The Pros And Cons Of The Immigration System

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From the idea of building a wall, to people being harassed on the streets. The immigration system has sparked controversy for decades, but given the recent election of President Trump, and the tragedies that continue occur in Syria and Turkey; immigration and more specifically immigration policy has been a trending topic in 2016. With about a total of 6,300 immigrants, legal and illegal, entering the USA every day, there is much debate when it comes to questions about the size of inflows, the role of immigrants on the economy, safety concerns, and all in all the benefits and costs (Batalova and Zong). Above all else the major concern Americans should be thinking about is what makes someone a citizen, and are we staying true the core values of our country when deciding such. But first, before we get to the core of the debate on immigration, what exactly is an immigrant, and what is the process that comes with being one? An immigrant is someone was born in another country outside U.S territory, and then leave their native land to reside in America. Each year the Immigration and Naturalization Act allows in 675,000 permanent immigrants. On top of that the president determines a number each year, that will allow that many …show more content…
Had it not been for green cards, visas, and various other statuses for immigrants, diversity here at Fitchburg State, and in America as a whole would not exist. This university alone has student body from numerous countries like Jamaica, Haiti, Cape Verde, Kenya, Bolivia, etc. These students all have the same general story of why they choose to come to America, and that is because it is the land of opportunity. America has given young and old foreigners so many opportunities that they would not have otherwise have had. In turn immigrants, have had a huge contribution to the development of

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