Immigration : Perceptions Of Immigration

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Perceptions of Immigration
Many people around the world have to move to different countries for different situations. Some of them have to move because their parents were transferred by their work. Others are moving because they want to live in another country. There are other people that move because they are looking for new opportunities to succeed or because they are escaping because of violet reasons in their countries. This process of moving from one country to another is called immigration. This word has been used in many different situations every day. The most common definition is to talk about people that move illegally to another country. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, immigration “is process through which individuals become permanent residents or citizens of a new country” (Perry 315). It is incredible that when you type the word “immigration” into an internet search engine, the first sources that come up have nothing to do with the actual word. You have to scroll down a lot to actually find the definition. The first thing that comes up are problems, the new policies of the government, other misconceptions, and most of the sources talk about the negative aspects of immigration not the beneficial ones. The word immigration is such a hot topic that nowadays we forget what the real meaning of it is.
Historically, the process of immigration has been of great social, economic, and cultural benefit to the United States. This is because people were focusing on…
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