Mexican Immigration in the United States
Mexican immigration has become a major controversy in the United States over the past few years it has developed into more than just a social issue but also a political issue. There are approximately 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States. (Preston, 2013) There are approximately 8.5 million undocumented workers in the U.S. ("Illegal aliens taking," 2013) and the current unemployment rate is approximately 7% of the American population. There are several reasons that Mexican immigrants choose to move to the U.S. illegally and I’ll list a few. In the United States we have the ability to choose religion, to choose how many children we will have, to choose what we want to read on the internet. The median family income in the U.S. is $51,017 per year. (Hargreaves, 2013)The median family income in Mexico is $3,001 per year. ("Mexican household incomes," 2013) These are just a few reasons that so many are willing to risk going to jail or being deported back to their homelands. However this behavior has had a detrimental effect on the U.S. economy. Undocumented workers, some suggest, undercut wages and take jobs that would otherwise go to taxpaying Americans. This issue hits close to home for me. My name is Andy Solis. I grew up in California and moved to Idaho when I was 12. My mother, Jackie Solis, was born here in the US. She was number 9 of 11 children. She went to school until she was 12 and then my grandfather made the decision to pull her out of school so that she could work and help support their family. My father, Raul Navarrete, was born in Guadalajara. He was the youngest child in a family of 10. He did not attend any schooling in Mexico and was involved in a gang before his ninth birthday. He was selling and using drugs at the age of 11. My grandfather wanted to send my dad to the US to live with his oldest brother and get him away from his friends. He did not have the money to apply for a green card...
Short Paper: Week Five
Saundra D. Hale
In the UnitedStates today, immigration is a hot topic that has left the country divided on how to proceed with immigration reform. Economic factors, nationalism, and politics all contribute to the immigration debate, as the “us” versus “them” becomes a common theme among American citizens and immigrants. Surveys show that 53% of the population favor deporting illegal immigrants, while 40% believe they should be allowed to stay within the country (Sitler, 2010). Though public opinion of Latin American immigrants has risen over the years, other minorities are not seen as favorable. In addition, 52% of the population feel that immigrants take away employment and housing opportunities for American citizens (Sitler, 2010). Others argue that immigrants simply fill the jobs Americans do not want. No matter the view, immigration is a topic that must be discussed and understood.
To better understand immigration, it is best to define exactly what immigration means. At best, it can described as an individual who seeks a new country due to the need for better resources, economic and educational opportunities, and to secure a more positive future for the individual and their descendants. As time passes and nations change physically, politically...
...Immigration Concern in the UnitedStates
Kelli A. Smith
More than any other country the UnitedStates is a nation of immigrants. However, immigrants have not always been welcome and their arrivals have often been met with resentment and hostility. In this paper, I want to take a look at the history, immigration policy, the pro and con immigration laws and howimmigration affects the economy.
Americans are increasingly concerned about immigration. A growing number believe that immigrants are a burden to the country, taking jobs and housing and creating strains on the health care system. Many people also worry about the cultural impact of the expanding number of newcomers in the U.S. Yet the public remains largely divided in its views of the overall effect of immigration. Roughly as many believe that newcomers to the U.S. strengthen American society as say they threaten traditional American values, and over the longer term, positive views of Latin American immigrants, in particular, have improved dramatically. To live in America, then, is to live in the atmosphere of these immaterial standards and values, to possess them in one's own character, and to be possessed by them. This means to live in close, spontaneous, daily contact with genuine Americans. For the native-born American of American ancestry,...
...Illegal immigration in UnitedStates
In this text I am going to write about illegal immigration in UnitedStates. First I will talk about what illegal immigration is and give you some facts about it in U.S. I will also discuss for and against illegal immigration. I will give you some of mine point of view in the end. When you go to a country without permission and stay there for a long time, that´s illegal immigration. Many of these people search for visa and as an answer they get no, but still they stay in the country anyway.
“Illegal immigration to the UnitedStates refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the UnitedStates without proper permission from the UnitedStates government.”1 An illegal immigrant is an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the UnitedStates without government permission or stayed her to long so the visa has expired.2
In 2009 62 % of illegal immigrants were from Mexico, 5 % from El Salvador, 4 % from Guatemala, 3 % from Honduras, 2 % from Philippines, 2 % from India, 2 % from Korea, 2 % from Ecuador, 1 % from Brazil, 1 % from China and 15 % from other countries.3 Based on this we can see that almost...
...Illegal Immigration in the UnitedStates
Illegal Immigration in the UnitedStates
The UnitedStates (US) has always been viewed as the land of opportunity because it is the only true free country in the world. This being the case people have been fighting their way into the country for decades. However, it is becoming more and more of a problem each decade that passes. With the UnitedStates border being so close to Mexico it is now seeing the highest population of illegal immigrants to date. The rising population is due to the lack of jobs in their country, poor pay and bad work environments. It has become the issue it has because the US is now having problems with high taxes, steep insurance costs and new laws. Even though the UnitedStates is a free country, immigration has changed over the years because of an increase in illegal immigrants, stricter laws and harsher penalties.
In the last few decades the UnitedStates has had to increase the taxes for their American citizens due to the increase in the illegal immigrant population. "Even with the national government pouring billions of dollars into the education of LEP students, state and local taxes provide the lion's share of the funding needed to hire bilingual teachers, purchase...
Immigration to the UnitedStates
There are many views on the topic of immigration and people usually pick a side of the argument meaning they are for it or they are not. There are many angles to consider when speaking about this topic, but I believe that everyone is entitled to enrich their life and be a part of a better opportunity for their families and everyday lives. The UnitedStates has a 12.9 percentage today of people that are foreign born. We are a nation of immigrants and have been so since the beginning of time. If Americans are to share so much of their country and culture with others we should welcome immigrants with open arms because they give so much to our country in different ways.
Immigrants improve consumerism and add more people for supply and demand. There are more people to consume products and circulate cash flow in our nation to provide more income and revenue to keep the flow of our economy going. There was 11.2 billion dollars spent on taxes from immigrants that are illegal owning and living in homes in 2010. Over the span of three years there would be 4.5 billion to 5.4 billion dollars of additional tax revenue that would accumulate if all immigrants in the UnitedStates were legalized. Money is also spent every year on transporting immigrants, arming borders into the U.S., and deporting people...
...Immigration Issues in the UnitedStates of America
The UnitedStates of America (U.S.A) is a country that was founded on immigration. If a surplus of European immigrants would not have made the transatlantic voyage to America, the U.S.A. would more than likely be nonexistent. For centuries foreigners have been flocking to American soil, in search of a fresh start in a safe location. With so much turmoil and hostility going on in varied countries around the world, more foreigners are attempting to immigrate onto American soil. Now that the total population is rising significantly due to immigrants, a plethora of UnitedStates citizens are becoming outraged. If only American citizens would open their eyes to reality, they would discover that immigrants are actually benefiting the UnitedStates. Once they immigrate, a large percentage of foreigners do everything they can to be successful. Immigrants benefit the country by starting businesses, working jobs the typical American refuses to work, and bringing cultural diversity to the country. Some skeptics believe that foreigners are taking their jobs and raising the crime rate, but they those are wrong allegations. Immigration of foreigners into the U.S.A positively benefits the country in countless ways, instead of negatively affecting it.
The economy of the...
September, 14, 2012
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In this essay, I will concentrate my focus on U.S. immigration. The material to be discussed will include a shortened immigration timeline, important Acts of Congress regarding immigration, what is needed to become a U.S. citizen, important recognition of immigrant groups and their positive effect on America, and what the new 21st Century America is like concerning immigration. America’s immigration policies continue to change over time. Issues that frame such policies include the immigrant’s role in the labor...
...Immigration is what has made America and what it is today. In fact, there would be no America if there were no immigrations, because everyone in the country is an immigrant or is directly descended from one. Even the oldest inhabitants, the Native Americans, emigrated from Asia. From “Immigration: Who Is an American”, mainly discusses about the significance of immigration policies in UnitedStates. I believe, immigration is definitely a necessity, however if uncontrolled, to some extent, it can also have devastating affects on the country’s economy.
There could be several obstacles on the nation’s wellbeing due to immigrations. First of all, as the population of immigrants increase, there is a population imbalance problem. Increase in the population density in certain regions might cause excessive use of the resources of one nation that may lead to imbalance of natural resources. Also, the costs incurred in the provision of the resources such as education and health facilities to the immigrants, cause trouble on the nation that hosts immigrants in large numbers. This is because, the economic growth brought by immigration is avoided by the costs that the nation's government has to bear in providing the immigrants with the resources. Secondly, jobs available in the country and the nation's wealth are its property. So, allowing...