Analysis on “America’s Real Dream Team” and ‘Immigration Problem Is About Us, Not Them” They’ve had to work twice as hard as any American would to achieve their goals. They’ve had to endure name calling, racism, and being belittled in their quest for a better life. Immigrants come into this country searching for the American dream, and who are we to deny hard working people that right. We call America the land of opportunity but yet we refuse to let immigrants have the opportunity to succeed. In this essay I will talk about why immigration is important in order for our nation to thrive, compare two essays that support immigration, and analyze the aims and modes for each essay. Our nation is built on opportunity and giving everyone a chance no matter what their background is or by the color of their skin. Immigration is what makes America what it is today, a great nation with endless possibilities. Immigrants come to America to chase their dreams and to give a better life to their families. Other countries don’t have the many opportunities that we have here in the United States, and many countries are restricted to certain things that students can learn about. It is important that we keep our doors open for diversity and for the equality for everyone to have a chance at an American dream. Pilardi’s essay is focused on the employers of the immigrants and how they are never in the spotlight like many of the issues surrounding the immigrant workers. The main idea of her essay is to bring to light that immigrants aren’t the problem, we are. She uses the persuasion aim and evaluation mode to convey her point across. She urges us to see the wrong in “securing our borders” by explaining that “This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that workers have come across the southern border in great numbers to make a living and to contribute to the U.S. economy.” (326) It is not their fault that they want to come to America to make a...
On the brink of another historical election in our life time Immigration and presidential politics will play a major roll in who will become the next president of the United States of America. President Obama, and several GOP candidates all agree our immigration system is broken and in need of a overhaul. However, it is there different sentiment on immigration and how to fix the open invitation for illegal immigration into this country that leave these candidates at odds. How these candidates plan to handle these issue will have a serious effect on the polls in November. These particular issues in latest news have not been favorable topics for several GOP candidates. The population of the United States in recent decades have become more divers .
In 2010 with a growing population of 308,745,538 today non-Hispanic Whites constitute three quarters (231 million) of the country's population of 308 million people. The largest minority group is composed of 50 million Hispanics composing of 16.3 percent. The remaining population of the United States are African American, comprising about 13.6 percent of the total, or 42 million people, 14 million Asians, 5 million American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts and 1 million Pacific Islanders” (Census). Most studies of the relationship between demographic context and political behavior in the United States have focused on African Americans. However, in recent years there...
...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 foreign workers are inventive...
April 28, 2013
The United States as a country faces challenges of weak economic growth and dramatic levels of projected growth in the federal debt. With Immigration Reform it can help the United States gain economic growth and production of goods. The historical experience of legalization under the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act states that comprehensive immigration reform would raise wages, create jobs, and generate additional tax revenue. Taking the experience of IRCA, it’s been estimated that comprehensive immigration reform would yield at least $1.5 trillion in added U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) over 10 years. Many economists believe that immigration reform provides a net benefit. It increases demand and productivity and helps drive innovation for all of us to benefit. Relaxed immigration rules could encourage one to start businesses, increase demand for housing, raise tax revenues and help reduce the budget deficit. The impacts of immigration reform suggest that it will have important economic growth to the country.
There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States., many of whom have lived and worked here for years. Bringing men and women out to the surface and providing earned citizenship will allow them to have...
8 December 2012
High immigrant areas are not the only places being effected by the ever enlarging annual intake of both legal and illegal immigrants; the workplace is already harsh for the working poor in America as it is. The facts of the working poor life style are hard enough to understand but don’t compare to immigrant workers life style. This essay will discuss the financial and physical effects on the working poor and immigrants, and why immigration is doing more harm than good for our economy. I will put together a practical solution and express my feelings on the matters.
The educated article by Steven Camarota, “Does immigration harm the poor?”, has multiple statistical points over immigration that come from a sturdy research council called the NRC. Each year the United States admits between 700k and 900k legal immigrants; additionally, the Immigration and Naturalization Service estimates that 5 million illegal aliens now live in the country with 400k new illegal aliens settling annually (Camarota 1). Those numbers are relatively small compared to the overall population of the country but they still have a big effect. Six states—California, New York, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Illinois—which have only 38 percent of the nation's total population, account for three-fourths of the immigrant population (Camarota 18). What happens in...
...Immigration: Liberty and Justice for All
There are many social problems making up our criminal justice system. The significant problem I chose to emphasize on is illegal immigration. Immigration is a major social problem in the criminal justice system because the laws or regulations are always changing, and some people are just not willing to accept change. As with anything, illegal immigration does have its consequences and does not always impact society in a positive manner, but in general, immigration is very important to the economy and diversity of the United States. Immigration has been responsible for religious changes, cultural change and population growth throughout the history of the United States. The political, economic, and social aspects of immigration have created much controversy in regards to religion, ethnicity, job growth, economic benefits, poverty, crime, moral values, and work habits.
Immigration is a highly debated and significant issue in our criminal justice system today. Immigration has several outcomes both good and bad. New immigrants bring our country diversity and introduce new customs, beliefs, and ways of life. Immigration also causes problems for some in our society who feel as if they are taking away jobs, criminally active and overall negatively impacting society. In the United States, we all...
...America offers great job opportunities and a healthy environment to live. Some of the reasons for leaving their homeland to become residents in America are: wealth, prosperity, hardship, poverty and family. Sometimes, their previous country they resided does not provide enough money to live. Nothing in the world is free and sometimes jobs are not so easy to get, especially with no education. Most immigrants live in poverty, and with no education, jobs do not come easily, making it hard to live in their country. America offers both, education and job opportunities. Now is the time for the government of the United States to considerately review and pass laws regarding immigration to this country and provide a modern, safe and reasonable system for immigration.
A reason why America is affected and objects to immigration, is the population, it brings cheap labor and it lowers America's living standards. A long time ago, America had room for immigrants and welcomed foreign visitors, until about ninety years ago that changed. Congress passed a law limiting the numbers of immigrants. Since 1908 migrant labor has been part of America all along, doing America’s dirty work. America, even though one of the strongest country, cannot survive without Immigrants. There are more than 10 million undocumented workers in the United States. Most of these illegal workers are concentrated in the south border from California trough Texas, although...
...Immigration in the United States
November 24, 2012
Immigration in the United States
Immigration is a complex phenomenon that has played a major role in the growth of the population in the United States. It is described as the entrance and long –term stay across the national border without receiving appropriate legal documentation. Illegal immigration in the U.S. has soared to a massive scale. As many as 14 million families live in the United States illegally in which at least one is head of household. Illegal immigrants can be deemed as illegal by entering the country without authorization or inspection, staying beyond an authorized period or after legal entry, or by violating the terms of legal entry. Why do people immigrate? Many people immigrate for a variety of reasons. Some relocate by force or fear, escape form prejudices and persecutions, and while others are primarily voluntary. Granted the move may be a necessity, it can be somewhat of a traumatic and challenging experience. Immigrants steal from the federal government, destroy private property, and hurt hard working U.S. citizens. Immigration should have stipulations because it would alleviate certain economic issues, reduce the criminal activity, and benefit the nation health wise.
Illegal immigrants who travel from Mexico and Central America usually come for economic reasons and even oppression from politics within...
Immigrations effect on society
August 17, 2014
Immigrations effect on society
Historically, immigration has been very important to establish in the United States of America. Many came to America seeking a better life for themselves and their family. Mass migrations occurred from Europe and other countries to establish this nation, in fact every person who is not of Native America linage, immigrated to this country albeit it recently or generation before. “The United States has been shaped in very large part by surges of migration, from the Scots-Irish who streamed over in vast numbers in the dozen years before the American Revolution until now” (Barone, 2013).However, immigration in America is changing, every day something dealing with this issue appears on the news. Not to mention there is constant political debates surrounding this “immigration reform. Immigrants currently make up a large number of the United States population. Even as most Americans celebrate their heritage and identity as a “nation of immigrants,” there is deep ambivalence about future immigration. There is a strong base of support for continued immigration as a necessary ingredient for economic growth and as an essential element of a cosmopolitan society among many Americans. Almost 60 million people— more than one fifth of the total population of the United...