Immigration Essay

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Valerie Gonzales
Assistant Professor McCombs
ENG 1301, Essay 1-Expressive,
22 October 12
Nation of Immigrants
It is often said that America is a nation of immigrants. Generations have drifted to the United States in hope for opportunity and liberty, and have also helped this country become very wealthy. Many illegal immigrants left their country in hope for a greater life in America. These immigrants have brought their culture to the U.S. They have made a new America by changing economy, work and culture for the better. Immigration to the United States is a complicated analytical circumstance that has been a major reason for cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States and population expansion. For many years, the United States has opened its doors to welcome those seeking political and religious freedom. Many illegal immigrants also chose to come to the United States because they want to escape poverty or oppression and to make a better life for themselves and their children. Some immigrants already have members of their family residing in this country, and desire reunification. The social, political, and economical condition of immigration have caused discussion regarding economic benefits, jobs for non-immigrants, ethnicity, settlement patterns, crime, and voting behavior. The United States has accepted many legal immigrants as permanent residents. Throughout the years, immigration in the United States has massively grown. Migration is expensive, difficult, and dangerous for those who enter the United States illegally. Many immigrants who cross the border illegally are known to die from heat stroke, dehydration, and hyperthermia. Although there are many deaths every year, the amount of immigrants crossing the border illegally is still expanding. After they get here, immigrants start contributing to the economy of this country. They are family member, workers, students, business owners, clergymen, investors,...
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