Immigration Pro's and Con's

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Immigration Pro's and Con's It is historically acknowledged that the authentic Native-Americans are the Indians and there is documented theory that their origination possibly evolved from Asia. From the first settlers, throughout the establishment of the 13 colonies and the growth of the United States, state-by-state, America has truly become the “Melting Pot”, a nation of immigrants. The United States Census in 2007 allocates that more than 38 million of the nation’s residents were foreign-born; 12% of the population of 302 million. For many foreigners, immigration to the United States during late 19th century and early 20th century would be a new beginning to a prosperous life inciting the last great wave of immigration to America. …show more content…

The answer to the question depends on which category of legal immigration we are talking about. If there is a specific sector where there truly are not enough American workers, then legal immigration is justified and in the national interest. On the other hand, if there are thousands of Americans unemployed in a particular sector, then increasing legal immigration will make their plight even worse. (Escobar).
Unemployment in the United States is and has been on the steady decline for years. The country is constantly on the brink of recession. Should there be any doubt or controversy, just review the statistics on poverty, homelessness, welfare and the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The Obama administration has made no headway in reversing any of these problems. The Lonestar Conservative produces a video interview, Obama on Legal Immigration: Stay and Succeed. President Obama contradicts himself when he blatantly states the importance of “enforcing the laws of immigration in the United States” but then advocates for changes in the law when he attempts to justify this stance on the Dream Act (Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act) allowing illegal immigrants to have an opportunity to enlist in the military or go to college and have a path to citizenship which they otherwise would not have without this legislation. He is adamant on the importance of educating illegal