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  • Immigration
    274 words
    Immigration Reading Response The problems arisen from the overwhelming immigration brought forth by Mr. Buchanan are significant and cannot be overlooked. Together, the problems and the solution he provides seem persuasive enough to convince citizens to support restrictions on future immigration. However, Mr. Buchanan fails to acknowledge the positive impact of these new citizens. This creates a fatal flaw in his argument which can be easily disproved with statistics and facts. Had he addressed ...
  • Economic And Social Quandaries Of Immigration
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    Immigration should be restricted in the United States. There are many political, social, and economic reasons why restrictions should be put on immigration. The United States Government and the welfare of its citizens are chaotic enough, without having to deal with the influx of thousands of new immigrants each year. Along with the myriad immigrants to the U.S., come just as many economic problems. Some of these problems include unemployment, crime, and education. There are numerous amounts of U...
  • Illegal Immigration
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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 Restriction
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    Some people believe that immigration in the 1900's was a good thing, however, they would be wrong. The United States government should have restricted the immigrants around that time. Some reasons are the population, the taking of new jobs and lowering wages, and diseases spreading quickly. These all factored importantly into why they should not have been allowed in. The population in the 1900's was beginning to overflow. In 1875 the United States government had to put a immigration restriction ...
  • Immigration Our Country
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    In the beginning of our country, the first people to settle in the United States were immigrants. They came here for many different reasons, some for riches, some for religious reasons, and some for adventure. Not only did they come here for different reasons, but they also came here from different countries. Mostly the immigrants wanted a better life for themselves and their families. An American life was the immigrant's key to the success of this. Immigration has played a vital role in the dev...
  • Reason The New Immigrants
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    "Why did American nativist groups oppose free, unrestricted immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"? The Untied States of America is commonly labeled or thought of as the melting pot of the world where diverse groups of people flock to in order to better their current lives. In our countries history this has proven to primarily be our way of living and how the people as a nation view immigration. However, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries this open do...
  • Immigrants
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    What was the process the immigrants had to go through when they came to America? Immigrants came to American in search of freedom and opportunity. They mostly came by steamship. Examinations and vaccinations of the immigrants needed to be done. Both immigrants and their baggage had to be disinfected before they could leave Ellis Island. At the entrance to the Lower Bay of New York Harbor, the immigrants were inspected for contagious diseases like, smallpox, yellow fever, and measles. After which...
  • Tensions Between The Okies And The Californians
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    Okies vs. Californians The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck, is a novel depicting the Okies migration to California during the period in history known as The Dustbowl. In this novel Steinbeck attempts to display the tensions between the Okies and the Californians. This display can be closely compared to today's tensions between citizens born in the US and the Immigrants. Great pieces of literature are timeless in the lessons they teach and the controversy they portray. The tensions between the...
  • Jewish Immigrants
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    A Bintel Brief A Bintel Brief, the book of letters from the Jewish daily Forward brought to me the realism of life as a Jewish immigrant. The times were rough on them, they used the 'Bintel Brief'; to reveal there problems and to get answers. When I started to read the book I was looking for specific answers to some questions. What do the letters reveal about how immigration was a large part a culrutal process that lasted well after Jews and other immigrants arrived in the U.S.? What was the dom...
  • Flip Side The Illegal Immigrants
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    Immigration: Pro We live in the 90's the age where scandalous and controversial topics cover the news headlines. Such subject matters as homosexuality, A.I.D. S, and abortion are fiercely debated upon. Sides are always taken, with the conservatives battling the liberals. One such argument that has always been debated upon since the founding of this nation has been immigration. The fact that it has been argued over for so long makes it seem ironic. A country founded by immigrants perpetually argu...
  • Immigrants Cause Industrialization
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    People are pieced together by their experiences. The United States is like a person in that way. Every single person who has lived in America has added his or her patch to the red, white, and blue quilt. Each patch is a story. Without one patch the entire quilt would be different. The contributions to the quilt by the early immigrants are very important to the history of America. The immigrants had drastic affects on the United States and the United States in return, had extreme influences on th...
  • Illegal Immigrants
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    I feel really bad for the people who turn to immigration to save their lives. Americans unwillingly use their tax dollars to pay for the salary of illegal immigrants. It is a big problem for people in the US. I feel that immigration is okay, but the problem is illegal immigration. Even though the people may be living in harsh conditions, it is not impossible to earn 320 dollars and meet the requirements to get a visa. The requirements to get a visa legally are to have 320 dollars for the paperwo...
  • Immigration
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    In society there are many preconceptions and prejudices about immigration and its overall effect. Statements are made such as: "they are stealing our jobs!"They are all scroungers" and "we are to generous to them". It can be argued that such negativity not only arises from institutions such as the tabloid media and right wing political groups, but also from past Government policy which took a hard line on immigration. So what is the true impact of immigration on a receiving country? What areas o...
  • Show Immigration S Positive And Negative Effects
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    Immigration has become more common over the past several decades; a common belief is that by immigrating, one is securing for him / herself a chance for a better life. Immigrants often find opportunities for economical gains, and they learn new languages as well. However, there are also many negative effects of immigration that cannot be ignored. Therefore, it is imperative that one carefully weighs these positive and negative effects before making the decision to immigrate. Most of the immigran...
  • Legal Residents And Citizens
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    Proposition SB-60 was signed and authorized by Gov. Gray Davis to be a Law. This law allows undocumented immigrants to apply for a state driver's license. The main controversy of this law is, that by allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a state driver's license, laws will be broken and this will open the door for many forms of fraud. There will be fraud in voting and in passing one's self as a legal resident. To some extent, issuing a driver's license to undocumented immigrants might benef...
  • Effect Of Immigration
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    Are Immigrants A To the U. S? Immigrants are not a burden to the U.S. Therefore, we shouldn't stop all immigration. Immigrants are hard workers and are not causing unemployment for legal citizens. The work ethic of today's immigrants os as strong as that of the Irish, Italians, and Poles of early immigration. According to a 1990 census, f orgien born males have a 77% labor force participation. Now, compare that to the 74% participation of native-born Americans and you see that immigrants are not...

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