Immigration Of The United States

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Michelle Faed
English 126

Immigration in the United States

The United States of America, being a country established by immigrants, is known all over the world as the land of great opportunities. People from all walks of life travelled across the globe, taking a chance to find a better life for them and their family. Over the years, the population of immigrants has grown immensely, resulting in the currently controversial issue of illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are the people who have overstayed the time granted on their US, visa or those who have broken the federal law by crossing the border illegally. Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants come because they want a chance at a better life; others are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. While America has long seen and celebrated itself as a nation of immigrants, what was useful in previous generations has potential problems that must be addressed through stricter immigration policies. The United States government must amend stricter policies regarding immigration in order to reduce the increase of overpopulation the country faces. Immigration has been affecting America’s population for over two hundred years now and still continues to grow due to lenient policies being elected. Immigration was encouraged back in the 1800s to allow industrialization and growth in the country’s
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