Immigration Of The United States

1105 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
The United States of America is founded upon an influx of immigrants throughout many decades. They have shaped our country by bringing a variety of skills and knowledge to strengthen our country more than it was before. These adjustments are notable and should be recognized for the sake of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. However, not all immigrants receive any recognition. Instead, they are put in a position where they are handled very harsh. For example, immigrants living on the streets in Los Angeles, California are beaten by the police for loitering on public property. Out of these immigrants, people assume that they are illegal immigrants, in which it may not be true. Several states also have legislation where every immigrant must pull out papers showing their current status as an immigrant: legal or illegal. With all these judgments and issues upon immigration, the major issue is the way immigrants are treated isn’t fair. Firstly, one way immigrants aren’t treated fairly is that many immigrants are forced to leave America due to an extended time waiting for their green cards. Green cards allow immigrants, from foreign nations, to work and live permanently in the US. However, several of the immigrants have to wait for one for a long period of time. For instance, “And those who apply legally, like Yesenia, often find themselves waiting for residency for an extraordinary number of years.” (Basu, “Waits for immigration status -- the legal way -- can be long and…
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