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 and productive. Expanded work forces increase business flexibility, allowing companies to quickly respond to changing demands. Larger labor forces also encourage specialization. Labor productivity rises as companies adjust to larger work forces and invest in employees.Immigration may depress wages for the least skilled workers. However, these are the last jobs that government should seek to protect. Moreover, the work force, like the economy, is not a fixed pie. Immigration makes a more innovative, flexible, and productive economy, leading to new and better jobs. The benefits rise over time, with an expanding economic pie. Immigration enables entrepreneurs to come to America.Restricting immigrant entrepreneurs in the United States is self-defeating. Companies will lose out to global competitors who recruit top talent regardless of country of origin. Innovative individuals will move their operations abroad to cultivate next ideas. The U.S. Treasury will lose billions of dollars in tax revenues as innovators domicile their businesses overseas. Immigration also offers a mix of cultural benefits.Allowing these immigrants of vastly different culture and ethnic heritage into the United States to culture diversity and abundance, acquiring cultural good and eliminate the bad. Conclusion: Congress Should Encourage Lawful Immigration and Prevent Unlawful Immigration. For more than two centuries, America has encouraged and benefited from lawful immigration. Congress should continue to search for appropriate ways to encourage lawful immigration, reducing the burdens of the immigration process on both the government and lawful immigrants, and making it easier for both America and the lawful immigrants to enjoy the economic and cultural benefits that result from lawful immigration. In contrast, unlawful immigration challenges America’s ability to protect its borders and preserve its sovereignty. Congress should search for appropriate ways to encourage lawful immigration and prevent unlawful immigration.
2. Should American University continue to carry out affirmative action? Affirmative action policies are those in which an institution or organization actively engages in efforts to improve opportunities for historically excluded groups in American society. Affirmative action policies often focus on employment and education. In institutions of higher education, affirmative action refers to admission policies that provide equal access to education for those groups that have been historically excluded or underrepresented, such as women and minorities....
...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 home country if...
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 labor-scarce...
...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. Immigrationshould 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...
...Immigration Issues in Modern America
(a paper explaining immigration in a non biased way)
Immigration has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of American history. According to the Brookings Institute News Letter, “the economic, social and political aspects of immigration have caused controversy regarding ethnicity, economic benefits, jobs for non-immigrants and crime.” Presently, in the United States immigration is a hot topic, especially in light of Arizona’s newly passed law that makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally.
The Arizona law requires local police officers to question people about their immigration status, if there is any reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants. The Arizona law also allows lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws; it makes it illegal to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or to knowingly transport them. The main issues concerning the United Sates concerning immigration debate are loss of jobs to immigrants, crimes committed by immigrants and the rejection of United States culture by immigrants. These issues persist regardless if the immigrant in the United States is here legally or illegally. “Any alien who is present in the United States in violation of an act or any other law of the United States is...
...Immigration Issues in the United States of America
The United States 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 United States citizens are becoming outraged. If only American citizens would open their eyes to reality, they would discover that immigrants are actually benefiting the United States. 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 United States of America has had its ups and downs over the...
...recent years, the United States has experienced a wave of immigration unsurpassed in size since the early 20th century. Discuss how immigration today is similar to and different from that which took place about 100 years ago. Among the factors to consider are: the national orgins and characteristics of the immigrants; the social and political environment acing immigrants upon their arrival; the fit between the job sills of immigrants and available economic opportunities; and the laws governing immigration.
When I first started taking this class I really didn’t understand the concept of immigration and what it all meant… Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country. When the semester first begun when I would think of immigration I mostly thought of just illegal Mexicans being here, I never thought of the other nationalities that come here. Taking this immigration class has changed my opinion a lot like I said in my first paper. I know understand why people come here and it doesn’t bother me as much as it used to.
The motives of people coming to the United States illegally, or legally haven’t really changed over the years. Immigrants come here because they want to work, and the United States seems to have endless amounts of jobs. The amount of immigrants that came to the United States 100 years ago has changed dramatically...
...does immigration bring to the province of Saskatchewan?
A: Immigration is much more then "a simple fix" of population growth. If not for immigration, Canada wouldn't be able to sustain current standards of living. This is not as much about Canadian international policy (too weak to dictate terms to the rest of the world), but it is about domestic policies that either help or discourage cultivation of entrepreneurship. Without it Canada will lose its economic position in the World. The general population feeling of "entitlement" to benefits in Canada is hard to deal with. Immigration is the solution - bring new blood, new brains, new investments that will fuel the entitlements for the rest of the people.
Migrants are a great asset for the province and by welcoming them you welcome the one that brings his talents and energy to the local economy for the good of the people. The benefit of immigration of highly skilled workers lies in hiring them for development in the categories health services, building industry, food industry, research industry and other sectors that are listed on the HRSDC website (Human Resources and Skills Development Canada). In my case it brings the fulfilment of demands in the areas of design and building, construction of residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as the fulfilment of the need for maintenance and renovations of buildings and interiors in a cold...
...Immigration and Latin America
The immigration and Latin American Experience
Latin American migration toward the United States has become a phenomenon that is noticed in our daily life. Illegal Immigration issue is viewed from different standpoints and has long been described as being a critical phenomenon. Large number of immigrants in the US are illegally looking for better living conditions. Living condition in Latin American countries is very difficult and it is below the international standards, corruption makes it impossible for them to live without being oppressed by the higher authorities. The drug dealing, gangs and corruption have increased poverty in their countries, it has made the rich richer and the poor more poorer. This condition is the reason why so many immigrants have come to the US to look for to search for job oppurtinities and democracy that The US offer. They see in the US a country where the concept of democracy is respected, where people benefits from their basic right. The Latin Americans have gone through and are still going through difficult times trying to adjust and find their way out as they are illegal immigrants.
Shortly after it started, the number of illegal immigrants in the US has increased, Illegal immigration rapidly attracted the attention of Americans, Americans were not happy with this fast growing phenomena and the consequences that might lead to....