Immigration Helps America

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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 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

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