Early Twentieth-Century Immigration Effects

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Effects of Immigration in the twentieth century

I. Moehling, Carolyn, and Anne Morrison Piehl. "IMMIGRATION, CRIME, AND INCARCERATION IN EARLY TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICA*." Demography, 1 Nov. 2009. Web. .
A. The article is really focusing on whether immigrants affected the crime rate. The standalone theories in the start of the article suggest they did increase the crime rate, but with no hard proof. As the article develops deeper, facts and biased opinion come through and display that the immigrants did not affect the crime rate in the early twentieth century.
B. I learned that immigration did not directly affect the crime rate in the early twentieth century. It was assumed that they did because the immigrants moved into high traffic, high
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Bradley, David, and Ryan Finnigan. "Does Immigration Undermine Public Support for Social Policy?" American Sociological Review, 1 Feb. 2014. Web. .
A. This article argues if immigration is lowering the peoples support for social policy. The main topic the article brings forth is one about welfare, it compares the studies from the United States and from Europe. They compare the European studies to the U.S’s studies to see whether or not social policy was effected by immigration around the end of the twentieth century.
B. Something really interesting was used in this article to combat the immigrants effect on support for social policy. It was said that in higher density areas that were majority immigrants, actually increased public support for social policies, because the majority of immigrants did not benefit off welfare. The most important fact is when they argued that the increase in immigrants increased the use of welfare; they were wrong. In 1994, it was stated that the U.S. welfare state was purposefully told not to include racial minorities aka immigrants. One of the strong points of this article is that social policy is being affected by immigrants, but not in the way you would think. It is being affected by the natives who have racial attitudes towards the immigrants making the natives less supportive of social policy; proving that it is not the immigrants fault. The weak point of the article is when the opposition claims that growing foreign-born populations increase
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I learned that employers would hire native-born workers over immigrants workers, except none of them actually apply for the job. They are ashamed of the job, because the low-level job has a status about it and is called an “immigrant” job. This taking away the argument that natives can’t get entry level jobs due to immigrants in high populated areas. So, the Natives are just unwilling to do the entry-level jobs, because of status and low wages. The weak point is the fact that entry-level jobs are a great way to get easy level experience. The strong point of this article, is when it talks about employers feeling immigrants are best suited or most appropriate for entry-level jobs, this being said, the employers have a stronger desire to hire the immigrants over the natives. The weak point is the fact that entry-level jobs are a great way to get easy level experience, though it will help the progress of the career journey, it did not correlate well enough to the main point of the argument.
The effects of immigrations to the urban culture of America had numerous outcomes, whether immigrants effected the crime-rates, whether they reduced support for social policies such as welfare, and whether immigrants affected the career path of native-born population. The articles proved that immigrants have little to no effect on crime rates. They proved that they don’t create a loss of public support for social policies. They also proved, that immigrants don’t directly affect the career
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