21st Century Immigration Analysis

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The immigration topic in the United States has been taken into attention for the past few years, as the immigration rates were growing and the American Economy was seen as suffering from it. The presidential races in 2016 mainly concentrated on this topic, discussing the problems that resolve from the massive illegal immigration, and raised debates pro and con immigration. The 21st century suffered a lot of changes in the immigration system, the impact of the tragedy form the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, and leading to the changes in the number of the immigrants to the U.S. population from 2000 to 2015.
The beginning of the century tragedy of September 11, 2001 has influenced a lot not only the immigration process, but also the
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Between the years 2013 and 2014, the foreign-born population increased by 1 million, or 2.5 %. (Zong, Batalova, 2016) The leading immigrate source country was Mexico, counting for almost 28 % of the total immigrant numbers from the U.S. India, China, and Philippines account for about 5 % each, of immigrant population. Next coming El Salvador, Vietnam, Cuba, and Korea with a 3 % each, of immigrant population. Dominican Republic and Guatemala presenting 2% each of the immigrant population. These countries are counted in the top ten immigrant origins, totaling to about 60% of the U.S. immigrant population in 2014. Immigrants in the United States and their born children totals to 26 %, or 81 million people of the overall U.S. population. (Zong, Batalova, 2016) The five states with the largest numbers of immigrants are definitely states with a bigger population rate. Immigrants prefer larger cities because of the diversity that they present. In a place with a diverse race, the job search success is growing, as people are more used to multiculturalism present. Between 2000 and 2014 California and Texas accounted for the biggest number of immigrants, …show more content…
Even though many statistics showed that immigrants do not take away the jobs from Americans, these arguments are still used against the immigration process. Competition is always viewed as a favorable factor, but overwhelming competition could damage the motivation to participate in it. Another argument against immigration is the fear that immigrants would influence a lot the voting process, and the outcomes of it. This believed to not be in favor of the conservatives, and their supporters. The biggest argument that could be often heard from those who do not support immigration is the problem of Insurance Coverage. It is argued that newly immigrants, and especially the illegal ones, create a burden to the Government because of the risk of not being able to fully repay their medical bills. In an attempt to reduce the numbers of uncovered people, the president Barack Obama introduced a new insurance coverage reform, introducing a fine for those who do not have an Insurance plan. However this plan did not diminish the uncovered number of people, main argument being that illegal immigrants are not being fined, as they are not

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