Illegal Immigrants in The United States
SUNY New Paltz
Immigration in the United States has a long history, the establishment of the United States was started by immigrants. The legitimacy of immigration has long been controversial. Immigrants that have money and technology will get welcomed to a country, but in fact more immigrants are from undeveloped countries. They are very poor and they are eager to immigrate to a developed country to make money. This kind of immigration will not easily lead to success. Developed countries and developing countries became the worst-hit areas of illegal immigration, because these countries need a lot of cheap labor, and illegal immigrant workers are very cheap. Highly efficient work with lower than normal labor compensation, is perfect for the companies. At the same time, immigrant culture as important for a country. If there are only a few immigrants in a country, that means illegal immigrants will not be common in this country. Because of these factors the United States, the world's largest economy, was plagued with illegal immigrants. The topic of illegal immigration is a heated one at this moment in the U.S.A , and there are both negative and positive effects that stem from this issue.
“Virtually all Americans are immigrants or descendants of immigrants” (American Immigrants, 2009 p. 29). The United States is a “melting pot,” due to the acceptance of immigrants from all over the world. Immigrant culture has a long history in the United States. Immigrants from all over the world have dreams; they hope to complete their dream in the United States. The United States let many migrants realize their dreams. Also immigrants helped the development and construction of the country.
“Immigrants who came to the United States before 1880 are considered to be in the ‘first wave’ of immigration.” (American Immigrants, 2009 p. 33). When the United States was just set up, only 3.9...