On October 21st at the noon lecture we had one of our freshmen year experience professors address the issue of immigration. Professor Daniel Malpica started the lecture by stating why immigration is important. He had gave us many reasons but the most important idea that I took from the list was how immigration has changed the face of the United States. It has been said that 13.5% of the United States’ population is made of up immigrants. Throughout the lecture we began to distinguish the differences and similarities between “Old” immigration and “New” immigration. Old immigration often referred to immigrants from Europe such as Italy, Poland, Greece, and Russia. As for the “New” immigration it adverted to immigrants from Latin America and Asia.
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Recent events in the past decade has cause many people to portrayed immigrants as terrorists, illegal immigrants, gang affiliated members, drug dealers, etc. This raises questions regarding closing the border or limiting the number of people that can migrate to America. Politicians and law makers are too concerned about this matter and had propose solutions and issue laws in attempt to stop foreigners from coming to America. However, as both sides pushes for their ideas on the issue, it is ultimately up to the younger generation to decide the future of immigrants living in America.
America had always been a land of immigrants. Most of them started to come to the United States in early 19th centuries from Ireland and Germany, and some other countries. A lot of European immigrants arrived in the USA through New York. For a lot of European immigrants, the decision to move to the USA was because Europe by that time was too crowded and did not have enough room for so many people. In the beginning of nineteen centuries, the population of the United States more than doubled and reached 10 million people.
Despite God's vision for the issue of immigration, often times we found our world living a different reality. A good example of a current area facing immigration directly is the Los Angeles County, a prominent area in the United States known to account for the most people of any one county. Out of the 10 million people that reside in the Los Angeles County, only 3.5 million individuals comprise the overall immigrant community. This fact alone help us to recognize that Los Angeles immigration is a crucial aspect of the county's cultural identity, especially in the local politics of the area ("Los Angeles-University of South California's Dornsife College" 1). Using this knowledge of the large immigrant population, statistics show that the large
The history of immigration is lengthy and diverse, and it has frequently led to the emergence of multicultural communities. We have heard a lot of misconceptions about immigrants going to another country to cause havoc, corruption, and
“The number of illegal immigrants is rising every year, with an estimated 11.5-12 million illegal immigrants living in the US alone” ("This House would repatriate all illegal immigrants."). These increasing numbers pose numerous threats to safety and the labor market in the United States. Even though opposers claim the repatriation of illegal immigrants in the United States is immoral, repatriation should occur because there needs to be a tough stance to prevent migration and it is facilitated by criminal networks. This topic has been relevant throughout history as seen in the 1920s.
In the actuality there are two types of immigrants. There are the “Aliens” which is an extremely discriminatory term; these immigrants from Europe and several countries overseas that come to the United States with a Visa and they remain in the country illegally after their visa expired. On the other hand, there are the ones who cross the borders illegally; these immigrants are called “Undocumented” because there is no record of them. It is basically as if they did not exist. Homeland Security has no idea that they are in the country.
Selina Carranza- Lopez S.Slay English III 28, April 2023 Immigration Although some American citizens may disagree, there are advantages to allowing immigration in the U.S. A number of undocumented citizens come to the U.S. for better opportunities in life. However, many immigrants have struggles and wish to be granted access to various things in the U.S. Many undocumented immigrants have talents and benefits that need to be accessed in the U.S. Along with embracing cultures. Immigrants clearly understand what a path to citizenship really is, although, do Americans understand what it is?
Today, nearly 11.6 million undocumented immigrants are found in the United States. We see them everywhere such as on construction sites building a bridge or maybe even doing yard work, but that’s not an issue. The issue in America right now seems to be immigration and how the government can stop it from happening. Meanwhile, many Americans see immigration as a big problem there are also benefits for our country as well, such as improving our economy, literacy rates, and by bringing diversity of new cultures. Immigration is “constant source of economic vitality and demographic dynamism throughout our nation’s history.
In the open forum “Fixing the Immigration Problem.” Edward P. Lazear gives a few propositions about how to fix the United States immigration and also explains why immigration is a problem in the United States. He states that the cause of the problem is “our pattern of immigration,” which he believes makes things called “immigrant enclaves.” He supports this by saying that when many immigrants come from the same place, they create their own group that still holds the culture from where they came from and when this happens the immigrants tend to not learn English.
1) The Immigration Act of 1907 created the Dillingham Commission to review U.S. immigration policy. In 1911 the Dillingham Commission produced a report that highlighted the differences between Old Immigrants vs New Immigrants and the effect on the social, cultural, physical, economic, and moral welfare of the nation. The Dillingham Commission Report favored the "old immigrant" who had come from North Western areas of Europe as opposed to the "new immigrant" who came from South Eastern areas of Europe and other parts of the world. The argument of Old Immigrants vs New Immigrants concluded that immigration from southern and eastern Europe posed a serious threat to American society and should therefore be greatly reduced. 2) Jane Addam founded Hull-House in Chicago, which would eventually become the most famous settlement house in the US.
America is widely known as a one of the most highly diverse melting pot of religions, ethnicities, and languages that all collaborate on a daily basis. Everyone relies on each other to keep the glue bound strong and continue to advance into a prosperous future. With this privilege though, comes a large responsibilities to Americans to allow change and growth to take place. It is our duty to welcome immigrants and allow change to take place in laws to make immigration less of an issue and more of an compliance between nations to allow trust throughout America. Our immigration system today completely defeats the purpose of diversity but instead forces strict policies that make it nearly impossible for people who want to become a part of America
In “Imagining the Immigrant: Why Legality Must Give Way to Humanity,” which is an article that publish on America Magazine, John J. Savant presents a unique perspective of the unbalanced immigration system in the United States. In the article, Savant emphasizes the significance of using immigrant laws to protect the rights of immigrants in the United States. He refers the “moral imagination” as the key to resolve the failure of immigration in America, but “law” as the chain that is fastened around those desperate immigrants’ necks. First of all, Savant argues that people choosing immigration are usually out of desperation by saying, “…but when populations begin to cross borders in significant numbers, it is almost always out of dire economic
Illegal immigration has long been a hot topic in American politics and for good reason. In 2012, an estimated 11 million unregistered immigrants in the United States had reached an all time high, but why is this a problem? Areas comprised largely of illegal immigrants see a direct increase of lost jobs, depreciated wages, stolen taxpayer resources, and increased numbers of crimes (Johnson). For example, people that come to America, whether illegally or legally, usually come with the same hope for achieving the “American Dream.”
The Struggles of Immigrants Did you know there are 244 million immigrants in the world? If they had a country of their own, it would be the fifth largest country in the world. Immigration is a complex process that has many challenges to the families migrating. The United States is known as the ‘melting pot’ of the world. Everywhere a person looks they will find some immigrants due to the fact that the Unites States is reliant on immigration since the beginning of time.
The immigrants’ countries of origin have changed over time. “The greatest migration of Jews to the United States occurred around the end of the nineteenth century and was simultaneous with the great” (textbook, 305). Jews left Germany because of restrictive laws, economic hardship, and the failure of movements. They saw Americans as an opportunity for a place of economic and social gathering. “Ethnic and racial identification can be positive or negative.