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From this, many attempt and succeed in sneaking into the country illegally. The increasing problem with the immigration policy and illegal immigration has started to reshape America in a negative way, which has forced the government to no longer ignore the situation. Change is inevitable; however, the United States needs to work to make positive immigration reforms that will increase the economy and security of America. With our current immigration policy, people wanting to come to the United States forced to wait years to do so due to the long processes and paperwork involved. Not only do they have to spend a great deal of time and money to get here, but people wanting to settle in America have to fall into a small group of people that have been deemed “qualified” to become a United States citizen.
Immigration in America Today Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants come because they want a chance at a better life; others are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. Many people believe the United States is the best place to go. There is more freedom, protection, and benefits, which seems like a good deal to immigrants. But the large number of immigration is affecting the current citizens of the United States.
The impact and effects of Norther... ... middle of paper ... ...ution, a thriving American economy as well as dreams of escaping famine and oppression led immigrants to America. To the eyes of an endangered family that waits everyday to escape the pangs of hunger, America was a better life, and an almost unreachable goal. To the families that persevered, a new life may have awaited them; but for others, America may have held only poverty and hard labor. Interestingly, this is what the industrialized dream of America granted: chance; not a guarantee, nor even an opportunity in the strictest sense; just a chance. Through the Industrial Revolutions, more jobs were created; with the addition of more jobs, hopeful foreigners could immigrate.
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 Civil War was over and America had to reunite and rebuild in order to regain its position as a world leader. The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century brought new trials and new people to America. America was tested in ways it had not been tested before. Millions of immigrants were rushing to the United States in hoped of building a better life for themselves. America got involved in the First World War of its kind.
It takes too long to come to the United States and discourages anyone from coming here. We need immigration to help improve our not so good economy; we could do this by giving those who are already here a path to citizenship. Immigration could give our economy the boost it needs, especially since we are now $6 trillion in debt. America has always been defined as a land of immigrants, which is very true, especially today. Now, immigrants in the United States make up 12.4% of the total population (Lansford, Deckard, and Bornstein 1).