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What are the effects of immigration on society, the economy, culture, education, and/or
individuals?
As American continue to celebrate their heritage and identity as a nation, immigration has
showcased notable effects on the nation’s society, culture, economy education, and on personal
levels. Immigration brings about the positive and negative impact on Americans. About 60% of
people living in America are immigrants. They thus display a notable contribution to the
economic growth of the region by taking part in economic building activities. As a result of the
positive effects, immigration has brought in America, a fraction of American law makers have
given support to immigration. However, the majority of American oppose continued large scale
immigration, arguing that it is associated with high levels of crime, intense growth of population
and culture decay. Irrespective of ideologies presented by critics of immigration, American
historical openness to immigration has played a vital role in enriching the nation’s culture,
expanding the economic opportunity of the region and enhancing America influence in the
world.
A consideration of American history and its population reveals that most Americans
either immigrated themselves or are descendants from England and Germany nations during the
colonial era (Friedman, 2010). In contemporary American society, a more significant percentage
of people residing in America are first or second-generation Americans. In contradiction to what
American politician and pundits tell their citizens, immigration has played a vital role in
strengthening the United States economy by filling key job positions in various industry dockets.
The primary reason why immigrants come to America is in search of a good life and well-paying
jobs (Friedman, 2010). Through filling niches in the labor market, typically at the higher and
lower ends of the skill spectrum, immigrants present the American economy with a driving force
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towards the realization of its Dream. Without immigrants, the United States economy would not
be in its current world state.
Even though it has been argued that Immigrants elevate instances of crime in America,
the fact that most immigrants are highly skilled implies that they serve a critical role in boosting
Americans economy and elevating the productivity of America nation. “This is not the first time,
nor will it be the last, that workers have come across the southern border in great numbers to
make a living and to contribute to the U.S. economy” (Jo-Ann Pilardi, 2006). Some American
immigrants are business entrepreneurs, upon settling in America, entrepreneur immigrants open
up job opportunities for Americans. A research conducted in advanced economy indicates that
immigration significantly increases the gross domestic product of the United States of America.
Together with growing Gross Domestic product United States, immigrants introduce new
commodities, ideas, innovations in America, a consideration of the facts presented in the latter
section of the essay proves beyond reasonable doubts that immigrants are part and parcel of
American community and they enhance overall economic growth of the regions.
Current trends of immigration in America is far ahead of the average population the nation
could hold. As a result of increased levels of immigration, American society is experiencing
drastic changes in its social setting. Instances of illegal immigrants have played a vital role in
elevating unemployment in America. “The immigration problem is fundamentally a demand for
cheap labor - for a supply to fill our demand” (Jo-Ann Pilardi, 2006). Immigrants depress wages
and take jobs from American. Explained ideology is brought about by the fact that lack of
American legal documentation makes the immigrants accept any payment given to them by
potential employers. The overall implication of the explained ideology is increased
unemployment for non-immigrants since employers will go for cheap labor provided by the
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immigrants. Increased rates of unemployment are associated with other negative implications
such as the rise of crime. Though immigration is attributed to increased crime rates, cultural
diversity is realized in America as a result of immigration. Taking an example of Chinese
immigrants, they have introduced their culture and meals in America. Intermarriages between
American and the immigrants have contributed to national cohesion between America and other
nations.
Increase in wage inequality as a result of high rates of immigration in America has enhanced
the number of school dropout. Quality of native education has reduced significantly as a result of
immigration. As more immigrants takeover job positions held by Native Americans, the native
Americans are no longer in an area of meeting education expenses of their kids. The resultant
effect of the noted ideology is increased rates of school dropouts. Teaching immigrants and
Native Americans in the same class slows down the teaching pace for a teacher in issuing
instructions. A teacher handling students in a diverse classroom setting is forced to slow down
his or her speed to accommodate non-native speakers.
Moreover, if immigrant’s students had lower education qualification or less education
than native speakers, a teacher ends up lowering the education qualifications of all students in
that classroom. Government moves in diverting education financial resources to cater to the
needs of immigrant students lower the quality of Native Americans. As a result of the negative
implications associated with immigrations, the United States have devised strict policies aimed at
reducing the adverse effects of immigration.
How does/has US policy on immigration contribute/d to these effects?
Policies put across by the United States lessen the effects of immigration displays a direct
connection to the results discussed in the latter section of the essay. Employment-based
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immigration policy provides immigrants possessing valuable skills to stay in the country on a
temporary or permanent basis. Irrespective of the nature of stay the United States immigrant
policy gives an immigrant, employment-based immigration policy has played a vital role in
elevating immigration in the United States. According to Czaika & De Haas (2013), “The ability
to control immigration has reduced while the desire to do so has continuously increased.” It is as
a result of the noted ideology that the United States has continued suffering the negative
implications of immigration. For instance, rising rates of wage inequality have a direct
connection with the policy allowing immigrant temporary and permanent working visa in the
United States. It should also be noted that it is a result of immigration policies precisely
employment immigration policies that many Native Americans have ended up jobless.
A good example of an immigration policy that has contributed to rising rates of
immigration in the United States is the Immigration and Naturalization Act. The policy provides
a yearly worldwide limit of a minimum number averaging at 675,000 permanent immigrants. On
the other hand, Lawful permanent residency allows a foreign national to work and live lawfully
and permanently in the United States. As a result of the noted policies, immigrants have
continued flocking the United States of America in many numbers each year. “Other policies
intend to change the composition of migrant flow in terms of country of origin” (Czaika & De
Haas, 2013). Increased state of racism has elevated in America as a result of immigration
policies. President Trump administration policy on immigration despite playing a vital role in
eradicating illegal immigrants have increased the adverse effects of immigration in the United
States. For instance, the deportation of illegal immigrants shows significant contribution to
unemployment since the illegal immigrants are willingly accepting any pay given to them to
ensure survival in America.
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References
Czaika, M., & De Haas, H. (2013). The effectiveness of immigration policies. Population and
Development Review, 39(3), 487-508.
Jo-Ann Pilardi, (2006). Immigration problem is about us, not them
Friedman, T. L. (2010). America’s Real Dream Team. New York Times.

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What are the effects of immigration on society, the economy, culture, education, and/or individuals? As American continue to celebrate their heritage and identity as a nation, immigration has showcased notable effects on the nation’s society, culture, economy education, and on personal levels. Immigration brings about the positive and negative impact on Americans. About 60% of people living in America are immigrants. They thus display a notable contribution to the economic growth of the region by taking part in economic building activities. As a result of the positive effects, immigration has brought in America, a fraction of American law makers have given support to immigration. However, the majority of American oppose continued large scale immigration, arguing that it is associated with high levels of crime, intense growth of population and culture decay. Irrespective of ideologies presented by critics of immigration, American historical openness to immigration has played a vital role in enriching the nation’s culture, expanding the economic opportunity of the region and enhancing America influence in the world. A consideration of American history and its population reveals that most Americans either immigrated themselves or are descendants from England and Germany nations during the colonial era (Friedman, 2010). In contemporary American society, a more significant percentage of people residing in America are first or second-generation Americans. In contradiction to what American politician and pundits tell their citizens, immigration has played a vital role in strengthening the United States economy by filling key job positions in various industry dockets. The primary reason why immigrants come to America is in search of a good life and well-paying jobs (Friedman, 2010). Through filling niches in the labor market, typically at the higher and lower ends of the skill spectrum, immigrants present the American economy with a driving force towards the realization of its Dream. Without immigrants, the United States economy would not be in its current world state. Even though it has been argued that Immigrants elevate instances of crime in America, the fact that most immigrants are highly skilled implies that they serve a critical role in boosting Americans economy and elevating the productivity of America nation. “This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that workers have come across the southern border in great numbers to make a living and to contribute to the U.S. economy” (Jo-Ann Pilardi, 2006). Some American immigrants are business entrepreneurs, upon settling in America, entrepreneur immigrants open up job opportunities for Americans. A research conducted in advanced economy indicates that immigration significantly increases the gross domestic product of the United States of America. Together with growing Gross Domestic product United States, immigrants introduce new commodities, ideas, innovations in America, a consideration of the facts presented in the latter section of the essay proves beyond reasonable doubts that immigrants are part and parcel of American community and they enhance overall economic growth of the regions. Current trends of immigration in America is far ahead of the average population the nation could hold. As a result of increased levels of immigration, American society is experiencing drastic changes in its social setting. Instances of illegal immigrants have played a vital role in elevating unemployment in America. “The immigration problem is fundamentally a demand for cheap labor - for a supply to fill our demand” (Jo-Ann Pilardi, 2006). Immigrants depress wages and take jobs from American. Explained ideology is brought about by the fact that lack of American legal documentation makes the immigrants accept any payment given to them by potential employers. The overall implication of the explained ideology is increased unemployment for non-immigrants since employers will go for cheap labor provided by the immigrants. Increased rates of unemployment are associated with other negative implications such as the rise of crime. Though immigration is attributed to increased crime rates, cultural diversity is realized in America as a result of immigration. Taking an example of Chinese immigrants, they have introduced their culture and meals in America. Intermarriages between American and the immigrants have contributed to national cohesion between America and other nations. Increase in wage inequality as a result of high rates of immigration in America has enhanced the number of school dropout. Quality of native education has reduced significantly as a result of immigration. As more immigrants takeover job positions held by Native Americans, the native Americans are no longer in an area of meeting education expenses of their kids. The resultant effect of the noted ideology is increased rates of school dropouts. Teaching immigrants and Native Americans in the same class slows down the teaching pace for a teacher in issuing instructions. A teacher handling students in a diverse classroom setting is forced to slow down his or her speed to accommodate non-native speakers. Moreover, if immigrant’s students had lower education qualification or less education than native speakers, a teacher ends up lowering the education qualifications of all students in that classroom. Government moves in diverting education financial resources to cater to the needs of immigrant students lower the quality of Native Americans. As a result of the negative implications associated with immigrations, the United States have devised strict policies aimed at reducing the adverse effects of immigration. How does/has US policy on immigration contribute/d to these effects? Policies put across by the United States lessen the effects of immigration displays a direct connection to the results discussed in the latter section of the essay. Employment-based immigration policy provides immigrants possessing valuable skills to stay in the country on a temporary or permanent basis. Irrespective of the nature of stay the United States immigrant policy gives an immigrant, employment-based immigration policy has played a vital role in elevating immigration in the United States. According to Czaika & De Haas (2013), “The ability to control immigration has reduced while the desire to do so has continuously increased.” It is as a result of the noted ideology that the United States has continued suffering the negative implications of immigration. For instance, rising rates of wage inequality have a direct connection with the policy allowing immigrant temporary and permanent working visa in the United States. It should also be noted that it is a result of immigration policies precisely employment immigration policies that many Native Americans have ended up jobless. A good example of an immigration policy that has contributed to rising rates of immigration in the United States is the Immigration and Naturalization Act. The policy provides a yearly worldwide limit of a minimum number averaging at 675,000 permanent immigrants. On the other hand, Lawful permanent residency allows a foreign national to work and live lawfully and permanently in the United States. As a result of the noted policies, immigrants have continued flocking the United States of America in many numbers each year. “Other policies intend to change the composition of migrant flow in terms of country of origin” (Czaika & De Haas, 2013). Increased state of racism has elevated in America as a result of immigration policies. President Trump administration policy on immigration despite playing a vital role in eradicating illegal immigrants have increased the adverse effects of immigration in the United States. For instance, the deportation of illegal immigrants shows significant contribution to unemployment since the illegal immigrants are willingly accepting any pay given to them to ensure survival in America. References Czaika, M., & De Haas, H. (2013). The effectiveness of immigration policies. Population and Development Review, 39(3), 487-508. Jo-Ann Pilardi, (2006). Immigration problem is about us, not them Friedman, T. L. (2010). America’s Real Dream Team. New York Times. 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