Does Immigration Contribute to a Better America?

1482 Words6 Pages
Does Immigration Contribute to a Better America? The action of coming to live in a foreign country sounds like what makes up our amazing welcoming country of the United States of America. The United States is also referred to as the “salad bowl”. According to the Salad Bowl Theory, there are times when newly arrived immigrants do not lose the unique aspects of their cultures like in the melting pot model. Instead, they retain them. The unique characteristics of each culture are still identifiable within the larger American society, much like the ingredients in a salad are still identifiable; yet, contribute to the overall make up of the salad bowl. Without immigration, the USA would not be the same place it is today. This country was built and molded on immigration; rather it be voluntary or forced. When foreigners immigrate to the USA, it’s usually solely to make a better life for their family. Lastly, many complain that immigrants come over to the USA and take “our” jobs, but that is not true at all. Immigrants almost all the time take jobs that Americans don not want. Colonists immigrated to the United States voluntarily; they helped mold this country to be what it is today. Colonists put laws and rules into play to create the law and political system we have today. Slaves were brought to this country forcefully, but have had equally if not more of the same impacts as colonists have. Slaves economically molded this country. They did all of the work while their owners took the credit. Most states, especially southern states, have slave foundations, meaning slaves built that state. Slaves built the White House, where are president and his family resides. One of if not the most important building in our country was built by slaves. When slaves were brought to America it was not
Open Document