The Importance Of The Statue Of Liberty

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The United States of America is recognized around the world as the land of the free. America was founded by immigrants prior to it becoming a nation in 1776. Current American citizens at one point in their family’s history have a family member that immigrated from another country. America has become what it is today because of the different ethnic and cultural backgrounds the various immigrant groups bring to America’s society. Americans should not forget where their ancestors came from. This being the case, America should continue to be a welcoming and friendly nation to the millions of immigrants and refugees that want to come to America. In New York City, the Statue of Liberty continues to stand high above the water as a beacon of light and a ray of hope to the millions of immigrants that made the long journey from their homelands to America, in search of a second chance and a better life for their families. The Statue of Liberty is also recognized around the world as a symbol of “Freedom.” In 1892, Ellis Island was designated as a federal immigration-processing center until it was closed down in 1954. During the 62 years that it was in operation, millions of immigrants were processed through Ellis…show more content…
The Federal Government is investing a lot of man-hours and money to vet potential refugees before allowing into this country. Alex Nowrasteh, an immigration specialist from the CATO Institute argues, “Refugees adapt quickly to the U.S economy, complement existing workers, and settle rapidly into their new homes.” Because of their refugee status and the fact that they cannot return to their country, it forces them to make long-term commitments such as learning English and other social skills that will help them to become productive and accepted members of their community and the American society as a whole
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