Illegal Immigration


Immigration, legal or otherwise, is a huge issue right now. Debates rage
about how many immigrants should be allowed into the country and how zealously
we should guard out border from illegal intruders. To a point, these people are
correct, is something that should be stopped. People should
not cross the border illegally or overstay on visits. The important question is,
however, does illegal immigration deserve the massive amount of attention it
receives? No, it does not. By looking at the respected immigrants of the past
and thinking about the issues in a clear and objective way, it becomes apparent
that illegal immigration (and legal immigration, for that matter) is not as
vital an ...

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Americans want no more than 300,000 legal immigrants to enter the U.S.
per year. In fact, N.P.G. says that 20% of Americans want immigration
completely stopped. Taking these numbers as the truth, it is clear that America
thinks that we have too many immigrants.
Such a dislike of immigration is interesting considering the success of
past immigration. Many people would say that today's immigrants are somehow
different than those of the past. However, the truth is that the
similarities between the immigrants of today and those of the past are numerous.
Their reasons for coming to this country are often similar. Many of the
immigrants of the late 19th and early 20th centuries were compelled to leave
their homes by the rapidly changing nature of their countries. In the Europe of
the 19th century, this meant quickly growing population and a rapidly
industrializing economy. In nations like Mexico and Vietnam, the same thing is
happening today, they "are undergoing the same ...

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Added: 7/14/2004 01:18:15 AM
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