Essay On Immigration

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Immigration has been one of the hottest topics in the United States for a very long time. Immigration is described as the movement of non – native peoples in order to settle there and make a new life. The idea of immigration has been around for thousand of years, even the cavemen “immigrated” to follow their food source. Fast-forward a few thousand years and this idea is still extremely prevalent today. Many people move from one country in order to better their lives and follow a new food source, so to speak. In American history people have been immigrating to the Unites States since the early 1600’s, most from English and African decent, Africans being forced immigrants. In 1790, “The Naturalization Act of 1790” was put…show more content…
In an attempt to populate the “New World the government passed legislation to make large plots of land somewhat cheap. This enticed immigrants from Europe, mostly western and northern. More than 7.5 million people immigrated to the United States at this time. In 1880 the second wave of immigration began to take place this brought along the “Immigration Act of 1882” Immigrants “deemed to be "idiots" or "lunatics" are barred from citizenship. Those who are deemed unable to support themselves financially without "becoming a public charge" are also denied naturalization.”, as explained by Soergel, A. (2014). As well as the Immigration act of 1891 stating that people suffering from infection disease will be denied entry into the country and deportation provisions to be expanded. By 1900 more than nine million people had immigrated into the country and every few years more immigration acts were put into effect, the latest act being the “Immigration act of 1990” putting a cap on immigration to 700,000 per year from 1992 through 1994. It was then lowered to 675,000 per year. Though Immigrants impacted by natural disasters or armed conflicts were granted "temporary protection…show more content…
According to Jack Martin director of Special Projects at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) “ illegal immigration costs U.S. taxpayers about $113 billion a year at the federal, state and local level. State and local governments absorb the bulk of the costs —some $84 billion —. The annual outlay that illegal aliens cost U.S taxpayers is an annual amount per native- headed household of nearly $1,000 after accounting for estimated tax collections. The fiscal impact per household varies considerably because the greatest share of the burden falls on state and local taxpayers whose burden depends on the size of the illegal alien population in that locality education for the children of illegal aliens constitutes the single largest cost to taxpayers, at an annual price tag of nearly $52 billion. State and local governments absorb nearly all of those costs. At the federal level, about one-third of outlays are matched by tax collections from illegal

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