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Is Immigration a Fortune of Diversity, or a Crushing Burden?

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 02:28 AM
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Are immigrants a fortune of diversity, or a crushing burden? America has longed

battled the issue about immigration. Today people in general have a very mixed feeling

about the issue of immigration.   Immigrants escaping from prosecution built the United

States. Gladly today, America firmly tries to solve many of our economical, political and

social difficulties due to the burden of the thousand immigrants that enters the United

States. Many people argue that immigrants steal jobs from the loyal Americans,

Overcrowds schools, ruin health care system and abuse health and public and federal

services. Michael Huffington, a former member of the U.S House of Representatives

from California, explains: “Spending on illegal immigrants is out of control.” On the

other hand, many argue that immigrants are actually good for America’s present and

future status. Statistics show that immigrants lower unemployment rates, pay more taxes

and expand our economy by consumption of goods and other services. Immigrants also

increase jobs and improve schools. As more Americans become aware of the issue, the

more questions are aroused and the fewer answers we come across. By exploring the

differing views in this matter, we can define our personal vision of what we should do to

come closer to finding the answer we need to solve this problem.

        Are immigrants job-takers or job-makers? One of the first issues that came with the

wave of immigrants, was the fact that Americans believe that immigrants steals jobs from

native-born Americans, and increase the competition for jobs. Statistics showed that for

every 100...


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