Immigration in the United States

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Immigration in the United States

Even though the United States is over populated, legal immigrants benefit Americans because they provide cultural diversity and having them here does not discriminate against other nationalities. However, illegal immigrants affect the United States in a negative way. Even though legal immigrants benefit Americans by proving a diver setting for their children, it does not always end in a benefit. Illegal immigrants take away health care and housing that Americans could be receiving. They also, do not pay taxes as all legal citizens do. This affects Americans greatly by not only being cheated money wise but then also lose out because illegal immigrants who do not pay into social security are still able to receive it. Unfortunately, there are two sides to every story so it is up for one’s own interpretation.

Immigration in the United States can be a positive thing when done legally. Immigrants benefit the American citizens tremendously. By having immigrants in the United States it provided the nation with cultural diversity. Manali Oak stated, “Immigration leads to an exchange of cultural values. It results in an exchange of knowledge and expertise between two nations. Immigration serves as an opportunity to interact with people of other countries. It gives a platform for people from diverse backgrounds to come together and share their views”. This benefits our children by allowing them to see other nationalities. It teaches our children that there are other ways of life then what is shown in their own households. Also, by having immigrants here it teaches our children as well as our nation to respect each other and each other’s beliefs. This makes our nation a better place for everyone.

Immigration in the United States can be a beneficial thing when done legally. Americans benefit by having immigrants do needed labor that Americans do not want to do themselves. “It's a well-known fact that many of the jobs immigrants come...
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