Essay on The Impact Of Immigration On The United States

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According to Bouvier (1986) Yearly sums of new immigrants in the US may present day be up to really high records of above a million immigrants calculated in 6 years among 1905 and 1914:
Since 1979, legal immigrants have averaged 566,000 a year (570,009 in 1985), newly arrived refugees and asylees approved have averaged 135,000, and the "settled" illegal immigrant population is growing by up to 1/2 million a year, according to some estimates. 1/2 of illegal immigrants are persons who entered the US legally but then overstayed the terms of temporary visas (Bouvier, 1986).
Immigration has gradually increased over the years and they mostly enter the US with documented temporary visas, but later expired and never renewed to stay in America. Bouvier (1986) also mentions that the majority of the border crossers are Mexico 's and Central America 's because of jobs for a better economic life. In addition, Bouvier (1986) also mentions positive benefits that Hispanics bring to our country:
Research in California indicates that recent Hispanic immigrants (legal and illegal) have helped preserve low-wage industries and agriculture. Illegal immigrants appear to draw more on public health and education services than they pay back in taxes.
Immigrants bring positive benefits to our country and according to Bouvier (1986) immigration reform will not stop immigration because of the economic pressures in Mexico and the Central America guarantee that the numbers of people in quest…

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