Types of Immigrants in the United States

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The United States is one of the best countries in the world and the one that people would most like to immigrate to. By the early nineteen thirty, almost all individuals around the world suffered from the Great Depression and World War II. Since that time, many individuals have come to the U.S. from several countries to realize the American Dream, which has the notions of equality, economic prosperity, and political liberty without oppression. Today, there are many types of immigrants: illegal aliens, people with permission for working or studying, and a large number of either legal or illegal Latinos. These illegal and legal groups are politically, economically and socially diverse, and are dispersed across all states. The president, Barack Obama, and the U.S. Senate, opened up on Feb. 2013, the possibility that immigrants may at some point achieve citizenship. (Bhagwati, Jagdish, and Francisco Rivera-Batiz) Even though Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986, the reform of the policy for a lot of immigrants has failed. The act was the foundation of the punishments, sanctions on employers and heightened border security, and incentives. For example, an increase in the large number of legal immigrants allowed to enter the country and a special pardon for illegal immigrants who were already in the U.S, could eliminate illegal immigration altogether. However, the attempt just temporarily reduced the number of illegal immigrants. Even though today’s proposal is politically feasible, a large number of illegal immigrants who now are living in the U.S. would choose to remain illegal rather than gamble on the distant promise of naturalization. (Bhagwati, Jagdish, and Francisco Rivera-Batiz) For example, an illegal ... ... middle of paper ... ... in the 2012 presidential election. The United States is one of the most powerful and most influential countries in the world. It is still the country that people all over the world would most like to immigrate. The U.S. federal and state governments spend a lot of attention to many immigrants, including illegal aliens, people who have legal status and many Latinos. Also, several groups of immigrants could influence the U.S. for better or for worse, politically, economically, socially, culturally, and racially. Especially, the Texas legislature moved to a more partisan era with the Republican party. The increasing large number of Latinos in Texas, who support the Democratic party, could heavily influence voting in the near future. The two political parties’ immigration policies are noted by current and future voters, many of whom might be illegal immigrants today.

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