Immigration And The United States

986 WordsNov 26, 20154 Pages
Immigration in the United States continues to increase rapidly year by year. According to an analysis of monthly Census Bureau data by the Center for Immigration Studies, the immigration population in the United States, both legal and illegal, hit a record of 42.1 million in the second quarter of this year, an increase of 1.7 million since the same quarter of 2014 (CIS.org). Clearly, Immigrants make up a large part of the population in the United States, and for most immigrants, migrating to the United States contains one main purpose: to pursue a better life with more opportunities, a purpose also known as “the American Dream”. The concept of immigration is embodied with different viewpoints that can be based on facts or subjective reasoning, but overall, the viewpoints on immigration are narrowed down to two general perspectives. For some Americans, Immigration, especially illegal immigration, impacts the United States in a negative way. People with this perspective argue that immigration has a negative impact on the country’s security, economy, education, and public health. On the other hand, supporters of the presence of immigrants in the country suggest that immigrants contribute to the well-being and development of the country. Supporters of immigration argue that immigrants help boost the economy of the United States rather than hurting it, and believe that the moral thing to do is to give people the opportunity to better themselves in a country filled with the
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