The Impact Of Immigration On The United States Essay

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The act of coming to live in a foreign country, whether it be legally or illegally. Immigration has been a topic widely spoken of in the United States for decades, centuries even. The truth of the matter is that the United States of America would not be what it is today if it were not for immigrants coming to this land. The one and only Christopher Columbus who discovered the Americas came by ship from Spain in 1492 searching for a quicker route to India for trade. The discovery of this piece of land created the wave of immigration to the land for years to come. The pilgrims who came after came in search of religious freedom, the African slaves were brought here against their own free will, and many other cultures and races came in search of a better life. Our ancestors got to this land as an immigrant. The nation was built on immigrants and will continue to strive due to the constant flow of them in this land. President John F. Kennedy once said that immigrants are “enriching and strengthening the fabric of American life.” Why is it that so many “American Citizens” are against the flow of immigrants if their ancestors were immigrants? Why is it that their ancestors could get the right and liberty to come to this land without being persecuted, but they persecute those who try to better their life by coming here as their ancestors once did? Our national anthem itself states we are the home of the free and the land of the brave. Let those brave to endure the hardships of…

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