Immigrants will only continue to impact the United States positively. Not one part of the United States was made without involving immigrants. Americans can not survive without the help of immigrants because immigrants have created so many inventions that are the basic needs of people. Immigrants continually bring new cultural ideas that just add to the American culture and they are the foundation of which America was born of. United States benefits from immigration in so many ways that without them American loses so much.
Research suggests that ‘’a vast majority of arriving immigrants come to the U.S. because they believe that this country is the source of prosperity’’. This essay will discuss the pro and cons on why people immigrate to the U.S by looking at job opportunities, family, economics and education. Immigration can be defined as the movement of people from their place of origin to a distant land know or unknown to them in quest of “greener pasture’’. Out of immigration rates, the rate at which people immigrate to the United States is alarming. It is the wish of every one young or old to immigrate to the United States.
Immigrants are the reason America is so powerful today. They helped built America from the bottom. Immigrants work hard to stay in America. They will take jobs that most Americans wouldn’t even dare to take. As an immigrant myself, I am glad that my family and I moved to America.
Immigration Allowance The foundation of America was built by immigrants. Without immigrants we wouldn’t have the cultures and traditions we utilize today to establish our American identity. Immigrants, legal or illegal, have contributed positively to the economy by taking low end jobs, establishing their own businesses and engendering jobs for others, and they’ve helped develop cutting-edge technologies. Immigrants outdo low-skilled Americans for jobs, because according to Economic Edge immigrants are more motivated and productive. According to the Foreign Policy Initiative, “an estimated 4.7 million U.S. workers are employed by immigrant owned firms accumulating some $776 billion in revenue.
As a result, the "budget for U.S. Customs and Border Protection has in total increased by 92 percent from $6.0 billion in 2003 to $11.3 billion in 2009" (Immigration Reform). Now with America increasing its spending, there should be cutbacks to the number of illegal immigrants pouring into America right? It is the exact opposite. According to Ojeda, "the unauthorized immigrant population in the United States has roughly tripled in size over the past decades, from an estimated 3.5 million in 1990 to 11.9 million in 2008" (Immigration Reform). With all the money America is spending to restrict illegal immigration, the number of immigrants are not decreasing.
The 1920 – WWII The United States has the economic power in the world according to researchers. Japan, Germany, China, ext. all try to catch up to the United States but aren’t able too. They might have slightly higher standards of living but will never compare to the U.S. economically. The U.S. produces almost double than what japan produces.
Latino presence is at an all time high in the United States. In the 1970’s there was only a few million Latinos living in the United States, representing only 4% of the population. In 2009 there were 46 million Latinos, and the census Bureau predicts that by 2050 this number will triple to 132 million. In Harvest of Empire, Juan Gonzalez sheds light on the reasons for this astounding growth in population. He believes that there is a great lack of knowledge and a big misunderstanding of why this is happening, and argues that the main reason for the large Latino presence is U.S. economic and political domination over Latin America.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
Unemployment and non-work have risen throughout the country and among immigrants, but the number of new immigrants, both legal and illegal, entering the country continues to match the pace of the 1990s. Immigrants come to America for many reasons, and the demand for labor may be a relatively minor factor in determining the level of immigration. If there is no change in immigration policy, it is almost certain that at least 15 million new legal and illegal immigrants will settle in the United States in this decade alone, regardless of the performance of the U.S. economy. So although the consequences seem minimal now, immigration’s impact will continue to grow if current policies are left the
Undocumented immigrants also spend billions of dollars each year, which supports our economy and helps create new jobs. A 2006 study by the Texas State Comptroller estimated that the 1.4 million undocumented immigrants in Texas alone added almost $18 billion to the state's economic output, and more than paid for the $1.2 billion in state services they used by generating $1.6 billion in new state revenues. The contributions of undocumented immigrants would be even greater if they were able to earn legal status. Workers who are not part of an underground economy and don't live in fear of deportation are better able to acquire new job skills and move up the career ladder. That translates into higher wages, more money paid in taxes, and more money to