Immigration and Emigration Essay

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Thesis: With the recent uproar from citizens home and abroad about the Arizona bill, there clearly needs to be some resolution to prevent further illegal immigrants from invading our country. There are over 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. With the recent uproar from citizens home and abroad concerning the Arizona bill, there clearly needs to be some resolution to prevent further illegal immigrants from invading our country. There also needs to be mandates to address the over 11 million illegal immigrants that are here stealing our valuable resources. Although we are all descendants of immigrants, with the exception of Native Americans, immigration has been a major source of population growth throughout the …show more content…
... these workers add little to our economy, they come at great cost, because they are not economic abstractions but human beings, with their own culture and ideas—often at odds with our own. Increasing numbers of them arrive with little education and none of the skills necessary to succeed in a modern economy. Many may wind up stuck on our lowest economic rungs, where they will rely on something that immigrants of other generations didn't have: a vast U.S. welfare and social-services apparatus that has enormously amplified the cost of immigration. Just as welfare reform and other policies are helping to shrink America's underclass by weaning people off such social programs, we are importing a new, foreign-born underclass.” (Steven Malanga in How Unskilled Immigrants Hurt Our Economy) America is much different from many countries in the way it was discovered and transformed into the wonderful country it is today. The first wave of immigrants set sail from England on the Mayflower back in 1620. These Pilgrims were being persecuted in England because of their religious beliefs even being executed for not conforming. These immigrants had a set of values, work ethic, imagination and pioneering spirit, which help make it the great nation we call the United States of America. Today’s immigrants enter our country simply for upward mobility and to abuse our resources. As with everything in

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