Immigration Is The Oldest And Largest Immigration Movement Essay

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Mexican Immigration is the oldest and largest immigration movement in this country. From debate on election to the media, mexican immigrants have been the subject of controversy for centuries. Should the United States give illegal immigrants permission to be in this country? This question is hard to answer. All immigrants have one reason to be here, their dream for a better future for themselves and for their children. To live The American Dream. These immigrants encounter so many hardships only to provide and dream for a better life. Americans claim mexicans are taking their jobs, not paying taxes and causing economic issues. Can we strive and succeed as a country without immigrants? Should we grant these immigrants the right to be part of our country? Would we be a better nation without Mexico? Immigration is considered a major driver of the American Economy (Bush). Mexican workers have been critical to the economic growth in the United States. The largest group of immigrants come from Mexico. Almost 60% immigrants in 2010 were mexican (Chomsky). This is generally seen as a civil rights triumph. From the start, the first mexicans did not cross any border; rather the border crossed them, according to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. Until the new border in 1924, Mexico and United States was not policed and migration flowed openly. Mexicans crossed each year and worked in mines, factories, farms, and railroads. The railroads actually brought…

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