The Land Of The Free Analysis

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The Land of the Free The Unites States of America was founded on the idea of freedom. Some of the first settlers in this country were the Pilgrims, who were oppressed and sought religious freedom. America was known for its diversity and acceptance. Anyone who came here through Ellis island was greeted with the open-arms of the statue of liberty, promising them freedom and prosperity. Although, recently, this has not been the case. Since this past presidential election started, America has blemished its previous reputation. This country has become a divided nation; one side of the divide is strongly against immigration and the other side appears to be much more accepting of new immigrants. There has been a lot of controversy lately over the impact of immigration on this country and its people, but people do not realize how strongly immigration effects the …show more content…
Not being able to easily find a job contributes to their difficulty getting citizenship and keeping their visas up-to-date. My mother came to this country when she was twenty years old on a work visa, which she ended up going over many times because if she took a leave of absence to return home she would have lost her job. If she had not met and married my father she would not have been allowed to stay in this country. Now, because of her marriage to an American citizen, she has a green card and can travel freely between America and her home country. Not all immigrants are as fortunate, some may never find work nor become an American citizen. Most Americans could not pass the American citizenship test, let alone someone new to this country who may not speak English very well. Some immigrants are afraid to apply for citizenship because they do not want to not receive it and be deported, resulting in innumerable undocumented immigrants who are living in constant fear. Reception of American citizenship poses hordes of problems for

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