There is a high possibility that you are an immigrant. Over the course of hundred of years millions of immigrants have entered the United States. Immigration is a controversial subject that many people have a strong opinion toward. Immigration has been an issue that has started since Christopher Columbus first discovered America and still continues to this day. The number of people coming into the United States has increased greatly that people soon began to see it as an issue.
Finally, the social impact of illegal immigrants is also an issue. Immigration has been a major social issue since the end of the 20th century. Some people believe that a society of illegal immigrants whom are living among legal immigrants will be an optimistic scenario of both sides living in harmony (Martin, 1994). Others believe that it will be a pessimistic scenario with ethnic and racial groups going against one another, both within the immigrant community and between immigrants and natives. Another negative effect of immigration is that immigration is rising in the United States every year changing American culture.
Immigration largely affect the American industrial workers in many ways. One way the American worker was greatly affected was through the economic aspect of his or her life. More immigrants were coming to America everyday to work in the factories, which meant that there was a much larger workforce. This large work force was able to form and populate large labor unions to fight for their
The U.S has given many of our parents to grow and expand more throughout these years. A majority of us immigrants come here to become successful. Not many become the most successful people but they come here to succeed in life. The American Dream is fought for everyday. It is a difficult life with low wages, long hours, and no healthcare.
Immigration, it changed and affected America greatly, was it positive or negative, that depends on the perspective of how you look at it. Immigrants created wealth to our society. Cheap LAbor rose and affected our trade. WIth this came strange foreign cultures to the AMericans did not understand;many accuse the strange foreigners for causing harm to our standard way of living which many americans began to oppose immigrants.
Over the years, immigrants have influenced many aspects of American society and has had a vital role in shaping the United States to what it is today. According to the US Census Bureau, an agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System responsible for producing data about the American people and economy, “non-Hispanic white population in the U.S. declined from 85 percent in 1965 to 62.2 percent in 2014, and the forecast is for the percentage of non-Hispanic whites to fall to 43.6 percent in 2060” (qtd. in Walsh). Despite the rise of immigrants and the profound impact they have had on society, many immigrants face perpetual discrimination; this idea has appeared many times throughout Barbara Kingsolver’s novel The Bean Trees. Taking place during the 1970s, the main character, Taylor, moves from Kentucky to Arizona; along the way, she meets Esperanza and Estevan, illegal immigrants from Guatemala. As she gets to know them better, she notices they are forced to live a monotonous, arduous life which implies that immigrants face prejudice from Americans who claim to be accepting.
In recent years, homelessness has become an extreme problem within America and its beloved cities. It has hit a country-wide record in growth that the public and government cannot ignore any longer. Homelessness is so important in society today, because it affects all of American society, and it has become essential for the country to help find ways to help those in need due to its large scale of growth because the economy is declining. So far, some measures are being taken in order to relieve the problem, but it still begins to grow even more with everyday that goes by.
Horrible outcomes came from the roots of industrialization. The inauguration of industrialization impacted the United States significantly in many ways. As immigrants were arriving to urban cities daily, the population increased tremendously. As the population increased, the city was overflowed with immigrants who were uneducated, poor,
The 19th century was the era of the Gilded Age, where the economy was booming, bringing great changes that affected the lives of workers and entrepreneurs. During this period, there was a large influx of immigrants that were coming to America to look for job opportunities. The migration of immigrants proved useful as a source for cheap labor, allowing an even higher rise in the U.S. economy. While American industrialization may have benefited the upper class of the American society, the effects were opposite to the workers of the lower classes. This problem was especially worse for immigrant workers as their belief in the so-called American dream has been worn down due to the misery they had to endure.
Poverty and the Working Poor “When the poor or newly poor are asked to define poverty, however, they talk not only about what’s in the wallet but what’s in the mind or the heart” (Shipler 10). The United States of America is a place which has an enormous population filled with foreigners and immigrants. Many enter America to get a better job, a fresh start, and to live the American Dream. In the 21st century, the gap between the rich and the poor has greatly widened even though America’s economy has skyrocketed as the years go by. Poverty has been a major issue due to various occasions but people who are in the middle and higher classes do not know the hardships these poor workers go through just so that they could have a chance to own valuables.
Over the years America has been looked at as the promise land and the safe place to people all over the world who are looking to have a better life. In the U.S there`s approximately 326,075,490, people in counting. Of this population 13.5 %(42,389,813.7) are immigrants. So it's safe to say that immigrants helps make America, who we are. But not only do immigrants make up America population but also helps with small business, technologies and science.
America is called the land of opportunity. Throughout the history of America people from around the world has come to this place to start a new life with better chances to have a good life. Such people are called immigrants. In the history of America, immigrants were not accepted as Americans, and different articles and debates were done on this issue some called American as supreme race some criticized America for its imperialism as well. But it is Americans who says that they were not the ones which are to blame, but it is the people who should be blamed as they come to America for help.
The requirements of becoming a citizen in the United States have changed drastically over the last few centuries. Becoming a US citizen is a lengthy, stressful and expensive process. Parts of the process are based luck, while other parts are based on tests and interviews. Through history, the process of becoming a citizen has gotten harder and harder. Edwidge Danticat’s short story “Caroline’s Wedding”, the processing center at Ellis Island and the historical change of immigration laws show and compare the struggle of becoming a citizen in the United States.