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. The numbers of immigrants to United States has risen from thousands to a record high of one million immigrants by the year 2008. The table below can represent this information It has been observed that, from history American has served as a destination for most immigrants in the world the world (Williams 16). Immigration to a developed country has a lot of problem associated with it. In particular, United States has not been spared of these problems according to many experts (Massey et al. 53). On my view, though there is a positive inclination towards immigration that people tend to overlook. Firstly, there are the cultural differences; many people migrating to this country are from different localities. The ethnical perspective of these people is nearly incompatible. This incompatibility leads to exchange of the aspects of the two cultures hence enrichment of the untied states culture. This is a positive impact to of immigration. If the new people were just visiting and going back to where they came from, then such exchange could not have happened, therefore, after all immigration is not only a negative aspect in ... ... middle of paper ... ...dward Taylor. “Worlds in Motion: Understanding International Migration at the End of the Millennium”. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.print Meilander, Peter C. “Towards a Theory of Immigration” Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.Print Rumbaut, Ruben, and Walter Ewing. "The myth of immigrant criminality and the paradox of Assimilation: Incarceration Rates among Native and Foreign-Born Men." The immigration policy center, spring 2007.Print U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Persons obtaining legal permanent resident status: Fiscal years 1820 to 2010” (2010) retrieved on 24 Feb. 2012 from http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/yearbook/2010/table01.xls Williams Mary “Immigration”. San Diego: GreenHaven Press, 2004. 85. Print Zolberg, Aristide. “A Nation by Design: Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America” Harvard University Press, 2006.print
Mark Wyman, the author of the brief essay known as Coming and Going: Round-Trip to America, had a different perspective about immigration to America from the various counties during the 1880’s through the 1930’s. A common belief, regarding the immigration to America, held that immigrates stayed in America during the massive shift of population, due to the enormous creation of factories and cities that erupted in America. The past day literature entices readers to believe that all immigrates came to America to work and eventually settled down to create their own families. It’s taught that all of these families stayed in America for their entire life span. Although despite the common belief, Wyman held to his own thoughts on the controversial debate and pioneered a new way of thinking. He believed that countless immigrates, which came from all over the world, actually only
In the years from 1860 through 1890, the prospect of a better life attracted nearly ten million immigrants who settled in cities around the United States. The growing number of industries produced demands for thousands of new workers and immigrants were seeking more economic opportunities. Most immigrants settled near each other’s own nationality and/or original village when in America.
Immigration has existed around the world for centuries, decades, and included hundreds of cultures. Tired of poverty, a lack of opportunities, unequal treatment, political corruption, and lacking any choice, many decided to emigrate from their country of birth to seek new opportunities and a new and better life in another country, to settle a future for their families, to work hard and earn a place in life. As the nation of the opportunities, land of the dreams, and because of its foundation of a better, more equal world for all, the United States of America has been a point of hope for many of those people. A lot of nationals around the world have ended their research for a place to call home in the United States of America. By analyzing primary sources and the secondary sources to back up the information, one could find out about what Chinese, Italians, Swedish, and Vietnamese immigrants have experienced in the United States in different time periods from 1865 to 1990.
There is no denying that immigration will always be a factor in the development of the United States. Whether it is due to religious beliefs, economic problems or even war in their native country, emigrants will always come to America with hopes of starting a new life in the “Land of the Free”. Fortunately, the people who do choose to legally migrate to America are generally motivated for success and well-educated. Even the immigrants who are not well educated are motivated to succeed, work hard and take jobs in areas where labor forces are low or jobs that a native-born American may not even consider, effectively making them a contributing member of society.
America is a melting pot of different cultures, religions, ideas and identities, a country which over the years has been molded, shaped and changed by its people. There are many historical factors that gone into creating the country as we know it today, but none so influential as the immigration of millions to “the land of opportunity”. The millions of people who came to the United States in hopes of finding a better life greatly affected the course of American history, bring the the country new cultures, customs and beliefs . Irish-Catholic immigrants, “. . . the first great ethnic ‘minority’ in American cities,”(1) had a substantial influence on the industrialization, labor movement and politics of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Immigration to America is often a decision made in order to discover a better life for a family or individual. America’s founding ideals are usually what compel foreigners to move to the US. The stories of America being the “Land of Opportunity” have continued to persuade people to immigrate. Although immigration in the 20th century is much different from recent immigration, the underlying reasons for moving to the US are usually quite similar.
Immigration has been part of America since before the 17th century. America has evolved into what it is today due to immigration; however immigration as negative effects as well. Immigration is the building blocks for America. Every one that lives in America today are here because their ancestors immigrated here long ago. Over the years immigration as evolved into a more sophisticated matter. There are many laws they have been put in place to monitor and stop immigration. Immigration I a big factor in America but must be done correctly to insure Americas safety.
In “A Nation Built for Immigrants” by Michael Barone emphasizes the impact of immigration in the United States. Immigration to the U.S wasn’t always done legally. Most people were pursuing better lives and opportunities or to escape horrors in their home country. Some people even wanted to create new communities that they could bring their culture to. Each community that came to the US brought part of their customs or language to the region they settled in. Migration within the country also played a huge part in US History, which includes slavery and the abolition of slavery.
Immigration hasn’t always been seen as a bad thing in America, but as the years go on it continues to be seen in a darker light. Originally, America was founded as a promising immigrant state. It was a place to avoid religious persecution, famines, and most importantly as a place to start a new life for one’s self and family. People journeyed from all over the world to get a glimpse of life in this new world. Early on it was mostly Europeans that traveled across the Atlantic sea for freedom, but then came the Asians who helped build important infrastructure like railroads and roads. Today immigration is
“Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great change in the world”, This quote from “The American” by J.Hector st.john de crevecoeur (1735-1813) give how different people from different places come to America and made a great change in America. Immigration change America by bringing different cultures and different religion in American and America change those who come to live here by bringing different characters which was not the way those who live in America had. Immigrating to America influence those who came here and it transform America personality.
Immigration is the act of leaving your country mostly native country to live in a foreign country, this act has been happening for centuries. Immigration on this country began heavily to occur during the early 1800's to the Great Depression. Why immigrants took the decision to leave everything behind and start again? Why are the waves of immigration so important for this county? How the natives of the country affronted and received the situation? And why is immigration so meaningful for the history of this country? All of these questions get to a point and is that; the immigration during this time period was decisive for the future and progressed of this wonderful country.
As early as the 19th century, immigrants have been coming to the US for job opportunities, better living conditions, and education. For many immigrants they see the US as a hope to have a new and better life. Although, because of the increase of immigrants coming to the US, many became concerned about the impact that they make in our economy. Many argues that the increase of immigrants coming to the US are harming the economy because of the fiscal drain that they caused. While others believe that immigration helps the economy. This creates a problem when people only see the negative perspective about immigration without knowing the positive impacts. Immigrants improve the economy by increasing the America’s
This saw an increasing number of immigrants and the population within the country as word passed around and people from various parts of the world came to observe and check this new country that was in search of people to work. Generally, the increased rate of immigration in America during the late 1800s and early 1900s could have been attributed to the increased need for people within the United States as the government