According to a study released last year by the Pew Hispanic Center, as of 2008, 11.9 million illegal immigrants lived in the United States, more than triple the 3.5 million who lived in the country in 1990 (Izumi). Immigration throughout the years has become a major issue in the U.S because of too many immigrants entering the country year after year. The U.S has come to a point whether they should deport the immigrants back to their country. Believe it or not, these immigrants are a big contribution to the U.S. If it wasn’t for them, the U.S economy wouldn’t be where it stands now. In recent discussions of whether immigrants should be deported, there has been sides where immigration would be good for our country and others disagree. Some believe that immigrants should be allowed to stay in our country, because they believe our economy wouldn’t be good without them and many businesses rely on immigrants working for them. On the other hand, the other side believe that immigrants are overpopulating the U.S and don’t have the money to support all of these immigrants (education/jobs.) Immigrants should be allowed to remain in the country because many families would be separated, they are already accustomed to the American society, and they contribute to the economy.
Throughout this article the author, Marisa Abrajano, explains how immigration can potentially have an impact on American politics and how immigration can also change racial demographics. In my proposal I briefly mentioned how there have many historical figures who were immigrants who have impacted America as we know it, and by including information from this article, it could help support the idea that there could be more immigrants who can influence America. By explaining how allowing immigration to be fully legal for undocumented individuals,
There are a lot of controversial issues surrounding this country. Whitin all those controversial issues there 's the “issue” of illegal immigration. I 'm sure we 're all familiar with the term “illegal immigration”. We’re always told about how bad it is. Don 't get me wrong, it is bad but it 's not done with the intention of hurting someone else but to try and change their future. To get out of the violence, drug, and alcohol abuse where they come from.
Samuel Phillips Huntington an American political scientist, adviser and academic. He spent more than half a century at Harvard University, where he was director of Harvard 's Center for International Affairs and the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor. The professor wrote a article called One Nation, Out of Many. In his article he mentions how American came to be and how many immigrants came to America. The article makes some crucial points about immigrants. Also, it mentions how immigrants got to be citizen in the first place. Samuel talks how immigrants can deconstruct America or Americans. Throughout the article Samuel gives example supporting his argument.
America is a country with a history founded on people looking for a new start and emigrating from the old world to fulfill their dreams. Immigration is not always happiness, rags to riches, and the American dream. Major immigration periods happened from 1607, 1820-1870 and again in the early 1900’s. Immigrant numbers were growing so exponentially that the National origins Act of 1921 and 1924 was enacted to put a quota limit that blatantly discriminated against immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. Immigrants that made it in faced many hardships such as learning new languages, abandoning family, and accepting the American values. But the perilous, extensive uprooting may not have been worth it in the long haul. While moving to America proved itself worthy for those escaping persecution and tyranny, it caused problems in the long run for others due to the isolation and poverty.
Immigration reform has been a big issue for our country in recent years. Many U.S. citizens claim that immigration is harmful to the US economy. In just 20 years, we have seen the average number of immigrants per year jump a staggering 20%. This has lead to the biased opinions we see towards immigration today. Currently, our country is not receiving any benefit from immigration. The number of minimum wage jobs available have decreased but so have the number of professional jobs. This is due to the fact that immigrants usually do not have a middle class with average skills. They are either refugees escaping their country hoping for the U.S. government to help them out or they are highly skilled and trained professionals needed by the United States. This has led to an economic
The meaning of the comment is that Native American, whose presence in the Americas are the only non - immigrants.
Immigrants do the jobs people don 't want to do such as a janitor, cleaner, or construction worker. Without these immigrants to fill these positions it would have an even worse outcome. Businesses and restaurants might not be clean and get shut down for sanitary reasons. In fact the Washington times did a research and found out that “It is important to note that immigrants or their children founded more than 40 percent of U.S. Fortune 500 companies — turning their American dreams into American jobs”(engler 1). Also if we don 't have construction workers
When we pay close attention to the global. We can see that the population in the United States of America has grown due to that fact of immigrants. Nowadays immigrants from China, Mexico, Spain, and other parts of the country have come to the U.S. and automatically receive Birthright Citizenship. All it took was for the child to be born in the U.S and automatically they are granted with the same benefits as the main U.S Citizens. Also if we ask our self, “ Why are so many immigrants from all over the world continually coming to the U.S and decide to stay there?” Maybe because of the difficult situation, financial problems, or even their life is going down the drain. My family and I were born in Mexico in a small farm. Due to the fact as to
The number of legal, and illegal immigrants have risen over the years, which has stirred more debate about immigration. Some think it’ll help the economy, and the others think that it’s affecting the economy, but in reality, immigration has been beneficial to a degree, but there are negative effects as well.
Many Americans today are pledged with xenophobia. According to Cambridge Dictionary, xenophobia is, “extreme dislike or fear of foreigners, their customs, their religions, etc.” (). Immigrants play a huge role in the American society; adding their cultures, skills, expertise and talents, making it what it is today. America is said to have a melting pot of cultures brought together from different nationalities obtained from different individuals from across the world. However, as a result of increasing crimes, violence and terrorism, people believe that all blacks are thieves or all Muslims are terrorists. The US does have a problem with xenophobia because they fear that immigrants want to take away their jobs, they discriminate against Muslim and they seek to place more restrictions on immigrants entering the country.
Illegal Immigration has been a huge issue in the United States. The U.S government has attempted to use different techniques in reducing illegal immigrations such as: increasing deportation and increasing boarder security. Many immigrates are escaping violence from their country of origin and seeking a better life for themselves/ children.
Immigration. it has been a major issue over the past 17 years here in the U.S, ever since 9/11 happened. but should we allow it? turns out there have been a lot of controversial opinions, ranging from good, bad, and everywhere in between. read on to find out more about
“Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people wanting to come here legally and we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally,” said John Barrasso. The United States Government should not allow immigrants into America because they are having negative effects on our country. Some negative effects are citizens competing with illegals for jobs, immigrants expecting favors, and Americans not getting to work hard for their money.
The United States of America, being a country founded by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Matt O’Brien stated in his article “The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007.”(Para, 2) While some argue that illegal immigrants burden the United States of America and its economy, others believe that they have become essential and are an important part of the US, economy.