• Illegal Immigrants
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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). Larg...
  • Canada By New Immigrants And Rich Businessmen
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    Immigration has attracted thousands of people from different countries and diverse backgrounds to Canada. The Canadian economy is flourishing due to immigration. Immigration has assisted in the development of a multicultural society. Immigration will enhance the population of Canada. Immigration is beneficial in maintaining Canada's current reputation. Immigration has helped Canada's economy to prosper in many different ways. Entrepreneurs will start new businesses and hence provide employment t...
  • Immigrants Lead To A Number Of Changes
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    Immigration: To first understand immigration one most look at why it is taking place. America, the great land of the free, created a new opportunity for many people from foreign countries to live out their dreams. It was a fast growing and very strong nation with lots of economic opportunities, from the gold rush and the building of the Rail Road to the many other new and growing areas of development. Each region of the world had their own reason for coming, but as individuals they all strived f...
  • War With Illegal Immigrants
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    Changing the Face of Poverty This article is about the truth and lies that census bureau figures presented for the income of families and poverty. The Census Bureau says that poverty is worsening and the number of people without health insurance is increasing. The truth is that poverty is only worsening between small groups of people such as immigrants. Our middle class society's income is slightly rising and that the only true problem is that there is less overtime pay and unemployment. Health ...
  • Korean Immigrants
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    "The Korean Experience in America, 1903-1924"The Korean experience in America during the years 1903 to 1924 is very unique. When compared to other East Asian immigrants, Korean immigrants were relatively small. Most of them were students and agricultural laborers who emigrated to Hawaii as plantation laborers. Many of them decided to come to America due to constant invasion by Japan and also to earn lot of money. Those immigrants happen to be an important factor on Korean history. During the yea...
  • Local Labour Due To Immigrants Being
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    Migration is one of the most important issues facing international politics today and is becoming more prevalent an issue every year. In our society there are a lot of preconceptions and prejudices about immigration and its effect: "they are stealing our jobs!"They are all scroungers" and "we are to generous to them". It can be argued that these all arise from institutions such as the tabloid media and right wing political groups, but also from past Government policy which took a hard line on im...
  • Ellis Island Immigrants
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    You might wonder why someone would go through all the trouble to write an essay on immigration. (besides the fact this is an assignment in history) Much of what we say, eat, and even do is connected to something that an immigrant brought to this country years ago. Many of the dishes that we as Americans enjoy, such as pastas, burritos, or even some types of sausages were brought here by Italians, Mexicans, and Germans. Also much of our everyday language comes from other languages. This is why im...
  • 3 Million Undocumented Mexican Immigrants
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    US and Mexico Looking for a Resolution by Paul Heim el For the first time in American history, a President is placing Hispanic voters at the center of politics. George W. Bush has his administration have recently been concerting their efforts towards unifying the United States and Mexico, a task that has been on the priority list of past Presidents, but never as full-pledged as Bush. It makes sense if you think about it: Texas, long ago and far away, was part of Mexico. Now a Texan is trying to ...
  • Number Of Illegal Immigrants
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    Immigration: limited or unlimited? On the subject of immigration, one student at J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia commented, "we make America more interesting" (Swerdlow 61). As true as these words are, the question of how much more interest should be allowed to cross our borders each year, and what exactly defines an American these days puzzle the already 281 million residents who find comfort in the freedoms of America. America is a land of immigrants, also referred to as th...
  • Most Employers Of Chinese Immigrants
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    In the eyes of the early American colonists and the founders of the Constitution, the United States was to represent the ideals of acceptance and tolerance to those of all walks of life. When the immigration rush began in the mid-1800's, America proved to be everything but that. The millions of immigrants would soon realize the meaning of hardship and rejection as newcomers, as they attempted to assimilate into American culture. For countless immigrants, the struggle to arrive in America was riv...
  • Educational Opportunities To The Legal Immigrants California
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    Immigration in California Over one million immigrants enter the United States every year and approximately half of those immigrants migrate to California. For some, this is an advantage. Economically, this means there are more consumers- more people to take advantage of the opportunities and resources that this state has to offer. On the other hand, this increase in population has put this state in debt. The educational system is suffering from a lack of programs that may be essential to future ...
  • Immigrants And Picture Brides
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    Immigrants arriving in America for their first time are initially devastated at their new lives and realize their "golden lives" were simply fantasies and dreams of an ideal life in America. Immigrants from foreign countries, including those mentioned in Uchida's Picture Bride, faced countless problems and hardships, including a sense of disillusionment and disappointment. Furthermore, immigrants and picture brides faced racial discrimination not only from white men, but the United States govern...
  • Immigrants From The Usa
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    Stephen Kane los English 1 C October 1, 2001 Debating Immigration Immigration is the movement of people into another nation with the intention of living there permanently. After a four centuries of immigration have passed and people have moved from region to region, the breeding of different races has caused there to be over two thousand different races. The social construction of stereotypes has a far greater impact on race. This is what leads to discrimination and finally unequal treatment and...
  • Irish Immigrants In Boston
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    The life of Irish immigrants in Boston was one of poverty and discrimination. The religiously centered culture of the Irish has along with their importance on family has allowed the Irish to prosper and persevere through times of injustice. Boston's Irish immigrant population amounted to a tenth of its population. Many after arriving could not find suitable jobs and ended up living where earlier generations had resided. This attributed to the "invisibility" of the Irish. Much of the very early m...
  • First Chinese Immigrants
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    Chinese Immigration to North America This essay will show how and why the first Chinese immigrants came to North America, the events that occured in those times, and the contrast between how the first Chinese Canadians and the Chinese of today have been treated. The first immigrants that came from China to Canada began to come soon after the American Revolutionary War. There were immigrants before them, but very, very few. Around 1790, students, merchants, and sailors began to come to America an...
  • Waves Of Chinese Immigrants To America
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    Chinese Immigration It happens everyday before our very eyes. Occurring since long before we can remember, immigration has now become a common place idea. People move because of various reasons such as opportunity, persecution, or just plain wanting a new life. The reasons for immigration are important, as well are the results that arise from that change in location. The United States is widely known to harvest the most immigrants from around the world, but more specifically, the immigration of ...
  • Delany And Immigrants
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    Tortilla Curtain: Jack Jardine Jack Jardine is a very interesting character in the story Tortilla Curtain. He has a very strong influence on Delany Moss bacher, one of the central characters in the story. His influences, along with the tragic string of events concerning Delany and Candido, produce a complete turn around in the ideals of Delany by the end of the story. At the start of the story Delany is a 'liberal humanist'; , albeit a hypocritical one, but by the end of the story Delany is carr...
  • Immigrants
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    WHAT ROLE HAS IMMIGRATION PLAYED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES AS A NATION Immigration is an event that has been occurring in the United States since the 1620's when the Mayflower brought the Pilgrims to our country. Like the Pilgrims, many immigrants came to our nation looking for opportunities that their country could not provide for them. Through the years, immigration has played a key role in the development of our nation's economics and culture in both positive and negative ways. ...
  • New Immigrants To Canada
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    Canada's Immigration From 1852-1990 In 1852 many of Canada's immigrants were from Europe countries but many of these were being lost to the United states. This meant that the province of Canada was mostly French Canadians, this began the immigration promotion program in 1850's. In the 1840's the main problem was lack of control over the immigrants now the problem was getting immigrant particularly British ones to start small farms. Over the next 30 years John A. MacDonald did little to attract n...
  • Majority Of Chinese Immigrants
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    Chinese Immigration In 1784, the United States began relations with China when the American trading ship Empress of China arrived in Canton, China from New York, thus welcoming the opening of China Trade. Significant Chinese immigration began with the California gold rush in 1849, and continued throughout the nineteenth century as thousands of Chinese emigrated to the United States due to economic dislocation in China, when millions of peasants were forced off the land in search of food and work...
  • Prospective Chinese Immigrants At Angel Island
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    Interrogations of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island Like Ellis Island in New York Harbor, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was an entry point for immigrants in the early 20th century. The Angel Island immigration station processed small numbers of immigrants from Japan, Italy, and other parts of the world and was the key place of interrogation and detention for immigrants from China ("Angel Island Over View, CD-ROM). Angel Island in 1910 to enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882 and ...
  • Illegal Immigrants Cost Mexico
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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 to...
  • New Immigrants On Literacy
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    1. Some of the immigrants who came to the US between the Civil War and WWI include the Irish, Germans, Italians, Polish, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans. Groups such as the American Protective Association, the Immigration Restriction League, and the notorious Ku Klux Klan discriminated against these groups. Literacy tests were proposed by the Immigration Restriction League to test new immigrants on literacy of any language. This made it hard for immigrants who were poor and had little educa...
  • Total Of 1 Million Immigrants
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    Immigration Essay By Shawn Curtin 1-31-99 Immigration is one of the most talked about issues today. Immigration has two sides a positive side and a negative side. In my report I will tell you about five points against immigration. My first negative point is that our economy is on the slide. 300, 00 legal immigrants enter out country each year. About 800,000 illegal immigrants sneak secretly onto our country each year. That leaves us with a total of 1.1 million immigrants each year. If you were t...
  • Problem With Illegal Immigrants
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    Immigration: Problem with Too Many Immigrants in the U. Immigration is a major problem facing the U.S. today. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants flock to this country every year. Some legally, others illegally. Some are escaping from religious and political oppression while others come to seek out the 'American Dream'. Either way they are causing nationwide problems. Non-English speaking workers take jobs away from American people because they will work for cheaper wages. Illegal immigrants rec...
  • Illegal Immigrants
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    'The Labor Debate:' ; The American Dream Revisited Immigration is one hot topic in modern day conversation. Many believe that immigrants coming to the United States are taking many well-needed jobs away from able-bodied Americans. On the other hand, there are still those that believe that the jobs being taken away are not ones that Americans would perform due to the terrible working conditions, low pay, and lack of medical coverage. The immigration problem has come to a point where the United St...
  • Better Opportunities To The Immigrants
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    Michael BelcasterEnglish 1020 Final Draft Essay #2 Americans are Immigrants! "Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life", was the words of former American president, John F. Kennedy (American Immigration: Quotes about Immigration). Immigrants have been in America for many years now. Today many people have different opinions about whether immigrants should be allowed into America freely, or if there should be more harsh regulations to those coming into the c...
  • Thousands Of Immigrants From Yemen
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    Operation Magic Carpet May 5, 1998 In the 1950's, Yemenite emigrated from Yemen to Israel. Their lives had changed in Israel in many ways. They were forced to change many habits and also live in a different way from what they were accustomed to. The Jews of Yemen trace their roots back to biblical times, and they were first recorded in the 3rd century C.E. Later on, in the early 1900's and mid 1800's there started to be a lot of restrictions. These included laws forbidding Jews from riding anima...
  • Illegal Immigrants
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    Costs and Contributions: The Wave From South of The Border Every year, hundreds of millions of people enter the US via land ports of entry, and the INS each year apprehends over 1.3 million aliens at or near the border. Over 90 percent of those apprehended near the border are Mexicans, and some who enter the US legally and illegally are carrying drugs into the US. This influx of illegal immigrants from south of the border has created quite astir in many places. Is this good that people are comin...
  • Angel Island Most Immigrants
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    Michael GillaspieAmerican History Ms. Rankin 15 December 2003 Chinese Immigration In many aspects, the motivations for the Chinese to come to the United States are similar to those of most immigrants. Some came to 'The Gold Mountain,' and others came to the United States to seek better economic opportunity. Yet there were others that were compelled to leave China either as contract laborers or refugees. The Chinese brought with them their language, culture, social institutions, and customs. Over...
  • Illegal Immigrants The Rights To Driver's Licenses
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    Unwelcome HouseguestsThe great country of America was founded by scores of immigrants fleeing from Europe. The colored hands of immigrants working in America have touched our great railroads, magnificent buildings, and even the food we eat. However, times have changed, and with this change comes a new responsibility for America to control its borders and the people who pass through them. Not only are illegal immigrants invading our land, but they are crying out for employment and federal aid rig...
  • Larger Number Of Illegal Immigrants
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    What is largely fueling the underground economy, experts say, is the nation's swelling ranks of low-wage illegal immigrants. The government puts this population at 8.5 million, but that may represent a serious under count. Robert Justich, a senior managing director at Bear Stearns Asset Management in New York, makes a persuasive case in a forthcoming paper, 'The Underground Labor Force Is Rising to the Surface,' that illegal immigrants actually number 18 million to 20 million. If true, the econo...
  • Jobs For Illegal Immigrants
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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 problem...
  • Female Adult Immigrants To Canada
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    Immigration Open the book You asked about... immigration and citizenship. Turn to page 2. 'Immigration Canada aims to contribute to a stronger nation by: ... protecting refugees at home and abroad' (Immigration and Citizenship 2). Turn to page 5. 'Immigration assesses immigrants... standards that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion or sex' (Immigration and Citizenship 5). Disturbed? Turn to page 28. 'Canada encourages the admission of business im...
  • Angel Island The Majority Of Chinese Immigrants
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    Chinese Immigration Every person who lives in America is either an immigrant or a descendant of an immigrant. Though we may not consider it, it is a fact that everyone here has come from some other place. The majority of immigrants have come to America voluntarily. Seeking a change they envisioned America as country thriving with different opportunities. For the immigrants it was a chance at a better life, not only for themselves, but for their children. It is estimated that over sixty million p...
  • Cultural Values Of Immigrants
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    Immigration has recently become a controversial topic in America. Some feel that immigration is necessary to keep up the diversity in America. In addition, it creates a stronger economic base because immigrants will produce more goods than they use as well as filling in the lower paid jobs we aren't willing to take. Others, like the right wing republicans, feel immigration is treading on thin ice. Indeed, they state that immigration is responsible for lower standards in our culture as a result o...
  • America A Nation Of Immigrants
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    The Real Issue Behind the Immigration Debate By Ken MasugiPosted March 6, 2003 The controversy over immigration, exacerbated and perhaps clarified by September 11, has typically overlooked the political purpose of immigration: to supply citizens who will cherish and uphold the American Founding principles of equality and liberty, of government by consent and the rule of law. Founding a new nation and then perpetuating it are the two greatest challenges of statesmen. Part of that task of perpetua...
  • Lower Class Of American Immigrants
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    Though Mohr doesn't expressly say so, I believe it is safe to assume that Mrs. Hamma is a white woman of at least moderate wealth. This immediately alienates her from her students, most of whom are Hispanic, speak poor English, and are doing menial tasks for little pay. In fact, there are only two students in the class of twenty-eight who are from Europe, one Italian and one Polish. Another obvious difference between Mrs. Hamma and most of her students is gender. When she is calling on the stude...
  • Huge Numbers Of Irish Immigrants
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    INTRODUCTION The history of Ireland "that most distressful nation" is full of drama and tragedy, but one of the most interesting stories is about what happened to the Irish during the mid-nineteenth century and how millions of Irish came to live in America (Purcell 31). Although the high point of the story was the years of the devastating potato famine from 1845 to 1848, historians have pointed out that immigrating from Ireland was becoming more popular before the famine and continued until the ...
  • Chinese Immigrants To The U.S.
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    Immigration Laws The first immigrants to the territory now the United States were from Western Europe. The first great migration began early in the 19th century when large numbers of Europeans left their homelands to escape the economic hardships resulting from the transformation of industry by the factory system and the simultaneous shift from small-scale to large-scale farming. At the same time, conflict, political oppression, and religious persecution caused a great many Europeans to seek fre...