The Importance Of Immigration To The United States

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Immigration is such a major issue, that it is one of President Elect Donald Trump’s main arguments in his campaign. Many citizens argue that illegal immigrants should have the opportunity to be granted citizenship by the government over some time because they came for the opportunity to have a better life, but some argue against it because they fear the citizenship would sanction criminals who wish to avoid punishment for criminal activities in their home country. And there are illegal immigrants who have been in the U.S. for several years, and many came to America to have the opportunity to have a brighter future with their family. Immigrants, however, contribute to the American culture in more ways in one. Thus, immigrants should be granted …show more content…
According to the article, “The Fertility Contribution of Mexican Immigration to the United States”, there has been a rise in birthrate of immigrant ethnic groups, especially with Hispanics, being the most prominent increase. (Demography 129-150) The rise of birthrate in Hispanics is number one that contributes to America being more diverse because majority of illegal immigrants are part of the minority population, and their children are born with citizenship if born on American ground, adding more than non-white or blacks to the citizen count. The increase in the minority population helps close the gap between the minorities and majority population. And not only do immigrants increase diversity in the population, they also bring a variety to cuisine which is foods. According to The City University of New York, they write about the traditional foods that illegal immigrants brings and how these new-diets, herbs, and spices improve health conditions (“Food”). The increased variety of foods helps add to the multicultural county, and is also beneficial to the health of Americans. Having many food choices can prevent people from eating the same kinds of food on a daily bases. It also gets them to have an idea of how other cultures are with their food, making immigrants important in adding to the food culture in America. With immigrants spreading their diverse cultures, the types of food America see’s are …show more content…
One of the reasons why people argue against granting citizenship to immigrants is the fear of giving foreign criminals full rights as a citizen. “As a result, immigrants” are being criminalized out of fear; “ascribed to them [are] ever-evolving assortment of laws and immigration-enforcement mechanisms”, having an entire list of “felonies” being created that “apply only to immigrants”; specific punishments exclusive to immigrants due to Americans’ fear of crime being committed by immigrants (American Immigration Council). With citizens claiming that illegal immigrants live in the U.S, the fact may be valid but some immigrants who have been living for some time are known to be the immigrants who haven’t committed crimes. Citizenship may look serious to citizens, but comparing the difference immigrants who have learn the life of America, there is no problem. However, majority of immigrants have families, seeking to give their children the opportunity for a better

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