Immigration Effects On United States

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Chauntel Clay
Professor Kuzmack
12/7/2014
Research Paper

Immigration Effects on United States
Immigration has been a topic of discussion since the beginning of time. The question to let immigrants in or not to. Even till this day President Obama is still facing the immigration problems and whether to reform it or not. That should not be the problems since our country was started with Immigrants. The only people who were here were the Native Americans. So is it fair to say that we should not keep America doors open? Is this the land of the free and opportunities? Immigrants should not be kept out. They have contributed to America economy more than we know it. Immigrants came over to have a better life for their family. Immigrants are an important part of our international competitiveness, especially in technology-intensive and service industries. Furthermore, immigrants help to provide business leadership in developing new products and industries. Immigrants also play an important role in the economy by filling niches where the domestic supply of workers is limited.
Immigration before 1965
The United States experienced major waves of immigration during the colonial era, the first part of the 19th century and from the 1880s to 1920. Many immigrants came to America seeking greater economic opportunity, while some, arrived in search of religious freedom. New laws in 1965 ended the quota system that favored European immigrants, and today, the majority of the country’s
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