Does Immigration Contribute to a Better America?
Ever since this country was first discovered and settled, people from countries all over the world left their homelands and migrated to the “New World”. People from Spain, Germany, France, England and Asia traveled great distances to reach a new land of opportunity, to perhaps escape religious persecution or tyrant rulers. For centuries America has been viewed as a place for a fresh start, a place where anybody can come and begin a new life and follow their hopes and dreams. Even today people come to America for the exact same reasons that they did all those years before. However unlike the immigration of our ancestors, the immigrants of today aren’t able to just come here and do what they want without anybody noticing. Today most people view immigration as a problem to the United States. One of the most easily recognizable groups of today’s immigrants comes from Mexico. The Mexican immigrants often come here for better economic and living opportunities than they had at home. But no matter how much these immigrants want to better their lives for themselves and their families, most Americans feel that they are trouble and a drain on our resources. Despite what many think, the Mexican immigrants are helping our nation. The immigrants take many low end jobs that Americans do not want or are over qualified for, they can also boost our economy with the money they earn from working, and they diversify the nation. Immigration does and will contribute to a better America.
Most of the immigrants that come to America from Mexico are just looking for a better life for themselves and their families. The immigrants know that there are plenty of jobs in America for them and they are willing to risk being arrested just for a better opportunity. With all these people eager to work, you would think the immigrants would be more accepted by the American people. There are many jobs that most Americans simply will and do not want...
September 24, 2012
*Doesimmigrationcontribute to a betterAmerica?
The whole world knows that America welcomes for freedom and democracy. America has served as a magnet for people seeking freedom from tyranny and oppression and opportunities to improve the material circumstances of their lives. I agree with Philippe legrain who need to open the world immigrate people .Actually. He proves that immigrationcontributes to a betterAmerica as well as a better world. He also emphasizes that the flows of immigrants within the global system brings both talent and labor to areas of need. He can proves that America a better place through both labor and entrepreneurial initiatives, and enhancement of the political culture.
America is known for the freedom and opportunities that this country has to offer, which is the main reason why a majority of immigrants migrate here from a variety of countries. Usually the type of immigrants that do come to America are the ones with dreams, the ones who have a goal in life, want to become somebody, therefore causing them to work hard even at a low-paying job. I believe that immigrationdoescontribute to a better...
“He wants it all” by Dominique Jones
Forever Jones’ song, “He wants it all” is one of my favorite songs. I appreciate the message that is given to me by the lyrics as I am reminded that I should not withhold anything from God. I feel that Dominique, the author, along with her family, sends home the message of the lyrics through her dynamic vocal illustrations. The combination of persuasive lyrics, instrumental expression, and dynamic video performance of this song by Forever Jones.
Forever Jones is a Christian gospel group that is made up of a family that originated 30 years ago in Yakima, Washington as Dewitt and Kim Jones began to “cultivate the habit of family prayer and worship” (emigospel.com). They have recently moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to become a part of the ministerial staff of Shreveport Community Church. Kim and Dewitt have five children; D’Jeniele’, Dominique, Dewitt IV, Juda and Mya whom all compose and play music. Most all of the songs that are performed, are from songs inspired and written through prayer that takes place every morning at 9 a.m. Some songs are written through worship and some through actual prayers. In 2010, the album ‘Get Ready’ featured the #1 hit “He wants it all” and earned a GRAMMY nomination. The album won a Stellar Award for Best Contemporary Group, three Dove Award nominations and included the prestigious New Artist of the Year award.
Dominique Jones tells of her experience writing the song “He...
...DoesImmigrationContribute to a BetterAmerica?
The action of coming to live in a foreign country sounds like what makes up our
amazing welcoming country of the United States of America. The United States is also
referred to as the “salad bowl”. According to the Salad Bowl Theory, there are times
when newly arrived immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their cultures like in the
melting pot model. Instead, they retain them. The unique characteristics of each culture
are still identifiable within the larger American society, much like the ingredients in a
salad are still identifiable; yet, contribute to the overall make up of the salad bowl.
Without immigration, the USA would not be the same place it is today. This country was
built and molded on immigration; rather it be voluntary or forced. When foreigners
immigrate to the USA, it’s usually solely to make a better life for their family. Lastly,
many complain that immigrants come over to the USA and take “our” jobs, but that is not
true at all. Immigrants almost all the time take jobs that Americans don not want.
Colonists immigrated to the United States voluntarily; they helped mold this
country to be what it is today. Colonists put laws and rules into play to create the law and
political system we have today. Slaves...
...DoesImmigrationContribute To A BetterAmericaAmerica is known for the freedom and opportunities that this country has to offer, which is the main reason why a majority of immigrants migrate here from a variety of countries. Usually the type of immigrants that do come to America are the ones with dreams, the ones who have a goal in life, want to become somebody, therefore causing them to work hard even at a low-paying job. I believe that immigrationdoescontribute to a better American for various reasons.
As cliché as it sounds, this country is known as the land of second chances. We have been the collection point for all types of people. The pilgrims were silenced voices, so they emigrated. The Europeans as well were in search of a better life which led them to emigrating too. What defines an immigrant anyways? They usually speak little to no English. Their cultures may be different and they may not want to adjust to the American culture right away. They also tend to be drawn to neighborhoods that include people who are similar to them. This leads to clustering and adding to the ghetto-ization of cities. Sometimes these communities can lead to criminality.
Despite all that, they do provide us with several advantages. For example, they are always willing to work hard regardless. They are...
DoesImmigrationContribute to a BetterAmerica?
Doesimmigrationcontribute to a betterAmerica? Yes I believe that immigrants contribute to America. Immigration has contributed to America ever since America was called the “New World”. The New World brought in many different countries such as Europe and African. Immigrants contribute to a betterAmerica through economic progress, cultural enrichment, and enhancement of political culture.
The American journey and our success would not be possible if it was not for the immigrants and their help to build our economy. Immigrants are the people that take the jobs that the people in our american society feel that they are too good to do. For instance, in the 1800s africans were shipped from africa to the New World to work as slaves in the fields and on the railroads. Due to the fact that the immigrants migrated to America we were able to have the clothes on our back and ways to transport goods and people around the world. Not only do immigrants contribute labor to our economy but they also contribute innovative ideas such as new technology. For example, internet sites that you use on a daily bases such as Google and Ebay were...
...IMMIGRATION AND AMERICA
HIS 203 American History to 1865
Instructor Eric Fox
May 28, 2012
This paper will examine how immigration has transformed America from her earliest days as a nation, how immigration policies, and views on immigration, have changed so drastically, and how immigration continues to affect and change our society today. Also explored will be the arrival of America’s earliest immigrants, how these immigrants were viewed and treated by Americans, and the immigration battle that continues today with the flood of illegal immigrants pouring into America every day seeking safe haven from drugs, tyranny, and poverty.
According to the federal government’s 2010 American Community Survey, “The United States remains a nation that people from around the globe hope to call home” (McClatchy-Tribune News, n.d.). Simply put, America has been a creation of a mixture of cultures, religions, and different ethnic groups, and the term melting pot still applies today. Immigration began years ago during America’s earliest days. People were traveling to America in the hope of a better life, free to live their lives without tyranny, violence, and poverty. Not all of those immigrants found what they had been promised to expect, and many returned to their...
February 24, 2013
Economics on Immigration in America
There are many misconceptions about immigration in the United States. They need to be cleared up if the country wants to evolve and grow as a prospering nation that allows and invites new people, ideas, and opportunities. Many anti immigration reformists believe that immigrants would increase crime rates, take jobs and lower wages from native born citizens, and that they are generally an economic burden in America. In this informative essay I will address the error in false ideals on immigration and debunk them with substantial evidence.
In America, there is a false belief that immigrants increase the crime rate. This is wrong because a recent study by The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), proved that “Immigrants in California are far less likely than U.S-born Californians are to commit crime.” While people born outside of the country make up about thirty-five percent of California’s adult population they account for only seventeen percent of the adult prison population.
Another misconception is that immigrants take jobs from native-born citizens and lower their wages. Studies done by the Equal Rights Center (ERC), show that immigrants “contribute to job growth by taking jobs in...
...1.Should American encourage immigration?
Immigration policy affects all aspects of society. Regardless of status, immigrants have always played a central role in the life and growth of a nation.An Immigrant is a person who has citizenship in one country but who enters a different country to set up a permanent residence. Just entering another country does not make you an immigrant. In order to be an immigrant you must have citizenship in one country, and you must have gone to a different country with the specific intention of living there. Immigration to the US is highly competitive and, depending on an individual’s situation, can be a lengthy and complicated process. Immigration procedures and requirements are broadly divided into three categories: those attempting to immigrate on the basis of a family relationship, those attempting to immigrate for employment, and those entering the US for the purposes of study. Lawful immigration greatly benefits both America and the lawful immigrants, while unlawful immigration presents challenges to America’s ability to protect its borders and preserve its sovereignty.
Immigration has always been a formidable engine of economic and demographic growth for the United States.Many immigrants are natural entrepreneurs, establishing companies, creating jobs, and driving innovation. Well-educated and highly-trained...