Debating Immigration

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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.

Like the history of past colonists who migrated to the USA started in the early 1600's,

most modern day immigrants are motivated to relocate far from their original homes for the

desire to improve their economic situation. These people are known as economic immigrants,

who resettle in other countries such as USA in search of jobs, farmland, or business


Americans often view immigration as a problem, even though the USA has been shaped

by immigrants. Born Americans often look down on new immigrants. Facts from the Encarta

Encyclopedia states, "Immigrants are frequently targets of criticism, especially when the new

arrivals come from a different country, rather then to be already among the established

community. The vast majority of immigrants coming to the USA have come in search of jobs

and the chance to create a better life for themselves and their families. In all of American

history, less than ten percent of immigrants have come for political or religious reasons" (Encarta

Encyclopedia). American's do expect immigrants to absorb the benefits and standards of

American society, but most of them do maintain some of there cultur...

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...about the value of immigration and the labors they provide to the USA" (U.S. Commissions

Immigration Reform).


Work Cited

Completing Blue Prints for an Ideal Legal Immigration Policy. Center for Immigration Studies. Mar. 2000. Washington. 17 Sept. 2001

Congressional Authorization. U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. 7 Mar. 1998. 18 Sept. 2001

"Microsoft Corporation." Encarta Encyclopedia Online. 1993 - 2000. Encarta Encyclopedia. 18 Sept. 2001

Reason for Immigration. Immigration Issues. 1999. American Immigration Lawyers Association. 20 Sept. 2001

Tibbs, Brad. Personal Interview. 20 Sept. 2001.

Timothy James McVeig. One Life for 168. Tribune-Star 2001. Indiana. 19 Sept. 2001

U.S. Immigration Citizenship Information. DV Information. 2000 - 2001. Commercial Services website. 19 Sept. 2001
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