“The total U.S. population will grow to almost 417 million — 108 million more than in 2010. In recent years, on average, 1.1 million green cards (for new legal permanent immigrants) have been issued annually” (Zeigler). The U.S. has welcomed immigrated people into the country, but more have entered illegally mainly because of the process required to enter the country is very difficult. The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 41.3 million in July 2013, an increase of 1.4 million since July 2010. Since 2000 the immigrant population is up 10.2 million.
Alien Invasion America is known as the land of opportunity and welcomes immigrants from around the world. This country was built by the labor of the immigrants who came looking for a chance to make a life for themselves and their children. However, there are immigration laws set in place that govern the legal steps for entering the country and becoming a legalized citizen. Today we are faced with overwhelming numbers of illegal aliens entering our borders. There are an estimated 11.5 million illegal immigrates living in the United States (Obeidat).
There are many people who live on planet earth. With this large number of people, many of them are looking for work to support themselves. However, when people begin crossing into other countries illegally, it can cause issues with the citizens of that country. Illegal immigration can cause major issues with the country and the citizens that reside in it. Illegal immigrants get from one country to another through some sort of illegal method of travel.
When seen in perspective of only Natives “Immigration reduces the wages of natives in competition with immigrants by an estimate of $402 billion a year, while increasing profits or the incomes of users of immigrants by an estimate $437 billion” (Camarota). Since immigrants come to this country with no previous knowledge or education because their sole purpose to come is to find more opportunities in the United States resulting in them not having a decent economic income. In the United States, immigrants or nonimmigrants, who are uneducated pay less taxes and since their economic status is of low income they receive government aid. The government helps them to be able to have a stable living to survive by giving them food, clothing, schooling, etc. But comparing illegal and legal immigrants, those who are legalized receive more welfare for the fact that they are more eligible to more programs.
Illegal immigration has helped in the nation’s economic growth by enabling businesses to prosper as the illegal immigrants have provided cheap labor and long hours of hard work. Businesses benefit from illegal immigration by saving a large amount of money since they are not providing insurance both medical and retirement plans for their illegal workers. This results in a lower production cost for the companies and lower prices of goods and services for everyone. Although illegal immigrants may not contribute directly to the economy of the nation in the
The Senate’s plan and the House’s plan both recognized the growing need for highly skilled workers in the labor market and proposed to make it easier for immigrants who obtain advanced degrees in the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to get green cards and work visas. Additionally, the Senate’s plan offers a path of citizenship to the already 11 million undocumented people already living in the U.S. providing a path to citizenship can produce tremendous economic benefits. Industries such as agricultural and construction employ millions of low skilled workers, although many of them are illegal immigrants because they are easier to cheat than legal workers; this depresses wages for all workers and increases demand for unauthorized workers. A 2008 report from the Atlanta Federal Reserve analyzed how this cycle is activated and expands as firms find themselves forced compete for the supply of cheaper, unauthorized labor, When a firm cuts cost by hiring unauthorized workers for low wages, its competitors become more likely to hire unauthorized workers for lower wages, as well, in order to benefit from the same cost savings . Economists believe legalization of the undocumented workers would bring substantial economic gains.
Many Americans are uneducated about the process of legalization which is why they find it easy to say things like “Are you in line?” The truth is, there is no line and undocumented immigrants like Vargas are fighting every single day for a “line” to be
Total inhalation of immigration would not be a healthy choice for the United States. However, setting out for stricter laws to become a citizen is in need. There are over 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States (poll 2011). Therefore, having restrictions on immigration overall can help the economy grow, security at airports, docs, borders, and on the streets would not only lessen the illegal immigrants around the country, but supply more jobs for Americans. Illegal immigrants not only live in the U.S, but are supplied jobs in which were made for American workers.
This is the most common path into American residency. More than 25 percent of green cards issued in 2007 were spouses of American citizens. Between 2006 and 2007 there were more green cards issued to spouses of U.S citizens than there were issued to immigrants granted for work reasons. Marriage fraud, for the purpose of immigration gets little notice because less can be done about it. State department and Department of Homeland Security have no resources to fight this issue.
The effectiveness of Diversity and Cultural Competence. Western culture is usually referred to when talking about the culture of the United States. Our culture began its development with the first English settlers in the early 1600’s and continued to evolve from influences from Native Americans and the arrival of immigrants from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. This created a melting pot of cultures which has turned into one of the most influential forces on Earth. Today, with a population exceeding 300 million people, the United States continues to be a place for immigrants, by immigrants, whether as a place of refuge or for those seeking the American dream.
America has come such a long way to be known as the Melting Pot. The reason behind this is that America is extremely diverse and has many different people. Many of immigrants, both legal and illegal, from around the world, are migrating to here, in California. For some, this is an advantage. Economically, this means there are more consumers- more people to take advantage of the opportunities and resources that this state has to offer.
Immigrants are what makes up this great nation that is called the United States of America. Immigrants are why this nation is alive today this country's economy relies much on immigrant illegal or legal all immigrants helped shape the economy that is known today. Another reason is they take the jobs that no other American would ever think of doing. Immigrants can have many positive and also negative effects on the U.S. Recently many immigrants have been migrating to the U.S.
Immigration Immigration has had a big influence on many parts of the world, including America. America has been influenced by immigrants from many parts of the world and it has changed America’s history from now to the end of time. It was and is a big topic in other countries such as England or Asia. It has changed the way all countries are today and is still an influencing factor that is changing them even today. Immigrants have influenced the American culture and the American culture has been shaped by immigrants.
The condition of the cities during the 20th century, were terrible. Due to the extreme amount of people coming to cities looking for work they were crammed. There was limited housing causing people to live on the street. The streets were filled with waste and nastiness due to people not disposing of garbage and human waste properly. Also, garbage was not picked up off the streets often, nor were the streets cleaned.