Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "immigrant"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Illegal Immigrants Should be Granted Citizenship - The American Dream, which is sought by many people around the world, is not an easy task and it can be very hard to achieve for the unfortunate. Many see the United States as a land of possibilities and a better life and that could explain why the number of unauthorized immigrants has increased from 3.5 millions in 1990 to 12.2 millions in 2007. (Preston 1) The number on immigrants in the US only decreased between the 2007 and 2009 due to the economical crisis, when more immigrants left the US than entered it....   [tags: Path to Citizenship]
:: 10 Works Cited
1630 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Opening the Immigration Gates of the United States - Opening the Immigration Gates of the United States It has been a long debated topic whether or not America should continue to let immigrants enter the country. Often, the immediate response would be to withhold more immigrants to come in since there are many existing immigrants already living everywhere around the United States. But the truth is that the immigrants who come in are undoubtedly helping America much more than they harm it. Examples of how the immigrants help would be the economy becoming more powerful, diverse culture, more variety, and even creating job opportunities....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 518 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Immigration and Job Loss Debate - The Immigration and Job Loss Debate A debate that always seems to raise its ugly head when the issue of "foreign labor" is discussed concerns the types of jobs that immigrants take and whether they are actually taking these jobs away from American workers. I look at it as jobs they are "left with", not ones they are taking. The debate always shows an American family that has been displaced or lost their livelihood because they can no longer compete with cheaper labor. In reality the jobs that the immigrants get are the most undesirable, strenuous and dangerous ones....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1160 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigration Perpectives in US - Starting with the first pilgrims immigrating to the United States in the early 1600s, immigrants have been coming to American in search of religious freedom and the opportunity to make more money. The United States is a country that was founded by and has grown exponentially as a direct result of immigration. A survey from the United States Census Bureau in 2009 showed the current number of immigrants living in America was 38,517,234. (http://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states-1) Each immigrant from around the world brings with them culture, lifestyle and religious differences that may seem strange or odd when compared to...   [tags: immigrants, culture, max weber, diversity]
:: 7 Works Cited
1459 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Political Opinion and Behavior of Adolescents and/or Immigrants - Subject: the political opinion and behavior of the adolescents and/or immigrants Aim: understand how the political internet memes being non traditional forms of political participation, are able to express and influence the political opinion of voters. Background New social media are tools that allow us to reduce the price of the individual participation of discussion and action in political life, as well as strengthen the capacity of feedback. They do this by facilitating the transition from private to public segment of the information space....   [tags: political participation, social media]
:: 2 Works Cited
1642 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Latino Journey in the United States: Immigrants - A diverse minority group of Latino and Spanish-speaking peoples has played an important part of what it means to be American and what it means to be a citizen in the United States today. Moving into the future, in order to analyze the trajectory that this group is in, we must first understand the group’s history in the United States and in territories that would become the United States. In addition, we must look at the origins of the most recent wave of Latino immigration in order to understand their current effect on American society and the intersection between both minority and majority groups....   [tags: diverse minority, spanish-speaking peoples]
:: 6 Works Cited
1699 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Borders Should be Tightened to Prevent Illegal Immigration - In coming to grips, the law needs to do more to tighten the borders in Texas to prevent illegal immigration from crossing over trafficking drugs. The White House stated that President Bush would have a debate on illegal immigration. White House officials said Mr. Bush had always understood the need to protect the border as a former governor of a border state, Texas Ruttenberg, J. (2006, May 13). Mr. Bush was considering a bill to increase law enforcements and military personnel patrolling the border to increase the use of high surveillance tools and to increase the enforcement against illegal immigrants and drugs (www.foxnews.com.)....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants Argumentative Persuasive] 1994 words
(5.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
America Cannot Afford Illegal Immigrants - America has a national debt of approximately 14 trillion dollars. What can our country do to stop this spending. Statistics show that 338.3 billion dollars are spent on illegal immigrants in America annually. (3) This amount alone would be enough to stimulate the economy for the real citizens of this country. If we were to tighten border security, we would be able to cut down our debt. Therefore, to minimize national debt, America should tighten border security and thus stop spending money on welfare, Medicaid, and education for illegal immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration Essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
804 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Hard Working Immigrants: Cesar Chavez - The Farm Workers’ Movement was a political movement in the United States tried that to give fair rights to farm workers all through the country and was headed by some organizations and labor unions, especially the United Farm Workers of America. Farm Workers’ Movement was between the 70’s-80’s and their goals were to give the farm workers more rights such as giving them breaks, food, water and shelter while they work. Many immigrants who worked there, were there to support their family with food and a place to live, but they face many hardships due to the rising temperatures with no water; Lots of the workers suffered heatstroke, fainted by not drinking water and waiting long hours in order...   [tags: farmers movement, labor leader]
:: 6 Works Cited
1126 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigration Policy in the United States -            We are now in the 21st century and like the beginning of the 20th century the United States finds itself in the throes of a period of mass immigration. More then one million immigrants enter the Unites States, both legally and illegally every single year. Many argue that this new wave of mass immigration may help sustain the success that our nation is having in regard to the way of living that many American have come accustomed to and yet others believe that although our nation was created by immigrants it is time to "shut down" our borders....   [tags: Illegal Immigrants Essay]
:: 4 Works Cited
2028 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Restriction of Immigration in the United States - The Restriction of Immigration in the United States Immigration should be restricted in the United States. There are many political, social, and economic reasons why restrictions should be put on immigration. The United States Government and the welfare of its citizens are chaotic enough, without having to deal with the influx of thousands of new immigrants each year. Along with the myriad immigrants to the U.S., come just as many economic problems. Some of these problems include unemployment, crime, and education....   [tags: Immgration Immigrants Essays] 651 words
(1.9 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Benefits of Immigration in the United States - The Benefits of Immigration in the United States      America is known famously throughout the world with the nickname 'The melting pot.' The reason behind this is that America is extremely diverse and has many different people. Immigrants give America the chance to know the culture of many countries. They bring in their culture, religion, economic benefits, and ideology to America. I believe that the United States should allow legal immigrants from all over the world because they bring many benefits to it....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants]
:: 4 Works Cited
965 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Non-English Speaking People - Should the conflicting rights of non-English speaking people be taken away because of an English-only law. I think non-English speaking people have the right to speak their homeland language in public events and as part of their social lives. In America no one should be allowed to be a form of prisoner because of their native language. There should be laws or ordinances to prohibit persons from confronting—either verbally or physically- non-English speaking persons for speaking their native language in their work or social life....   [tags: Immigrants] 1012 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Examining the Anti-Immigration Policies - Examining the Anti-Immigration Policies United States immigration policies are designed as deterrents to immigration into the United States. Frankly, their message has always been "Stay out!" Recently, California policies have taken a harsher stab at immigration, namely Mexican immigrants that constitute the largest Latin American minority in the United States. This paper intends to examine these policies, the effects they have had on the Mexican population in California, and the connection they have to the anti-immigrant sentiment felt throughout the country....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Politics Essays]
:: 12 Works Cited
2957 words
(8.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Illegal Immigration In The United States - National Issues Paper: Illegal Immigration There are more than 10 million illegal immigrants living in the United Sates, and each day that number is increasing by 1,400 illegal aliens. An illegal immigrant is a foreigner who either illegally crossed an international political border, whether it was by land, sea or air, or whether it be a foreigner who legally entered a country but nevertheless overstayed their visa in order to live and/or work there. The two focal attractions that the illegal immigrants perceive in the U.S are superior job opportunities, and better living for their families....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1218 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
We Need Immigration to Remain Strong - We Need Immigration to Remain Strong   As sheltered an enclave as the university campus is, it would take a veritable hermit not to be aware of the emergence of immigration as an important national issue. It is so ubiquitous that even the locals might know something about it; their town, after all, is prepared to evict some immigrants from overcrowded housing. Perhaps, though, your exposure to the issue is cursory, and maybe, like many Americans, you lean to the right in your views on it. After all, it seems quite logical that if hordes of people keep streaming across our borders unchecked, there is bound to be some unhealthy social and economic consequences....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 2013 words
(5.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Immigration in America Today - Immigration in America Today Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. These immigrants come because they want a chance at a better life; others are refugees, escaping persecution and civil wars in their home country. Many people believe the United States is the best place to go. There is more freedom, protection, and benefits, which seems like a good deal to immigrants. But the large number of immigration is affecting the current citizens of the United States....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
:: 9 Works Cited
3584 words
(10.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Negative Effects of Mass Immigration - The Negative Effects of Mass Immigration For decades immigrants to America were sure of two things. They came for the opportunity to build a better life for their families and they would not seek nor would they accept a handout. The drive and attitude of immigrants who came to America during the nineteen twenties through the nineteen sixties built strong work ethics that created our now famous American melting pot. But for the past thirty years a runaway welfare state has poisoned our good intentions....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1549 words
(4.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Real Issue Behind the Immigration Debate - The controversy over immigration has typically overlooked the political purpose of immigration: to supply citizens who will cherish and uphold the American Founding principles of equality and liberty, of government by consent and the rule of law. Founding a new nation and then perpetuating it are the two greatest challenges of statesmen. Part of that task of perpetuation—and Abraham Lincoln reminded us that it can be a more difficult task than founding—is creating new citizens. In the United States this has involved turning immigrants into citizens....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 507 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Pro Immigration in the United States - One of our nation's biggest problems if you would call it a problem is Immigration. I am writing this to inform my readers or in this case reader why immigration should be legal. I have based my research on three things, economy, Social Security, and freedom of life. I hope this essay will help you see a different perspective of immigration and what it can do for our country. Immigration has been going on in America since the seventeenth century when the English established settlements on Plymouth and Jamestown, which were originally the Native Americans....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants] 1310 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
It's Time for Immigration Reform - It's Time for Immigration Reform   News article after news article on immigration characterizes anyone who opposes the current level of immigration as anti-immigrant. This is biased and deceitful. It's like saying that anyone who doesn't want 10 or 12 children is anti-children. The truth is that many people are pro-immigration but recognize that the present level of immigration is unsustainable and will eventually be detrimental to Americans and immigrants alike.   One often-used irrelevant argument is that we are a nation of immigrants....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 840 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Problems of Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration is an issue that has been around for years, but never has it had such an impact on American society.  In recent years, record numbers of illegal immigrants, most specifically those from Mexico, have entered the United States and stayed here for good.  These undocumented immigrants have their reasons for settling in states such as California and Texas, but do those reasons outweigh the impact they have on our economy, education system, and healthcare?  These three areas are already an issue within our institution of legal citizens, nonetheless there are an estimated 8-12 million illegal immigrants in the United States in December 2013 (Current Numbers)   Going further, be...   [tags: Negatives of Illegal Immigrants 2014]
:: 5 Works Cited
1057 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration - The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration Missing Works Cited During the 1970’s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the "Chicano movement." Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students and youth, these activists focused on maintaining a pride for their culture as well as their ethnicity to fuel their political campaign....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1050 words
(3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Ignorance in the Immigration Debate - Ignorance in the Immigration Debate One of the biggest, growing debates today is the issue of immigration into the U.S. I just don’t understand why there’s such a big debate. I compare this issue to the issue of racism in the way that, no matter what you do, "they" are always going to be here, and it is only ignorance that keeps the issue ablaze. The fact that migrants are not mostly white these days, also makes the issue one more of race. As Charles S. Clark puts it in The New Immigrants, "In the 1990’s, Americans who grew up in a historically white, Anglo-Saxon society are having to adjust to a Polish-born chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, John Shalikashvili; to Spanish-language ed...   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants] 1439 words
(4.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigration Restrictions - Total inhalation of immigration would not be a healthy choice for the United States. However, setting out for stricter laws to become a citizen is in need. There are over 11.7 million illegal immigrants in the United States (poll 2011). Therefore, having restrictions on immigration overall can help the economy grow, security at airports, docs, borders, and on the streets would not only lessen the illegal immigrants around the country, but supply more jobs for Americans. Illegal immigrants not only live in the U.S, but are supplied jobs in which were made for American workers....   [tags: illegal immigrants, chinese immigration]
:: 7 Works Cited
944 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Illegal Immigration Reform in America - One of the most controversial topics today in politics is what to do about illegal immigration in the United States. Should we consider all of the illegal immigrants felons. Should we give them full citizenship rights. These are all important questions related to illegal immigration. In 1986, the Immigration Reform and Control Act made it illegal for employers to knowingly hire undocumented workers and imposed fines of up to $11,000 for each violation. Recently, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill, entitled H.R....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
:: 3 Works Cited
1374 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Pros and Cons of Immigration to the USA - The Advantages and Disadvantages of Immigration to the USA ‘‘Remember, remember always, that all of us… are descended from immigrants and revolutionist’’ by Franklin D. Roosevelt. The United States is a nation of immigrants and the earliest people were the Native Americans who came from Asia. The rest of the people left Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, South and Central America, the islands of the Pacific, and the Middle East coming more towards the 18th century. The United States has witnessed the transformation from an American Indian population to a rich array of ethnicities and races....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
:: 3 Works Cited
2560 words
(7.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Problem with Immgration to the United States - The Problem with Immgration to the United States The first move stopping immigration decided by Congress was a law in 1862 restricting American vessels to transport Chinese immigrants to the U.S. The Alien Contract Labor Laws of 1885, 1887, 1888, and 1891 restricted the immigration to the U.S. of people entering the country to work under contracts made before their arrival. Alien skilled laborers, under these laws, were allowed to enter the U.S. to work in new industries. By this time anti-immigrant felling rose with the flood of immigrants and in this period the anti-Catholic, anti-foreign political party the Know-Nothings, was already born....   [tags: Immigration Citizenship Immigrants Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1291 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Problems of Illegal Immigration - Abstract Engraved in the Statue of Liberty are these words: “Give me your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door”(Cooper). When the United States was created, it encouraged people of all backgrounds to immigrate. America is known as “a land of hope and opportunity”. Today, immigrating legally to the United States is a life experience that few are fortunate to experience....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants]
:: 8 Works Cited
4324 words
(12.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Dream Act - Taking U.S citizens rights away or is it just an opportunity to illegal aliens. This is one of the many arguments people have been stating about the dream act. This program was passed to help illegal immigrants grow in education. It was not to acquire U.S citizen’s rights, in fact it was passed because many immigrants want to give back to the country that has offered them many things. This program also known as DACA was proposed by the president Barack Obama and has been applied to many illegal immigrants since 2010....   [tags: American dream, immigrants, education]
:: 10 Works Cited
1346 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Hispanic Diversity in the United States - The Hispanic diversity of the United States has been well documented in immigration and population numbers for many years. In 1994, there were 26.4 million Hispanic Americans living in the Continental United States.In 2005 that number had ballooned to over 35 million.Now in 2008 the number is over 45 million people.(US Census 2008) The four main groups of Hispanic citizens are the people from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Central America.Our Hispanic population has given the United States many contributions to politics, economics, family traditions and bilingual advancement in the world....   [tags: Immigration Latino Hispanic Immigrants]
:: 3 Works Cited
1168 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Illegal Immigration to the United States - What is largely fueling the underground economy, experts say, is the nation's swelling ranks of low-wage illegal immigrants. The government puts this population at 8.5 million, but that may represent a serious undercount. Robert Justich, a senior managing director at Bear Stearns Asset Management in New York, makes a persuasive case in a forthcoming paper, "The Underground Labor Force Is Rising to the Surface," that illegal immigrants actually number 18 million to 20 million. If true, the economic implications are profound and could help shape debates slated in Washington this year over both immigration policies and tax reform....   [tags: Economy Immigrants Work Essays] 2748 words
(7.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigration Reform - Illegal Immigrants have always been an issue in America. The solution would seem to be to create and put into action an Immigration Reform. The only problem with this is which reform to choose and put into action. In order to create and implement a reform, America needs to address these main issues: Americans thinking immigrants are stealing their jobs, the bills passed on Immigration in the past compared to the ones to be passed, immigration in relation to politics, and the future of America. Which reform idea is the best....   [tags: illegal immigration, immigrants, America]
:: 10 Works Cited
1100 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Answer - The United States is currently in a 14.2 trillion dollar debt (Clemmit, “National Debt”). Even so, many people want to send each one of the illegal immigrants back to their place of origin for illegally entering America. How is sending back a considerable amount of illegal immigrants going to help reestablish what was once a great economy. On the contrary, it will only help worsen an economy that is currently in rough shape. The Comprehensive Reform Act was brought out to offer illegal immigrants a way of becoming legalized in the United States through a hard-earned citizenship and an opportunity for the youth of undocumented immigrants to live the American dream, in addition to an effort to...   [tags: economic, problems, immigrants]
:: 2 Works Cited
1266 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Japanese Women - Young Japanese immigrant women migrated to California around the 20th century. Many migrated to California to join families that were already established in the state, while others came with their husbands to start a new life in California. Some Japanese women followed their husbands, fulfilling their family responsibilities by being good wives. These Japanese women encountered hardships as compared to other American women because of their ethnicity, new lifestyles such as, keeping their traditional Japanese culture, while assimilating into Californian culture and the fact that they were a minority group....   [tags: immigration, culture, California, immigrants]
:: 8 Works Cited
1836 words
(5.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Problems with Immigration - Problems with Immigration The question is have we given up on turning our immigrants into Americans (Brimelow 30). Undoubtedly, all the hipped-up controversial rhetoric will deter the immigrant population from becoming legal. It has become such a hassle to go through the process that many people choose to cross the border without permission. Before 1960, eighty percent of the immigration to America came from Europe. Since 1960, however, eighty percent has come from places other than Europe (Wishard 153)....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants]
:: 12 Works Cited
1572 words
(4.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The United States is a Nation of Immigrants - Today the United States of America is regarded as a global economic leader. The standard of living in the U.S. is higher than that of most other nations. Our nation is considered an economic super-power. Economic needs have often caused Americans to seek immigrants as workers, and economic opportunities have attracted foreigners. The United States is a nation of immigrants. Our nation has been shaped by successive waves of immigrants who have played major roles in our changing economy. The overwhelming majority of immigrants who enter the United States come in search of jobs and a chance at a better life for themselves and their families....   [tags: Immigration Essays] 1654 words
(4.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
America as a Nation of Immigrants - America as a Nation of Immigrants America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus' poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty "the golden door" Americans have seen times when the door was open wide and times when it was close shut to most immigrants (Sure 4). Many people look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is America has always struggled with the issue of immigration, both legal and illegal....   [tags: Papers] 1784 words
(5.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Plight of Immigrants to Boston - The Plight of Immigrants to Boston Since its conception in the early 1600's, Boston, the so-called 'City on a Hill,' has opened its doors to all people of all ethnic and religious background. At times there were many who fought to prevent the immigrants, while other people, at the same time, helped those who made it to the Americas, more specifically, Boston to make a new life for themselves. The immigrants from Ireland were not unfamiliar with this trend in American history. More often than not, the Irish immigrants were met with adversity from the 'native' Bostonians....   [tags: Papers] 901 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Nativists Calling for Restriction of Immigrants. - Americans at the turn of the century were alarmed about what they perceived as a change in the type of immigrants entering the United States. Some of the traits they saw as distinguishing the new immigrants from the old immigrants were real; some were imagined; some were half-true. The old immigration peaked in the 1880s. The new immigration peaked in 1907. Most of the old immigrants had come over from northern or western European countries, and were protestant. They were literate and skilled, came over as families, and had some money with them....   [tags: American History] 628 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Immigrants Contribution in USA Development - Immigrants Contribution In USA Development As we all know that USA is a country build by immigrants from all over the world, particularly from Europe and South America. During the Second World War most of the scientist from Germany and Europe settled in U.S.A. Again in the early seventies and eighties, a large number of young people entered USA as students and thereafter legally got the immigration through sponsorship of spouse, relatives and employers, Most of these immigrants after settling in USA not only contributed in the growth of economy but also were instrumental in developing the high technology for which America today is famous....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Immigration and Immigrants are Destroying America - Immigration and Immigrants are Destroying America Missing Works Cited The U.S. is slammed by growing numbers in population. It seems that many do not think of the long term effects of this increase. This is one of the most significant problems Americans face today, yet no one talks about the problem, when it comes to the debate over immigration. “The current world population is over 6 billion and increases at a rate of 76,570,430 people every year. Since 1950, U.S. population has nearly doubled - growing from 151 million to over 294 million today....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 1350 words
(3.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Immigration into the USA - Immigration into the USA My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800’s or early 1900’s. I’m a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn’t know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840’s the tides of immigration were adding hundreds of thousands more....   [tags: Immigrants Agriculture Essays]
:: 5 Works Cited
1724 words
(4.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigrants - The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, "I will try to glorify the Republic and Liberty over there, in the hope that someday I will find it again here." Bartholdi used his own mother as the model for the statue and devoted 21 years of his l...   [tags: essays research papers] 1412 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
It's Time to Legalize Illegal Immigrants - It's Time to Legalize Illegal Immigrants Look at the world around you. Is it anything like it was 100 years ago. How about anything like it was 10 years ago. The world is changing at an alarming place. When this country was first founded, land west of the Mississippi was considered uncharted territory. It was seen as a whole new world. Nowadays, there is not a place on the planet that we haven’t been to. There are places on other planets that we have been to. The world has shrunk due to technological advancement....   [tags: Essays Papers]
:: 7 Works Cited
4940 words
(14.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The American Melting Pot - The American Melting Pot The North and South American continents have been inhabited from ancient times by migrating humans. The first migrations are believed to have occurred by Asians who crossed the frozen Bering Strait from Siberia. When Columbus first crossed the great Atlantic Ocean he mistakenly labeled these natives ‘Indians’, believing he had arrived in India. Europeans then began migrating in mass to this ‘new world’ dividing up the lands of the aboriginals into nations. The greatest of these nations became the United States, which included peoples who had migrated mostly from Western Europe, slaves that had been brought over from Africa and the original natives....   [tags: Immigration History Immigrants Essays Papers]
:: 3 Works Cited
1132 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Mexican Immigrants in United States - Mexican Immigrants in United States It is clear that the US is finding the constant flow of would-be Mexican immigrants an increasing problem, as is shown by the fact that their Border Patrol budget increased by 180% between 1993 and 1998, to reach a total of $4.2 billion by 1999. The USA will be employing 11,000 people to guard the border by September 2002, and 17,000 by 2008. But why does America see Mexican migrants as such a problem. And why do so many people consider it necessary to emigrate from Mexico to the US, sometimes employing desperate measures....   [tags: Papers] 3847 words
(11 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Immigrants and the American Dream - Since the start of the twentieth century America has attracted people all over the world to relocate and start a new life. For many coming to America was a chance for a better life and new things. They all had something in common, they all had a dream, that dream was the "American Dream". In the present day the desire to achieve the dream hasn't changed. However, the idea of the American Dream, brings up a lot of questions. What is the American Dream. Who defines it. Can it be achieved. Lastly, should everyone have a chance to achieve it....   [tags: Essay on the American Dream] 1633 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Effects of Illegal Immigrants from Mexico on America - Today, there are about 11.7 million immigrants living in the US illegally, and that number has been at a steady incline over the years. As a desperate escape from their harsh realities at home, many go the illegal route due to our lengthy and expensive citizenship process. Illegal immigrants come to America for numerous reasons, and impact Americans in many ways; it is time that a solution is made to resolve this issue. Immigrants come from all around the world to escape problems in their home countries and to take advantage of the many opportunities America has to offer them....   [tags: farming job opportunities, low-paying jobs]
:: 5 Works Cited
880 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Immigrants in Breath, Eyes, Memory - Immigrants  Breath, Eyes, Memory   Having to move to another country is not an east task because you are leaving behind everyone that you know since you are a little kid. Sophie was experiencing this because now she must drop everything and jump in a plane to reunited with her mother which she only have heard her voice. Haiti and Tante Atie was all Sophie knew, the freedom that she had to run around or just play with kids from across the street while the hot sun is kicking in. Tante Atie for Sophie was the mother that she always wanted; a mother that would wait for her outside when she returned from school or a mother that would tell her stories when she couldn't fall asleep....   [tags: Their Eyes Were Watching God Essays] 948 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Illegal Immigrants Should Receive Health Care -               America needs comprehensive health care reform, and immigrants should be a part of the movement.  But many American citizens might ask that pertinent question: why should they cover the expense for illegal immigrants to access health care?  The answer is plain and simple: until congress passes immigration laws that work, people are going to migrant here illegally.  And to deny migrants access to affordable health care, Americans are not only denying them their human right, they are also putting individual and national health at risk.  I believe that this country – which has the medical advancements and the facilities to ensure the health of its citizens – should reach out to it...   [tags: Health Care Reform 2014]
:: 9 Works Cited
1320 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
America Needs Immigration -   So many times the phrase "melting pot" is used to describe the United States of America. It is a country built on ideals such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and other basic human rights. These  ideals, though they may have originated from European men labeled as liberals, eventually captured followers from all over the world. Soon, America was a mixture of peoples with different ethnic backgrounds, religions, and cultures all working together for the "American Dream."  With the country's vast natural resources, abundance of land, and endless opportunities, there seemed to be more than enough room for everyone....   [tags: Pros of Immigration, Immigrants]
:: 10 Works Cited
2557 words
(7.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Problem with Immigration - There are many, many issues when it comes to immigration and migration. Nothing is just black and white, and there is always at least two sides to a story, usually more than that. I’m going to tell my side, or at least the side that I see the most of living in Arizona, a border state to Mexico. Being that the issue of immigration is so broad, I’ve narrowed it down to the most important question to me, living in the southwest, concerning Mexican/American border issues....   [tags: Cons of Illegal Immigration, Immigrants] 1720 words
(4.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
United States Immigration Policy - Immigration policy is a controversial but rarely debated issue in U.S. politics. Politicians usually do not take strong stances on immigration, and rarely does a candidate make immigration policy a key piece of his platform. However, the issue is very divisive and decisions concerning immigration will have a large impact on this country's future. Immigration discussions often evoke strong feelings due to the racial and ethnic issues involved. Often, those seeking to immigrate to the U.S. are part of racial or ethnic groups that are minorities in this country....   [tags: Illegal Immigration, Illegal Immigrants]
:: 5 Works Cited
2886 words
(8.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Price of Freedom - The Price of Freedom In one’s lifetime they will see millions of advertisements claiming “this is free or that is free”, yet by the age of ten one can tell it’s all normally just a gimmick to get someone to buy more than they really need. In reality nothing is truly free, even the water that is drank everyday is not free. What is really strange is that all of this is experienced within “The Land of the Free”. Nothing in America is free, from what we buy in the stores all the way to how religions are practiced....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants Equality Essays] 1272 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Irish Immigrants In Early America - Before the notorious potato famine, many Irish were moving across the Atlantic to America in hopes of a more prosperous, uncomplicated and trouble-free lifestyle. Irish emigrants looked at America to offer a higher standard of living through high wages and low commodity costs. With the myths of an easily attainable lifestyle existing in America, it is no wonder why later; there were so many potato famine-era immigrants that they established the basis for the significant Irish population and ethnicity in the United States....   [tags: American History] 1341 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigration and America - Immigration and America Many modern textbooks state that Christopher Columbus “found” America in 1492. Taken literally, this statement is obviously false. Many geologists will concur that the lands of the world have been in existence for billions of years. More pertinent to the discussion of American history, learned researchers will concur that there is proven fact that humans lived on the land now called America for thousands of years before the name Columbus reached the Western world. Over 37 million people from Europe, 6 million from Asia, and 10 million from the rest of the world have immigrated to the United States since 1820.[1] In essence almost all “Americans” are descended in som...   [tags: Immigrants Emigration Essays] 969 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Should Children of Immigrants Become US Cititzens? - The issue this debate is covering is weather or not the United States should allow the children of immigrants to become legal citizens. Some question if it is a violation of the US constitution to allow the citizenship of children born on US soil to parents who have entered the US illegally. The 14th Amendment to the constitution addresses this issue, however how the US should proceed as a country is still up for a very real and reasonable debate. The 14th Amendment states: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside....   [tags: immigration, citizenship to children, 14 amendment]
:: 3 Works Cited
1501 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Immigrants Escaping from Poverty - For a long time, illegal immigrants have been entering the United States, and it has been a big issue concerning the world today. Hispanics today form the fastest growing ethnic minority in the United States. An example of how many illegal immigrants migrate to the U.S. is found in the book Voyages by Cathy Small; she explains that many Tongan immigrants migrated in the year 1976. Out of 1,993 Tongan’s, Olunga had grown approximately 2%, so by all means that at least 40% of its population had migrated between the years 1956 and 1976....   [tags: Immigration Illegal Essays Papers] 658 words
(1.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Korean Immigrants to America - Korean Immigrants to America On January 13, 1903, the first Korean Immigrants set foot in Hawaii. There were eighty six people on that first voyage, and since then there have been over 550,000 Koreans who have made the journey to the United States over the past 100 years. The original immigrants and their descendants now total over 1.6 million. Korean Americans make up one of the most prominent Asian communities in the United States. Many elements of Korean Culture, ranging from Kim Chee to Tae Kwon Do, have made their way into the American Lifestyle....   [tags: Immigration Essays]
:: 9 Works Cited
1032 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Problems of Illegal Immigration - Illegal immigration to the United States refers to the act of foreign nationals violating U.S. immigration policies and national laws by entering or remaining in the United States without proper permission from the United States government ("Illegal Immigration"). Illegal immigration has been going on since the 1880's and till this day the number of aliens has been increasing each year. The Page Act of 1875 was known as the first federal immigration law that prohibited the entry of immigrants. This law dealt with immigrants from China and Japan only, but eventually as years went on, laws formed against many other individuals....   [tags: Negative Effects of Illegal Immigrants 2014]
:: 7 Works Cited
915 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Immigration to the United States - Immigration to the United States Immigration has always been in existence in the United States since the beginning of American History. At the turn of the 20th century immigration has been an issue for the people in this country. The ironic thing is that the majority of the population has evolved from some type of immigrant. In every journal that I was given to read or video to watch it always comes down to the same thing, people have a problem with other people because they are immigrants. I believe people carry a fear when it deals with people that they cannot understand....   [tags: Immigrants Culture Cultural Essays Papers] 995 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Effects of Immigration In The U.S. Economy - Introduction Throughout history, countless millions of people left their native land and moved to a strange country where no one knows what kind of faith lies ahead for them. The heaviest immigration worldwide took place from the early 1800’s to the Great Depression. Most of the immigrants came from Europe and half of them immigrated to the United States. Whatever prompted the immigrants, they were brave, bold, and courageous men and women. They left familiar communities for a new land and a new people....   [tags: Immigration Immigrants Economics Essays Papers]
:: 19 Works Cited
3291 words
(9.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The American Dream - The American Dream. This concept is well known as the picture perfect family, nice house and the white picket fence. As well as succeeding and excelling in life and making the future generations lives better than the current one. This concept has contributed much of the immigration from as early as 1931 to present day. However, many immigrants immigrate to the United States in order to escape oppression as well as uprising and turmoil which may reside in their home country. Though society often places people none the less immigrants into categories from social class, heritage, and prejudice they share a common thread of hope as well as facing obstacles in their journeys and once they arrive...   [tags: irish immigrants, ku kluxh klan, mexicans]
:: 5 Works Cited
1528 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Immigration to USA - When I was in fourth grade a Jewish man visited my school to talk about his experiences during the Holocaust. However, his account of his time spent in the consecration camps was not what made my eyes to tear up that day. He related that when he was a young boy, he and his friends thought that in America money grew on trees. He said that growing up in Czechoslovakia he always dreamed of coming to America and living the "American dream." I could see the tears well up in his eyes and could hear the tremble in his voice when he began to tell us how lucky we were to be born in the USA because it "is the best country in the world." This was the first time when I realized how enormously blessed I...   [tags: Immigrants Immigration USA] 943 words
(2.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Immigration in New York - Immigration in New York I was born 23 years ago in the Dominican Republic, an island located in the Greater Antilles. There is a saying from my country that goes "Mi tiera mi corazon" meaning my country my love, which explain exactly how I felt about the Dominican Republic. To me the Island of Santo Domingo is the greatest in the World; there are beautiful people, gorgeous weather and all the mangoes I could have eaten. Then one day my parents gave me the bad news, they were moving to this place called New York, they told my brother and me that they would send for us later....   [tags: Immigrants U.S. Economy Economics Essays]
:: 9 Works Cited
3664 words
(10.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Immigration to the United States - Immigration to the United States Works Cited Not Included Immigration to the United States has been happening since the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1492. America is one of the most diverse nations in the world, attracting people from every corner of the globe in hopes of a better way of life. America in the past has relied on migrant workers to balance the economies growth when internal resources have been exhausted; moreover, the agriculture business has depended on the seasonal employment of migrant workers from Mexico to meet the labor demand....   [tags: Immigrants USA Borders Essays Papers] 760 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Arguments for English Immersion - Arguments for English Immersion In recent years people have developed views against the idea of bilingual education and they believe strongly that it accounts for the failure of students. Therefore, in 1998 California changed it’s law to allow for only English immersion to be taught, due to the frustration they were experiencing because not enough children were obtaining a working knowledge of English (Tapia, 2000). Through observations many people have come to the conclusion that English immersion is much more effective then bilingual education and that this law was successful....   [tags: Bilingual Education Immigration Immigrants Essays]
:: 17 Works Cited
3503 words
(10 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Immigration and Its Effect on the United States' Economy - Immigration and Its Effect on the United States' Economy The 1990s have brought the largest influx of immigrants into labor force of the United States of any decade in this nation's history. A panel of social science scholars concluded their assessment of U.S. society with the observation that "America's biggest import is people" and determined that "at a time when attention is directed to the general decline in American exceptionalism, American immigration continues to flow at a rate unknown elsewhere in the world" [Oxford Analytica 1986, 20]....   [tags: Immigrants Impact Economics Cause Essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
1653 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Moving Beyound Stereotypes - While in elementary school and middle school, I noticed Latinos being portrayed as farm workers, and immigrants. Being an immigrant myself I started to believe that, I saw a truth in those stereotypes. I felt guilty for being here like I didn¹t belong and was trespassing in someone else¹s country. In my social studies classes I didn¹t learn anything that contradicted those stereotypes. I thought all we did was cross the border and steal jobs. Now, as I’ve grown up and used other resources to expand my knowledge on world history (mainly Latin American); I no longer believe those stereotypes....   [tags: Race, Immigrants, Racisim] 496 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
American Immigrants - This article focused mainly the emergence of the first people in America: Who they are, where they came from and how they got to America. He discussed three main routes as to how they arrived in America, none of which were without criticisms. In trying to determine whom the first people in America are, Hadingham began with the Clovis points and their creators, the Clovis people, who lived about 12,500 to 13,500 years ago, and tried to trace their origin. According to the article, a Gault site was first investigated in 1929 and the Clovis people who inhabited the Gault seems to stay there for long periods....   [tags: World Literature] 576 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Refugee Women During the 21st Century - Refugee Women During the 21st Century Refugees face governmental turmoil, political prosecution and natural disasters; however, women are further burdened by their female status, biological functions and lack of attention to the needs of women in refugee camps. Refugee women sustain emotional and often physical scars attempting to escape from oppressive situations. They are forced to leave, face death or perhaps something worse. They may find these horrors anyway, but they will risk that unknown for a chance at a different life....   [tags: Immigration Feminism Immigrants Essays Papers] 698 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program - The United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program Introduction The United States Visitor and Immigration Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program was introduced on January 5th, 2004 at all air and sea ports of the United States of America. This program, as outlined by the Department of Homeland Security, aims to increase the level of security in the U.S. while allowing it to remain a multicultural land with people from all parts of the world. Specifically, the US-VISIT programs goals are to: ·“Enhance the security of United States Citizens, permanent residents and visitors”[1] ·“Facilitate legitimate travel and trade”[1] ·“Ensure the integr...   [tags: International Border Visas Immigrants Essays]
:: 15 Works Cited
3816 words
(10.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Issue of Illegal Immigrants from Mexico - The Issue of Illegal Immigrants from Mexico One of the most controversial political issues of today is that of illegal immigrants from Mexico. Illegal immigration into the United States is a problem that should be stopped, as it is unfair to both Americans and to the people of the country from which they illegal immigrated. It is that the majority of illegal aliens residing in the United States are Mexicans. Roy Beck clarifies the situation by stating, " The national consensus is that the United States should be a post-mass immigration country has included most leaders of business, religion, labor, academia, and social work." Illegal immigration from Mexico must be stopped by means of dif...   [tags: Papers] 854 words
(2.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Role of Immigrants in the American Civil War - Role of Immigrants in the American Civil War For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was an opportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first mustered into the Union Army were a De Kalb regiment of German American clerks, the Garibakdi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a "Polish Legion," and hundreds of Irish American youths form Boston and New York. But in Ohio and Washington, D.C., African American volunteers were turned away from recruiting stations and told, "This is a white man's war." Some citizens questioned the loyalty of immigrants who lived in crowded city tenements until an Italian American from Brooklyn turned that around....   [tags: American America History] 558 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Korean American Immigrants - Korean American Immigrants Before the World War II era, the smallest Asian community to settle in the United States of America was the Korean American community. Between 1903 and 1905, immigration records show some seven thousand Koreans migrated to Hawaii. Hawaii had been annexed to the United States in 1898 and organized as a territory in 1900 A fraction of those immigrants came to the mainland. After 1905, sizable. Korean emigration was all but stopped by Japanese overlords. Tens of thousands of Koreans then went or were brought to Japan, but their descendants are still not granted citizenship and other human rights....   [tags: Papers] 2424 words
(6.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
My Antonia Essay - Life of the Immigrants - Life of the Immigrants in My Antonia                  William Cather showed a great amount of information about the "old wild west" and the expansion of the United States. In My Antonia, Jim Burden told a story of his childhood, the people in his life, and the struggles he and his surroundings faced during this time. At age ten, Jim Burden was sent by his relatives to be raised by his grandparents in the Nebraska prairie after his parents died. When he arrived at his new home, he was introduced to a Bohemian family that just immigrated to America; the Shimerdas....   [tags: My Antonia Essays] 838 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Post World War Two Immigrants - Post World War Two Immigrants During World War Two Australians finally realised just how vulnerable they were to enemy attacks. The reality of this possibility hit home hard when the Japanese attacked Darwin and when Japanese midget subs penetrated Sydney harbour. We now realised that our island was not an impenetrable fortress. They government also realised that our country was dangerously under-populated. The fact was that we had too much space and only 7 million people living in it which once again made us very vulnerable to attack....   [tags: history] 624 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Boston’s Immigrants: A Study in Acculturation - Boston’s Immigrants: A Study in Acculturation Problem: Boston, with the makeup of a promising city, was struggling significantly toward the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century. What factors helped alleviate Boston from the middle of the rankings for American cities and guided it to become a model city for other Americans to view. With the mass arrival of people from Europe, why did people of Irish decent seem to be the frontrunners for work in the Boston area. Finally, even though the Irish became the crème of the crop in Boston, why were they frowned upon by both other Europeans and the native Americans....   [tags: Economics Immigration Boston ] 1117 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Immigration Case Study - Immigration Case Study The border between Mexico and the United States has witnessed millions of individuals crossing to and from each country. Migration involves the (more or less) permanent movement of individuals or groups across symbolic or political boundaries into new residential areas and communities (Marshall, 1998, p. 415). Some cross for travel experiences, some cross for quick visits to see relatives, and others are crossing the border to improve their quality of life. From a negative point of view, some pay an absurd amount of money to "coyotes" to smuggle themselves and family members across the border, and some cross to smuggle narcotics for the drug cartel....   [tags: USA Mexico Immigrants Essays Papers]
:: 4 Works Cited
1803 words
(5.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "immigrant"
<< Previous  1  2  3  4  5    Next >>