Does Immigration Contribute To A Better America
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 immigration does contribute 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 willing to take on jobs that other Americans would refuse to take because of the salary that they would be making. We as citizens are always complaining that these illegal immigrants are taking away our jobs. As it says in the article,”just as women did not deprive men of jobs when they entered the labor force too, foreigners don’t cost Americans their jobs—they don’t just take jobs; they create them too.” This is how it works. When they spend their wages, they boost the demand for the people who produce the goods and services that they consume; and as they work, they stimulate demand for Americans in contemplementary lines of work.
...Does ImmigrationContribute to a BetterAmerica?
With the increased fears of terrorism since the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers, a sense of strong nationalism among United States citizens has emerged. However, with this positive sense of nationalism has come misguided xenophobia. This heightened sense of fear is what drives United States citizens towards reactionary policies. Critics like Peter Brimlow in his Common Sense About AmericasImmigration Disaster warns Americas of the massive influx of non-American immigrants into the United States. He stressed the ramifications of the “demographic mutation” (pg 40) that America is undergoing and the fear that this country will become a “freak” (pg 40) among the world’s nations. The Immigration policy is an extremely relevant issue in today’s society. Although, the idea of immigration being a “crisis” allows for misinterpretation. Many Americans fail to take into consideration the positive effects that a highly diverse country brings to each individual person. Evidence of the social, cultural, national and economical effects indeed show that with the proper regulations and implementations, immigrationcontributes to a betterAmerica.
In the words of Phillippe Legrain in The Case for...
...Does ImmigrationContribute to a BetterAmerica?
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...
September 24, 2012
*Does immigrationcontribute 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 immigration does contribute to a better American for various reasons....
“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...
...Does ImmigrationContribute 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 were brought...
...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...
...Illegal Immigration: a Threat to America?
One of the most prevalent issues threatening the well being of the United States is illegal immigration. Because illegal immigration is a threat to national security the United States must stop the in-flow of illegal immigrants. The United Sates has tightened its security at airports ever since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Although the increased security at the U.S. borders has been slow to develop. Why increase security at airports and not at the borders? It is much easier to increase security at airports than it is to at the borders. The money and effort involved to secure the borders is largely different. It is a unique problem that requires an innovative solution. It is taking far longer to even begin to handle the security at the borders, although the United States is finally starting to make some headway. According to a report published on June 17, 2008 by a nonpartisan research group. “Criminal prosecutions of immigrants by federal authorities surged to a record high in March, as immigration cases accounted for the majority — 57 percent — of all new federal criminal cases brought nationwide that month. Skip to next paragraphImmigration cases also made up more than half of new federal prosecutions in February, reflecting a major emphasis on immigration by the Bush administration and a policy shift to expand the use of...
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...