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 (Wishard 153). As a result, immigrant laws have become less accepting of
the immigrant community. Long ago, European immigrants were given a job, shelter,
and food. Soon, the new immigrants were granted citizenship and ...

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citizenship."
To be loyal to more than one country, to vote in both countries, and to travel
back and forth easily (Limon).

To understand the affects of immigration one must study the state where it is
more rampant. California is a magnet for immigrants. As a result, many claim
that immigrants are a great economic burden. California does, however, benefit
from its porous borders. The succession of immigrant groups has brought the
state unparalleled ethnic diversity (Gerston 9). Besides ethnic diversity,
California has one of the most diverse economies in the world. Despite its
problems, California prevails in agriculture, mining, manufacture,
transportation, communication, electronics, construction, and defense. These
industries contain a high percentage of immigrants. If California were an
independent nation, with a 695.3 billion dollar economy, it would rank eighth in
the world (Gerston 8). California's dense population is a direct result of
immigration, which accounts for ...

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all contributed to the "nannygate" problem. It is
actually no big deal, but it shows how honest and forthright our politicians are.


Everyone contributes to the problem, but no one will face reality. Let's face it,
we all reep the benefits of illegal immigration. Let's forget about all the
useless rhetoric, and cut a deal with Mexico and other countries that will
benefit everyone (Olmo B7). If politicians are serious about curbing immigration
they should try to strengthen the world economy. Mexico's average salary is one-
sixth ours (Gore). Can we expect immigrants to stay out?

Recent, controversial debates have struck a fuse in many Americans. Americans
who have been laid off or who ...

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