Immigration Over The United States

2049 WordsMay 14, 20159 Pages
Immigration has become an extremely debatable topic in the United States over the past 15 years. The United States has earned the term "the melting pot of the world" due to the country 's history as an immigrant nation. The United States was founded by immigrants seeking a better life from the foreign countries they once called home. Over the past two-hundred years Ellis Island and Angel Island have been open doorways for countless immigrants entering the country. Often the glories of America 's long and rich history of immigration cover up the struggles and problems that immigrants faced and the burden it places on everyday citizens in society. Today citizens must face numerous challenges and obstacles brought on by both legal and illegal immigrants. With Mexico and its severely struggling economy on the southern border of the United States there has been a severe increase in illegal immigrants from Mexico and from numerous other struggling countries located in South America. Often illegals come to the United States to increase their monetary situation, in order to better their life and also to send money to their struggling families back in other countries. With countless illegals arriving and working in the United States, the effects of their presence is beginning to be noticed in the everyday lives of citizens in America. The types of effects that illegals have on our economic system is wide spread and ranges from clouding of the job market and legal system, all the way

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