Stop Laughing at Donald Trump” Immigrants have been venturing to the United States for as long as this country has been established due to the extraordinary opportunities we have to offer. In the past, immigrants would have to venture overseas and pass through Ellis Island to get their chance at the American Dream. Although the process of becoming an American citizen does not require immigrants to go through such stringent restrictions, immigrants still have to apply for citizenship in one of the many ways it is offered here in the United States. Today some immigrants neglect the responsibility that comes with becoming a citizen and a great deal of them cross over our borders illegally and live here with no proper documentation. People have
In “Quilt of a Country” by Anna Quindlen and “The Immigrant Contribution” by John F. Kennedy, the writers use sophisticated, formal, and ordinary word choice. “Quilt of a Country” talked about how the country has changed throughout the years since 9/11 has happened, and “Immigrant Contribution” talked about how immigrants came to America for a chance of freedom and more opportunities for them and their families. First, “One of the things that it stands for is this vexing notion that a great nation can consist entirely of refugees…. either side of the country’s Chester Avenues”. The word “vexing” is a sophisticated type of word choice because not every person uses it in normal sentences unless they are talking very formal to someone else.
There were 11.5 million unauthorized immigrants in the United States as of 2011. They come and have american families, they improve the economy, and this country is a country of immigrants so why not let them stay here. One important reason that undocumented residents should be allowed a pathway to citizenship is that many of them have American families, and tearing them apart and splitting them up would cause serious trauma. According to Senator Charles Shumer, writing in an upfront magazine in 2016, trying to deport undocumented residents rather than providing them with a legal
This is not due to lack of room in this country, for every year, the US lets in an average of 1,500,000 immigrants and of that sizable number, less than one percent are the people who need it the most. “The House passed a bill requiring the FBI director, the secretary of homeland security and the director of national intelligence to all certify that each individual refugee poses no security risk to the U.S. In the name of increased security, the House is aiming to slow Syrian refugee intake to a crawl.” (Bremmer, Times) Syrian refugees are discriminated against during the application process, by having additional and far more intensive checks, before being considered. If this step is being taken for just these people, shouldn’t the same be done for all applicants? In a Gallup poll conducted, 63 percent of Americans said that immigration is a “good thing” for the country.
Another quote such as this also supports the idea, “At a time when our country is trimming back social services for our own citizens, we can hardly afford to keep the door open every year to roughly one million newcomers from poor nations.” In other words, we are letting in too many people already and anymore will shoot down social services for citizens who need it. This is why, people are wrong who say opening ourselves to the world is the best solution to
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” By Emma Lazarus (1883). No undocumented person should be treated as a criminal. Undocumented immigrants arise in the United States due to the lack of opportunities in their homeland, and they know America is a nation where a dream can become real. Those individuals willingly perform jobs that nearly all Americans refuse to do; they are reliable people, pay taxes, and help America’s economy. Yet, should undocumented immigrants be granted a path to citizenship?
The American Civil Liberties Union says “there are 41 million immigrants in the United States,” and that “the United States spends $1.84 billion detaining immigrants” (Immigrants’ Rights). With this money, we could be fostering and helping said immigrants thrive in our country. Instead, we are selfish and unforgiving as a people. In recent news, an immigrant-rights group called “United We Stay” has proposed a new “Bill of Rights” for illegals. They ask for “health care, in-state tuition rates for college and a guarantee of citizenship in the long term” (Dinan).