Advantages Of Immigration To The United States

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Immigration: A journey to America In this paper, I will give a brief overview of United States Immigration Laws. I will also argue two immigration proposals, the DREAM Act as well as the Immigration Reform. Finally I will discuss life as an immigrant. America is a place that people from all cultures have called home. For this reason, one advantage of immigration for the United States is the increase in diversity of cultures all over the country. The United States is commonly seen as an immigrant nation, a common ground where everyone is welcome to work hard, improve living conditions, and chase what we call the American dream. It's true that immigration has always been an important part of American life, but in reality the U.S. has become strict about who can legally enter its borders. Of course, for every lawful immigrant in the United States, there are many more who try to enter illegally. Illegal immigration occurs when foreign individuals break U.S. immigration laws by illegally entering or residing in the country. From 1996 to 2006, the number of illegal immigrants in the United States doubled, going from 5 million to 11.6 million.…show more content…
The purpose of the DREAM Act is to help individuals who meet certain requirements to enroll in college or the military and obtain their citizenship, which they otherwise would not have without this legislation. Not only the undocumented would benefit from this but also the United States as a whole, because this immigrants would have a chance to contribute back to the country that has given them a chance to utilize their hard earned education and
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