Problems with Immigration Essay

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Problems with Immigration

The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans
(Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go through the process that many people choose to cross the border without permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from
Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than
Europe (Wishard 153). As a result, immigrant laws have become less accepting of the immigrant community. Long ago, European immigrants were given a job, shelter, and food. Soon, the new immigrants were granted citizenship and voting
privileges
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These agreements have resulted in the unparalleled betterment of the economies involved. Open markets in banking, insurance, agriculture, telecommunications, construction, tourism, advertising, etc. are essential to a capitalist economy.
We cannot, in a world economy, close our doors to the rest of the world
(Limbaugh). The Clinton Administration is committed to reducing illegal immigration, and agreements like NAFTA are critical to that effort (Christopher
785).

Laws do little or nothing to curb the illegal immigration problem. Everyone claims to be against immigration, but those same people love the low-cost agricultural products they purchase from the supermarket. No one seems to protest the inexpensive fruits and vegetables cultivated and grown by undocumented workers. Politicians who claim to be adamantly against illegal immigration turn around and hire illegal aliens. Pete Wilson, Dianne Feinstein, and Michael Huffington have all contributed to the "nannygate" problem. It is actually no big deal, but it shows how honest and forthright our politicians are.

Everyone contributes to the problem, but no one will face reality. Let's face it, we all reep the benefits of illegal immigration. Let's forget about all the useless rhetoric, and cut a deal with Mexico and other countries that will benefit everyone (Olmo B7). If

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