They also come in pursue of giving a better educational opportunities to their young children. Also immigrants are more likely to create jobs and pay taxes when they live in the United States which helps the economy grow stronger. Although there are many negative conceptions about immigrants these individuals should have the opportunity to migrate to the United States for a better life. Many of the immigrants that migrate were left with no other option but to enter illegally through the border because in there countries they suffered from poverty, crime, the lack of education and opportunities. In the article “Rethinking El Salvador’s transnational families” by Leisy J. Abrego writes about a young boy named Daniel and his struggles living in El Salvador while his father is in the United States looking for work.
Immigration Change Over the Years Immigration is a serious and important part of history in the United States. First prior to the late nineteenth century the immigration policies were very easygoing. Most of the Europeans were taking in, only 2% of arrivals at Ellis Island were sent away, some were band for being criminals, mentally unstable, and communist. Most of that 2% were rejected for health reasons. Despite having to pick up their life and leave, the immigrants came in by millions to the United States in the late 19th century and 21st century to build better lives for their families economically, religiously, and educationally.
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.
The way Upton Sinclair writes about the change of Jurgis is quite interesting: how did Jurgis dream for American? But consequently, capitalism changed him. Jurgis has become the unavoidable outcome because of exploitation of American factories. It’s not about making the lives better; it’s about how to survive. Jurgis and his family have to try many ways to make a living.
However, due to the Industrial Revolution, America began to stray from the vision the founding fathers had for the nation in the late 1700’s and 1800’s. Though social mobility was promised to immigrants and common Americans, these same people were often exploited and left in poverty. Founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson, valued farming above all else, but as industrialism took hold of America, farming became much necessary, and farmers more scarce. Finally, though America’s politicians promised to hear what the common people had to say, during and after the Industrial Revolution it seemed that only the very wealthy could make any sort of impact, and there was nothing to stop them from crushing the working class underfoot. The United States of America was built on the ideal that every man should be able to make his way in the world regardless of his family or class.
Ena Figueroa Social Psychology Mr. Smith 10 March 2012 The American Dream America is often referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our open-door policy toward accepting foreigners hunting their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been an appeal by some politicians and citizens toward creating a closed-door policy on immigration. They are arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and intruding on the "American way of life." If we are to continue to excel as a nation, the traditionalists who fear an invasion of foreign-born Americans need to evaluate the good and the bad of immigration to the United States.
Many people came to America because getting there overseas was cheap and before 1917 they were almost guaranteed to be able to enter as the USA is the “land of the immigrants” and up until 1917 they had an open border policy. Due to the fair being so cheap even people who were coming from poverty were able to either afford it or if they had no money at all they were able to earn their fare by working in the kitchens and cleaning etc. A lot of people had to flee their country for religious reasons as they were being religiously persecuted in their own country an example of this is people from Ireland having to leave their own country which was majority catholic because they was being religiously prosecuted by British Protestants. The Irish also needed to escape because of the potato famine which caused mass starvation and even the British didn’t help as they decided to let things be and have as little interference as possible. Ireland wasn’t the only country where people were getting religiously persecuted as around this time Jews in Russia were also dealing with religious persecution as Russification was occurring were if you weren’t completely Russian you were to learn the ways of being Russian and you was also to speak Russian.
America also enabled natives who needed jobs to gain wealth in order to support their families. In the essay “Five Myths about Immigration” by David Cole, Cole supports the immigration to America. He explains how there are myths that are portrayed by the immigrants, and argues all of them. The myths that Cole explains in his essay are: America is being overrun by immigrants, immigrants take jobs from U.S. citizens, immigrants are a drain on society’s resources, aliens refuse to assimilate and are depriving us of our cultural and political unity, and noncitizen immigrants are not entitled to constitutional rights. Cole uses evidence such as statistics and court cases to support his thoughts and describe how he feels about immigrants.
Individuals from all around the globe throughout times past have immigrated to America so they could have the chance to live a free and better life. They arrived with the mentality to work earnestly as well as bring in money for their loved ones, but they were undoubtedly by no means prepared to be confronted with the reality that some people in the U.S. at no time wanted them to arrive in the U.S. in the first place. There was a feeling of anger and even hate steered towards them, and the viciousness of hatred crimes that came along with the racial discrimination spurned these feelings further. A collective way of discerning racism is that of a set of beliefs about the unfairness of races, wherein some are considered inferior to others (Gracia, 2010). Racism predominately happens when a person from one race views another person from a different race in an adverse behavior which can sometimes involve physical and emotional violence.
I also agree with people saying that immigration is a good thing. The facts that people use to argue that illegal immigration is good is that a lot of the people that migrate to this country come to work hard and achieve the American Dream. They come into this country and do most of the jobs the American citizens don’t want to do. According to a report that Univision Television made most of Georgia’s immigrants left the state due to the immigration laws, that led to farm workers not having workers to pick their crops. Some American Citizens went to work since it was a job opening.