The Effects Of Immigration On The United States

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Most immigrants have stated that if they had to do it all over again they would still migrate to the America. After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, immigrants claim that the government has become stricter on immigration. Some claim they have experience discrimination due to the attacks. The public developed a negative attitude about influence in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. A survery reveilved that half of Americans said tighter immigration policy would do a great deal to enhance U.S. national security. Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington argued that if massive immigration were to continue from Latin America, especially Mexico, the consequence may be the bifurcation of the United States. In 2011 the population of illegal Mexian immigrants in the United States dropped by a million. The reversal of the immigration trend was due to the economic downturn which meant few jobs and also tougher immigration laws. There are more than 80 cities in the U.S. that have sanctuary policies including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Fransico, San Diego, San Jose, Phoenix, Miami, Denver, Baltimore, Portland, Seattle, Fort Worth, and Houston. From 1991 to 2000 the United Stated allowed more legal immigrants to enter the country. Between ten to eleven million people were allowed to enter the county, which was more than any previos decade. During the 1900 's, over 8 million people migrated to America which increased the population by one percent every year.
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