America: the Melting Pot? Essay

1357 Words Sep 13th, 2010 6 Pages
Laura Stoeckle
14 September 2010
ENG 201
TTH 9:30
America: The Melting Pot? For as far back as history books go there have been stories about people moving from one place to another. Immigration is defined as the movement of people from one country to another for the sole purpose of a stable residence. The United States of America has always been known as the melting pot of the world. Now our country is being faced with people trying to come here illegally and it is creating an argument between legal citizens. Do we allow these people to come here and make their dreams real like our ancestors did, or do we take every measure we can to keep them out? While doing research I found that there are many people who are very against
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This then opens up another argument of who will end up paying for their citizenship, and why should natural born citizens have to pay for others to come into our country, take what few job opportunities there are left and in the long run, over-populate the country. When choosing a new country to live in, people travel to many places to find the perfect fit. Many countries are not as open and accepting to immigrants as the US is, so that is where they decide to make a new home. While many immigrants look upon the U.S. to make their dreams come true, there are many people who try to come here illegally. These illegal immigrants are often called “aliens”; they also share the same hopes and dreams of coming to America for a new life, but cross the border without the proper permission. Many reasons they have difficulty crossing the border is due to the fact that they have had difficulty getting the proper paper work or cannot afford it. They are determined to get here to create a better life for themselves, which then creates a problem for America. The Department of Homeland Security estimated in December 2003 and that 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens resided in the U.S. and 700,000 new illegal aliens enter and stay each year. Many Americans fear that since there is such a great amount of people coming into our country that they will take jobs and cost our citizens more money. Apologist try to make it seem like

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