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Immigration is the movement of people into the foreign country for a variety of reasons. These reasons could be related to job search, education, and lifestyle change or to escape unfavorable conditions in their home countries. It is a matter that has been in the minds of many American leaders. Due to the reasons that lead to immigration, it must be understood as a phenomenon that is meant to be there permanently, rather than temporary movement. Further, most immigrants tend to move into a new country with their families hoping to change their life (Bailey, 2008).
Immigration Helps America Immigration can be defined as passing foreigners to a country and making it their permanent residence. Reasons ranging from politics, economy, natural disasters, wish to change ones surroundings and poverty are in the list of the major causes of immigration in both history and today. In untied states, immigration comes with complexities in its demographic nature. A lot of cultural and population growth changes have been witnessed as a result of immigration. In the following paper, I will focus on how immigration helps United States as compared to the mostly held view that it hurts America.
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Therefore, the discrimination we make among races has nothing to do with ancestral aspects. Race was created by people who felt that they were not quite used to the ideas and faces of different races . “The definition of race all depends on where and when the word is being used. In U.S. history, the meaning of the label “white” has changed over time, eventually adding groups like the Italians, Irish and Jews. Other groups, mainly African Americans, Latinos, and Asian descendants, have found the path for worldwide social acceptance much more difficult.” “The irregular borders of ethnicities touch educational and economic opportunity, political representation, as well as income, health and social mobility of people of color.” (CNN) It appears that racism has been around since the end of slavery, we should have been able to overcome it through generations.
Much of the mess in the nation is caused by immigrants. The nation needs to restrict the number of immigrants in the nation. These immigrants cause issues for the government as well employment welfare dependency. More than eight million illegal and legal immigrants live in permanent house developments and also work in regular jobs. This takes job opportunities in of the American residents which puts stress in the programs to a point of break and this encouraging more and more illegal immigrants to come in United States with a future attraction of a US citizenship legally.
The continual changes or accretions that Americans encounter have always been a controversial topic depending on the experiences of individuals and communities that have immigrant populations. This essay will critically explore the impact that American culture has on immigrants within the United States through an in-depth look at cultural transition, homeland relocation stresses and modes of adjustment. Moving from a house, neighborhood, city or state is often difficult for a number of personal reasons. A piece of a person’s history, family, or memories are going to become extremely precious because of the transition of moving. Now imagine moving to another country without knowing the language, customs and life pace, among other considerations.
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Most people in US are either descendants of immigrants or immigrants and identification using one’s race is not essential because it makes individuals from other races uncomfortable. Multiculturalism in the US can be comforting to individuals from other countries because it makes it difficult for an individual to easily identify the cultural practices of the Native Americans. Americans should not be identified based on their race because of the barbaric acts associated with racism. Individuals born in America should not identify by race before the word “American” because of the implication of such mechanism of identification to the society. Identification of an individual based on their race promotes racism, which entails individuals from a particular race viewing their race as better compared to the others.