The United States of America differs greatly from these countries in that it is a "melting pot. The United States' "melting pot" theory could be argued as the very quality that makes it the greatest superpower of the world. The US has also been called a "nation of immigrants" because almost every citizen of the country has immigrant ancestry, with the exception of the Native Americans. One may question why the immigrant history of this country is one of the qualities that makes it so unique.
The United States of America differs greatly from these countries in that it is a "melting pot. The US has also been called a "nation of immigrants" because almost every citizen of the country has immigrant ancestry, with the exception of the Native Americans.
One may question why the immigrant history of this country is one of the qualities that makes it so unique. Still, large numbers of individuals from other countries come to the US every year to seek benefits and to fulfill their "American dream.
As a young immigrant from Romania named Alin Apostol can testify to, it requires signing up through a "green card lottery" to have a chance at receiving permanent residence in America.
Alin was one of the "lucky [ones]" to obtain a green card through the lottery.
After receiving a green card, he had to complete family history forms and explain the reason why admission into the US was desired. His parents recognized that their children would have more opportunities in America than they could ever have in Romania and that alone would make the immigration worthwhile.
This is a very common reason among immigrants who wish to live in the United States. Not all immigrants currently in the United States have chosen the legal way to gain their residence.
In fact, there are between 10 and 12 million illegal immigrants presently in the US Also, at this time, there are several million "eligible people waiting to be legally admitted as immigrants to [the US] Some have been [waiting] for many years" Federation for American Immigration Reform [FAIR].
The number of immigrants coming to the US illegally triples the amount that comes by legal means this year alone Barlett. To many individuals, it might not seem justified that tens of millions of illegal immigrants are allowed to break the laws of the country that they wish to seek benefits of, while millions yet are still waiting to abide by the law and legally immigrate to the US.
The vast number of illegal immigrants currently in the United States should be reduced significantly due to the resulting strain and possible harm that is caused to the US economy through the displacement of American workers, the drain on social services, and their role in the criminal justice system.
One of the strongest instances of illegal immigration harming the US economy and workforce is through displacement. Displacement is responsible for an estimated two million American job losses a year and occurs when "established workers, whether natives or Page 3 immigrants, lose their jobs to new immigrants, often illegal newcomers, who will work for substandard wages" Dudley An example of this can be found in the California tomato industry, where a group of unionized legal border crossers had been working as tomato croppers for many years.
The original legal workers were not willing to lower their wages and were consequently forced out of the tomato industry in San Diego County. Many Americans cannot compete with illegal workforces in the country who are willing to work for low wages.
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A majority of African-Americans employed as construction workers, restaurant workers, farm workers, janitors, security guards, taxi drivers and child care workers in these high-immigration states "are being denied opportunities that are given to immigrant workers" Dudley Some may argue that competition is positive for a society, especially a capitalist society such as the US.
However, Americans are currently having to deal with "unfair competition from imported foreign workers" Dudley This is not normal capitalistic competition between companies, but is an example of the unjust displacement of legal citizen workers by illegal workers who will keep wages low and Americans unemployed if this is allowed to continue.
Since illegal immigrants are undocumented residents and workers for the US, the statistics regarding their national expense will never be certain. However, California is not the only state in the US that feels the economic burden of illegal immigrants. Illegal immigrants also are in the process of gaining the right to draw from Social Security.
This makes sense because if he is successful, most of the poverty in his country will have been exported to the US where there are systems implemented to care for the least fortunate members of the society.
Social Security is a positive idea in theory; however, it was not created to aid poor people who are citizens of other countries while breaking the law by illegally immigrating to the US. One of the most prevalent instances of illegal immigrant costs to taxpayers and harm to the economy is in regard to their children.
If an illegal immigrant comes to the US and has a child within the country, that child is considered an automatic US citizen. Therefore, the child is eligible for legal benefits and welfare, which often ends up going to the illegal parent as well as the child.
Children born to illegal immigrants in the US are eligible for AFDC and their parents act as guardians to receive the money that is given by the organization.
However, since the parents are illegal and undocumented, they are "not subject to work requirements that US citizens must meet in order to earn their way off assistance" Landes Also, inin order for a family household to receive federal housing assistance, there could be many illegal immigrants living in Page 6 the house, as long as one member of the household has legal status.
During that year, the Commission on Immigration Reform proposed that law to be changed so that the benefits of the aid would only go to those living in the household who have legal residency or citizenship of the country.
Illegal immigration should be reduced in the US due to these high burdens being placed on the American economy. The increase in illegal immigration contributes to the criminal justice system in the US.Illegal Immigration is “the migration of people across national borders, or the residence of foreign nationals in a country, in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destination country.” (Google).
Search Results. Illegal Immigration arguments by skeptics illegal immigrants come in to take away jobs that are meant for Americans, the fact is that these legal immigrants.
Illegal immigration has so many advantages to the country they have immigrated to. For example in the case with increased taxes. A good example in this case is in the United States which has ten million illegal immigrants.
Argumentative Essay/Assignment #6. The Case Against Illegal Immigration. Many countries have distinctive cultures, which are homogeneously grouped, primarily composed of one type of race, ethnicity, or nationality.
This can be seen in Germany, France, Russia, China, Japan, Mexico and many others. Immigration Policies Pro or Against. Immigration Policies Background America was built by immigrants.
From Plymouth Rock in the seventeenth century to Ellis Island in the twentieth, people from every where came to America some were fleeing religious persecution and political turmoil.
analysis of illegal immigration in the United States reveals one challenge facing the banks and other institutions: whether to provide banking and other services to the illegal immigrants or to treat them as criminals because they are illegal and therefore, not to provide them with banking and other services.