Americans Are Immigrants! Essay

989 words - 4 pages

Americans are Immigrants!

     “Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life,” was the words of former American president, John F. Kennedy (American Immigration: Quotes about Immigration). Immigrants have been in America for many years now. Today many people have different opinions about whether immigrants should be allowed into America freely, or if there should be more harsh regulations to those coming into the country. After September 11, people have been afraid, or scared of foreigners coming to America. “Today a wide-open door is an invitation to national disaster,” was said by FAIR (American Immigration: Quotes about Immigration). I believe this quote is very wrong. People come to our country to find a better place to live, and have a family. They come here for the opportunities, the jobs, and for the pleasures of all the freedom America has to offer. I believe immigrants should freely be able to come into America.
     One reason why immigration should be allowed freely into our country all started a long time ago. As early as the 1600’s when Americans were using Africans as slaves, the Americans brought these Africans over to America for their own benefits (American Immigration: Assimilation? If so, to What Degree?). As soon as these Africans came to America their title from Africans changed to African-Americans. This means that they are in fact American. After slavery stopped in later years, the now African-Americans had the chance to go back to their homelands, but refused to (American Immigration: Assimilation? If so, to What Degree?). They were so used to being around their American masters that, they now knew how to speak English. This helped them live strong in America, because they already had an advantage over most other immigrant, because they were fluent in their home language, and the American language (American Immigration: Assimilation? If so, to What Degree?). This is good because, immigrants have brought so many other languages into America that it causes us to expand our knowledge and learn other languages. Chinese immigrants were getting paid as little as nine hundred dollars a month, while working a eleven hour workday (American Immigration: Assimilation? If so, to What Degree?). But for Chinese immigrants our country is still offering better opportunities to the immigrants then their native country of China; where there are about 50 million unemployed people according to Chinas’ statistics (American Immigration: Assimilation? If so, to What Degree?). So, our country is offering way more opportunities then others. Immigrants are coming to this country to have it better.
     There are many reasons on why immigrants come here to America. Many immigrants come to America for political freedom. They come here to enjoy the feeling of the Amendments that our country has. They want to have the freedom of...

Find Another Essay On Americans are Immigrants!

immigration Essay

633 words - 3 pages not want to do the unusual jobs. Most Americans want to do jobs that do not require strenuous effort. This is why the immigrants are helping us in our country. They are taking the jobs that many Americans would not want to do, which helps our economy. In the film we watched Charles Connor said, “Without this work force food production will go off seas, and crops will be left un harvested in the U.S.” Also, why is it that immigrants are getting

Immigrants and Immigration - Blessing or Burden?

1069 words - 4 pages 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

United States Immigrants

1013 words - 5 pages “American” citizens are; as loyal Americans. Most people in the United States look at immigrants and think they're bad people, immigrants should be able to live here and not be judged badly, immigrants who cross have reasons for crossing whether it’s legal or illegal crossings, immigrants and their families are affected and the economy isn't affected badly by them. Immigrants from different parts of the world come into the U.S, legally and illegally

Can old immigration theories be applied to new immigrants?

957 words - 4 pages white, the contemporary immigrants are more visible and cannot disappear in the mainstream.In his writing still the Promise City? African Americans and New Immigrants in Postindustrial New York, Waldinger points out that immigrants did better when they stayed inside their respective ethnic niche and faced less discrimination (Waldinger 116).In order to o create good prospects for their future immigrants have to rely on their social and human capital

asdasdasds

1601 words - 7 pages economy, their strong representation in the labor forces continues today. Immigrants aren’t taking “American” jobs, they are taking the jobs that Americans don’t want (Delener & Ventilato, 2008). Immigrants contribute to various aspects of the economy, including brining valuable skills to their jobs, contributing to the cost of living through taxes, and the lacked use of welfare, healthcare, and social security when compared to native-born

Deportation in America - English 1010 - Informative Paper

957 words - 4 pages that Immigration enforcement must be effective and targeted correctly. By putting forth the attention on focusing on illegal immigrants that pose a violent threat to public safety, such as terrorist and criminals. Those who are here illegally yet want to gain citizenship should have a fair chance to share their stories and not be separated from family members that are born US citizens. b. Donald Trump wants to enforce deportation of all illegal

English Should be the National Language

995 words - 4 pages are trying to succeed in America. Most of these immigrants are learning English through assimilation. Without Bilingual education every immigrant who came into the United States would have a hard time succeeding. In order to be successful in America you need to know a bit of English. Immigrants should not be mandated to learn English, but learning English would help them to succeed. Most Americans want the immigrants to learn English, but are

Immigrants Should Be Forced to Learn and Speak English

2580 words - 10 pages the areas of law enforcement, health care, tourism and within the court room (Maceri, 2009). Many English-speaking Americans are articulate and emotional with regards to requiring immigrants who come to the United States to learn and speak English. It is difficult to communicate and work with immigrants who are non-English speaking. English-only speakers have voiced frustration when calling a company with regards to a service issue, only to

Illegal Immigration in the United States

930 words - 4 pages . Those with the issues are concerned about illegal immigrants taking Americans jobs and not paying taxes. Those without the issue are mostly business owners who hire them because most immigrants will work for a low wage and owners also do not have to claim them on their taxes. Therefore the American government must control the flow of illegal immigrants in to America by bettering some laws such as punishing employers, raising the number of visas and

Carribean immigrants in New York City

1815 words - 7 pages Americans. Hence, showing how the West Indian culture really influences the American.On the other hand American culture also influences Caribbean Immigrants. West Indians undergo many changes. Once arriving to New York their racial and ethnic relations take on a change. In New York they are given another title besides Caribbean immigrants. "Perhaps the most jarring change was that being black took on a new and more painful meaning" (Nancy Foner 202

Immigration into the US

966 words - 4 pages movement captured the American public labeled as the “Know-Nothings” and their theme was nativism. These people linked every problem in society on immigrants like prisons, charities, crime and police. At the time most immigrants were from Ireland because of the potato famine and Germany because of the political and economical problems. These immigrants were very poor and uneducated. Today the objects of prejudice are the Latin Americans. David Cole

Similar Essays

Immigrants Are Americans Too Essay

1527 words - 6 pages food, and poorer health among immigrants by making them ineligible to receive any form of assistance for their first five years in the United States. Hence, this act stipulates that documented immigrants, even those who are a part of the working class or have lived in the United States for more than one year but less than five, are not Americans. Thus, they do not deserve to enjoy the same rights as Americans. If the United States is truly the

When Are Immigrants Americans Too? Essay

866 words - 3 pages of immigrants. Some Americans believe that immigrants should stay in their own countries and not move here. Some feel that immigrants don't add to our economy while others do. In Jimmy Santiago Baca's poem, "So Mexicans are Taking Jobs from Americans", he uses sarcasm when he implies that all immigrants, not only ones from Mexico are coming to America and taking jobs that are rightfully those that already live in America. He says that

None Essay

1747 words - 7 pages are also willing to do the cheap labor Americans don’t wants to do. Immigrants also generate a lot of revenue. The loss of these immigrants would actually hurt the U.S. and its economy. About 618,000 jobs would be loss due to a mass deportation of all undocumented immigrants. This would increase unemployment and many more jobs will be lost. If the United States were to deport all undocumented immigrants about $2.6 trillion would be lost. Also over

Five Myths About Immigration A Summary Of David Cole's View

946 words - 4 pages Author David Cole explains in "Five Myths about Immigration" that people are misinformed about immigrants in America and blame them for all the problems in the American society. Cole comments that the "Native Americans", which have nothing to do with what we call Native Americans today, were labeled as "Know-Nothings" because they simply did not know anything about immigrants and prejudged immigrants who came into the country. The author quotes