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Immigration 11

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Hugh Walthall III
Dr. Sisson
Public Speaking
April 6, 2011
America’s and Mexico’s bad blood history has been going on for centuries, dating back to the 19th century, which is characterized by contention and conflict. In which today the source of illegal immigration from Mexico and legal immigration is the reason behind the disagreement. But it’s kind of funny b/c going back in history instead of Americans being concerned about Mexicans coming to the United States, the shoe was on the other foot. All dating back to the 1880s w/start of a influx of American settlers into Texas, which was a Mexican territory. But the American settlers wanted Texas for themselves. So w/support of the United States the settlers went to war w/Mexico and won their independence. This led to the invasion of Mexico by Americans troops in the 1840s and American expansionism. With the war, the United States won territory, but inherited a bitter legacy that would last for the rest of the 19th century and well into the 20th century.
The Problem
  * The economic, social, and political aspects of immigration have caused controversy regarding ethnicity, economic benefits, jobs for non-immigrants, settlement patterns, impact on upward social mobility, crime, and voting behavior.
Basic Nature
  * The United States is viewed by other countries and citizens of those countries as a highly desirable destination.
  * The United States has become a ground for a large number of migrations, illegal and legal immigrations, because of job opportunities, benefits, conditions of living, and better life for their families.
Possible Causes
  * The United States has often been called the melting pot, which means the tradition of immigrants coming to the United States looking for something better. Individuals and families still come to the United States with vision of improving their lives, better jobs, educational opportunities, and healthcare. The theories of immigration...


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