The Importance Of Immigration To The United States

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The reasons of immigration to America are endless. America is the “land of opportunities”. It offers jobs, better living, good economy and endless amount of opportunities. It is the land where people from anywhere around the world can start a “new life” with an equal chance of succeeding of failing. The economic difficulties, the wars and the hunger have brought millions of either legal or illegal immigrants to the States. The Immigration has always played an important role in the history of America and the United States continue to have a very open immigration policy. Although, over the years these policies have altered and become more difficult for immigrants as well as their families. Currently, the immigration laws of United States allow …show more content…

Approximately 55,000 are admitted under the diversity lottery which begun in 1990. The Immigration and Naturalization Service has estimated around 275,000 immigrants entered the United States illegally and or overstayed the amount of time their visa allows. Congress passed the Immigration and Control Act of 1986 because many people thought illegal immigration was getting out of control. This law allowed illegal aliens who has been living in the states since January 1st, 1982 to be able to apply for temporary residence and it made it illegal for an employer to hire someone who was an illegal immigrant. Also, this law forced the hiring of more border patrol officers to guard all the nation’s borders.
Illegal immigration is the act of an individual coming or staying in the country without the country’s permission and without any form of identification. It is important to keep in mind that these immigrants do this in search of a better life or to escape from war in their homeland. Illegal immigration brings both positive and negative effects to the immigrant as well as the country they have illegally settled in. One positive effect is the fact that

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