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Immigration - ... Moreover, the last decades a lot of ethnic Greeks returned to Greece such as Pontic Greeks and Greek Albanians and also there are a lot Greek citizens who returned to Greece from countries such as Cyprus and Turkey (Fakiolas & King, 1996). Furthermore, we should mention that many irregular immigrants especially from Asian countries, live in Greece, and their number becomes every year more and more increased, this happens because they try to enter to Greece through Aegean sea, which is very difficult to be controlled, due to the fact that there is a line of seashore which is 18,400 km and a vast amount of islands which are near to Turkish coasts, thus, it is quite easy from them to enter to Greece (Siar, 2008)....   [tags: Greece, Immigration] 2091 words
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War on Immigration - This week Obama and his Justice Department declared war on the people of Arizona by filing a lawsuit in federal court for the unpardonable sin of upholding law-and-order, practicing self-defense, and seeking relief from the crushing burden of supporting over 460,000 illegal aliens. Arizona, the biggest gateway into the U.S. for illegal immigration, faces bankruptcy from the increased health care, education, and welfare costs. Moreover, their citizens face terrorism and murder by illegal aliens. Every past action and inaction undertaken by the federal government contradicts each other and their arguments in this lawsuit....   [tags: Immigration] 989 words
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The Definition of Immigration - The definition of immigration has developed to include a profound understanding of migration. Immigration has put an emphasis on the effects of school funding. Evidence suggests that the largest challenge in school funding is the result of increase in migrant children in schools. As a result, as the South Carolina State Superintendent of Instruction a policy must be in place for the anticipated increase of immigrant children. Many South Carolina voters agree that increase immigration has a profound impact on taxpayers....   [tags: Immigration]
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Illegal Immigration - The subject of illegal immigration seems to be a very hot-button topic for many Americans. The subject seems to lose public outcry on either side at any given moment, then suddenly cause tremendous tremors on our social conscious. The subject of illegal immigration has many sub-issues, but one of the most problematic is that illegal immigrants are a financial drain on the American economy. Ellis Island is the location where European immigrants passed through and were documented. According to June F....   [tags: Immigration]
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Immigration Laws - ... Asians were totally excluded. Another feature the 1924 law provided was the partiality and non quota status given to certain relatives of American citizens such as parents, children under twenty-two, husbands and the wives and children under eighteen. By the 30's and 40's the immigration quotas were going unfilled. This was most likely caused by the Depression and World War II. After World War II, special allowances were made letting dislocated or homeless war victims to enter the U.S. At the beginning of the Cold War, the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, kept a quota structure with harsh provisions against aliens with Communist or dissident backgrounds....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration and Emigration - ... As with everything in life, time brings about change. Illegal immigrants of today may have a greater purpose to migrate to the United States versus residing in their native countries. The difference is America is not what it was 400 years ago, 300 years 200 years ago or even 20 years ago. We cannot open the flood gates and let any and every one in who wants to take up residency. Our economy, healthcare, judicial, education and welfare system simply cannot support the millions of immigrants who want to live in America....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Mexican Immigration - ... The year 1910 marked the start of the Mexican Revolution which pushed many Mexican citizens north of the border into the United States. Not only were they pushed to America by the Mexican Revolution but they were also lured here by the numerous employment opportunities such as farming, railroad work, and mining that’s could be found in Midwest states such as Chicago, Colorado and Iowa. In a report that Reverend Robert N. Mclean did on Colorado Mexicans in 1924, he stated evidence that showed at the time 35 percent of the population in Las Animas County, Colorado was Mexican which amounts to 17,000 or 18,000 people....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration in the US - ... Most men that participate in the mail order industry, expect a submissive and obedient wife. With the newly gained independence, the husband begins to understand that he is no longer in complete control thus resulting to domestic violence. Many immigrant brides fail to acknowledge rights against domestic abuse and believe that the only option is to endure the abuse or be deported. No matter how brutal the beatings are, mail order brides are convinced that being abused is better than being sent back home to a poor life of daily suffering (Chittenden 7)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration Laws - ... However, detractors believe that protecting illegal immigrants with the same laws as actual citizens would be a bad idea. Some people may think that those who are against illegal immigration are racist, ignorant people. This may not always be the case though. Vin Suprynowicz, assistant editorial page editor for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, believes that allowing immigrants into the country and putting them under the U.S. laws, would “subsequently trample the rights on individuals” (141). Many citizens of the United States might agree with him because they fear domination of illegal immigrants....   [tags: Immigration]
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The Immigration's Economy - The Immigration’s Economy How many of the legals in the United States have noticed the large number of illegal immigrants in the country increase drastically. Over the last couple years the United States has seen a decline in the economy, which in part has been due to the illegal immigration, mainly coming from the Latin American countries. The characteristic of an immigrant, the amount of money on healthcare and medical care being spent, and the employment status of illegal immigrants have been the main focus by the government....   [tags: Immigration]
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Illegal Immigration - ... For these reasons, many supported in the decision of building a great wall in the United States and Mexican border. However, many still question if by doing this, will it actually make the situation better or worse. Consequently, this issue has become very controversial and sociologists have tried to explain it through the conflict perspective Karl Marx is the founder of conflict theory. He saw the horrors and the exploitation that the peasant workers had to go through during the Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Dilemma of Immigration Philosophy - ... Prospective immigrants must show the potential to contribute positively to the host society. Also, restrictive and selective immigration has been promoted by proponents as a way to preserve the cultural roots of the host country. With this selection process, a country’s distinctive culture will not be tainted and influence by outside factors. After all, a distinctive culture is very easy to be seen as appealing. Opponents of this argument however, say that people exaggerate the distinctiveness of one particular culture....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration Law Reform - ... Whiting (2011), deals with the Legal Arizona Workers Act, which suspends or revokes the licenses of state employers who knowingly or unintentionally employ unauthorized aliens (Chamber of Commerce of United States of America v. Whiting, 2011). In addition, requires all employers to use the E-Verify system to confirm legal status of all workers. According to the state of Arizona, the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) makes it illegal to hire or recruit unauthorized alien; and the state is, in fact, enforcing current federal laws....   [tags: Immigration]
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History of Immigration in the United States - ... There was also an act in 1980 that abolished a general policy governing the admission of refugees. The 1986 Immigration Act is also referred to the 1986 Immigration Act. This act legalized hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and implemented the employer sanctions programs that fined employers that hired illegal aliens. In 1990 an act created an annual limit for certain categories of immigrants. It was intended to help U.S. businesses attract skilled foreign workers; thus, it expanded the business class categories to favor persons who can make educational, professional or financial contributions, which created the Immigrant Investor Program....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration Helps America - ... For any person to be held in high esteem by others, the person must contribute to the lives of others positively. Poverty has griped most parts of the world. In trying to run away from this poverty, many have decided to become immigrants in untied states. This helps put up a strong case that untied states is a nation for all. Where the poor are fed and these without shelter since one. With such a message to the world, the tem United States mission would be supported by most of the countries....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Best Immigration Policy or the Worst? - ... and facilitating their immigration. As seen above the amnesty programs extended beyond the legalized individuals and increased immigration through a two-step process. First, it created a desire to be with one’s family that promoted the eventual immigration of family. Secondly, the satisfaction of women of their new lives the United States generated additional immigration. As a result, the accidental breaking of the traditional patterns of temporal and seasonal migration of men led to a settlement process that increased immigration....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Influences of Immigration on U.S. Provinces - ... Similar with resources, prices increase to meet the demands of people. According to Thomas Liebig (2011), public opinion does not favor acceptance of additional immigration due to the unfavorable outcome of immigrant’s willingness to integrate with host society such as learning their language and history. In some cases, xenophobic occurs when “immigrants have lower-skilled on average than the native born population”. Immigrants maintain within their social groups which does not usually build good relationship with their host (Hoyt, 2009)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Illegal Immigration and Equal Rights - Illegal Immigration and Equal Rights Should immigrants receive the same tolerances that other minority groups have received in the past decades. Should their struggle for equal rights over- shadow the fact that immigration laws are ignored. Pro Amnesty and Anti-Immigration groups have different opinions about these issues The immigration laws that exist in the U.S are not the problem, the problem exist with the people who refuse to enforce them because they contrast the immigrant’s struggles with those of early equal rights movements....   [tags: Immigration]
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The Effects of Immigration on the United Kingdom - ... This view was shared by Weiner who wrote: “...the consequences of opening the borders of a country in extreme situations can be the erosion of the institutions and values that liberal societies have created for themselves and which make them attractive to outsiders.” However, Honeyford made serious allegation that the UK and Europeans states exploited overseas countries and therefore should be obligated to help these countries by allowing their entry in the UK. Honeyford made an interesting and yet controversial quotation, which was from a French intellectual, Fannon that wrote....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Latin American Immigration - ... In order to make a conscientious decision concerning Latin American immigration, one must begin to analyze the history and trends of immigration, influence that Hispanic immigration has on America’s economy and culture, as well as, the pros and cons of Latin American immigration. Illegal immigration is more prominent in today’s society than it was in previous years. More than half of the undocumented immigrant population is comprised of those who entered the country legally; however, they have overstayed their time allotted to them, thus, becoming illegal immigrants (23)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Illegal Immigration and the Federalist System - ... The benefit of federalism is that "tyranny is less likely when government's power is dispersed" (Greenberg). It could be argued then that neither the state nor federal level of governance is better than the other because each play a significant role in policy making. Considering the most recently federally mandated immigration law was passed in 2005 (REAL ID Act), it seems likely then that states would need to pass necessary laws to address more immediate problems like the increase in illegal alien-related crime....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration: Important to the Success of America - ... In actuality, the “overall low-skilled native wages are 2.4 percent lower as a result of immigration” (Orrenius 21). Additionally, in many cases the job or profession is one that would not appeal to a native-born American, such as lawn services, construction, or janitorial work. This supply of cheap labor actually benefits American companies who are competing in the global market. However, there is one downside to cheap labor. Inevitably, some native-born Americans will lose their job to an immigrant willing and able to do it for less....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Amnesty and The Illegal Immigration Problem - ... The Simpson-Mazzoli Act was straight up amnesty that legalized 2.7 million illegal aliens in hope to stop illegal immigration. However, “just the opposite occurred and border crossing into the United States increased dramatically.” Although it was clear that The Simpson-Mazzoli Act did not achieve its goal, the government had no intention to terminate such act. Instead, to makes matter worst, the United States granted legal status to another 3 million illegal immigrants. McManus here claimed that the U.S government was rewarding criminals rather than punishing them....   [tags: Immigration]
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Immigration Problems in the United States - Immigration problems are not just a problem in Arizona but a problem throughout the United States. The definition in the Webster dictionary, an illegal immigrant or alien is a non-citizen whom has entered the United States without government permission or who has stayed beyond the termination date of the visa is consider an illegal immigrant or alien. Arizona’s newly enacted immigration law, which was meant to stem human trafficking and drug-related border violence, has been criticized by many as a way of racial profiling....   [tags: Immigration ] 1183 words
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Cause and Effect of Illegal Immigration - ... Also, in the U.S., many Americans are unemployed and are either on welfare with food stamps or they are on unemployment. So the effects that illegal immigrants leave behind are that more Americans will be placed on programs such as welfare or unemployment, and more jobs will decrease for the American population. Nonetheless, if these immigrants cannot find any jobs as well, they will also be placed on government programs such as welfare too. According to the Center for Immigration studies, “Medicaid and food assistance is one of the highest costs that illegal immigrants place on the U.S.” Illegal immigration also has a huge impact on government spending....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration’s Benefit To Canada - Immigration is of great economic and social benefit to Canada. It’s an important role in developing our economy, and it shapes the nation into a multicultural nation. Immigration is a significant role in building our economy, providing growth in the labor force, making a strong economy, and becoming a multicultural nation. Immigration provides very constant growth in the labor force, which is helping the Canadian labor market. With the amount of immigrants coming into Canada, there is an increase of jobs being taken in the Canadian labor force....   [tags: Immigration]
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Immigration in the United States - ... Studies show that competition with American workers among immigrants is very minimal and limited to the unskilled labor. Therefore, these immigrants are only competing with natives who have insignificant education and occupy jobs in fields such as construction, manufacturing, landscaping, agriculture, etc. As the education level of Americans continues to increase and older workers retire, these jobs are becoming increasingly vacant. Immigrants will fill these essential jobs in the labor market, such as the unappealing low skilled jobs....   [tags: Immigration]
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History of Latino/a Immigration to the U.S. - ... These examples of racialization are important to understand how Latino/as have been unwanted in the job sector, which influences people to support harsher immigration policies toward Latino/as because there is no need for unintelligent workers in the U.S. In American history, callous immigration policies have been implemented to tackle certain racial and ethnic groups due to that period of immigrant phobia. During the mid-1800s, Asian immigrants, particularly the Chinese, were considered a threat to America....   [tags: Immigration]
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Knowing More about Immigration - ... And higher profits are the soil from which better wedges grow” (25). Akers goes on explaining that as the workforce grows, more jobs are created, which then improves the economy. Akers believes that America has actually grown to be a bigger and better society with an improved economy. Akers goes on to say, “For proof, look around. The U.S. workforce has more than doubled since World War II, yet workers’ real total compensation (wages plus benefits) is higher now than ever” (25). This, in Akers’ opinion, is because the United States has developed from immigrants, coming to America....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The United States and Illegal Immigration - ... Of the approximate eleven million illegal immigrants in the U.S., most work in labor intensive jobs. Careers such as construction and agriculture tend to attract illegal aliens and they account for about twenty-five percent of the work force in these areas (Ewing 9). Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve admits that illegal immigrants help improve the United States economy and does not suggest turning them away (qtd. in Quindlen 90). Anna Quindlen, in her article “Newcomers By Numbers,” agrees with Bernanke and believes that immigrants are the factor that helps keep prices low....   [tags: Immigration]
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Norway's Immigration Increase - Over the past 50 years Norway has had an increase in immigrant population. After the economy boomed in the 1960’s, more people began moving to the country in hopes of a better life. This then increased immigration because more people were migrating to be with their families. When immigration levels hit a high in 1975, the government enforced an “immigration stop” restricting people from being able to move into the country. In 1988 an Immigration Act was passed which then allowed immigrants to enter but under certain conditions....   [tags: Immigration] 729 words
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Illegal Immigration and the Economy - ... Under the yoke of the Great Recession, people feel threatened by the sudden explosion of foreigners. They perceive immigrants as responsible for the strain on public services and community resources like schools and hospitals. And, in these uncertain economic times, Americans reject diversity and target foreigners to calm the nation’s collective insecurity. There is no doubt all of these issues have some merit but hardly enough to explain the negative attitudes expressed by a growing segment of society....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Illegal Immigration in America - ... It also would create new jobs. Many new jobs can be created since most immigrants have prior experience in their home countries in other fields of work such as medical, dental, and education. Higher personal income would also generate increased consumer spending—enough to support 750,000 to 900,000 jobs in the United States. (Hinojosa-Ojeda 2) Legalized workers will invest more in their human capital, including education, job training, and English-language skills, making them even more productive workers and higher earners....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Trials of Immigration in America - ... The Industrial Revolution in America was not only the catalyst for major economic growth in America but also a huge immigration boom. Poor jobless people in countries all over the world were smuggling themselves by boats to get to America’s great wealth. This industrial revolution lasted from 1820 – 1870 it wasn’t until thirty years later in 1901 that America started to see the fruits of its industrial power (Nutopia, 2010). U.S. Steel became the largest steel manufacturer in the world Scale of production increased dramatically in the twentieth century with large-scale blast furnaces to melt iron ore, its reduction in open-hearth furnaces, followed by larger and more efficient basic oxygen furnaces (developed in Austria in 1954), continuous casting of molten steel (Steel Industry 2008)....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The Consequences of Illegal Immigration - ... They’ll come in here with about six guys with paintbrushes who work for peanuts, do a fair job, and their gone. These competitors have driven every Americans out of gardening, and are doing it to house painting, roofing and car repairs. What am I supposed to do” (Qtd. in Dickey 13). This man holds a strong point. Taking a good precise look at his condition, we can state that he is obligated to lower his status and earnings to the identical amount as illegal immigrants to even have an occupation....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration Issues - ... The decision to migrate to host country is not an easy one for most immigrants. People leave behind family members, and often risk their lives to cross borders in order to live a life of freedom and opportunity. Immigrants must endure intolerance and suspicion, while navigating the complexities of assimilating to a language and a culture foreign to their own. If the person enters the country without proper documents, they live in constant fear of being detained and deported. Undocumented immigrants may have to accept jobs far below their skill level, and endure blatant discrimination....   [tags: Immigration, Psychiatry ]
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Illegal Immigration - ... Many of these types of nations have experienced either short or long-term political unrest or war with other countries, or have been under the rule of corrupt dictators. Besides political mayhem, undeveloped countries could also result due to natural disasters that have cause famine, drought, or destruction over time (Alem, n.d). Countries under such difficult circumstances are unable to provide security and goods to their people, thus leading citizens to immigrate in search for a better life....   [tags: Immigration History] 2619 words
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Immigration to the US - ... Bhagat Singh Thind. He argued Indians are technically Aryans, making him Caucasian. “The Court found that the authors of the 1790 statute probably ascribed to "the Adamite theory of creation" and understood "white people" in its popular, and not scientific, sense” ("United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind."). The law was not repealed until 1952 (Takaki 14). Although immigrants, like the Irish and Italians, also experienced discrimination, they were still able to become citizens because they fell into the category of “white”....   [tags: Immigration Naturalization]
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Curbing illegal immigration in the United States - ... Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime either. Illegal immigrants tend to be of low education levels and are frequently involved in clandestine activities that include; petty crime, drug trafficking, and prostitution. 29% of all inmates in state and federal prisons are undocumented aliens. In 2009, 35% (136,126) of deported illegals were convicted criminals (Mitchell 132). In the US, only 12% of the documented workers have less than a high school education, whereas about 70% of undocumented workers have less than a high school diploma, according to the Pew Hispanic Center....   [tags: Immigration]
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The Effect of Illegal Immigration on the US Economy - ... We Are America another organization that provides the public with illegal immigrant stories and how immigration has affected them and that they are real people. They want to let their voice be heard that they are also apart of America. American Immigration Lawyers Association is another organization that supports illegal immigrants by promoting justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration laws and policies. Contrary to this, others believe that illegal immigrants threaten the United States HealthCare System, Madeline Pelner Cosman stated, “In 1994, 74987 anchor babies in California hospital maternity unit cost $215 million and constituted 36 percent of all the medi-cal (California’s public health care funding) births....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration: Both Countries Need to Heal - The immigration debate could easily be one of the most controversial and long-lasting debates this country has ever seen. Immigration, after all, is the soil in which American has grown its roots. The immigration debate comes with many positive and negative effects, and choosing a side is not as easy as choosing “heads” or “tails.” Those who believe in a closed border would argue the negative effects illegal immigrants have on the economy and safety of America. However, the opposite point of view believes that those same effects are positive....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration and Discrimination - America has had discrimination against minorities for a long time and it will continue to have it until people treat minorities with respect. Discrimination is when people treat minorities bad because of their skin color, ethnicity and the place they were born. For immigrants, the problems they had to arrive in America were not a good experience only by the struggle to gain acceptance among the population. Most immigrants came to the U.S. to have a better life and give education to their children....   [tags: Immigration, Discrimination,] 2050 words
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Public Sentiments Concerning Chinese Immigration - ... This verdict claimed that they were intellectually unreliable and inferior to the proper white man, which is also shown in the illustrated Chinese man’s improper spelling of the word candy—he spells it “canuy”. Besides showing that the Americans perceived the Chinese as inferior, this image also shows that Americans along the Pacific Coast viewed the Chinese as a corrupt and conniving menace. The scenery is drawn with many dark shades on the walls and floor, depicting it as an alley or a similarly secluded location....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Immigration and the U.S. - ... are not coming to harm anyone; they come to work and make a living. Hispanics and other races usually want to find a job and the U.S. has good quality jobs. “Despite the presence in our workforce of millions of illegal immigrants, the U.S. is currently creating slightly more than two million jobs a year and boasts an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent, which is lower than average in each of the past four decades” (Chavez, 47). Therefore, the U.S. consisted of several illegal immigrants that worked....   [tags: Legal Issues, Illegal Immigration] 878 words
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Canada’s Immigration Policy from 1914 to 2000 - Canada’s Immigration Policy from 1914 to 2000 Canada’s immigration policy has got fairer from the middle of the century on to the end of the century. At the start of the century, Canada’s immigration policy, Canada’s immigration policy wasn’t fair but as the century comes to an end, Canada’s immigration policy became entirely different. There were a lot of racism in the first half of the century but most of this racism in the immigration policy disappeared from 1967 and on. As the years go by, Canada’s immigration policy gets a lot reasonable....   [tags: Immigration ] 988 words
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Impact of Immigration on the United States Labor Market - ... Most studies use data obtained from the United States Census, Current Population Survey Data, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Various approaches have been used to study the data. Some studies use a cross-area approach that compares the number of immigrants in an area with the wages in that area. However, this cross-area or spatial approach may fail to account for the impact of immigrants settling in higher wage areas and the impact of immigrants causing natives to migrate to other areas because of the increase in competition of immigrants....   [tags: Immigration ]
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Illegal Immigration and Its Effects on the United States - ... It is obvious that other countries know that we have weak boarders, so they try coming into our country through them. This poses an easy threat to the security of the U.S. and its citizens. Even though this seems like something the government needs to pressure now to ensure security in the U.S., it has been said that border fencing does not work because immigrants can obtain nonimmigrant visas or a border crossing card that allows them to come to the states for short visits. However, they never return back home....   [tags: Immigration ]
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A New Phase of Japan’s Immigration Policy - In 2000, the United Nations reported that an average of 609,000 immigrants per year from 1995 through 2050 is needed for Japan in order to maintain its workforce at the 1995 level (U. N. Population Division 53). The news surprised many people in Japan, and they were forced to face the immigration issue sincerely. This controversial issue has been discussed for last 150 years. Facing today’s low birth-rate and ageing population, Japan should now accept more immigrants and become a multi-ethnic country in the future....   [tags: Immigration]
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Illegal Immigration and The Use of Social Services: Myths and Facts - ... This law requires everyone to pay for such taxes. According to Darrell West from CNN, a study done by the Social Security Administration showed that undocumented immigrants have contributed to the Social Security's Trust Fund an estimated some $120 billion to $240 billion, although they are ineligible for Social Security benefits. Additionally, research done by George W. Bush Council for Economic Advisors, illustrates a contribution by immigrants of $37 billion to the country's total financial activity....   [tags: Immigration]
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Illegal Immigration - ... A little over two decades later, the Bracero Program came to an end in 1964 due to an overflow of illegal workers, humanitarian violations of bracero employers, and the invention of the mechanical cotton harvester. After the closing of the Bracero Program, the labor inflow became illegal, and the number of such immigrants has been on a steady rise. Since illegal immigrants were not registered, they cannot be easily quantified. However, efforts were made to estimate their count. Some authorities, such as the Center of Immigration Studies, claimed that the number of illegal immigrants is around 11 million (Preston, 2008)....   [tags: Legal Issues, Anti-illegal Immigration] 2792 words
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Issues Behind Illegal Immigration - Why should illegal immigration be focused on by effort to restructure U.S. borders. Illegal immigration is an American concern. Our borders are dangerously open to aliens and the population continues to grow which can cause overpopulation in the United States. Illegal aliens weaken the national security of America. This can effectively create a cover for terrorists and criminals. Also, illegal immigrants are causing unemployment. Many citizens and illegal aliens are competing for jobs, but because the undocumented immigrants are available for tougher jobs with lower wages, the companies are hiring them causing the citizens to lose their opportunities....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Immigration, USA, ] 570 words
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Chinese Immigration to United States - There were many reasons for the Chinese to come to America. Overcrowding, poverty, war, and other catastrophes in China were all reasons (push) for traveling to America, as well as effective external influences. The discovery of gold was a major pull for Chinese peasants in coming to the West Coast. America's labor needs were the most important external catalyst for immigration. However, there were very few ways of traveling to the United States. With loans from the Six Companies, Chinese were able to afford fare to America, and they traveled here to work primarily as gold miners, fishermen, or agricultural workers; later settling into laundry services and restaurant work (Tsai, China overseas 12-13)....   [tags: Immigration] 1810 words
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Secure Communities and Illegal Immigration - ... In August 2011 the Department of Homeland Security told governors that they do not need any approval for the program’s operation. They were voiding authorization agreements from other states. Political leaders, immigration advocacy groups, and others have denounced the action and many state officials stated that they had been lied to, misled, and misinformed (Esquivel, 2012). Pros One pro to the Secure Communities program is that it allows quick and efficient deportation of convicted criminals (The New York Times, 2012)....   [tags: Illegal Immigration +]
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Portuguese Immigration to Canada - ... It definitely shows that it is double the amount of Portuguese ethnic group living in the United States compared to Canada. Many of those Portuguese people living in the United States mostly lives in the states of California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada and Rhode Island (Fagundes, 2007). A majority of the Portuguese population living in Canada, rather live in the big cities such as Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec due to the fact that they had a greater possibility of earning more money while working the same jobs elsewhere (Higgs, 1990)....   [tags: Immigration]
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Illegal Immigration: Granting Amnesty - Tony crossed the Mexican border with his family when he was eight years old because his family wanted a better life financially and educationally. Tony, who graduated from high school with a 3.8 grade point average, has missed several chances on scholarships because of his status as an illegal immigrant. Along with financial difficulties, his family has to live without their father because his father came earlier to earn money for their crossing which caused him to get deported from the United States....   [tags: Illegal Immigration]
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Current Immigration in America - For four hundred years, immigrants have been coming to the United States for whatever reason, whether it be job opportunities, conflicts in their native country, or to give their children the chance to grow up in a free nation. The first U.S. Census, taken in 1790, the population was around four million and this country still has thousands of foreigners relocating to the states. The immigrant population has increased ever since; therefore, America can still be labeled as a melting pot. From 2000 to 2007, the U.S....   [tags: Immigration, USA,]
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What Explains the Difference Between Germany’s and France’s Immigration Policies? - The world is changing. The movement of products, information, and ideas has never been easier. The globalization of technology has made acquiring such things remarkably simple, fast, and efficient. Now, products such as Coca-Cola and ideas like consumerism have seeped into places most people can’t find on a map. A consequence of this rapid expansion and dissemination of Western culture is that people see the luxurious lifestyles and glittering lights of New York, Paris, and Berlin through the monitors of dated computers in internet cafes that border dirt roads in Ghana....   [tags: Immigration] 1897 words
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Arizona’s Immigration Law - ... Though, the bill was highly supported residents in their frustrations to curb the illegal immigration problems. The endorsement of many does not make the law right or humane. During slavery, many supported Jim Crow but did that make his brutal victimization of the Negroes just. Certainly not. Even so, Arizona’s Immigration law is not just. According to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security, the population of illegal alien has declined from 11.6 million in 2008 nationwide to 10.8 million in 2009....   [tags: law, goverment, illegal immigration]
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Pros and Cons of Immigration: Immigration is Hurting Our Economy! - Introduction Critical thinking provides an opportunity to explore the positive and negative sides of an argument for and against an idea, theory or notion. Reasoning and perception is attuned to personal impression and provides outcome to belief and opinion. The dictionary term and understanding for the word ‘logic’ is “of sound thinking and proof by reasoning” (Merriam-Webster, 2009). Logic is the examination of the methods and doctrine used to determine ‘correct’ from ‘incorrect’ and is used in the structure of an argument....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants, argument] 1591 words
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Immigration in the United States: Good or Bad? - Welcome to America. According to MPI the Migration Information Source, “The Statue of Liberty, long the symbol of America's rich immigrant heritage, calls out to many foreign-born individuals and families,” come one; come all to the land of opportunities and freedom. Immigration is not a new issue for our country, by far, but illegal immigration in the United States has dramatically increased over the years. The 2007 Economic Report of the President states in Chapter 9, entitled Immigration, “it is unofficially estimated that between 11 and 12 million foreign-born persons reside in the United States illegally; almost one-third of the total foreign-born population and about four percent of the total U.S....   [tags: Immigration and Immigrants]
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Illegal Immigration in the United States - Illegal immigration in the US is and has been an ongoing battle for many years. According to legal-dictionary an illegal immigrant is define as an alien (non-citizen) who has entered the united sates without government permission or stayed beyond the termination date of a visa. There are many problems that occur such as overpopulation, raising crime rates and unemployment. Some Americans have issues with illegal immigration and some do not. Those with the issues are concerned about illegal immigrants taking Americans jobs and not paying taxes....   [tags: Illegal immigration, USA, ] 941 words
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Debating Immigration - Debating Immigration Immigration is the movement of people into another nation with the intention of living there permanently. After a four centuries of immigration have passed and people have moved from region to region, the breeding of different races has caused there to be over two thousand different races. The social construction of stereotypes has a far greater impact on race. This is what leads to discrimination and finally unequal treatment and even hatred among immigrants of all shades of skin pigment....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
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Pro Immigration - Pro Immigration      We live in the age where scandalous and controversial topics cover the news headlines. Such subject matters as homosexuality, A.I.D.S, and abortion are fiercely debated upon. Sides are always taken, with the conservatives battling the liberals. One such argument that has always been debated upon since the founding of this nation has been immigration. The fact that it has been argued over for so long makes it seem ironic. A country founded by immigrants perpetually arguing over immigration....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 1106 words
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Problems with Immigration - Problems with Immigration The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans (Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go through the process that many people choose to cross the border without permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than Europe (Wishard 153)....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants]
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Illegal Immigration - Many illegal immigrants are pouring into the United States. Pro-immigration rallies and anti-immigration rallies alternated with equal fervor this spring, while the number of illegal people living in the country continues to grow the census tells us that is close to 10 million people. A pending amendment to the constitution threatens to make illegal passage a felony; any person that tries to cross the border illegally will be place in jail and sent back to their country. As a form to control illegal passage the government is trying to build a wall across the southern border....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1299 words
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Effects Of Immigration - (Graphics not available) Immigration according to Merriam Webster dictionary is the act of entering a country in which one is not a native for permanent residence. With the exception of the American Indians, people living in America can trace their ancestry roots to a country outside of United States of America. According to Alan Allport, The United States has been a land of immigration for the past 200 years (Allport, 2005). Most of the original immigrants came from Europe especially the British Isles, the African slaves who were brought in to work the plantations and the Hispanic migrants from central and southern Americas....   [tags: Immigration Cause Effect] 1625 words
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Exploring the Reasons Why Immigration is Beneficial to the American Economy - One of the biggest debates among the American people as well as political leaders is the topic of immigration. The debate is about whether immigrants coming to America for a better life help or hurt the United States economy, and if these immigrants are taking jobs away from native residents and creating a job shortage. Other questions asked about immigration are should immigration in the United States be controlled and what is or should be done to help stop illegal immigrants. Jeanne Batalova writes in her article “Immigration Reform in the United States: Raising Key Questions” that “the current number of immigrants, 38 million, is at a historical high (73).” According to Ethan Lewis’s chart found in his article “The Impact of Immigration on American Workers and Businesses”, immigration in America has been on the steady increase since 1950 (50)....   [tags: immigration and immigrants] 1744 words
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The Effects of Scandinavian Immigration on Culture and Economy in Washington - ... The evidence points towards the Scandinavian immigrants feeling at home in the Pacific Northwest and taking jobs such as those back home. They usually lived near the coast or in Timber regions. These jobs typically taken were Seaman, Fisherman and Loggers. There was however a small group that included entrepreneurs, businessmen, construction workers, artisans and unskilled laborers that turned toward the cities such as Seattle and Tacoma. (Dahlie, 1980) The Scandinavians did not have a very difficult assimilating as other foreigners....   [tags: Immigration, Scandinavia]
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Illegal Immigration in America - Illegal Immigration in America America's past is made up of immigrants who have came and formed our country. However illegal immigration has now plagued our economy. What happens when you allow millions into the country, both legally and illegally. Exactly what is happening today. You have tens or hundreds of groups, made up of various nationalities, from various places. Forming themselves into isolated communities, and then trying to get the country to change for them. This paper confirms detailed information on how America is being altered by mass immigration and by uncontrolled illegal immigrants....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 456 words
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What To Do About Immigration - What To Do About Immigration The concern about the impact that immigration imposes on American society is not a new one. Since the discovery of the New World immigrants from all over the world moved to American continent in search of a better life, that this vast and rich in sources, yet scarce in population land had promised them. Soon the immigrants outnumbered the native population. They came from England, Europe and Asia. In addition, millions of Africans were imported as slaves. By 1700 the United States became a country of immigrants and more were still to come....   [tags: United States Immigration Essays]
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Immigration in America Today - Immigration in America Today Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants come because they want a chance at a better life; others are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. Many people believe the United States is the best place to go. There is more freedom, protection, and benefits, which seems like a good deal to immigrants. But the large number of immigration is affecting the current citizens of the United States....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
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It's Time for Immigration Reform - It's Time for Immigration Reform   News article after news article on immigration characterizes anyone who opposes the current level of immigration as anti-immigrant. This is biased and deceitful. It's like saying that anyone who doesn't want 10 or 12 children is anti-children. The truth is that many people are pro-immigration but recognize that the present level of immigration is unsustainable and will eventually be detrimental to Americans and immigrants alike.   One often-used irrelevant argument is that we are a nation of immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 840 words
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