Negative Effects Of Mexican Immigration

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Migration for any country is a double-edge sword, especially in the United States of America, as a nation of immigrants. Recently, due to the turmoil of the Middle East, the problem of migration became more significant to American. It can be divided to emigration and immigration Immigration influenced American much more than emigration. America first time experienced immigration during the colonial era, from about 1600. Most immigrants came from European countries and came to this land for seeking the religious freedom. From 17th to 19th, millions of African slaves came to America without free will. With the increase of immigrants, the rules of immigration became more restrictive, but it did not deter Asian and Latin American’s …show more content…
The coming of great quantities of immigrants contributed to the development of the American industries during the shortage periods, but they would increase the risks of unemployment of domestic American labors during saturated market periods. From the long period, Mexican immigrants will not threaten the whole market, because most domestic Americans are more willing to apply for high-tech careers, so that only a few low skilled labors will be affected. However, the most serious problem is that Mexican immigrants also increase the economic burden of American on health caring, border managements, social welfare, housing and education fields. The United States government has supplied appropriations for many times to strengthen the US-Mexican border management. Also, American hospitals and ambulances have to provide services to those Mexican immigrants, that raised the expenditure of health care in America. Moreover, the United States government has to invest a lot of manpower, material and financial resources for repatriating millions of illegal Mexican immigrants. The United States Department of Homeland Security estimated that there are 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States. Among these immigrants, 59 percent came from Mexico, which is the top country of …show more content…
After the World War Two, Mexican immigrants gradually began to participate in American politics. Some of the them got certain degree of power and social status. In the United States presidential election of 1960, President John F. Kennedy has barely defeated President Richard Nixon because of the strong support of Hispanic voters, so he reciprocated to appoint more than 40 Hispanics served government officials. The mayor of El Paso, Texas, Raymond Telles became the first Hispanic ambassador of the United States. Over time, the impact of the Mexican-American on politics gradually spread for the southwest to the whole country. With the increase population of Mexican-American, the vote from Mexican aroused great concern in American politics. They became the object that win over by both of Democrats and Republicans in Presidential campaigns. President George W. Bush has become the first American president who used Spanish to give radio speech in May, 2001. After that, speaking fluent Spanish became to one of the most important political capitals for American politicians. In the recent years, although Mexican-American’s influence on American politics significantly increased though their various efforts, their long-standing weak position in American politics still did not get change. The generated of this situation do not because of the lack of awareness in politics, that influenced by their home

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