• Immigration A Problem In The U S
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    Immigration into the United States during the mid 1800 s was increasing at an alarming rate causing over population and cheating U. S. citizens out of jobs. The first move stopping immigration decided by Congress was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U. S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U. S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival (23 Carney). ...
  • United States Immigration Ins Immigrants
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    Immigration and the U. S. What is the meaning of immigration Immigration is the passing or coming into a country to which one is not native for the purpose of permanent residence. The agency responsible for creating and enforcing laws for immigration in the United States is the INS, or Immigration and Naturalization Service. There are many factors that cause people to immigrate, especially to the U. S. ; some factors are so alluring that people come into the country illegally. INS has expanded ...
  • Illegal Immigration Immigrants Legal Past
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    Illegal Immigration Immigration, legal or otherwise, is a huge issue right now. Debates rage about how many immigrants should be allowed into the country and how zealously we should guard out border from illegal intruders. To a point, these people are correct, illegal immigration is something that should be stopped. People should not cross the border illegally or overstay on visits. The important question is, however, does illegal immigration deserve the massive amount of attention it receives ...
  • Immigration United States
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    One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigration from Mexico. Illegal immigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U. S. are Mexicans. Nearly all of these illegal immigrants from Mexico think of jumping the border and entering the United States as an opportunity ...
  • Illegal Immigration United States
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    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION The Issues They slip into the San Diego rail yard furtively, preferably beneath the protective cover of darkness, jumping fences, eluding guards and dodging 200-ton locomotives in a perilous dash for the most elusive of prizes, a free ride to the north. "To be truthful, I have no idea of precisely where this train goes, other than it takes us to el norte," says Jose Flores Os una, an illegal Mexican migrant seeking work in the United States. (1) Every day thousands of Mexican...
  • Illegal Immigration In The United States Good Or Bad
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    Illegal Immigration in the United States, Good or Bad Illegal immigration has been an important and serious issue for decades; which affects everyone, both Americans and immigrants themselves. Illegal Immigration has three main purposes: first to find a better life in the "promise land", second: free healthcare, and third: for criminal activity. Most illegal immigrants come to America with the best intentions for themselves and / or their families, but many others have alternative motives. The t...
  • Illegal Aliens Immigration Immigrants Country
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    Beware! America is being invaded by aliens! Not the little, green, Martian type you see in science fiction movies, but the real thing. I'm talking about the illegal type who come in every day and every night, by land and by sea. Estimates have shown that as many as 500, 000 illegal aliens make it across the border every year (Morganthau 67). Illegal immigration causes many problems in the United States, including economic problems, crime, education disputes, and overcrowding. All of these probl...
  • Immigration Problems United States
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    Illegal immigration at the southwest U. S. -Mexico border is a rising problem, and the death toll is increasing as more people are attempting to illegally enter the United States, according to Pierre tte Handagneu-Sotelo, a sociology professor at the University of Southern California. Handangeu-Sotelo traveled to campus Wednesday afternoon to discuss the issue and an annual event called La Posada Sin Fronteras, a collective ritual that calls attention to the deadly results of illegal immigration...
  • Immigration Should America Close The Golden Door
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    Should America Close the Golden Door America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty the golden door has seen times when it was open wide and times when it was closed shut to almost all immigrants. Many people tend to look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is America has always struggled with the issue of immigration, both legal a...
  • Illegal Immigration United States
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    Illegal Immigration Illegal immigration is the major international economic issue facing the United States. An idiotic initiative towards protection might well change this, but our trade problems are of our own making. Illegal immigration thrusts itself upon us, like it or not. The topic deserves formal treatment by economists, and this paper sketches out early steps toward that end. From 1820 to 1930, the United States received about 60% of the world's immigrants. Population expansion in develo...
  • Immigration Illegal Workers Immigrants
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    The first move stopping immigration decided by Congress was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U. S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U. S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival. Alien skilled laborers, under these laws, were allowed to enter the U. S. to work in new industries. By this time anti-immigrant felling rose with the flood of immigrant...
  • United States Illegal Aliens Immigration
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    A New Immigration Policy The population of the world is ever increasing. The United States is no exception to this trend. The current population of the United States is 270 million people. This year alone, one million immigrants will enter the United States, whether legally or illegally. Some of those illegal aliens who evade justice for four years or more are granted amnesty, legal forgiveness, and are given U. S. citizenship. Allowing these illegal aliens to remain in the country takes a seri...
  • Illegal Immigration Mexico Immigrants Social
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    Illegal Immigration One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegal immigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegally immigrated. It is thought that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the U. S. are Mexicans (Anderson 55). Roy Beck clarifies the situation by stating, 'The national consensus is that the United States s...
  • The Immigration Problem Apr 1995
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    The Immigration Problem The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans (Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go through the process that many people choose to cross the border without permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than Europe (Wishar...
  • Illegal Immigrants Canada Immigration Chinese
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    Canada is home of millions of citizens descended from refugees who force to fled from their country because of the over power of their leaders, civil disorder, calamities and persecution. This is Canada s tradition since the beginning, providing a safe environment from those being treated badly from their country or people who s just seeking for better future. Refugee migrants have been part of Canadian history for almost three centuries. From American slaves fleeing north to he underground rail...
  • Border Enforcement United States
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    There have been many recent debates about the costs of illegal immigration and the effects on American life. Illegal immigration, to the United States creates a large burden on our economic society, but no one knows how to eliminate this problem. President Clinton, in his presidential campaign, was asked what he was going to do about illegal immigration, Clinton replied by saying If you have an answer you can be my foreign policy adviser (Long 61). Even politicians, known for their false promise...
  • Illegal Immigration In The U S
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    Illegal immigration in the U. S. is a major concern to the government to the government and it s citizens. This was not a major concern until lately in the past twenty years. There has been an alarming increase of illegal immigrants in the U. S. A debate has arisen over the amount of action that has been exerted on the behalf of the national government to control the amount of illegal immigrants in the country. This debate has brought up a controversial topic about if the national government or...
  • Immigration Legal Immigrant
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    Randy j 11/28/00 I wrote this paper to show what immigration is doing to america America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus' poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty "the golden door" Americans have seen times when the door was open wide and times when it was close shut to most immigrants (Sure 4). Many people look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is America has al...
  • Illegal Immigration Undocumented Aliens Essay
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    One of the most controversial issues facing America is illegal immigration. This is a problem that must be stopped as it hurts America's economy, tax paying citizens and the economies of the country they left. Undocumented immigrants leech off of tax payers, take jobs and housing of hard working citizens, and leave their country of origin without skilled workers and help lead it into poverty. Being undocumented, immigrants do not have pay as many taxes as normal citizens do, such as income...
  • Illegal Immigration In California The Oncoming Flood
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    "Immigrants are to hordes what sheep are to flocks, or lions to prides. They swarm rather than arrive, their faceless uniformity evoking the insect world and its ceaseless, relentless capacity to reproduce." Over the years many things have been done to try to stop the incoming flow of illegal immigration coming over the western border, but most everything has failed which leads to the millions of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the United States. Millions of Mexicans are living illegitima...